A splendid modern barn style residence with substantial and highly versatile accommodation, including a four bedroom annexe, set within a secluded plot of approx. 0.7 acres. The property backs directly onto farmland, on the edge of the village of Patrixbourne, with Bekesbourne station less than ... Read more
A splendid modern barn style residence with substantial and highly versatile accommodation, including a four bedroom annexe, set within a secluded plot of approx. 0.7 acres. The property backs directly onto farmland, on the edge of the village of Patrixbourne, with Bekesbourne station less than half a mile away and the bustling cathedral city of Canterbury just three miles away, with its many amenities and high speed rail links to London.
Nichols Barn was individually built in 1999 and combines all the character of a traditionally styled Kentish barn, with modern standards of convenience and luxury.
The property has been designed with extensive glazing and generous proportions throughout, which result in a wonderfully light, spacious interior, ideal for modern family life.
The front door opens into a dual aspect reception hall, with stairs to the first floor and wood effect flooring, which extends throughout most of the ground floor. The reception hall has a spectacular, full height barn-style window to the front, double glazed French doors to the rear garden and is overlooked by a first floor galleried landing, making this a really pleasant and useable space.
To the right of the reception hall, there is a spacious, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room. This has been fitted with an excellent range of wall and floor units, set around striking corian work surfaces and a range of integrated NEFF appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen, there is a large utility room with additional wall and floor units, plumbing for white goods and stable doors to the garden.
To the left of the reception hall, there is a well proportioned, triple aspect dining room, with a wood burning stove and double glazed French doors which open onto the rear garden. The main reception room is to the rear of the property and is an impressive dual aspect sitting room, also with a wood burning stove and double glazed French doors to the garden.
The ground floor is completed by a spacious study (with a high-speed broadband connection of over 140 Mbps) and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a contemporary white suite, including a double ended bath, a walk-in shower enclosure and is finished with rich, marble tiling.
On the first floor, a galleried mezzanine landing overlooks the reception hall and leads to two double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom, whilst a second staircase leads directly to a luxurious master suite.
This includes a lovely, dual aspect double bedroom with wood panelled walls and built-in storage, a spectacular en-suite bathroom and an entire bedroom, currently used as a private dressing room.
The en-suite has been fitted with a traditionally styled white suite, including a free-standing rolled top bath, a double width shower enclosure, wood panelled walls, ceramic tiled flooring and extensive built-in wardrobes and storage.
In addition to the main house, there was an impressive annexe addition in 2004, designed by the original architect, so as to blend in perfectly with the original barn. This is accessed from the sitting room and provides another four, generously proportioned bedrooms, each with tall, vaulted ceilings and a well appointed wet room with a contemporary white suite.
Nichols Barn is set within a generous and secluded plot of approx. 0.7 acres. It is approached via a long, gravel driveway which leads to a five bar gate. This opens into an extensive parking area with a double cart-barn garage, allowing parking for numerous vehicles.
The gardens have been beautifully planted with an extensive array of mature trees and shrubs, which create a tremendous degree of privacy. There is a large lawned area to the front of the property, with several fruit trees.
A flagstone pathway beneath a pergola leads to a sheltered and completely private patio area to the rear of the barn. This can be accessed from three different rooms and the hallway, making this an ideal area for outdoor entertaining. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with pretty and well-established flowerbeds. There is an excellent kitchen garden, with several raised beds with an inset irrigation system, served by an old hand pump.
There is a huge outbuilding, formerly a double garage and store, with an attached Victorian style orangery. With a few alterations, the outbuilding could easily serve as a gym or games room, if required. There is also an outdoor heated swimming pool, set within raised decking, along with an almost 'secret' side garden, which could easily serve as a private garden for the annexe.
The property is situated in between the charming village of Patrixbourne and its neighbouring village of Bekesbourne, approximately three miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury.
The villages are surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, including Howletts Wildlife Park, and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Bekesbourne is served by a train station with a regular service from Dover to London Victoria (via Canterbury East), a village hall with numerous clubs and societies, a recreation ground, playground and sports field.
Chalkpit Farm is also nearby and offers a superb rural shopping experience, with a variety of businesses including a coffee house, fine food deli and a veterinary surgery. Patrixbourne also enjoys excellent access to the city of Canterbury and good access to London via the nearby A2/M2 motorway network.
The neighbouring villages of Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles) and Littlebourne (approx. 2 miles) both offer good local services including primary schools, village stores, churches and doctors' surgeries.
The nearby city of Canterbury offers a superb range of shopping, leisure and recreational amenities including the White Friars Shopping Centre and a vibrant and bustling High Street with a good mix of high street brands, independent retailers, cafes and restaurants.
Canterbury also offers an excellent choice of educational amenities including state and private schools and three universities. The city is served by two mainline stations with the high speed rail link to London St. Pancras running from Canterbury West station.
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