Barn Owls, Preston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5AS

Price £950,000

4 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale in Barn Owls, Preston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5AS

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Something for everyone is available in the rural oasis that is 'Barn Owls'. If you want to live in an absolutely stunning Grade II listed barn conversion in 1.34 acre of grounds in a tranquil environment and located down a quiet country lane, this one has it all. If you want to run a business from home there is a superb luxury and long established cattery with 40 top-of-the-range pens incorporating raised sleeping areas with electric heat pads and night lights. If you have elderly relatives or adult children requiring separate accommodation or you want to provide holiday lets there is a truly delightful detached single storey annex created from the original milking shed. There is also a 60ft Dutch barn with the cattery isolation unit and also where you can keep numerous vehicles including a motor home, caravan and boat and in front of it is a vast concrete parking area that leads to the cattery.

Another advantage of this amazing complex is that the main house and the annex are separate from the cattery and the Dutch barn. They are approached via a gate and a concrete driveway leading to the garage/workshop and your first view of the beautiful barn conversion with its catslide roof and shiplap and flint exterior is when you go through the inner wrought iron gates and portico entrance. From here you can stroll down the wide gravel path to the glass and wood front door surrounded by double height windows under a pitched roof. Once you walk through the large inner porch to the very spacious and welcoming reception hall the sight of the beamed and vaulted ceiling together with the stunning oak staircase, herringbone brick walls, engineered oak flooring and the minstrels gallery is awe inspiring.

This feeling of awe is likely to continue as you see the impressive open plan lounge/dining room and its amazing feature brick wall with arched recesses, brick pillars and wall and ceiling beams. The central fireplace and wood burning stove are complemented by under floor heating throughout the ground floor. On warmer days, wide sliding doors open to the large patio and inner courtyard style garden. There is a modern kitchen with brick features and attractive cream Howden units including a fascinating breakfast bar overlooking the garden. The kitchen incorporates a Stoves range cooker, an American fridge freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and a discreetly hidden washing machine as well as access to a ground floor cloakroom, boot room and external back door.

Up the stairs there is a gorgeous U shaped beamed galleried landing and a charming seating area with a picture window providing lovely views across the garden. This area is large enough to be used as a small study/office if required. The landing leads to the modern family bathroom and four bedrooms. Most of these have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams including the charming master with its fitted bedroom furniture and contemporary en-suite bathroom.

The inner courtyard style garden is surrounded by attractive pergolas and shrub beds on either side. It includes a terrace, a large lawn with a central water feature and a charming summer house where you will find a very large hot tub that is just the place to wind down after a busy day. On the opposite side of the inner garden is the milking shed with its gardener’s cloakroom and annex.

Entry to the annex is via double gates on to a very large and secluded terrace surrounded by shrub borders. The double glass front door takes you into a very large Orangery that was replaced about four years ago. This makes an ideal light and bright sitting/dining room and has access to the open plan inner living space and well fitted kitchen/breakfast room that includes units housing a built in oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There are two double bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom with a P shaped bath and modern integral shower.


“We purchased Barn Owls some 10 years ago as we were looking to have a complete change of lifestyle by moving to the country, living in a beautiful home and where there was an existing business we could enjoy developing. We love the character of the house and the peaceful rural environment and over the years we have enhanced the property with new bathrooms and a new kitchen. It has been a wonderful decade and we have enjoyed every minute of it but we feel it is now time to retire and ‘pass the baton’ on to new owners.

It is an idyllic spot surrounded by farmland and down a quiet country lane. At the same time it is only a short drive to the Thanet Way for access to London and Canterbury and the Sandwich road for Sandwich, Dover, Deal and Folkestone are nearby, while the high speed train from Ramsgate will get you to Central London in about an hour and a quarter. We are quite close to the Westwood Cross shopping centre for a little retail therapy and entertainment and for golfing enthusiasts there is the St Augustine's Golf Club, Stonelees and the Manston Golf Centre as well as the renowned Championship courses at Sandwich. There are also excellent grammar and private schools in Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Manston is a charming village with its old church and the Jolly Farmer pub as well as the renowned Spitfire Memorial museum. There is also a large recreation ground and a village hall that hosts a variety of regular activities”.

Property Features

  • Stunning Grade II listed barn conversion
  • 1.34 acre plot including secluded garden and orchard
  • 2 bedroom detached annex with private terrace
  • Luxury cattery with 40 pens and office facilities
  • 60ft Dutch Barn plus gated yard with ample parking
  • Located on a quiet country lane surrounded by farmland





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