A magnificent attached six bedroom oast house, set within approx. 7.5 acres of grounds including gardens and paddocks, in a spectacular rural setting surrounded by outstanding countryside & farmland. Martens Oast forms the largest portion of a handsome period oast which was sympathetically ... Read more
A magnificent attached six bedroom oast house, set within approx. 7.5 acres of grounds including gardens and paddocks, in a spectacular rural setting surrounded by outstanding countryside & farmland. Martens Oast forms the largest portion of a handsome period oast which was sympathetically converted into three impressive residences in 2008.
Great care has been taken during the conversion to replicate the generosity of space and sense of proportion naturally found within an oast, whilst the exceptional quality of finish and careful attention to detail results in a wonderfully light and beautifully appointed interior.
The property is entered via an oak and double glazed front door, with matching full height windows either side. This opens into a spacious reception hall, with an oak staircase rising to the first floor and beautiful travertine natural stone flooring with underfloor heating, which extends throughout the entire ground floor.
To the left of the reception hall, there is a well appointed cloakroom and a discrete boiler room, whilst to the right, there is a dining room with lovely exposed ceiling beams. To the rear of the oast, there is a luxuriously appointed kitchen/breakfast room with an oak and double glazed French door which opens onto the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an extensive range of traditionally styled units, set around a selection of integrated appliances, an electric four-oven Aga and a splendid granite topped island and breakfast bar.
From here, a set of glazed double doors open into a pleasant sitting room, with another oak and double glazed French door to the rear garden. Finally, the ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful utility room and another spacious reception room, currently used as an office. This has been fully fitted with a range of bespoke contemporary office furniture, including extensive storage and 'His and Hers' twin desks.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four generously proportioned double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom, all served by underfloor heating. The master bedroom and second bedroom are both exceptional rooms, with vaulted ceilings and two full height double glazed windows and a double glazed door, which afford spectacular views over the grounds and surrounding countryside beyond.
The master bedroom has a row of bespoke fitted wardrobes, with a concealed entrance to a luxury en-suite. This has been fitted with high specification sanitary ware from Villeroy & Boch, including a stunning contemporary slipper bath, matching twin sinks, a walk-in shower enclosure and is finished in rich, marble wall and floor tiling. The second bedroom also has an en-suite, with a traditionally styled white suite, including a free-standing, double ended bath.
Another oak staircase rises to a landing on the second floor and a further two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room with a modern and stylish white suite.
Martens Oast is set within a generous plot of approximately 7.5 acres and is approached via a track which runs through its land, leading to woodland beyond. To the front of the oast there is a gravelled driveway which provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a detached triple bay oak framed garage. This has one open bay, two enclosed bays with twin doors and power and water connected to it. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with tall laurel hedge boundaries for privacy. There is a full width patio area adjacent to the oast, whilst the rear of the garden has been thoughtfully landscaped to create an attractive tiered section, with inset lighting, water features and access to the paddocks behind.
The main paddock measures approximately 3.8 acres and is enclosed by secure post and rail fencing to three sides and tall hedging to the remaining side. There is another paddock which is also enclosed within post and rail fencing and includes an old, tree-lined chalk pit, with seating areas above and sunken caves below. There is currently planning consent (application number 20/00333/AS) in place to allow the erection of two stables, a tack room and a tractor store within this section of land.
Martens Oast enjoys an exceptional, rural location, set within a working farm and surrounded by beautiful rolling fields and countryside.
The nearby village of Old Wives Lees is located on the outskirts of Chilham, high on the North Downs (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and is conveniently situated with a choice of rail links to London via nearby Selling, Canterbury or Ashford International.
The village is surrounded by orchards, hop gardens and arable land and from its higher elevations it has beautiful views over hills, woodland and the North Downs.
The village has a good community spirit and has a range of social and recreational activities and a preschool in the refurbished village hall. The village is also served by a village green and a large playing field with a football pitch and basketball court.
Primary schools can be found at nearby Chilham, Selling and Sheldwich and a choice of secondary schools at Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham.
The village is well placed for access onto the A2/M2 and M20 motorways and for cross channel services. The local bus service links Old Wives Lees with Chilham and Canterbury and a school bus service runs to Ashford.
There are railway stations at nearby Chilham and Selling with fast train connections to London from Canterbury and Faversham and the high speed service from Ashford to St Pancras taking just 38 minutes. Canterbury, Faversham and Ashford also offer a wide range of State and independent schools, along with excellent leisure, recreational and shopping amenities.
The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (18 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.
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