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Northwood are delighted to offer this quite exceptional 17th Century Grade 11 listed period barn conversion to the market. The property will appeal to those buyers seeking the very best from the fusion of a historic building conversion incorporating the latest building technology along with an abundance of space making it the must have family home ideal for entertaining while offering privacy to work from home.
The location makes it ideal by being tucked away at the end of a small cul-de-sac along with other converted farm buildings forming part of a farmstead offering the best combination of seclusion, privacy and accessibility but being positioned in the heart of Willesborough making it the commuters dream with easy reach to Ashford International and M20 Junction 10/10a.
History: Lodge Barn affords a rare opportunity to purchase a substantial aisled barn conversion, Grade 11 listed, being one of a group of five farm buildings dating back to the 17th century which have been converted to create this most desirable enclave, adjacent to St Mary in the Virgin Church, which itself dates back to circa 1200 which reputedly has the oldest ringing bells in Kent.
The sympathetic conversion was undertaken by Telson Builders Ltd of Maidstone, who have 35 years’ experience in all types of building work, from refurbishment to new builds. In 1976 Lodge Barn was given Grade 11 listing recognising its early 17th Century construction with catslide roof and hipped wagon porch, full height to the front and half height to the rear. The oak framing is a magnificent feature with Queen post tension trusses and pegged tenson joints throughout. Visually the living space which forms the central portion of the barn has a cathedral like quality which is bathed in light from the full height glazed wagon porch.
Accommodation: On entering the property, you are immediately overwhelmed by the scale and height of the timber structure and the level of craftsmanship and time which has been deployed into Lodge Barn’s restoration which has resulted in creating by far one of the most sympathetic and artisan barn conversions in Kent.
The most striking feature of the property is the vaulted open plan reception room which is currently arranged into different zones, with a dining, seating and television areas.
There is a luxury bespoke kitchen with a full range of integrated appliances and fittings. There is a separate utility room and spacious walk-in larder store along with downstairs cloakroom.
The Principle bedroom suite is accessed by its own galleried staircase with dressing area and luxury bathroom with roll top bath. There are four further double bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms and two with walk in wardrobes.
Two painted pine joinery staircases along with pine doors combine beautifully with the oak framing of the building, creating a warm and tranquil atmosphere. The accommodation extends to approximately 4,800 square feet, and benefits from having Tv and Ethernet points in all rooms with gas fired wet underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.
Wagon Porch/Entrance Vestibule: Timber double doors, stone floor.
Vaulted Living Space: 34'8'' x 33'5'' (10.57m x 10.19m) Full height glazed panels and double casement doors provide access to the magnificent, vaulted living space, with a 28'6'' ceiling height to the apex. Spectacular oak framing with twin Queen posts, two hand crafted galleried staircases providing access to the bedrooms one with gallery and the other library area, iron chandelier lighting, engineered oak flooring.
kitchen /Breakfast /Family Room 27'1'' x 18'8'' (8.22m x 5.63m) A range of contemporary painted units featuring oak and granite worktops. Belfast sink with designer mixer tap and wand. Integrated wine cooler, chopping board, vegetable baskets, plate rack. Gas range cooker, five burner, twin oven with splashback and extractor hood. Large American larder fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher, porcelain tiled floor.
Walk In Pantry: 7'10'' x 7'4'' (2.39m x 2.23m) with Ceramic tiled floor.
Cloakroom: White Suite: - Low level W.C, vanity unit with range of cupboards and drawers, overhung sink, ceramic tiled floor.
Inner Hallway: Door to utility room, with staircase to first floor, door to loft space over garage and bedroom four.
Agents Note: The garage loft is fully boarded and could be converted to extra accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
Utility Room: 13'0'' x 6'0'' (3.96m x 1.83m ) Range of units, sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, gas fired boiler, ceramic tiled floor. Door to garden and integral garage.
Bedroom Two: 17'4'' x 12'10'' (5.28m x 3.91m) Window to rear, walk in dressing room.
En-suite shower Room: White Suite:- Low level W.C, vanity unit with inset sink, double shower, window to side.
Bedroom Three: 17'2'' x 12'6'' (5.23m x 3.81m) Window to front, walk in dressing room.
En-suite shower Room: White suite :- Low level W.C, vanity unit with inset sink, double shower, window to side.
Principle Bedroom Suite: 23'5'' x 16'8'' (7.13m x 5.08m) Approached by its own galleried staircase, two Velux windows to side, dressing area, walk in wardrobe cupboard, door to en-suite.
En-suite Bathroom: White traditional style suite with chrome fittings, featuring a roll top bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand shower. Vanity style wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboards beneath. Walk in twin shower, low level W.C, Velux window to side, porcelain tiled floor.
Bedroom Four and Five: Accessed by a galleried staircase providing a library and seating area.
Bedroom Four: 16'3'' x 12'9'' (4.95m x 3.88m) Velux window to rear, door to en-suite shower room.
En-suite shower room: White suite: -Low level W.C, vanity unit with inset sink, shower cubicle, ceramic tiled floor.
Bedroom Five: 16'4'' x 12'8'' (4.97m x 3.86m) Velux window, door to en-suite shower room.
En-suite shower room: White suite: - Low level; W.C, vanity unit with inset sink, shower cubicle, ceramic tiled floor.
Integral Garage: 16'' x 9'8'' Double entry doors, door to utility room.
Outside: The property stands in a plot of approximately 1/4 acre, arranged predominantly to the front with an extensive shingle driveway with parking for numerous vehicles approached via a large, gated entrance providing privacy. A particular feature of the property is an old ragstone wall with raised flower beds along with a side gate which leads to a further driveway to the side of the property and access to the garage providing extra parking.
Behind the barn the garden has been landscaped with a recently constructed mellow brick boundary wall and is divided into different sections of terracing providing ample seating areas making it perfect for garden pots and urns which gives it a real classic period feel with mature planting and hedging, making it ideal for alfresco entertaining on those long summer days.
Location : Lodge Barn itself is situated in one of the most sought after areas of Willesborough, which is on the outskirts of Ashford and despite being a few minutes drive from the M20 Junction 10/10a the area and the setting offer a tranquil and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Within walking distance are the local GP Surgery, Pub, Church, post office and primary schools. Bus stops are also located within a very short walking distance. A Tesco superstore and the William Harvey Hospital are a few minutes drive away. There are good schools locally, both in the independent and state sector, including grammar schools. Canterbury is about 15 miles distance and offers a complete range of educational, recreational, cultural and shopping amenities. Ashford International is about 1.5 miles away offering regular commuter services to the continent, as well as High Speed services to London St Pancras in around 37 minutes.
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The Northwood Sales team are totally committed to provide the highest level of service for potential buyers as well as our selling clients and hopefully this detailed report will help and foster your decision-making process about viewing the property and submitting an offer.
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Sales & Lettings Valuation Manager
Services: All main services connected.
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
Council Tax Band: G
Method of Sale:
This property is freehold and is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
Viewings: In the first instance please contact a member of the sales team to arrange an appointment.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS:
1: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.
3: The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4: Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
5: Northwood has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
EPC rating: C.