Beckets Barn, Fairfield, Near Appledore, Kent TN29 9RZ
Guide Price £1,750,000
6 bedroom Barn Conversion for sale: Beckets Barn, Fairfield, Near Appledore, Kent TN29 9RZ
A stunning converted Grade II Listed period oak framed barn of high specification and great character with stylish, contemporary living accommodation, popular holiday let annexe, indoor swimming pool and landscaped garden occupying a wonderfully peaceful yet accessible rural location set off a little used minor country lane.
ROOMS Main House:
Vaulted double height reception hall & dining room. Sitting room. Open plan kitchen & day room. Utility room. Study. Cloakroom. Galleried landing. Master bedroom suite with dressing room & bath/shower room. 4 Further bedrooms. 2 Additional en-suite shower rooms. Family bath/shower room
Self contained annexe/guest suite:
Open plan reception room, kitchen & bedroom. En-suite shower room. Gym. Heated indoor swimming pool. Wet room ï‚—
Double glazing. Oil central heating. Solar panels ï‚—
Outside: Open four bay barn for garaging. Garden store. Garden with Mediterranean style inner courtyard, lawned area and small field. In all about one acre ï‚—
LOCATION Beckets Barn is situated in the small rural community of Fairfield on a minor lane near the Military Canal in a tranquil yet accessible part of the Walland Marsh renowned for big sky views and picturesque walks. Opposite the property is the isolated church dedicated to St Thomas a Beckett standing alone in the fields and approached by a grass causeway. Appledore (2 miles) provides day to day amenities including a village store with Post Office counter, public house, tea shop and village hall as well as a branch line rail service to Ashford International (15 miles) from where there are high speed services to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. 8 miles away is Tenterden with its tree lined high street, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. The village of Brookland (3 miles) has a primary school and 13th century church with a detached octagonal wooden belfry. To the east is New Romney (8 miles) with an historic high street and a Sainsburys supermarket. To the west is Rye (8 miles) with its historical associations, cobbled ways and medieval architecture. Schools in the area include The Marsh Academy in New Romney together with the Folkestone School for Girls, The Harvey Grammar School for boys, Norton Knatchbull Grammar School for boys and Highworth Grammar School for girls both in Ashford. Access to coastal bathing beaches is at Littlestone, where there is also an excellent links golf course and at Camber, both about 7 miles.
DESCRIPTION The property is a beautifully appointed and sympathetically converted early eighteenth-century Grade II Listed country barn with a useful annexe and indoor swimming pool, together with an open bay barn set around a landscaped courtyard. The substantial accommodation provides versatile, high specification contemporary living space which is full of character with exposed timber framing, solid oak internal doors, a vaulted dining room with a galleried landing above and full height windows, a bespoke kitchen with appliances and granite work surfaces, an excellent master bedroom suite and a Sonos sound system. A CCTV system is installed throughout.
GROUND FLOOR A glazed front door opens into the vaulted reception hall with a flagstone floor and an oak staircase with glass panels. Adjoining is a vaulted dining room; a dramatic space rising to the full roof pitch with a galleried landing above, exposed timbers, oak flooring and glazed double doors to the front and opening out to the inner courtyard garden. A door leads to the study which has exposed brickwork to one wall.
The well proportioned, double aspect sitting room has glazed doors with matching side panels opening onto the garden, a brick inglenook style fireplace with a fitted wood burner, exposed timber framing, fitted book shelving and a range of hand-crafted oak cupboards.
Adjacent to the hall is a triple aspect, open plan kitchen/breakfast room and day room with limestone flooring. The kitchen area is beautifully fitted with an extensive range of bespoke oak cabinets with black granite work surfaces, double sink and wall cupboards above. In addition, there is an island unit with a breakfast bar and matching cabinets beneath, together with wicker storage drawers. Appliances include a Range cooker, dishwasher, a Quooker boiling water tap and fridge/freezer. The day room has exposed studwork and a fitted wood burner. The useful utility room has a china glazed sink with granite drainers/work surfaces, a range of fitted cupboards housing a washing machine and tumble drier and a stable door leading to the garden. In addition, there is a cloakroom with a high-level WC and wash basin. Bedroom 3 overlooks the inner courtyard and has an en-suite shower room.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the galleried landing has a fine array of timbers and oak flooring. The master bedroom suite has a vaulted bedroom, a walk-in dressing room and an en-suite bath/shower room. The guest bedroom is also vaulted and has an e-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has a mezzanine approached via an oak staircase, together with a family bath/shower room.
ANNEXE The annexe, which is currently run as a popular bed and breakfast guest suite, has a vaulted, open plan living room, fitted kitchen and bedroom with exposed roof trusses and glazed double doors out to the garden, together with a wet room. Adjoining is a gym with a vaulted ceiling, tiled floor and fitted wood burner. The swimming pool complex has a heated swimming pool with Mondrian inspired tiled panels to one wall and a large picture window providing views across open farmland, as well as a pump room and wet room. The power costs in the annexe building are offset by the air-source hear pump and solar panels.
OUTSIDE Outside: The property is approached from the lane through a pair of automated five bar gates with entry phone system leading to an extensive gravel parking and turning area for many vehicles. Adjacent is an open bay barn providing garaging for four cars and an adjoining workshop/garden store. Very much a particular feature of the property is the sheltered, Mediterranean style inner courtyard with flagstone paving, raised planters, cloistered walkways, water feature, gravel beds, sunken garden and mature, colour coordinated planting. Beyond is a further area of west facing garden set down to lawn with a flagstone rterrace. To the north side is a productive kitchen garden with raised beds and soft fruit cages and a small field.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating /Air-Source heat pump. Solar panels. Klargester private drainage treatment plant.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338