Set in a rural hamlet, this converted oast will surprise and captivate you as you explore the wonderful accommodation.
Sunshine warms your shoulders as you walk, a gentle breeze brings with it the sweetly delightful scent from the stunning field of yellow beside you, a fragrance that envelops you as you walk along the footpath away from this converted oast house. A wooden bridge provides a momentary pause, time to linger and take in the scenery around you, to glance down as the water slips gently beneath you on its own journey through this delightful Kent countryside.
From here you may choose to follow a Stour Valley Walk or head out toward the Saxon Shore Way, it is a great area to explore, but before you do, look back, there is a shimmer in the warm air and it is easy to understand what drew our clients to this spot, a proper rural setting.
This home was the culmination of a very specific and painstaking search, certain requirements meant few homes came close to being suitable, why?
'We had a clear image of the things we wanted, of what would draw us away from life in London and we weren't looking for a compromise' the owners told us. It would be easy to think, in casual conversation, that their search was for something that wouldn't exist, but here is proof it does. 'We wanted somewhere that had character but had to have high ceilings, it had to have spacious rooms, we didn't want to feel squeezed, it had to be in a rural setting, but we didn't want acres of garden, busy lives meant that wouldn't be practical. We were looking for a home that made life comfortable, allowed us to entertain, to enjoy life in a garden but it mustn't impinge on our work, we didn't want somewhere that would become burdensome because of the outside space. It proved much harder to find than we imagined but, when we came to see this former Oast, well everything just fell into place and we’ve loved living here.'
This is a home that is full of surprises, not the typical oast conversion you might imagine but one that provides a very modern layout, wows you with a kitchen that gives you space to cook, space to eat and space to relax, it's perfect for entertaining, for relaxing in and whether you have a full house or just some time to yourself, this is a room that will provide endless enjoyment, all thirty five foot and a few inches of it, a fabulous example of what we call a 'family room'.
Interestingly, it is beautifully complemented by matching space elsewhere. At thirty nine feet, the living room seems to stretch away as you walk through, it provides the opportunity to house large furniture comfortably. The hallway with those delightful double doors and gothic feel also opens to the dining room, again a space that accepts furniture with ease then you are round and back to that wonderful family kitchen.
Follow the stairs upwards and you are very aware of the history of this home, that it once had a working life, now it has a different purpose, to provide a home and it does it with wonderful aplomb. A spacious landing, rooms that cry out to be dressed with fine furnishings, when bedrooms begin with measurements of seventeen feet or twenty two feet, they are places that mean there is never an envious eye cast upon another’s room, although...
Step onto the top floor and a magical suite awaits you, bedroom, sitting room, dressing room and bathroom all await with views out across the fields and the captivating lines of the roof and stunning timbers highlight the origins of the home. This is a captivating space, one that many of us dream of finding.
It's hard to imagine you might need additonal space, even so, only one roof area has been turned to accommodation, might something more be possible?
Outside the gardens fit the owners' lifestyle perfectly, a patio stretches nearly the length of the house providing space for tables and to entertain outside, lawn with established borders provides colour and interest through the year. A two-bay car barn has storage to the side and a gravel parking area provides space for many vehicles off the country lane.
What of Westmarsh? Delightful countryside is all around you, footpaths to explore as we've said and nearby Ash, Preston and Wingham for local shops and interest.
It's easy to get to picturesque Sandwich, delightful Canterbury (approx eight miles), the port at Dover and Eurotunnel.
For a bigger shop there's Westwood Cross, around twelve miles distant. Sandwich station is around six miles and you can catch a High-Speed service to St Pancras which takes around an hour.
This is a surprising find, a delightful one and somewhere that will provide enjoyment and pleasure for many years to come.Get in touch if you like this property.