Paying homage to the original barn that stood on the site, the current owners have created a truly stunning new built barn completed in 2017. Set in generous landscaped gardens, creating a tranquil oasis overlooking fields. Read more
Paying homage to the original barn that stood on the site, the current owners have created a truly stunning new built barn completed in 2017. Set in generous landscaped gardens, creating a tranquil oasis overlooking fields.
This family home offers 2,656 sq ft of living accommodation with modern contemporary finishes throughout. The ground floor is arranged with spacious vaulted entrance hall, double aspect lounge with feature fireplace and log burner. Double doors lead to generous , double aspect kitchen/family room, well-appointed with central breakfast island with integrated appliances. The kitchen leads to a practical utility room, a separate study and cloakroom/wc.
There are three further bedrooms to the ground floor, one of them offering multiple uses and would make a great snug. Also on the ground floor is a further cloakroom/wc and sumptuous family bathroom.
On the first floor are two substantial bedrooms with wardrobe space and en-suite bathrooms.
Outside the property is approached via automatic gates with ample parking and open barn/garage with a log store and a bicycle store/workshop on either side.
The Gate House is a detached one storey building which has been converted to an office, ideal for working from home and has a kitchenette and wc.
The beautiful garden wraps round the property with slabbed patios, covered wooden decking and seating areas leading to well tendered lawns and flower beds with vegetable plots and stores.
Location Although set in this rural location, with walks from its doorstep to conservation areas all around as well as the Rivers Thames and Medway, the property is situated close to local amenities, restaurants, pubs, cinema and the City of Rochester with excellent schools for all ages.
Fantastic road links via M2/A2 motorways link to M25 to London, Bluewater and International railway station at Ashford International and Ebbsfleet to Europe while offering a 17-minute link to London and major international airports. The commuter service is well served with main line railway stations. A new station is proposed at High Halstow linking with Gravesend and fast to London. Also, fast trains to London from Rochester and Strood.
(Airports: London City (34 miles) – Gatwick (48 miles) – Stansted (55 miles) – Heathrow (60 miles))
Directions From the A2 coast bound, once passed the Shorne/Cobham turn-off bear left onto Hasted Road/A289 towards A228/Gillingham/Grain. Take the B2000, Hasted Road, towards Grain, at the Elms roundabout take the first exit towards Grain. Go straight until reaching Christmas Lane roundabout and take the second exit and Fenn Barn will be on the RHS pass the garage also on right.
Seller Insight Kenneth and Margarida, the present owners, were thrilled to find the dilapidated barn and cowshed in the glorious Kent countryside. They explain, We had been looking for a conversion property, and the agricultural barn that dated from the nineteenth century was perfect. We immediately visualised its great potential as an exciting project.
We are in an idyllic setting, surrounded by fields and trees, yet have access to historic Rochester, fifteen minutes away. London, by rail, is under an hour’s journey, with nearby Ebbsfleet providing links to the continent. Motorways take you to the coastal towns and into London. Four miles away, Hoo village has shops for everyday needs, a primary school, restaurants and locally there are many villages, and any number of glorious country walks. We have access to the best of town and country living.
We caringly dismantled the old barn as it could not be saved but kept the same footprint and built it in keeping with the original exterior features and working to the highest specification, Fenn Barn is now a superb modern home, with a great luxury of space and comfort. Each room has generous windows which flood the house with natural light creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout and allowing views into the garden and across the fields. The views from the two first floor bedrooms, range across the landscape to The River Medway, and it is a wonderful view to start each day.
Fenn Barn is very much a family home. The kitchen is where we cook and enjoy down time, and has been the scene of many chatty meals with family and friends. It is perfect in the summer when you can open the bi fold doors onto the patio, and invite the outside in. The spacious lounge has an inglenook and with a fire crackling in the log burner, is a perfect winter refuge: and it also opens onto a large second patio. The small gatehouse has a kitchenette and toilet and is the perfect home office whilst there is ample parking for up to eight cars.
The garden wraps around the house, and is a joyous and colourful mix of lawn, flowers, and shrubs, where you can follow the sun round the garden through the day. We have lovely memories of our wedding reception in the garden, barbecues and warm evenings when we enjoy a glass of wine in our calm oasis, and all you hear are the birds who nest in the birdboxes.
We are relocating to Portugal but will miss absolutely everything about Fenn Barn. It has given us a perfect lifestyle and we take away many very happy memories.
Transport Information Strood Railway Station: 6.1 miles Rochester Railway Station: 6.3 miles (high speed service) Higham Railway Station: 7.2 miles Ebbsfleet International Station: 13.9 miles (high speed service)
All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies.
Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Health Clubs Hoo Sports Centre: 2.4 miles The Gym Strood: 5.4 miles Nuffield Health: 6.6 miles
Golf Clubs Rochester & Cobham Golf Club: 7.7 miles Southern Valley Golf Club: 8 miles
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Medway Council.
Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details
Appliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order. The property is connected to all services including main drainage.
The property is connected to mains services water and electricity. The sewerage service is through a treatment plant and gas services through Calor.
Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
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