IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A splendid period barn, newly converted with an uncompromising degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail and situated within an idyllic rural ... Read more
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. A splendid period barn, newly converted with an uncompromising degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail and situated within an idyllic rural setting, which commands views over some of Kent's finest countryside.
Black Barn has been meticulously transformed into an impressive contemporary residence, with a harmonious blend of modern luxury and comfort, alongside all the character one would expect from a traditional Kentish barn, such as tall, vaulted ceilings and lovely exposed beams throughout.
The property is entered via a useful entrance hall, which in turn leads into a vast open plan living space. This has an engineered floor with underfloor heating, a beamed and vaulted ceiling and a wall of bi-folding doors which afford spectacular views over farmland, with Hernhill village in the distance.
The kitchen has been fitted with a range of sleek, contemporary units, set around striking quartz work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, a dish washer, a double oven and an induction hob. The kitchen is further complemented by a well equipped and equally well appointed utility room.
An island and breakfast bar create a natural division between the kitchen and dining area, whilst a contemporary wood burning stove creates a warm and homely sitting area in front of the bi-folding doors.
A contemporary oak door leads to an inner hallway, which provides access to three bedrooms, a family room/guest bedroom and the family bathroom. This has been fitted with a modern white suite, including a bath and separate shower enclosure and has been finished to a high standard with slate effect aquaboard panels, ceramic tiling and Harvey Maria designer flooring.
Two of the bedrooms are small double rooms with built-in double wardrobes, whilst the other is a far larger double bedroom with a beautifully appointed en suite. All three bedrooms have part-vaulted ceilings and velux style windows. The family room is a good size, with a part-vaulted ceiling, bespoke built-in storage and a door to the rear.
A splendid oak staircase rises from the living area, to a wonderful mezzanine galleried landing and open office area on the first floor. From here, an oak door opens into a master bedroom with exposed beams, bespoke wardrobes and a spectacular en suite. This affords a sumptuous degree of luxury, with a free standing slipper bath, a contemporary WC and wall mounted sink, a separate shower enclosure with slate effect aquaboard panels and attractive Harvey Maria flooring.
The versatile layout and impeccable quality of finish of the property are matched only by its utterly magnificent setting, making this a rare family home.
To the front of the property, a gravelled driveway provides parking for at least two cars. The garden is also situated at the front of the barn, to maximise the exceptional views.
It is mainly laid to lawn, with attractive beds and borders and a sandstone paved pathway, which leads up to two, large, sandstone sun terraces which are immediately adjacent to the barn. Once the bi-folding doors are opened up, these connect the house and garden perfectly, creating an ideal area for outdoor entertaining, or simply sitting and enjoying those wonderful views.
Beyond the gravelled parking area, there is a further section of garden which is enclosed by post and rail fencing and adjacent to the surrounding fruit orchards.
AGENT'S NOTE: The photography used is representative of the eventual finish and has been taken from 2 Black Barns, which was converted by the same owner last year. The conversion of 3 Black Barns is nearing completion and has been carried out to the same exacting standards. However, some minor elements will differ from the images taken from 2 Black Barns.
Black Barn is situated just outside the picturesque village of Hernhill, nestled within some beautiful countryside with outstanding views over the surrounding orchards and rolling farmland.
The village itself lies approximately three miles to the east of Faversham and only seven miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury and has a picturesque village green, overlooked by a fifteenth century Church of St Michael and the historic Red Lion public house. The village is also served by another pub, The Three Horseshoes and an outstanding primary school.
Nearby Blean Woods, which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, cover more than eleven square miles are ideal for a peaceful walk. The closest village is Boughton-under-Blean, which benefits from another good primary school, a post office, a village store, several pubs and a restaurant. Hernhill is also close to the A2 which gives easy access to the motorway network for both London and the coast.
The nearby town of Faversham offers a far wider range of shopping, leisure and recreational amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a museum and numerous good pubs and restaurants.
The town is served by a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, one of which being the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. A wider selection of state, grammar and private schools can be found and Canterbury and both Faversham and Canterbury have mainline stations with a high speed link to London St Pancras.
The bustling seaside town of Whitstable is approximately five miles away and is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside.
We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements, floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.