Fine & Country are delighted to bring to market this rare opportunity to purchase a stunning four-bedroom detached family home with unique development/equestrian opportunities set in approximately 8.5 acres of grounds in a superb location in the sough-after village of Whetsted.
The Oast Barn is presented to the market in excellent condition throughout having been lovingly restored and extensively extended by the current owners and offers a wonderfully bright family home, renovated to an exacting standard throughout, in a sought-after location. The property also boasts wonderful outbuildings including a renovated Shepherds hut which could be utilised for a variety of functions including an office space or a childrens den. Another outbuilding has been converted into a cinema room with electrics and under floor heating, TV and surround sound - a perfect space to relax and unwind.
The property is superbly positioned in a rural location, on a very quiet no-through private lane, while being close to local schools and travel links. As well as a substantial private garden, the property also offers an additional plot, with easy access, with the potential to build a detached dwelling or equestrian facilities (STPP), with plans already drawn up by the current owners for a four bedroom house, and an additional 7.5 acre paddock that has been planted with a mix of meadow flowers and English hedging along the roadside by the current owners.
A potential opportunity to extend the property is achievable (STPP) by converting an existing outbuilding that sits adjacent and detached from the house and could be converted into additional living space subject to the necessary permissions.
The property, which originally dates from 1902 and was formerly an apple barn, is approached via a private drive with 6ft electric gates with ample room for parking on the front drive for several cars, and boasts just under 1500 square feet of internal living space with additional outbuildings and a wonderful outside terrace area ingeniously constructed from a reclaimed railway station. Internally, the property, which is over two floors, consists of, on the ground floor, reception/living room, kitchen and cloakroom and on the first floor the property has four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
On entering the front door, you walk directly into a stunning and truly unique kitchen with handmade bespoke cabinets and worktop, wood flooring and high specification integrated appliances and fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is a wonderful family space with plenty of room for cooking and dining. From the kitchen you have an exceptionally large cloakroom with all modern fixtures and fittings. A door from the kitchen leads to the reception/living room. A spacious and bright space with two sets of French doors and additional folding doors leading to the outside and allowing for an abundance of light to flood into this stunning room. The reception also boasts a large Jotul wood burning stove and beautiful Amtico wood flooring perfectly complementing this wonderful family space.
Taking the stairs to the first floor you find four well-arranged double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with both a bath and a shower. The principal bedroom is of excellent proportions and boasts dual aspect windows/French doors allowing light to flood in and offering far reaching views across the garden.
Outside, the property boasts a large landscaped garden to the front of the house and includes an extensive variety of mature trees and shrubs making for a secluded and peaceful private space. To the front of the house is a parking area with ample room for several cars. The garden includes a wonderful entertaining space created using a reclaimed section of Tipton railway station, a perfect space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends throughout the year. Adjacent to the house, set into the hedge is a goods wagon, dating from the 1940s with both lighting and power, which is currently being used as a wood and bike store. Additionally there is metal shed, again with power and lighting, making an ideal space as workshop.
At the end of the large garden is an additional plot, offering a superb opportunity to develop (STPP), with plans having been drawn up for a four-bedroom dwelling. From this plot there is access to an additional 7.5 acre paddock, an ideal space for the next owners to utilise as their needs require.
Whetsted offers an enviable mix of a friendly and bustling local community and rural tranquillity with easy access to a variety of walks in the stunning Kent countryside. The nearby mainline station of Paddock Wood (1.2 miles) offers direct trains to London with journey times of approximately 45 minutes. The location is an ideal place for all kinds of homeowners, from busy commuters to growing families. The nearby towns of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge offer a plethora of mainstream and artisanal shopping opportunities and a variety or bars and restaurants. The property is ion an ideal location for schools, including local grammar schools, and sits within the popular Capel Primary School catchment area....Read full description