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Key Features

  • • Open plan sitting room & bespoke fitted kitchen
  • • Dining room
  • • Study
  • • Family room/bedroom five with en-suite wet room
  • • Four bedrooms including master bedroom with en-suite bathroom & guest bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • • Family bathroom
  • • Detached annexe with open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen & double bedroom with en-suite shower room

A stunning contemporary country residence including a detached annexe the whole providing approximately 3,258sqft (302.67m2) of beautifully presented accommodation complemented by gardens and grounds with a total plot size extending to approx. 0.48 of an acre, all occupying a semi rural location on the village periphery adjoining and overlooking fields.

Market Town of Ashford approx. 10 miles | Headcorn Mainline Railway Station approx. 4.5 miles

The Property: Austen’s Barn is an impressive detached country residence, a modern agricultural barn converted over 2016/2017 by Southern Elm Developments Limited presenting oak weatherboarding set with bespoke oak framed and aluminium framed double glazed windows beneath a pitched natural slate roof. The property has been converted to an exacting standard with a fine attention to detail. Particular features include the stunning open plan sitting room and kitchen with vaulted ceiling, double aspect incorporating tall aluminium framed sliding doors and roof line windows enjoying views out across the garden and adjoining fields. Bespoke kitchen with Corian worktops, a range of integral Neff appliances including induction hob, oven,microwave, slide and hide single pyrolytic oven, warming drawer, fridge, dishwasher and dual zone 46 bottle wine chiller, flooring comprising tiling and engineered bamboo. Three additional receptions on the ground floor including family room/bedroom five with en-suite wet room.

First floor galleried landing with glass balustrade leading to four bedrooms arranged over the first floor, incorporating a master bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom including a bath and separate shower. The sanitary ware in the bathrooms and shower rooms are individual and include mirror cabinets with shaver sockets, sensor lights and demist pad, Roca wcs, fitted cabinets, electric towel rails and tiled floors. Guest bedroom two has fitted wardrobes, dressing table top and an en-suite shower room.

KEF in-ceiling speakers are fitted in the living room, master bedroom and en-suite, with wiring for more speakers. Lutron lighting control system in the living room/kitchen.

Annexe: With feature open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen area, designed and supplied by Kitchens Unlimited of Tenterden with quartz worktop, integrated Zanussi appliances and AEG steam bake multi function oven. Engineered oak floors. The double bedroom is served by an en-suite shower room which also has a separate door into the inner hall.

Gardens & Grounds: A five bar gate opens onto a pressed gravelled drive leading to block paved parking areas. Detached garage presenting elevations of oak weatherboarding beneath a pitched slate tiled roof, open fronted incorporating secure bin and bicycle/lawnmower storage. The gardens and grounds run to all sides, laid to lawn with right angled flower beds marking the residential garden curtilage. The whole is bordered by a mixture of stock proof fencing, established and young hedging.

Directions: From the village centre of Smarden proceed out in a north-easterly direction and Austen’s Barn and annexe will be found on the right hand side after the junction to Lewd Lane.


Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains electricity, water supply and drainage. Mains gas underfloor heating throughout.

Local authority: Ashford Borough Council

Council tax: Barn: TBC Annexe: TBC

EPC: Barn: TBC Annexe: TBC

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888

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