Gosmere Oast is a splendid Victorian oast conversion, set within approximately half an acre of glorious and well established gardens, which include a converted Cart House, now a double garage & workshop. The property is one of just five beautiful period buildings, which enjoy a secluded rural ... Read more
Gosmere Oast is a splendid Victorian oast conversion, set within approximately half an acre of glorious and well established gardens, which include a converted Cart House, now a double garage & workshop. The property is one of just five beautiful period buildings, which enjoy a secluded rural setting, surrounded by wonderful rolling farmland, within the Sondes Court Estate.
The oast was almost completely rebuilt in 2000, with careful attention taken to ensure the finest materials were used to complement the remaining original features of the oast. The end result is almost 3500 sq. ft of well appointed and highly versatile accommodation, set within a sympathetically styled barn style exterior, beneath a catslide Kent peg tiled roof.
The property is entered via a solid oak door, which opens into an entrance hall. From here, a glazed door opens into an impressive reception hall, overlooked by a galleried landing above. There are numerous exposed beams, whilst lovely British Columbian pine flooring extends throughout much of the ground floor. A set of double doors open into a splendid drawing room, with a fireplace with an elegant surround and a wood burning stove and French doors which look out over the rear gardens. Another set of double doors open into a pleasant dual aspect dining room, with an exposed brick chimney breast with an oak bressumer and a wood burning stove, built-in cupboards either side and French doors to the side garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful dual aspect room, with exposed beams, distressed wood effect ceramic floor tiles and French doors to the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around beautiful granite work surfaces and a Falcon range cooker. The kitchen is complemented by a large pantry and a utility room.
The extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a study, a bedroom and an adjacent shower room, ideal as a guest suite.
A lovely wide, British Columbian pine staircase rises to a galleried landing on the first floor, with a beamed and vaulted ceiling, overlooking the reception hall below. This leads to four generously proportioned bedrooms, a well appointed family bathroom and a spectacular, triple aspect, first floor sitting room. This has a beamed and vaulted ceiling and tall, barn style windows which afford magnificent views over the gardens.
The master bedroom is a large dual aspect room, with a part vaulted ceiling and original exposed beams, whilst two of the other bedrooms share a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom, with a traditionally styled white suite.
Gosmere Oast sits within a generous and secluded plot of approximately half an acre and is approached via a track, collectively owned and maintained by the five properties. From the track, a five bar gate opens onto a block paved driveway which provides parking for numerous cars and leads to a converted Cart House, now a double garage & workshop. This has two sets of twin doors, which open into garaging for two cars, along with a large workshop area, with some lovely exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling.
There is an attractive front garden, however the rear gardens are an absolute delight and have been lovingly planted and maintained over the years. They are mainly laid to lawn, with a variety of mature trees and well stocked beds and borders, filled with a variety of mature flowers and shrubs. There is a productive vegetable garden, a pretty cottage style garden with box hedging and a wisteria draped pergola. To the rear of the garden, there is a lovely summerhouse, with a decked veranda, whilst adjacent to the house, there is a flagstone patio area.
Gosmere Oast is situated in a wonderful rural setting, within a small collection of converted farm buildings and cottages, within a working farm and surrounded by some truly beautiful countryside.
The charming village of Sheldwich has a very well regarded primary school, the beautiful Grade ll listed Church of St James and several fine period buildings including the Grade l listed Lees Court (formerly home to the Countess of Sondes). The village has a good sense of community with various clubs and societies run from either the church or the village hall whilst a village fete is held every year.
The market town of Faversham is just three miles away and offers a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist shops and national retailers. There is also a bustling market three times a week, a cinema, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and even a cottage hospital. The town has a good selection of primary and secondary schools, including the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, whilst a good selection of private schools can be found in either Canterbury or Ashford. A mainline railway station offers a regular service to London Victoria and Cannon Street and a high speed service to London St Pancras. There is an alternative High Speed train from Ashford, via Ebbsfleet, also to London St. Pancras.
The A2/M2 motorway network is within one mile offering good access to London and the coast, as well as the cathedral city of Canterbury (eleven miles) which again offers an excellent choice of shopping, restaurants, leisure facilities, a theatre, and has a good range of both private and state schools and three universities.
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