The Barn, Birchington

  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

A versatile and charismatic, five bedroom barn conversion, set within beautiful gated grounds in the peaceful village of Sarre. Set…

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II Listed Barn
  • Extended & Enhanced Versatile Accommodation
  • Two Reception Rooms - Two Bathrooms
  • Five Bedrooms - Open Plan Kitchen Space
  • Attractive Landscaped Garden
  • Detached Double Garage With Workshop
  • Rural View To Rear Of Garden
  • Lovely Village Location
  • Quarter Of An Acre Plot

Full property description

A versatile and charismatic, five bedroom barn conversion, set within beautiful gated grounds in the peaceful village of Sarre. Set within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed building, the property has been sympathetically extended and enhanced to include a detached oak framed double garage and workshop, a wonderful open plan kitchen and vaulted master suite, this charming property also has a fantastic open field setting to its rear.

A solid wooden front door, with full length window flankers, opens into a bright, vaulted ceiling, entrance hall with a stylish vertical radiator, leading to a similarly vaulted corridor, running the length of the rear of the property and illuminated by regular Velux windows. This corridor gives access, via latch key doors, to three good sized bedrooms and second reception/cinema room as well as a family bathroom and terminates in the living room kitchen space.

As you enter the corridor from the hallway, to the left a latch key door opens to a pleasant beam ceilinged, bedroom with a casement window to the driveway. Beyond this, at the end of the corridor, is a lovely, vaulted ceiling cinema room/second reception space. With exposed beams and a dual aspect, the room has splendid bow window overlooking the drive.

To the right from the entrance hallway, there is a good-sized bedroom, with a pretty vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, as well as ample built-in storage and a casement window to the front. Adjacent is the recently fitted family bathroom. This sumptuous room is a wonderful mix of rustic charm and modern elegance, with slate tiled flooring, a claw footed, roll top bath, a Victorian finish WC, his and hers ceramic basins with feature taps, on a natural wood vanity unit, as well as a heated towel rail. Next to the bathroom there is another double bedroom with beamed ceiling and casement window overlooking the drive.

Two steps take one down from the corridor to the pleasant and practical family living room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and brickwork. Originally the kitchen for the property, this space, as well as the original external window, has been opened out into the new kitchen, providing a great organic connection between rooms. The spacious kitchen, with its vaulted ceiling, was built in 2017 and has lovely Indian sandstone flooring and beautiful exposed brickwork. There are a large range of wall and base units with gorgeous solid oak worktops. A fantastic, granite topped central island houses a six ring Smeg oven (available by separate negotiation), a Butler sink and an integrated dishwasher. This triple aspect room has a stable door to the outdoor kitchen section of the patio as well as wooden framed double glazed French doors to the front.

An opening from the living room leads to the utility area, which has a beamed and vaulted ceiling, space for white goods and a useful hanging ceiling airer. A stable door gives access to the patio. From here a latch key door leads to a further bedroom, currently used as an office. Beyond this, the original corridor terminates in main bedroom suite. With a double aspect this character bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, French doors the patio and garden as well as a lovely, fully fitted en-suite shower room with window overlooking the garden.


The Barn is nestled on a plot of approximately a quarter an acre. A handsome metal framed, wooden, automatic sliding gate, with an adjacent pedestrian entrance set into attractive brickwork, opens to reveal a green granite chip drive which comfortably accommodates five cars. To the right an oak framed double garage with workshop space, built by the vendors in 2017 it has a pitched slate roof, two electric roller doors as well as double barn doors to the workshop.

Opposite the garage, sleeper edged, Indian sandstone steps take one to an ample patio surrounding the kitchen and flowing round to outside the master bedroom where there is a bbq and pizza oven. The patio also gives access to a pleasant lawned area with a beautiful mature ash tree and raised sleeper beds to the rear. This in turn has sleeper steps down to a lower landscaped lawn with surrounding established flower beds. To the rear right hand corner of the garden a raised decked area houses an hexagonal bbq hut and provides an exceptional rural view of the farmland behind.


Originally the stable block for the former Kings Head Pub, The Barn is situated on a gated plot, accessed to the right-hand side of the old pub. Originally part of the Cinque Ports confederation, the ancient village of Sarre has numerous period buildings and was famously fortified by the Canadians during the Second World War.

Following the loss of the local church of St. Giles in the Elizabethan era Sarre became part of the Parrish of St Nicholas-at-wade about a mile to the north, sitting between Canterbury and Birchington. It has a post office, primary school, church and two pubs. Birchington is the nearest large town and this has a whole range of shops, schools, beaches and facilities. It also has a train station and bus depot with regular services to London and further down the coast.

Also close by is the pretty village of Minster. It has a small Church of England primary school, doctors and dentists a railway station and a local bus service that runs to Ramsgate and the local area.

The vibrant city of Canterbury is about 8 miles away and offers a wide choice of amenities including a range of High Street and independent retailers, restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities and the very popular recently refurbished Marlowe Theatre. It also has an excellent selection of both state and independent schools, along with three universities, two mainline railway stations, two hospitals and a very good bus service. There is 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.

AGENTS NOTE: The property is within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed building and therefore Grade II restrictions will apply.

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, 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.

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