An attractive and spacious converted barn with planning to extend, set within glorious landscaped gardens with far reaching countryside views on the edge of this popular village.
The New Barn is an attractive converted barn originally constructed in the 1980s and converted into a family home since. Planning permission has been granted to extend to provide five bedrooms in total. The spacious and versatile accommodation is well presented throughout, with attractive views over the gardens and beyond. Character features include high ceilings, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed brick walls, flagstone tiled flooring and thumb latch doors. The property was formerly owned by a landscape gardener so the gardens and grounds are planted with a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers providing year round interest.
Planning permission: 19/03494/HOUSE | Demolition 4no. outbuildings. Erection two storey side extension. | The New Barn Hever Lane Hever KENT TN8 7ET
The principal reception rooms provide excellent areas for both formal and informal living. The drawing room has a glazed door to the front garden with full height windows and a wood burning stove. The drawing room extends to the orangery which is a fabulous space with a vaulted ceiling, double doors and wonderful views over the garden and beyond. The elegant dining room has an outlook and a door to the front garden.
The study has wonderful far reaching views to the north.
The generous triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a butler sink and a separate dresser style cupboard with granite worktop. Appliances include a range style cooker with an extractor fan over and space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Completing this floor are two cloakrooms, a boot room and a cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
There are two staircases rising to the first floor, one of which is a spiral staircase with a wrought iron hand rail. Both landings have hatches to the attic.
The impressive principal bedroom is double aspect with an apex window to the rear and double opening windows to the front. There are built-in wardrobes and shelved cupboards together with a feature roll top bath. The modern en suite shower room is well appointed and includes a double shower cubicle.
There are three further bedrooms, two of which have fitted wardrobes.
The stylish family bathroom has a shower over the bath and completes the accommodation.
The house is approached via a brick block drive which continues over a stone bridge to the parking area and detached triple garage.
The superb landscaped gardens and grounds feature a number of ponds, one of which has the stone vehicular bridge extending over it. Around the house are paved paths which extend to terraced areas interspersed with shrub beds. These terraces are well located and provide ideal areas for al fresco entertaining throughout the day, and to the rear enjoy views over the surrounding countryside. To the rear is a raised lawn with a natural pond and open farmland views with post and rail fencing to the boundary. The majority of the lawned gardens are located to the west with meandering paths through the established planting and ponds. One of these ponds has a decked jetty. Within the garden is an orchard with a greenhouse and implement store. The gardens are stocked with a wide variety of shrubs, trees and plants which provide year round interest and a high degree of privacy.
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This converted barn now benefits from planning to extend, together with excellent landscaped gardens and far reaching views.Richard Smith