Sondes Barn is a particularly attractive period barn conversion, with elevations that are a blend of brick with burnt headers and blackened weatherboarding, beneath hipped tile roofs. It was converted in circa 1990 and now offers light and characterful accommodation, comprising 3 ground floor bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a magnificent double reception room, a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and 2 attic rooms. The property also benefits from a former detached double garage, which is now utilized as a multi-function games room. There is also ample parking and turning to the front and a delightful L-shaped garden to the side and rear.
Inside the accommodation oozes quality and character, principally covering the ground floor. From the hall with tiled floor, doors lead to the cloakroom, utility room, kitchen and an opening to the double reception room. This is a really super double length room with full height double glazed windows and French windows out to the terrace and garden, a feature fireplace with brick back and sides, brick hearth and with wood burner, together with natural exposed timber framing, timbers and exposed brickwork. The room is partially sub-divided by open timber framing, to create a dining area, as well as a generous main reception room. There are three bedrooms, including a principal bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom, together with a family shower room.
The aforementioned kitchen features a tiled floor with comprehensive U-shaped range of units comprising black granite worktops with drawers and cupboards below and twin butler sink. There is also space for a Lacanche five-ring gas range and a courtesy door from the kitchen leads to the rear garden.
On the first floor there are two attic rooms, one of which is currently used as a bedroom and one of which is a study. Both of these rooms have double glazed roof light windows to the rear.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The gardens are a particular feature of the property, being of an excellent size, L-shaped and principally laid to lawn. There are a number of shrubs, bushes, evergreens and roses, together with an arbour clad with clematis and a number of mature trees including apple, fir and silver birch.
To the front, the garden is enclosed by a mellow brick wall with wrought iron gate to the front. There is ample parking and turning to the front, together with a former detached double garage which is now used as a multi-function games room. In addition to this excellent building, there is also a timber and felt workshop, garden store and summerhouse with deck.
The property is situated in an idyllic rural spot, within the highly sought after village of Patrixbourne which lies just to the south of Canterbury. The village itself has a medieval church (St Marys), whilst the adjoining village of Bekesbourne has a mainline railway station on the Dover-Canterbury-London line. The equally sought after village of Bridge lies approximately a mile away and offers an excellent C of E primary school, a convenience store, pubs and restaurants, doctors surgery, dentist and a bus route to Canterbury. The Cathedral City of Canterbury itself lies a short distance to the north and offers a shopping centre, a range of schools in both the public and private sectors, including Kings, St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include golf at Scotland Hills and county cricket at St Lawrence in Canterbury, sailing on the coast, pleasant walks and rides over the nearby footpaths and bridleways in the vicinity, together with the renowned Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury, for cricket, hockey, tennis and croquet.
The property is particularly well placed for access in to Canterbury with its two mainline railway stations, including Canterbury West which offers the HSR to London (St Pancras 53 mins). It is also well placed for access on to the A2 dual carriageway, which in turn gives excellent straight forward journeys to the Port of Dover, Faversham and on to London.
From Canterbury take the New Dover Road (A2050) towards Bridge. At the top of the hill and at the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on the New Dover Road, which merges on to the A2. Stay left and take the exit sliproad towards Bridge and at the T-junction turn left on to Bifrons Hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the first left at the mini roundabout on to Station Road. Turn first left on to a driveway and fork right along the shared access drive, whereupon Sondes Barn will be found infront.
Note: The location plans are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon for accuracy. Photographs are not true depictions of fixtures and fittings. Wide angle lenses may be used. CAN160033|220816|v1