Bramley Oast Broadwater Road | West Malling | Kent | ME19 6HT
Seller Insight Nestled in the glorious Kent countryside, just a couple of miles from the historic market town of West Malling is Bramley Oast, an immaculately presented period home that retains a wealth of character and charm. “This is just such a beautiful house in a beautiful location and I knew the minute I laid eyes on it that I wanted to live here,” says the owner. “It sits right in the heart of the stunning Kent countryside, surrounded by virtually nothing but open farmland, and the house itself is so characterful and wonderfully spacious… if I could pick it up and take it with us when we move, I really wouldn’t hesitate.” “The oast was converted into this lovely home over twenty-five years ago, but since then it’s been beautifully renovated and refurbished by previous owners, so when we moved here it was in great condition. The décor wasn’t really to our taste, so that’s been tastefully updated, but apart from that, all we’ve had to do is keep it all really well maintained.” “It’s a gorgeous period home, but it’s been converted in such a way that makes it absolutely ideal for modern family life,” continues the owner. “We’ve got a fabulous amount of space and the layout has been beautifully designed so we have rooms in which we can all be together, but equally spaces to retreat to if we want a bit of peace an quiet. We use one of the roundels as a summer lounge because it has French doors leading out onto the garden, and the other is a really impressive formal dining room; we also have a lovely big dine-in kitchen and a huge, more formal living room with a log-burning stove that keeps it cosy and warm in winter, and each of the bedrooms is a really good size so no one has had to compromise on space. In my opinion it’s the ideal family home and we’ve been extremely happy here.” “The garden’s not huge, but it’s perfectly formed and provides areas for sitting out, relaxing and al-fresco entertaining. Just outside the summer lounge is a good-size patio beyond which is an area of lawn, a summerhouse and some raised planters for growing vegetables. It’s all very peaceful and private, and it’s been very easy to maintain, which has allowed us more time to sit out and enjoy it.” “Each of the rooms has its own unique character and charm, but if I had to pick a favourite it would probably be the main lounge or ‘winter lounge’ as we like to call it,” says the owner. “It’s a lovely big room, but when the fire is roaring away it’s an incredibly cosy space to settle down in.” “We’re in the middle of the Kent countryside and yet everything we might want or need is practically on the doorstep,” says the owner. “It only takes around fifteen minutes to walk into West Malling, I can be in Maidstone in under twenty minutes and the train station is within striking distance so my husband has been able to commute into London every day. It’s one of those places that really does offer the best of both worlds.” “Another lovely part of the house is our large dine-in kitchen,” says the owner. “It’s a modern take on the farmhouse style, so it has a very homely feel and it’s the room to which everyone seems to naturally gravitate.” “This has been the most wonderful family home and I know I’m going to be very sad to let it go,” says the owner. “In terms of what I’ll miss, I think most of all it will be this glorious setting; it’s been a real haven of peace and tranquillity.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
Step inside Bramley Oast
This characterful Grade II Listed Oast and barn conversion with origins dating back to the 19th Century is found nestled within an exclusive development of similar period properties located on the fringes of the historic market town of West Malling. This Wisteria clad residence has been recently upgraded by the current owners yet retains all of its original character and charm with an abundance of period features to include; wood flooring, exposed brickwork and timbers, vaulted ceilings and wood burning stoves. Bramley Oast was converted to a high specification in the late 90’s and has a substantial footprint over two levels.The ground floor consists of separate summer and winter lounges both with log burners and a dining room in one of the roundels which makes for a perfect for dinner party room. The kitchen/breakfast room is a bespoke “Potts” fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces and integral appliances including an oil fired “Rayburn” oven. The first floor starts with a striking vaulted landing and has four double bedrooms and a contemporary family bathroom.The Master bedroom is located in one of the roundels and benefits from having en-suite shower room and a walk-in dressing room. Bedroom four, also with it’s own en-suite facility is so substantial that it could easily be converted to create two double bedrooms making this a five bedroom family home.
Externally the property has an enclosed rear garden with a patio and lawn areas and there is a further working garden with raised vegetable beds, a summer house and a greenhouse. The double garage with mezzanine storage level is accessed via a gravelled courtyard which provides further parking to the front of the property. The property is located in an idyllic rural setting and is minutes from West Malling which is a pretty market town and community with an historic church and Abbey and a variety of amenities to include boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, a country park, nearby leisure facilities and highly regarded primary schools. West Malling train station provides direct links to London and is easily reached from the property whilst the M20 motorway network is minutes away by car.
Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2019 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 06959315. Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BS. Printed 12.03.2019
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