Three of the best country homes in Kent

PUBLISHED: 15:53 20 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:34 20 February 2013

Three of the best country homes in Kent

Three of the best country homes in Kent

Showcasing rural gems in Boughton Monchelsea, Upchurch and Cowden

Three of the best country homes in Kent

Showcasing rural gems in Boughton Monchelsea, Upchurch and Cowden

Boughton Monchelsea 500,000

Tudor Cottage is an attractive Grade II listed cottage, extended and refurbished to provide stylish family living space in a semi-rural location.

Believed to have 16th-century origins, it has been sympathetically extended and renovated to offer practical family living space with surprisingly bright and airy accommodation for a property of this age.

A wealth of impressive beams and timbers and an inglenook fireplace sit well with modern features such as a superb fitted kitchen with Aga, double-glazed windows, solid oak and limestone flooring throughout.

Attention to detail is evident in the thoughtfully planned extension housing the large kitchen/breakfast room (where French doors give access to the terrace) and a master bedroom and en-suite above.

Jackson-Stops & Staff

01580 720000

Upchurch 495,000

This Grade II listed barn conversion offering spacious three to four-bedoom accommodation in a pretty rural hamlet makes a delightful family home.

Originally part of the neighbouring fruit farm, it now sits in a pleasant private plot of 0.75 acres which contain a substantial garage workshop.

The main reception room is a triple-aspect room with an inglenook fireplace and the large kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired cookery range that supplies the hot water and half of the heating.

Baldwins Estate Agents

01795 533544

Cowden - price on application

This country retreat set in 10 acres on the edge of Brenchley village offers two properties in one a 16th-century Grade II listed period farmhouse simply oozing chocolate box charm, and a Grand Designs-style barn conversion.

Add in a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, fishing stream, millpond and formal landscaped gardens, plus separate garaging for both properties, and you have a really versatile set up.

Cowden farmhouse, with its exposed beam, inglenook fireplaces, mullioned windows and latch doors, has five bedrooms served by two sets of staircases, while Cowden barn has been beautifully converted to offer four bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, two sitting room areas, a dining room and utility room.

Firefly Properties

01732 848441

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