An attractive oast conversion set in a pretty mature plot of about 0.68 acres just over a mile from the sought-after village of Brenchley
Biggenden Oast is a charming country home with delightful established gardens, owned by the current family for over 40 years and located in a most convenient semi-rural position. The accommodation benefits from elegant proportions, with good ceiling heights, generous room sizes and period features including timber-framed sash windows with deep sills, many framing an outlook over the garden.
Points of note include the impressive double-height reception hall with a striking cantilevered stone staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing, together with a generously-proportioned drawing room with an attractive painted wood fireplace. The drawing room opens through to the dining room with French doors out to the garden terrace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with wood units and integrated appliances including an electric oven and grill and a ceramic hob. There is a walk-in larder and a utility room with space for appliances and a door out to the garden. The study is fitted with bookshelves, with cupboards beneath and an outlook over the garden.
The dual-aspect principal bedroom has fitted cupboards and an en suite bathroom. There are four further good-sized bedrooms, all with fitted cupboards, and a family bathroom which completes the accommodation.
The attractive gardens lie mainly to the side and front of the house and are well-stocked with mature specimen trees and shrubs including magnolia, weeping pear, flowering cherry, copper beech, maple and rowan. Mixed herbaceous borders interspersed with shrubs offer seasonal colour and interest, with a rose walk and further rose-clad pergola adding height and colour, whilst hedging to the boundaries provides effective screening. A terrace, accessed from the dining room, offers an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the picturesque surroundings.
The property has two entrances from the lane, each with double five-bar gates set within an attractive brick wall opening to a gravel driveway providing parking and turning space, with an integral garage on the western side of the house.
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I like this location; country-like, yet very near the mainline station and very close to Brenchley as well. The big selling point though is in the conversion. Once you see the staircase and reception hall, I think you will want to buy this house!Robert JacobsProperty agent