5 bedroom detached house for saleGrove Road, Wickhambreaux, Canterbury, Kent
A fabulous, converted, contemporary barn with swimming pool and landscaped gardens in lovely rural setting with grounds of approximately 1 acre
Newnham Barn is located on the south-eastern side of the well regarded and popular village of Wickhambreaux, set in a wonderful, rural location with far-reaching views over lakes and marsh of the renowned Stodmarsh National Reserve. The picturesque village green enjoys a public house and primary school, and a good selection of shops and amenities can be found in the nearby villages of Littlebourne and Wingham. The Cathedral City of Canterbury with its many cultural interests, excellent shopping centre and wider range of schools in the private and state sectors, colleges and universities, is approximately six miles away. The high speed train operates from Canterbury West to London St Pancras in just under 58½ minutes and the channel tunnel terminal at Folkestone and the Port of Dover provide regular cross channel services to the continent. There is a good choice of sporting facilities to include sports centres, swimming pools, cricket at Canterbury, and golf courses including Royal St Georges at Sandwich and Princes at Deal. Fishing and water sports can be found along the coast.
Littlebourne 3 miles
Canterbury 6 miles
Sandwich 9 miles
Dover 17 miles
Folkestone 19 miles
(Distances are approximate)
Newnham Barn is a splendid, curtilage listed barn that has been converted to an extremely high standard in a spectacular, contemporary style. The main property is of red brick and weatherboard elevations beneath a slate tiled roof. It is arranged over two floors and offers spacious and flexible open-plan living. The dramatic galleried reception hall allows entry on both levels and the principal reception areas are on the upper floor. This comprises a stunning professional kitchen with a large stainless steel central island and extensive storage options. The kitchen is tiled, while the rest of the room features oak flooring. The generous dining and sitting areas are divided by a central wood-burning stove and, at the far gable end, bi-fold doors open to a terrace with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Also on the upper floor is a large bedroom with extensive shelving, currently used as a study, with an en suite shower room.
A feature oak and glazed staircase leads to the lower floor. The master suite has a spacious shower room, dressing area and walk-in wardrobe and opens onto a terrace and garden. There are three further good-sized bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a large family bathroom. The utility/plant room houses heating and security systems. The energy efficiency is enhanced with central heating by two large air-source heat pumps to under-floor heating throughout.
The useful annexe comprises entrance hall, changing room, shower room, cloakroom and an impressive first floor room providing flexible accommodation. In addition, there is a plant room with oil-fired boiler and filter equipment for the covered swimming pool.
Galleried reception hall
Fantastic open-plan living space
Master bedroom with dressing area, walk-in wardrobe & en suite shower room
4 further bedrooms (2 en suite)
Annexe with shower, WC & living space
Covered heated swimming pool
Extensive gardens of about an acre
The property is approached by a long farm road with a gated entrance to a private gravelled parking area. The rear landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with the upper and lower gardens separated by an attractive gabion wall. There are Indian sandstone sun terraces, a fenced nature pond, well-stocked, low maintenance beds, mature trees and an upper deck with lovely views over the surrounding farmland.
The swimming pool complex has a further terrace and the large heated pool has a retractable roof.
Leave Canterbury on the New Dover Road and after about 200 yards turn left at the traffic lights onto the A257 Sandwich road. Proceed for nearly 4 miles into the centre of Littlebourne and turn left opposite The Anchor public house into Nargate Street, signed Wickhambreaux. Keep on this road and proceed through Wickhambreaux village, and after a further 1.2 miles turn right at the Y junction onto the farm road that leads down to the property.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating via two air-source heat pumps.
Local Authority Canterbury City Council
Tax Band G
Fixtures & Fittings Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Agents Note We understand Newnham Barn is included in the Listing of Newnham Farmhouse and is referred to therein as Grade II Listed.
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