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Marden, near Tonbridge, Kent
Four bedroom barn conversion set in two acres of gardens near Tonbridge, Kent

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Grade II listed timber framed barn conversion with a wealth of original features and a double tandem outbuilding, set in two acres of gardens near Tonbridge, Kent and with mainline rail links to London nearby

A Grade II listed timber framed Kent barn believed to date back from the mid 14th century. The property has a mixture of half timbered, white render and brick elevations set under a Kent peg tile roof.

Originally converted more than thirty years ago, more recently, the barn has been extensively updated into a comfortable family home with features of interest, including a wealth of exposed timbers, braced wooden doors and many oak casement windows.

In brief the barn comprises of four bedrooms, four reception rooms, two bathrooms, double tandem outbuilding set in gardens of two acres.


Ground floor

Entrance hall

Drawing room - Magnificent vaulted and galleried double aspect drawing room with brick fireplace and chimney and an inset wood burning stove. There are some exposed brick walls, a polished travertine floor and a door to the rear garden terrace. The principal staircase leads up to the first floor galleried landing.

Study / sitting room - With double windows and exposed herringbone brick walls

Dining room - Double aspect with exposed timbers, a stone floor and under stair cupboard.

Kitchen / breakfast room - With a range of fitted reclaimed pine units including a dresser all set under a granite work top. Integral appliances include a larder fridge / freezer, dishwasher, a two oven black Aga, an electric double hob and Neff' oven.

Utility room - Single bowl drainer sink unit, an oil fired boiler, hanging for coats and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Cloakroom - Single aspect, period style white suite with a tiled floor.

Playroom - Double aspect with exposed herringbone brick walls.

First floor

The galleried landing runs the length of the west side of the barn, and overlooks the drawing room. Set to one side is the master bedroom suite.

Master bedroom suite - With a deep wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

Three further bedrooms

Family bathroom

Outside and Gardens

The barn is approached from a quiet lane through a five bar gate with brick and stone pillars and via a gravel drive that leads up to the front of the house and garage, culminating in a turning circle around a raised bed of roses and where there is space and parking for several cars.

Laid mainly to lawn, the gardens are interspersed with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. Climbing the front of the property there are roses and mature clematis.

To the far side of the drive there is a detached outbuilding with external elevations of brick and weatherboard under a Kent peg tile roof and is currently used as a tandem garage and storage.

To the side is a dog kennel and run.

To the rear, and abutting the house, is a paved and lit terrace area. There is a box hedge enclosed rose bed to one side and a fully fenced pond which is planted with lilies, bulrushes and irises. The rear garden has a summerhouse of weatherboard construction under a felted roof and is set within the rear garden which is fenced and secure.


Great Tilden Barn is situated in a quiet and rural location approximately three miles from the village of Marden which has a good variety of local shops, primary school, health centre and main line train station.

Further shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Maidstone, Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells.

Marden station provides commuter services into London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross.

Excellent private and state education facilities, both primary and secondary, can be found in Maidstone, Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells.


From the Wilsley Pound roundabout just outside Cranbrook take the A229 towards Maidstone and continue along this road until reaching the Stilebridge Public House. Turn left onto Stilebridge Lane and continue for approximately a mile taking the first turn on the right signed Tilden Lane. Shortly, after a row of cottages, the entrance to Great Tilden Barn can be found on the right.

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