"This is one of those properties that you just long to see but they rarely become available on the open market" said our Director, Roy Fever.
This superb Grade 2 listed character home forms part of the amazing Malthouses in the popular village of East Brabourne. It has the original oast which provides a unique dining room and first floor bedroom. The building was one of the oldest malthouses in Kent before becoming general farm buildings; we believe the lounge - once used to malt barley - was subsequently used as a simple cow shed!
Throughout the property you will see original features like brickwork, a ragstone wall believed to date from the late 1600's, exposed beams and the list goes on. Views are plenty and far reaching, with the property being positioned in the heart of the Kent countryside. It affords some amazing walks up onto the North Downs but you don’t need to walk too far to find a couple of highly regarded local gastro pubs - one of which was recently voted Kent's best pub - which have superb restaurants inside.
The property is positioned on a country lane and access is gained via a private driveway to the rear courtyard area which provides parking and access to the large cart barn open garage with under cover parking and a locked storage area as well as space in the eaves. The communal area is very well maintained with regular gardening.
There is a garden gate which leads to the gorgeous, well stocked, cottage-style garden and brick pathway to the main door. Inside, you walk straight into the entrance hall with access to the cloakroom, kitchen and stunning dining room in the oast. The dining room opens to the lounge with a large picture window allowing so much light in, exposed brickwork and beams as well as exposed wooden flooring. The kitchen has more than enough space for the breakfast table whilst also benefitting from an extensive range of wall and base units, wood block worktop and butlers sink. Hidden away in the under stairs cupboard is a handy utility room with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. From the kitchen, you enter the rear lobby which has an occasional glazed door to the front and stairs to the first floor.
The character of the property continues upstairs with the master bedroom having the outside of the oast showing exposed brickwork and a full range of fitted wardrobes to one wall. Views stretch over the fields from the window to the side, which are sublime. Bedroom 2 benefits from the upper section of the oast and is a great size, even more fun for children! Bedroom 3 is at the front and again, those views are simply amazing. In the bathroom, there is a full suite, but the double ended roll top bath is just inspiring with a shower over. Don't miss the cast iron radiator as well, more character to add to everything else that you will see and enjoy.
We can't describe in full the wealth of features throughout this exceptionally well presented and beloved home. The owners hope that you enjoy it as much as they have if you are successful in becoming the new custodian and continuing the history of the building.
To book your viewing, simply contact our office today to avoid disappointment!
Sitting Room (4.97 x 4.83 m - 16′4″ x 15′10″ ft)
Dining Room (Oast Room) (4.03 x 4.03 m - 13′3″ x 13′3″ ft)
Kitchen (4.83 x 2.49 m - 15′10″ x 8′2″ ft)
Master Bedroom (4.89 x 3.84 m - 16′1″ x 12′7″ ft)
Bedroom 2 (Oast Room) (4.28 x 4.28 m - 14′1″ x 14′1″ ft)
Bedroom 3 (3.54 x 2.58 m - 11′7″ x 8′6″ ft)
Garage (4.5 x 2.8 m - 14′9″ x 9′2″ ft)
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