This is a delightful barn to escape to, for that taste of rural life; to enjoy country walks and sitting on a river bank relaxing.
Sunlight glints off the water that is slowly passing as the river gently flows by. A light breeze ruffles leaves beside you and bird song surrounds you; sat on the river bank the stresses of life seem to slip away and the reason for living here becomes apparent.
Having the right to use this nearby and easy to reach area of river was one of the key factors that drew the owners here and away from other homes they had viewed.
The feel of the barn as they moved around it, the grounds outside; to follow the public footpath that crosses the fenced paddock and step out into the farmland behind to see soft fruit growing, all that and the stroll to the river to enjoy that environment, to be in touch with nature, to walk their dog from here, everything fell into place and ultimately has created magical memories they will take with them on their next adventure.
They love the high ceilings, the feel of openness that comes from the gallery, those lovely expanses of glass that barns are renowned for and then things like the mezzanine storage areas in two of the bedrooms.
Outside there is plenty of parking by the car barn, a loft hatch takes you to a wonderful storage area above it.
A formal garden nestles up to the barn, step out from the living room or dining area directly onto it, a perfect place for entertaining and looking over part of the grounds (in total approx 0.6 acres).
Mixed hedging provides interest through the year and habitat for wildlife; the scent from the Linden Tree wafting across the garden was a magical thing during our photo shoot here.
Lovely neighbours mean you enjoy life in a rural spot, on the edge of a quiet village and yet feel part of a community.
By the way, although attached to the adjacent property it should be noted that only the external elevations and not the external walls are connected.
It's the land behind, the countryside that draws you, the accommodation works beautifully and it's a pleasant surprise to know the barn is on mains drainage. The central heating is fuelled by propane gas and a storage tank is discreetly tucked away.
If you’re looking to escape to the countryside, the real countryside, to see the seasons change, the fruit crops be planted, grow and be harvested, to listen to the skylarks and watch a river drift by; this is a fabulous choice for a home and it's surprisingly accessible.
Yalding, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, all can be reached easily enough. Marden Station is just over 3 miles away, less than ten minutes in a car for connecting you to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross.
Yalding Station, on the Medway Valley Line which takes you to beautiful Rochester or to Tonbridge and then onto Tunbridge Wells, is around four and a half miles and can be reached in under fifteen minutes.Get in touch if you like this home.