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The Drive, Chestfield, CT5 3NS  |  £705,000

Key Points

  • Wealth Of Character
  • Adaptable Four Bedrooms Accommodation
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Well Stocked Cottage Gardens
  • Grade II Listed Barn Conversion
  • Charming Village Location Close to Golf Course
  • Two Large Receptions
  • Stunning Entrance Hall
  • Double Garage + Off Road Parking

Property Information

Tythe Barn is believed to date to the 15th Century. In the early 20th Century the original Tithe Barn was divided by a local builder George Reeves and it is believed in the 1940's the barn was then subdivided to provide two pairs of very individually designed semi-detached cottages. This charming home boasts a wealth of exposed timbers and many other period features as well as those that have been incorporated into the property by George Reeves. Amongst these are architectural pieces salvaged from Hales Place Monastery including oak panelling, a substantial panelled door and a magnificent cartwheel window overlooking the front garden from the dining room. As you enter Tythe barn you are greeted by a stunning entrance hall with vaulted ceiling incorpating a door with access to the original owl loft, a wealth of exposed timbers, feature colour glazed leaded light windows and an impressive staircase leading to a semi galleried landing. The charm continues into the large sitting room with fireplace that leads into a spacious dining room, a pleasant setting for formal dining and entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is of a generous size with utility area and to the ground floor is also a cloakroom and separate snug/double bedroom. To the first and second floor are three double bedrooms, study, large family bath/shower room and shower room. The property occupies a large well tended and established plot with the main garden having a westerly aspect together with a detached double garage and off road parking. Situated in a prestigious location in the heart of the village of Chestfield within yards of the 18 hole golf course. Chestfield mainline railway station is approximately 1 mile away, bus services to Canterbury (approx. 5.9 miles) and Whitstable (approx. 2½ miles) are available at Chestfield Road approximately 350 yards away.


Entrance Vestibule

Stained oak front entrance door. Leaded light windows to side and rear.


Spacious Entrance Hall

Glazed stained wood entrance door. Impressive balustrade staircase leading to first floor. Panelled wall with feature arched leaded light coloured glazed windows. Vaulted ceiling with wealth of beams and high level door giving access to the original owl loft. Additional colour glazed leaded light windows. Radiator. Hive thermostat control for central heating.



Suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Local splash back tiling. Radiator. Extractor fan.


Lounge 21' 5 x 13' 9 (6.53m x 4.2m )

Large feature brick fireplace with living flame gas fire. Large feature window to front overlooking garden. Two radiators. Wealth of exposed beams. Opening to dining room.


Dining Room 13' 9 x 14' 10 (4.2m x 4.53m )

Feature brick fireplace. Leaded light window to side overlooking garden, feature cartwheel window to front. Radiator. Wealth of exposed beams.


Snug/Bedroom 14' 5 Max x 12' 4 Max (4.4m x 3.76m )

Feature brick fireplace. Leaded light window to side overlooking garden. Radiator. Exposed beams.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19' 4 Narrowing 13'1 x 12' 9 Narrowing 10'5 (5.9m x 3.89m )

Matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer ceramic 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Inset range style Smeg cooker with six gas rings with two electric ovens and extractor cooker hood above. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Two leaded light windows to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Door to rear.


Rear Porch

Leaded light window to side.


Spacious Semi Galleried landing

Built-in double cupboard with hanging space. Radiator. Airing cupboard with shelves, housing lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Brick built fireplace with wood panelling above. Wealth of exposed beams to vaulted ceiling.


Bedroom 1 18' 5 + wardrobe x 10' 7 widening 13'5 (5.62m x 3.23m widening 13'5)

Large dormer window to front overlooking garden with window seat. Large fitted double wardrobes. Radiator. Leaded light window to side. Wealth of exposed beams.


Bedroom 2 13' 4 x 8' 4 (4.07m x 2.54m )

Leaded light dormer window to front overlooking garden. Built-in cupboard. Radiator. Exposed beams.


Study 10' 0 x 4' 1 min (3.05m x 1.25m min)

Leaded light window to side overlooking garden. Exposed beams.


Bath/shower room 9' 10 x 8' 4 + recess (3m x 2.54m + recess)

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and additional shower head, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Large leaded light window to rear. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Access to loft area.


Shower Room 5' 0 + recess x 4' 11 (1.53m + recess x 1.5m )

Suite in white comprising tiled walk in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and additional shower head, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Extractor fan.


2nd Floor Landing

Built in wardrobe.


Bedroom 3 17' 9 max x 9' 10 Slope in centre (5.42m x 3m )

Leaded light dormer window to side. Radiator. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below.


Double Garage 17' 5 x 17' 2 (5.31m x 5.24m )

Detached double garage. Two double doors to front. Power and light. Leaded light window to side and rear. Driveway to the front of the garage for two cars.


Front Garden 76' 11 x 48' 9 (23.44m x 14.85m )

Border hedging to front with five bar gate. Mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders. Fruit trees. Mature trees and hedging. Large summer house with power and light. Garden shed. Patio area.


Rear Courtyard Garden 29' 2 x 46' 2 (8.9m x 14.07m )

Mainly laid to crazy paved well stocked flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Outside tap. Outside lighting. Gated pedestrian rear access. Driveway extending to the front of the garage providing off road parking. Enclosed with fencing and walls.


Other Information

The property is approached via a private road for which the residents have formed a road association called The Drive, The Drove and Meadow Drive Road Association. There is an agreed annual charge of £75.


Main Services

The following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, gas, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.



Central heating is provided by a gas fired boiler situated in the Kitchen and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of painted timber frames.



The property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.


Council Tax

We are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band E. The amount payable under tax band E for the year 2020/2021 is £2,421.65.



Please ring us to make an appointment. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.



Agent Notes

Kent Estate Agencies gives notice for themselves and for the sellers of the property, whose agents they are that any floor plans, plans or mapping and measurements are approximate quoted in metric with imperial equivalents. All are for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The measurements are provided in accordance with the R.I.C.S. Code of Measuring Practice 6th edition. <br />We have not carried out a structural survey and the services, appliances and specific fittings have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Prospective purchasers or lessees should seek their own professional advice. Kent Estate Agencies retain the copyright in all advertising material used to market this property. <br />No person in the employment of Kent Estate Agencies has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Purchase prices, rents or other prices quoted are correct at the date of publication and, unless otherwise stated, exclusive of VAT. <br />For a free valuation of your property contact the number on this brochure. Printed 29th June 2021

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