A charming collection of period properties, including a medieval farmhouse, an attractive barn conversion and a stone lodge, within approx. 2.5 acres of exceptionally private gardens and grounds, in a magnificent rural setting, yet within easy reach of Ashford International Station.
Gibbons Brook Farm offers a rare opportunity to acquire three individual homes, along with an additional, self-contained holiday cottage, all set around a beautiful central courtyard, yet with their own outside space, allowing for collective, yet independent multi-generational living. The arrangement of the properties also lends itself to retaining one main residence, whilst running a variety of self-contained holiday lets (STPP), should someone so desire.
Shalom is a splendid Grade ll Listed farmhouse, with a handsome Georgian rear addition, creating a fusion of architectural style. The front section dates back to circa 1431 and consists of two, surprisingly light and airy, dual aspect reception rooms, with a wealth of exposed beams and timbers and a homely inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove.
To the rear of the house, an inner hallway with a terracotta tiled floor and a well-appointed cloakroom, leads to a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room and a pleasant sitting room. This has a lovely dual aspect, an ornate cast iron fireplace and fine views over the gardens. Completing the extensive ground floor accommodation, there is a wonderful sun room which spans the entire depth of the house.
On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to five bedrooms (two with en-suites) and a family bathroom. Another staircase rises to an impressive loft room, with a beautiful beamed ceiling, ideal for use as a games room or hobby room.
Barnhaven is an imposing stone barn, which dates back to 1833 and was converted into a rustic, yet spacious family home in 1988. The property is entered via an impressive entrance hall, with two grand reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and shower room on the ground floor. On the first floor, a huge galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms, a study and a family bathroom. The main bedroom is a superb double room, with exposed stone walls, a dressing area and a large balcony which affords spectacular views over countryside.
Waggon Lodge is an attractive single storey character property, which offers highly versatile accommodation. This consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room and a spacious kitchen/dining room, with a useful utility room.
Finally, there is a superb single storey holiday cottage which inter-connects with Barnhaven, but can also be accessed independently.
Gibbons Brook Farm is set within a highly secluded plot of approximately 2.5 acres and are approached via a long, gated driveway which provides ample parking. The land is predominantly arranged as gardens, with a variety of mature trees and well-stocked beds and borders. There is an attractive central courtyard and garden, overlooked by the four properties, along with a paddock, a field, a pond, outbuildings/workshops and a garage.
Gibbons Brook Farm enjoys a magnificent rural position, situated at the end of a quiet and secluded lane, just outside the charming village of Sellindge.
The nearby village of Sellindge offers excellent local services, including a Co-Op, a post office, a farm shop, a florist, a pet store, a gift shop, a medical centre and a primary school (with an Excellent Ofsted rating), whilst large Tesco superstores can be found at Crooks Foot, Ashford and Folkestone.
The village is particularly well connected, with train stations at Sandling (approximately ten minutes drive and has ample parking) and Westenhanger. Westenhanger station is only one stop from Ashford International station, which offers a high speed service to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes, or direct trains to London in approximately an hour and thirty minutes.
Ashford International Station is approximately 9.5 miles away and, in addition to offering a high speed service to London, also offers a regular Eurostar service to the continent. The Channel Tunnel is just 6.5 miles from Gibbons Brook Farm, whilst the nearby M20 motorway network provides a road connection to both London and the coast, with regular ferry crossings to the continent available from the Port of Dover.
There are an excellent selection of state grammar and private prep schools in both Ashford and Canterbury and The William Harvey Hospital and Number One Hospital (a private hospital on site at the William Harvey) are just 15 minutes drive away.
The nearby market town of Ashford offers an excellent range of recreational and shopping amenities, with a bustling High Street and several good nearby retail outlets including the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Centre, which is currently undergoing an exciting new expansion, whilst Eureka Park offers a selection of restaurants, including Nandos, Frankie & Bennys, Beefeater and Pizza Hut. The development also includes Bannatyne Health Club & Spa, Cineworld and Travelodge.
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