CHARING, KENT - 6 Bedroom Country House

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  • Substantial Unlisted Country House
  • 4,370 sq ft of Accommodation
  • Six Bedrooms, Five Reception Rooms, Three Bathrooms
  • 1.33 Acres of Parkland Style Grounds
  • Wealth of Character & Original Features
  • Smallbone Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Stunning Landscaped Rear Garden
  • Private Position Set Back From The Road
  • Within 0.5 Mile of Charing Village Centre
  • Private Accompanied Viewings Strictly Via Saddlers
A substantial and extremely handsome six bedroom country house occupying a private plot of 1.33 acres backing onto fields, situated just half a mile from the centre of the historic village of Charing.

Old Barn House enjoys a place in local history having started life as a medieval barn known as Pierce Farm Barn, originally situated in a different location in Charing. It was used as the local YMCA Youth Hostel for many years before being dismantled and moved to its present location.

Subsequently extended and improved in a most sympathetic mannerover the years, the property now offers extensive and very versatile accommodation featuring a wealth of character and charm arranged over three floors.

The ground floor includes an impressive entrance hall with full height vaulted beamed ceiling, drawing room with open fireplace, dining room with feature fireplace, sitting room and pantry, study, laundry, double glazed conservatory, Smallbone fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and two cloakrooms.

A heavy timbered staircase rises to an equally impressive first floor galleried landing with a seating area overlooking the extensive lawned front garden. The principal bedroom suite with a contemporary shower room and recently added bathroom is accessed via its own private landing, a second bedroom also has its own en-suite shower room and two further first floor bedrooms are complimented by a family bathroom with a delightful view over the rear garden.

A further staircase leads from the landing to the second floor where two additional bedrooms can be found.

The property is approached via a private driveway leading into sweeping lawned grounds of 1.33 acres with extensive parking space and a garage in the rear garden suitable for storing garden machinery. The grounds back onto open fields providing a real sense of space and privacy, whilst being so conveniently placed for the village and railway station.

We recommend viewing this fine property in order to fully appreciate the size and versatility of accommodation on offer.

Locality: The property is set well back from the road, situated on the southern fringes of the village of Charing. The village sits between the foot of the North Downs with the Pilgrim's Way and the Green Sand Ridge, a rural area rich in farming, some 5.5 miles west of the larger market town of Ashford and 13 miles east of Maidstone. Ashford provides an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities along with out-of-town designer outlet shopping and all the major supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda, within easy reach by car.

Charing enjoys an interesting mix of village shops, churches, primary school and doctor's surgery. Transport links are well supported with a main line railway station in the village, providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International station which benefits from the High Speed 37 minute rail service to London St Pancras. Junction 9 of the M20 motorway is some 5 miles distant and junction 8, some 8 miles distant, both providing direct access to London and the Kent coast.


The House

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall: 17' x 16'4" (5.18m x 4.98m)
Drawing Room: 20'10" x 18'10" (6.35m x 5.74m)
Dining Room: 17'10" x 14' (5.44m x 4.27m)
Study: 18' x 11'1" (5.49m x 3.38m)
Laundry Room
Sitting Room: 17'4" x 15' (5.28m x 4.57m)
Cloakroom One
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 17'9" x 16' (5.41m x 4.88m)
Utility Room: 8'7" x 7'1" (2.62m x 2.16m)
Conservatory: 21'6" x 8' (6.55m x 2.44m)
Utility: 8'7" x 5'4" (2.62m x 1.63m)
Cloakroom Two

First Floor
Galleried Landing: 22'5" x 17'5" max (6.83m x 5.31m max)

Principal Bedroom Suite
Private Landing: 9' x 4'5" (2.74m x 1.35m)
Bedroom: 18' x 16' (5.49m x 4.88m)
Shower Room: 9'1" x 7'8" (2.77m x 2.34m)

Bedroom Two: 20'1" x 17'1" (6.12m x 5.21m)
Bedroom Three: 11' x 9'5" increasing to 15'7" (3.35m x 2.87m increasing to 4.75m)
En-Suite Shower Room: 6'6" x 5'10" (1.98m x 1.78m)
Bedroom Four: (partially restricted headroom) 12'8" x 9'2" (3.86m x 2.79m)
Family Bathroom: 14'6" x 9'4" (4.42m x 2.84m)

Second Floor
Bedroom Five: 15'5" x 12' (4.70m x 3.66m)
Bedroom Six: 12'3" x 12'2" (3.73m x 3.71m)

The Grounds

Parkland style gardens of 1.33 acres
Garage: 20' x 8'10" (6.10m x 2.69m)