Barn conversion near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Barn conversion near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Five bedroom barn conversion near Paddock Wood in the Kent countryside,

Spacious five bedroom barn with over 4,000 sq ft of living space on a third of an acre plot near Paddock Wood in the Kent countryside, yet close to fast rail link to London Charing Cross and with easy access to the M20 / M25 motorways

Park Farm Barn is situated on a sleepy working fruit farm a mile and a half outside Paddock Wood village with its main line rail link to London Charing Cross in 50 minutes and a 20 minute drive from M25 / M20 motorways.

The Barn is set half way along a private bridleway which it shares with a few neighbouring properties, so enjoying the benefit of the company and security of a few neighbours, but also the exclusivity of a very private and secluded location, with far reaching views of the Kent countryside.

There is over 4,000 sq ft of living space and every inch has been sympathetically converted, retaining a wealth of natural oak timbers and including features such as a minstrel’s gallery, two inglenook fireplaces, an oak staircase and oak flooring throughout the ground floor.

The accommodation is spacious and flexible, offering five bedrooms, all of which are generously proportioned. Four of them boast vaulted ceilings and two have sleeping galleries under the eaves. The split-level master bedroom has a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with power shower and jacuzzi bath.

Family bathroom and downstairs bathroom, both with period white sanitary ware and roll-top baths.

The split-level kitchen / breakfast room is large and double aspect with a range cooker recessed under bressumer beam, handmade units with granite and beech worktops, double butler sink, an island unit with baskets under, a separate walk-in pantry and space for a dresser and farmhouse table and chairs.

Down the hall there is a utility room and downstairs cloakroom.

Four more versatile living areas provide; a large reception room with vaulted ceiling, minstrel’s gallery and inglenook fireplace with gas fired woodburning stove, presently used as a dining hall; a cosy snug / TV lounge with beamed ceiling; a formal drawing room with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace with gas fired woodburning stove, and two pairs of french doors leading to the rear garden and a separate study.

There are also two fully glazed hallway / landing areas which also lend themselves to study or recreation.

Unlike many barns this one also has lots of storage, with a large walk-in linen cupboard, large low-level cupboard, and a small loft.

The accommodation could easily be divided into two, to accommodate a relative or for B&B, with one reception room, two bedrooms, and one bathroom being in one end of the barn. Equally, the whole space works well for a large family with teenagers or for professional couples wishing to work from home.

Outside on approximately 1/3 acre plot, (unmeasured), an attractive walled courtyard garden leads off the kitchen. To the rear a large back garden all laid to lawn backs onto fields. At the front of the barn is a five bay Cattle Byre, useful for undercover parking and storage, and a large area of gravelled driveway with enough space to park and turn several cars.

The property is freehold, with oil fired central heating and a private drainage system.
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