Bell Barn, The Street, Wickhambreaux
A highly unique and immaculately presented four bedroom detached residence, situated right in the heart of the picturesque and extremely sought-after Wickhambreaux village, just five miles from Canterbury.
Bell Barn was built during the 1960's, however it has been utterly transformed by its previous and current owners into an elegant and stylish family home. During a comprehensive yet highly sensitive programme of renovation, the owners have added delicate touches such as oak flooring, bespoke fitted furniture and Farrow & Ball dcor, alongside a high specification kitchen & bathrooms and striking and contemporary anodised aluminium double glazing in anthracite throughout.
These improvements, combined with the property's attractive tile-hung faade and quirky 'upside down' layout make Bell Barn a truly unique and highly distinctive home.
The property is entered via a set of double glazed doors, which open into a porch. From here, the front door opens into a welcoming entrance hallway with a terracotta tiled floor, a utility area and stairs to the first floor.
The hallway leads to three spacious double bedrooms, each with lovely exposed wood flooring and bespoke wardrobes, and a beautifully appointed shower room. This has been luxuriously fitted with a high specification suite, including a walk-in shower enclosure and a contemporary oval basin mounted on an oak topped storage cabinet. This stylish wet room is finished with sleek ceramic floor tiles and glazed ceramic wall tiling.
The master bedroom is at the end of the hallway and is an impressive double aspect room, with two sets of twin bespoke wardrobes, two double glazed windows with plantation shutters and French doors connecting this room with the garden.
On the first floor, there is a spectacular open plan living space, with a separate kitchen, dining and sitting area, with a triple aspect and beautiful oak flooring throughout. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of high quality wooden units, set around a mix of wood block and granite work surfaces, a Franke sink, a Rangemaster range cooker and an island and breakfast bar.
Two, wide open archways lead into a wonderfully light and airy sitting room, with a wood burning stove, a beamed and vaulted ceiling and an entire wall of glazing, which affords stunning views across the village. Other features of note include a mix of traditionally styled and contemporary upright radiators, Hemlock pine latch-key doors and double glazed stable doors which provide access from the sitting room to the garden, via a set of reclaimed brick steps.
Also on this floor, there is a well appointed family bathroom and an elegant study, with wood flooring, a bespoke desk and storage unit and a bay window overlooking The Street. This room could also easily serve as a bedroom, if required.
The current owners have also cleverly created some extra space, by adding a loft room above the kitchen and dining room. This is boarded out, with two double glazed windows, lighting and power points. It is accessed via a drop down ladder, making it an ideal hobby room.
The house is set back from The Street, behind an attractive brick and paved front garden, with raised flowerbeds set within railway sleepers. A side gate leads to the rear garden, which measures approximately 32 ft and is laid to lawn and planted with a wide variety of mature plants and shrubs.
There is a sandstone patio area and a pond adjacent to the house, and a timber shed to the side. The garden is walled to two sides, with a lovely reclaimed Victorian brick staircase with wrought iron balustrade rising to the first floor. There is an inset wood store and storage shed beneath.
AGENT'S NOTE: The property has a set of black photovoltaic solar panels, which are owned rather than leased and generate a regular annual income.
Bell Barn is situated right in the heart of Wickhambreaux, next to the village school and just a few steps from its picturesque village green. Wickhambreaux is a charming and historic village, just five miles from Canterbury, with a strong sense of community centred around the village hall, the Rose Inn, a C of E primary school and the beautiful 14th century church of St. Andrew's.
The village has a number of distinctive period properties clustered around the pretty village green, including a former watermill on the banks of the Little Stour. There is a recreation ground with children's play area and a bus service from the village centre. A short distance from the house there are several footpaths leading to beautiful countryside.
The surrounding countryside is good farmland producing some of Kent's finest fruit as well as cereal and vegetable crops. Close by are the lakes and marshes of Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. The larger village of Littlebourne, just a mile away, benefits from a post office, shop, a primary school, cricket club, a church, an excellent bus service and a GP practice, whilst the bustling village of Wingham is just two miles away and also offers excellent local amenities.
The cathedral city of Canterbury is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants. The city also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the refurbished Marlowe Theatre.
Canterbury has an excellent choice of educational amenities, ranging from Grammar schools to well regarded private schools and three universities. Canterbury offers a regular rail service to London Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street and the high speed rail link connects with London's St Pancras from Canterbury West station in just under one hour.
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 and 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.
- A Striking & Distinctive Detached Residence
- Sensitively Renovated Throughout
- Quirky' Upside Down' Layout
- Three/Four Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms
- Spectacular Open Plan Living Space
- High Spec Kitchen With Granite Topped Island
- Sitting Room With Vaulted Ceiling & Wood Burner
- Picturesque & Highly Sought-After Village Setting
- NO CHAIN
- EPC RATING: C