A magnificent period oast conversion, with over 8500 sq ft of luxuriously appointed and highly versatile accommodation, including a stunning master suite, a games room, a gymnasium and an indoor pool and sauna. This impressive property is situated on the edge of the popular village of Teynham, ... Read more
A magnificent period oast conversion, with over 8500 sq ft of luxuriously appointed and highly versatile accommodation, including a stunning master suite, a games room, a gymnasium and an indoor pool and sauna. This impressive property is situated on the edge of the popular village of Teynham, adjacent to its mainline railway station, yet with secluded gardens, several paddocks and spectacular and far reaching views over beautiful countryside. This immense oast has been meticulously converted and combines an abundance of light and space with a superior quality of finish and an unwavering attention to detail, which culminate in a truly exceptional family home.
The front door opens into a grand reception hall, with a natural slate floor, a well appointed cloakroom and a wide, oak staircase which rises to the first floor. The reception hall is overlooked by galleried landings from both the first and second floors, with open views towards the ceiling of this three storey oast providing an immediate sense of grandeur.
From here, a door leads to a spacious reception room, currently used as an office, with its own front door. Beyond the office, there is another reception room, with sound proofed walls and ideal for use as a music room. To the rear of the ground floor, there is a superb leisure wing, with a well equipped gymnasium with a shower room/changing room. A contemporary glass wall divides the gym from a vast pool room with a raised, heated swimming pool with a continuous flow exercise function. The pool room is fully tiled, with a sauna, a heated bench, an open shower area, built in drainage and a digital dehumidifying system.
The reception hall also provides access to an integral triple garage, with two electric and one up and over doors, along with a workshop area and a room currently used as a micro-brewery.
On the first floor, a huge galleried landing leads to a wing with two double bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and the family bathroom. This has been beautifully fitted with a contemporary white suite, including a walk-in shower enclosure and a raised, two person bath. The en-suite bathroom is equally well appointed and has a raised, oversized bath, set within striking black granite wall and floor tiling.
Also accessed from the galleried landing, but situated at the opposite end of the oast, is a splendid master suite. This has a part vaulted ceiling, a dressing room and a traditionally styled luxury en-suite finished in marble. A staircase rises from this room to a half landing, with French doors which open onto the sun terrace. The stairs continue to a second floor private dressing area, which overlooks the master bedroom and is another incredible feature of this outstanding master suite.
To the rear of the first floor, there is a magnificent 43 ft open plan sitting room/games room. This spectacular dual aspect room has a beamed and vaulted ceiling, two wood burning stoves, a full size snooker table and a bar area and provides a wonderful space for entertaining. From here, a door leads into a generously proportioned dining room, with a beamed and vaulted ceiling and another wood burning stove. The dining room is partly open to a traditionally styled kitchen/breakfast room. This has been fitted with an extensive range of bespoke units, set around solid wood work surfaces, a Belfast sink, a four oven Aga with an electric twin oven companion, an Aga fridge and a central island and breakfast bar. The kitchen has a lovely natural slate floor, a larder, a utility room and direct access to a secluded outdoor dining area on the side section of the sun terrace.
The top floor of the oast feels like a completely separate 'loft style apartment' and would provide ideal accommodation for an au pair or a teenager looking for their own space. An open galleried landing with a well appointed cloakroom leads to a double bedroom, with direct access to the sun terrace. The galleried landing continues to an open sitting area with a wood burning stove and two sets of French doors which connect with the wrap-around sun terrace.
The property is approached via a set of twin five bar gates, which open onto a driveway. This provides parking for several cars and leads to an integral triple garage. The gardens wrap around the property and are mainly laid to lawn, with well stocked raised flowerbeds, set behind railway sleepers. The gardens are enclosed by tall laurel hedging to the front and sides and conifers to the rear, which provide a tremendous degree of privacy. A secure gate leads to a lawned side garden, with access to the first floor balcony and sun terrace, which provide excellent additional outside space and wrap around the entire front and side of this huge building. The views over the surrounding farmland and countryside from the sun terrace are exceptional and truly panoramic.
In addition to the gardens, there are three detached paddocks which offer a combined size of just over an acre, along with two further garages en-bloc which are nearby.
The bustling village of Teynham benefits from numerous local shops (including two supermarkets), several pubs, a restaurant, a library, a primary school and a mainline train station which offers regular commuter services to London's Victoria, a fast service to St. Pancras International and a regular service to the coast. The village also enjoys excellent road links to London and the coast via the A2 and the nearby M2 motorway.
Faversham has a wide choice of supermarkets, restaurants, individual shops and leisure facilities. There are three markets a week in the cobbled town square beside the ancient Guildhall.
Community attractions include the famous annual Hop Festival (the town boasts the oldest brewery in the country) and a magnificent weekend-long classic car show. On the outskirts of the town, Brogdale 'The Home of the National Fruit Collection' stages regular events celebrating Kent as the fruit producing Garden of England.
Both Faversham and Sittingbourne boast high-achieving grammar schools. The cathedral city of Canterbury; Margate, home of its Turner Gallery; and trendy Whitstable, renowned for its oyster, beaches and interesting mix of shops, are all short journeys away. Thanks to the Eurostar, the 'Shuttle' and cross- Channel ferries, the Continent is virtually on your doorstep.
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