Tel: 01233 629 629
30 North Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8JR
Guide Price £1,000,000 - £1,100,000. This property is a characterful unlisted barn conversion situated just outside the pretty village of Westwell. This unique home extends into an L-shaped wing and has been imaginatively reconfigured and refurbished to an exceptionally high spec whilst retaining an array of enchanting period features. The exposed brickwork and beams have been sandblasted and restored to their natural beauty. Vaulted beamed ceilings, solid oak latch doors, flagstone flooring (with underfloor heating) all add to the charm. A notable cart gate window, drawing in tremendous natural light, overlooks the courtyard. The enviable kitchen and dining room sport an industrial look with a vaulted ceiling exposing the rafters and the fusion of period and contemporary design works perfectly. There are two butler sinks, a double oak pantry, a grand island forming a focal point for socialising and a wonderful collection of bespoke units. The integrated appliances include a five burner Lacanche Westhal range cooker with a double oven, a dishwasher, a drinks cooler, two fridges and one freezer. The high quality craftsmanship continues into the utility room with excellent storage. A fully glazed door opens into the gardens. A quirky overhead den is accessible by ladder and has power and light. The den is a children's den/gaming den or it can be used for additional storage. The principal reception room has a brick fireplace with a log burner. A second very striking open plan reception room/study has a wealth of exposed oak beams and the vendors have created oak book casing which cleverly conceals access to the ground floor cloakroom. Completing the ground floor is the stunning master bedroom with high spec solid oak wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and a double shower. Off the galleried landing are three further double bedrooms, one of which is the guest suite. There is a beautiful family bathroom with a freestanding bath.
Westwell is a rural village in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Westwell Downs. The centre of the village is a conservation area with many mature trees and listed buildings, including one with its water wheel still in working order. The parish church is St. Mary the Virgin which dates from the 13th century or earlier. In the village centre is the parish hall with playing field and The Wheel Inn which serves lunch and dinner daily. The nearest station is Ashford International which operates the High Speed service to London St Pancras in just 38 minutes. The A20 is approximately 0.5 miles away which gives access to nearby villages and to Ashford which has access to the M20.
Outside, double wooden remote control gates give access to an impressive recently landscaped gravel turning circle. The large, well maintained gardens are primarily lawned, extending to just over 0.6 of an acre with a flagstone terrace and wonderful backdrop across open countryside. To one side is a detached triple bay garage with power and light connected, a pitched roof and wooden doors. In addition, there is full planning permission erect a barn in the corner of the plot. There is also planning permission for a swimming pool.
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