STUNNING RURAL BARN, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED THROUGHOUT
SPACIOUS RECEPTIONS, FANTASTIC FITTED KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS
TWO/THREE BEDROOMS, UNDERFLOOR HEATING, WOOD-BURNER
FULLY FENCED THIRD OF AN ACRE FIELD, PP FOR DOUBLE GARAGING
FIVE MINUTES DRIVE TO MAINLINE STATION (CHARING CROSS)
This beautiful Grade II Listed barn is believed to be over 400 years old and has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment, bringing together traditional and contemporary styles with high specification fittings. The original beams have been taken back to their original warm natural colour, which blends beautifully with the modern solid oak staircase, fittings and doors. The property has a new underfloor heating system throughout the ground floor and there is a modern log burner in the Sitting Room, which stands on a marble floor. The accommodation offers two or three double bedrooms, depending on your needs and a very ‘high spec’ fitted kitchen. The rooms have oak beams and skirtings and there are plenty of electric sockets and LED lights. The doors have attractive pewter effect furnishings and each room has separate heating controls. All windows are double glazed and the heating is by means of Calor Gas. Little Hawkenbury Barn has high ceilings, apart from the side eaves areas in the bedrooms and laundry room. Externally there is a paved patio, leading to a pebbled and lawned area close to the barn. This is fully fenced for the safety of children and pets. A gate leads to the driveway. This leads on to a fully fenced field which is approximately one third of an acre. At one end of this field, there is planning permission in place for a double garage with accommodation above, to be erected. (Initial plans can be seen upon request).
Ground Floor: Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Side Porch, Dining Room/Bed 3
First Floor: Oak and glass galleried staircase and landing leading to two Double Bedrooms, Study/Laundry Room, Shower Room.
Outside: Wide entrance to gated driveway, front garden with hedged boundaries.
Driveway with parking area and grass border with small fruit trees. Fenced
inner garden with paved patio and pebbled seating area, lawn, garden shed.
Space to rear for storage/outbuildings (Planning permission exists for double garage with first floor accommodation. Field to side of approx. one third of an acre.
EPC n/a COUNCIL TAX BAND F
The property is approached from the driveway through a side gate, to the entrance door at the rear.
Solid oak panelled front door with beautiful double glazed floor to ceiling feature windows to the patio and garden.
Stunning hall with solid oak and glass panelled staircase to first floor. Oak panelled wall and door to cloakroom, storage cupboard and laundry cupboard. Marble floor with underfloor heating. Spot lights. Oak panelled door to dining room/bed 3 and oak panelled and glazed doors to sitting room.
CLOAKROOM/STORAGE CUPBOARD AND LAUNDRY CUPBOARD
Double glazed window to rear. Solid oak panelled door to deep understairs storage cupboard. White suite of toilet and square sink with mixer tap set in fitted grey and white vanity unit. Matching wall shelf. Heated towel rail. Cupboard with space for washing machine and tumble dryer and additional floor to ceiling storage cupboard with shelf. Marble flooring with underfloor heating. Spot lights.
Solid oak and glazed double doors to:-
A wonderful family room with a wealth of exposed beams and a main central ceiling beam. Two double glazed windows to the side and two double glazed windows to rear. Black slate hearth with feature log-burner. TV point. Marble flooring with underfloor heating. Spot lights.
Solid oak and glazed double doors to:-
A glorious space for anyone who loves cooking and entertaining, this lovely, light and spacious room has been fitted thoughtfully with a high specification kitchen. The vaulted ceiling has two rain sensitive velux windows and there are three windows to the front and one to the side. The wall and floor units are in pale grey with complimentary ‘Elegant Clay’ worktops. Large range of storage cupboards and drawers. In-set Blanco Silgranit double bowl sink with single drainer and mixer tap over. AEG fitted dishwasher. AEG fitted oven and hob with extractor above. Double cupboard with concealed electric points. Breakfast bar area in front of window with further storage cupboards below. Integrated fridge/freezer. Integrated AEG microwave/conventional oven and secondary waist height AEG oven. Large serving area worktop with storage cupboards under. Grey tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Spot lights.
Solid oak panelled door to:-
Double glazed window and oak panelled external door to garden. Shelving and cupboard. Space for boots/dog’s bed etc. Tiled flooring.
DINING ROOM/BEDROOM THREE
Solid oak and glazed door. Double glazed windows to front and rear. Feature of old oak latch door. Marble flooring with underfloor heating. Wall lights and spot lights.
Stunning solid oak staircase with glazed panels to first floor.
Light and airy galleried landing with fitted carpet and oak and glazed furnishings. Access to loft space (possibly potential to convert, subject to listed building consent). Spot lights.
Double glazed window to side. Six door wardrobe (eaves) cupboard. Open eaves space under feature beam. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Wall and spot lights.
Beautifully fitted with large shower cubicle with concealed shower and glass panel, white toilet and tulip pedestal wash basin with mixer tap. Heated towel rail. Mirrored wall cabinet. Slate tile flooring with underfloor heating. Spot lights.
Central Heating Worcester boiler and tank. Honeywell hot water and central heating thermostat. Small radiator. Fitted carpet. Spot lights.
Double glazed window to rear. Radiator. Door to under-eaves cupboard. Fitted carpet.
The property is approached via a wide fronted driveway, large enough to pull in before accessing the main five bar gate and pedestrian gate. There is a mail box on the gate. The front garden is laid to lawn with shrub borders, central rockery feature and hawthorn hedged fencing. Brick retaining wall and shingle pathway to the front of the property.
The driveway leads to a pebbled parking area and a gated garden with panelled fencing immediately to the front of the barn. This is part paved with a brick retaining wall and part pebbled with seating areas. There is panelled fencing to the side and a gate through to the neighbours which is there for convenience; there is no right of way for access so it can be removed, if preferred. Further brick retaining wall to lawn with pebbled feature areas. Garden shed.
Beyond the parking area and fenced garden there is further space for parking or storage. There is planning permission for a two bay garage plus workshop, with accommodation above in place. Plans can be seen upon request.
The other side of the driveway is lawned with small apple, cherry and plum trees as well as other ornamentals. Calor Gas storage tank. The private sewerage drainage system has a cesspit and a Clearwater Sewage Treatment Plant installed. (Electrics to be incorporated in new garage building).
A beech hedge separates the small grassed field area from the barn and driveway. This is bounded by a beech hedge to the front and wire and post fencing to the side. Cattle are kept in the field to the side and over-winter in a barn to the rear of the farm behind.
The field is approximately one third of an acre (not verified).
The property is set in the rural hamlet of Hawkenbury about two miles from Staplehurst. Hawkenbury itself offers a lovely pub and Staplehurst has a range of local shops and restaurants. The mainline station is a short drive away and provides excellent commuter services to both London (approximately 1 hour) and the coast. The M20 can be reached easily for motorway links. Both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells are nearby, offering an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. There are various state and private schools in the area for all ages.