4 bedroom house for saleThe Street, Boughton Under Blean, ME13
Painted shutters, large French doors, scrubbed floorboards and windows that you can throw open are reminiscent of Provence.
But the origins of this home are more closely linked with the fields of Flanders, beginning life as an army drill hall, and perhaps forming poignant memories for soldiers that never returned from the Great War.
Following the war, the building underwent many roles, from dance and social hall to a cinema. Rescued from neglect, the Linen Shed was converted into the unique and wonderfully quirky home that exists today.
The exterior of this home is more Rhode Island beach house than rustic French farmhouse; but the styles do compliment.
Built into the naturally hilly topography that defines this part of the North Downs, the plot slopes upwards from the front access and the property is ‘stepped’ into the beautifully established gardens that surround it.
Unusually therefore, the weight of accommodation is on the first floor, which is at the same level as the rear garden.
Arriving at the front, covered veranda, the double entrance doors lead into a reception hall, off which lie several rooms, including a double bedroom, bathroom, utility room and store.
A stained-glass skylight provides a halo of natural light into the hall and invites you up the imposing staircase towards the first floor.
A large open-plan living area greets you, with high ceilings and enough windows to flood the room with light.
With plenty of space for sofas and a dining table, the area is a great, social environment. Opening into the kitchen, again with space for a breakfast table, this home is perfect for those that enjoy entertaining.
A separate dining room is ideal for more formal meals, however, this would serve equally well as an additional living space or bedroom.
There are three further double bedrooms, the master of which benefits from a dressing room, in addition to a bathroom and shower room.
With its soft tones and a comfortable, worn-in feel, you’re immediately at home.
Beautiful features are apparent throughout the home, including cast iron radiators, wood flooring and panelling.
Outside, the careful attention to detail that nonetheless appears so organic and natural, continues. A covered veranda offers an idyllic and tranquil space in which to relax or entertain, as well as welcome shade from the summer sun.
The garden is a verdant myriad of colour, interspersed with wild flowers, lavender, roses and hollyhocks. There’s a lot more depth and space than would, at first appear, as well as ample room for several teak steamers and a kitchen garden.
The front garden is just as delightful, creating a pretty frontage to the property.
Conveniently situated between the medieval market town of Faversham and the cathedral city of Canterbury.
Boughton-under-Blean is well served, with its own post office, several pubs, primary school and a regular bus service. Positioned just a short hop from the A2/M2 corridor which runs between Dover, Canterbury and London, there is great access to nearby towns, as well as high speed rail services to London St Pancras.
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