5 bedroom house for saleThe Green, West Peckham, Kent
- Entrance lobby, Reception/dining hall
- Drawing room, Sitting room, Office, Cloakroom
- Study/bedroom 6 with adjoining shower room
- Kitchen/breakfast room, Walk-in larder, Utility room
- Master bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom
- Guest bedroom with en suite shower room, Three further bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Separate WC
- Massive unconverted attached barn
- Triple garage
- Most attractive formal gardens and woodland
- About 2.5 acres
The Barn House is a beautiful Grade II listed kentish ragstone building, part of a unique range of buildings constructed in 1845 as a 'Model Farm'. It benefits from bespoke double glazed windows under a slate roof with an impressive cupola over the Barn.
It has a fascinating history and is well documented in a book titled Victorian Farms by Roy Brigden which is available to view to interested parties.
Internally the house is light, spacious and offers fabulous family accommodation with an array of stunning features including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, Italian marble floors, with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs.
The impressive reception hall leads to the beautiful drawing room with oak floor and bespoke limestone fireplace housing a log burning effect stove fuelled by calor gas with built in cupboards on either side. The room benefits from large double aspect windows and french doors leading out to the south facing terrace and garden, flooding the room with light. The large kitchen/breakfast room has oak fitted units with brushed chrome handles and honed granite work surfaces, a central island with fitted drawers, four oven electric Aga with extractor fan, built in
Neff dishwasher and space for a full size fridge/freezer. Large glass doors lead out to a west facing terraced area at the front of the house making an ideal space for entertaining. The well appointed walk-in larder faces north. The utility room has fitted cupboards with space and plumbing for a washing machine, water softener and tumble dryer. The office is accessed from the kitchen and has plenty of fitted cupboards and space for two desks, there is a door leading out to the hall. The study or bedroom six is a spacious room with garden views and adjoining large shower room with shower and chrome fittings. The cosy sitting room features a calor gas coal effect fire and has stairs which lead to a landing with a good size double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a shower room comprising white suite, shower and chrome fittings.
The main first floor landing has an impressive vaulted ceiling with lantern and exposed original beams. All the upstairs rooms have TV and telephone points and there is an additional WC. The impressive master bedroom has a beautiful original fanlight window with blue stained glass inserts and countryside views and the adjoining dressing area has built in wardrobes and cupboards. The en suite bathroom comprises of a white suite with shower, two basins and chrome fittings. There are a further four bedrooms one with en suite shower room and all have built in wardrobes. The large family bathroom comprises of a white suite, shower incorporated within the bath and chrome fittings. All the showers have powerful direct mains pressure
Attached to the house with external access from each end via large doors and internal access from the house is a huge vaulted barn. This was part of the original cattle shed and provides a unique space for a variety of uses. There is a useful sink unit, and plenty of space for a large chest freezer.
The Barn House enjoys a very quiet position in the heart of West Peckham at the end of the public road. The delightful picturesque village consists of only a handful of houses, a Norman church, village hall, the village green and a popular pub/restaurant. West Peckham village is a cul-de-sac with no through traffic.
Hadlow village is about 2.5 miles away and benefits from good local facilities including a post office and village shop.
West Malling is about 6 miles and also has an excellent range of local and specialist shops in addition to commuter services to London.
Maidstone and Tonbridge both provide an excellent and comprehensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities including stations to London in approximately 50 and 40 minutes respectively.
Paddock Wood station is about 5.5 miles provides commuter services to Charing Cross/Cannon Street in approximately 50 minutes and Sevenoaks station toLondon in 30/35 minutes.
Borough Green station with services to London Victoria is approximately 5.5 miles.
Junction 4 of the M20/ M26 is within easy reach.
www.nationalrail.co.uk and http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning.aspx
The house is approached through the village, past the church and the pub to the south side of the village green and a drive leads to the house via white gates to a large gravel turning and parking area in front of the house and detached open sided triple bay garage.
The formal gardens are to the south of the property and are partly walled. These have been laid out by the vendors and are principally laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs.
Adjoining the drawing room is a most attractive terrace. From the lawn access is gained to a more informal area with a variety of trees, shrubs, and a small vegetable garden with orchard.
Beyond is a most attractive area of woodland with bluebells in season.
To the front of the house and around the gravel drive is a high ragstone wall with a beautiful mixed border and a further terrace adjoining the kitchen.
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