Senior Associate DirectorCanterbury Estate Agents
Located in a charming rural setting, Downsview Barn is a superb conversion of a former flint barn. The existing structure has been completely remodelled and added to, with a focus on preserving the traditional features juxtaposed with modern design and relaxed living spaces. The plot extends to about 0.8 of an acre and includes a large outbuilding and carport.
A door from the welcoming entrance hall opens to the impressive open plan kitchen/living/dining area. The space has vaulted ceilings and the large sliding doors have slim sightlines that beautifully frame the far-reaching views over the North Downs, the Weald and beyond.
The Shaker-style kitchen has a large central island with a range of integrated Neff appliances. A relaxed seating area with a cosy wood-burning stove sits adjacent to the dining space. Sliding doors open out to the wrap around terrace, an ideal setting for al-fresco dining whilst taking in the views. There is also a useful utility room with door to the terrace, and a cloakroom sits at the end of the hall.
The generous principal bedroom with extensive shower room sits to the far end of the house. There are two further en suite double bedrooms. All three enjoying the fabulous sweeping views.
Specs Underfloor heating throughout. Mitsubishi air source heat pump. Aluminium double glazed windows and doors (10 year warranty). Larch cladding to front and side elevation. Flint and brick to rear elevation. Large porcelain tile patio area. Off road parking for up to six cars. Powder coated aluminium roof. Oak herringbone floor to living areas. Oak internal doors. Fully fitted carpets to bedrooms Brushed stainless steel sockets and light switches. Bespoke kitchen, Neff appliances, solid quartz worktops with oak breakfast bar. Log burner Nest smoke detection system, accessible via app. CCTV accessible via app. Alarm system accessible via app. Superfast fibre broadband. House is hard wired for data complete with data cabinet. Car charger. Three phase electrical supply. 10 year professional consultant certificate (building warranty).
This property has 0.8 acres of land.
A driveway leads to a generous parking and turning area, with a useful drop off space at the front of the house.
The double carport and outbuilding provides further parking and, subject to any necessary consents, offers potential to create a home office, gym, or music room, etc.
The gardens are predominantly level lawn areas with interspersed shrubs adding colour. Stock fencing with hedge planting will line the eastern boundary. There are a variety of trees to the southern boundary allowing protection of the outstanding views. The land to the rear of the property is designated as partly garden and partly agricultural land.
Agents note: The grass feautured in photographs has been digitally added. The grounds will be seeded in Spring 2023.
The hamlet of Thurnham is set in an idyllic location at the foot of the North Downs and on the path of the ancient Pilgrims Way. Nestling between the villages of Detling and Hollingbourne, Thurnham offers fast access onto the A249, which feeds both the M20 to the south and M2 to the north, providing easy access to the national motorway network.
The county town of Maidstone offers a wide range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities. The charming village of Bearsted is nearby and offers a number of local services, including a station with regular services to London Victoria, the journey taking from 68 minutes. Alternatively, there are stations in Maidstone offering a variety of services to the West End and the City. The Channel Ports and Eurotunnel are accessible via the M20.
Heading east on the A249, pass under the M2 bridge. After 1.3 miles turn left onto Rumstead Lane. After 1.5 miles slight right to remain on Rumstead Lane. Turn left onto Coldharbour Lane. Downsview Barn is found at the lane end.Read all