The Barn, Church Lane, Nackington, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AF

Price £1,000,000

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in The Barn, Church Lane, Nackington, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AF

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This fantastic barn conversion is where a trendy converted Docklands loft apartment meets an immaculate rural residence. The barn had its origins in the 18th century and was on the site of an even earlier building, so is steeped in history and much of this is reflected in the amazing features that have been retained and give the property such a special character.

If your idea of a stunning home is an awe inspiring interior with extremely high vaulted and beamed ceilings in tranquil surroundings and a delightfully private outdoor space that requires virtually no maintenance, The Barn in Nackington should tick all the right boxes. It is situated in a private enclave of beautifully converted farm buildings surrounding a large gravel frontage at the end of a lane with no through traffic. Yet it is only a minute’s drive from Stone Street, the historic Roman Road to Canterbury that will take you to the centre of the city in just a few minutes for shopping, entertainment and sight-seeing or to the station for the fast train to London that will transport you to St Pancras is less than an hour.

From the moment you sweep onto the gravel frontage and see the barn for the first time you will be impressed by the brick base and exterior wood cladding as well as the vast roof with its Kent peg tiles and high central windows incorporating glazed French doors that open onto the driveway. The sight that greets you as you walk into the spacious tiled entrance hall will take your breath away as you look up and to your left and see the double height lounge and family area and right to the vaulted and beamed ceiling bespoke kitchen/diner.

Off the entrance hall is a trendy cloakroom and a double bedroom with a floor to ceiling beam and an en-suite shower room while a large, fitted utility room is adjacent to the triple aspect kitchen/diner. The wonderfully designed kitchen includes a range cooker and a raft of beautifully crafted bespoke wood units housing AEG appliances together with a central island, a granite worktop and useful wine racks. The flooring is American white oak with underfloor heating while overhead the exposed ceiling and cross beams provide delightful features that family and friends can enjoy while sitting down to a meal in the spacious dining area.

For the sheer ‘wow factor’ it would be hard to beat the feeling you have as you walk into the lounge and family area. Whether it is the amazingly high vaulted and beamed ceiling, the feature brick walls with cross and vertical beams that go up to the ceiling, the French doors with the high windows above, the charming log burner with its extremely long flue or the fascinating curved staircase that takes you to the principal bedroom with its glass balcony, there is something to take your fancy wherever you look.

Beyond the reception rooms is a modern family shower room that services two double bedrooms that can always be used as a study and playroom while up the curved staircase you will find the delightful and unusual main bedroom with its original oak beams and a contemporary en-suite bathroom behind a floating wall. The room allows you to be ‘lord or lady’ of all you survey, as you look down over the glass balcony to the reception room below.

Outside the large walled Yorkstone covered courtyard includes trees and shrubs and makes an excellent outdoor space for barbecues and family get togethers. It is a real suntrap where you can enjoy the sunshine virtually all day. There is a gate to the gravel frontage that leads to the en-bloc garage and carport.

“We bought the property 17 years ago when it was first converted and were delighted to own such a unique and sizeable property but not have a large garden to look after. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the conversion which was undertaken by the highly regarded Rogate property developers who specialise in building and converting properties to a particularly high standard and sympathetically to their environment. We love the area as it is quiet and peaceful yet we can be in Canterbury within a few minutes. However we feel it is time for us to downsize and let another family enjoy this immaculately presented home where all they need to do is install their furniture and put the kettle on.

There are cherry orchards surrounding us and lovely places to go for walks and we are not far from the St Lawrence Kent County cricket ground for any cricketing enthusiasts. The city has some UNESCO Heritage site historic buildings, high street stores and individual shops, bars and restaurants together with excellent grammar schools and world renowned private schools, three universities and two hospitals. As well as the high speed train from Canterbury West, the A2 is not far for Dover and Folkestone if you want to go to the Continent. There are also good recreational opportunities in the area including the Kingsmead Leisure centre and the Polo Farm Sports Club as well as sailing, fishing and bathing along the nearby coast. For golfing aficionados there is the Canterbury Golf Club but if you want to go further afield you can try the Championship golf courses at Sandwich and Deal including Royal St George, Princes and the Royal Cinque Ports clubs”.

Property Features

  • Stunningly converted 18th Century barn
  • Double height reception space with vaulted and beamed ceiling
  • Bespoke kitchen/diner with high-end appliances
  • Mezzanine main bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Courtyard garden, en-bloc garage and carport
  • Easy access to Canterbury and the high speed train to London

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