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The Drove, Chestfield, CT5 3NT  |  £995,000

Key Points

  • Wealth Of Character & Charm
  • Large Well Tended Gardens + Extensive Parking
  • Large Sitting Room, Log Burner + Dining Room
  • Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room & En-Suite
  • Substantial Grade II Listed Barn Conversion
  • Prestigious Village Location Close to Golf Course
  • Oak Framed Detached Double Garage With Storage
  • Snug, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room + Utility Room
  • Beautiful Home With Adaptable Accommodation

Property Information

This beautiful and substantial home is believed to date back 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 sub-divided 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 which are architectural pieces salvaged from Hales Place Monastery. This stunning home stands on a generous plot with gardens to front, side and rear with the great advantage of a sunny aspect together with extensive parking and an oak framed detached double garage with storage above. The property has a real sense of space and provides versatile accommodation to incorporate substantial sitting room with log burner overlooking the rear garden, delightful snug with dual aspect, large dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, double bedroom, study, utility room, cloakroom and bathroom. To the first floor are three bedrooms, shower room and en-suite to the main bedroom. The westerly facing rear garden provides a stunning setting for alfresco living and for those cooler evenings you can retreat to the detached Gazebo for drinks. 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 700 yards away.


Entrance Hall

Partially glazed stained wood front entrance door. Radiator. Amtico flooring. Stable styled door to rear garden.


Inner Hall

Radiator. Window to side. Balustrade staircase to first floor. Amtico flooring. Wealth of beams.


Snug 17' 8 x 8' 2 (5.39m x 2.49m )

Windows to side and rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Two wall light points. Amtico flooring. Wealth of beams. Door to Sitting Room.


Sitting Room 20' 2 x 16' 6 (6.15m x 5.03m )

Inglenook feature brick fireplace and large bressumer beam housing log burning stove. French door to rear garden. Large French double doors to rear garden. Wealth of beams. Four wall light points. Two radiators.


Dining Room 17' 0 x 16' 6 (5.19m x 5.03m )

Feature brick fireplace. Large feature windows to front overlooking garden. Two radiators. Four wall light points. Large built-in cupboard with light. Wealth of beams.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21' 6 x 9' 1 (6.56m x 2.77m )

Matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit. Work surfaces. Partially tiled walls. Britannia range style cooker with six gas rings and two ovens with extractor cooker hood above. Integrated dishwasher. American style fridge freezer. Windows to front and sides overlooking garden. Exposed timbers to vaulted ceilings. Radiator. Door to front porch. Amtico flooring.


Front Porch

Door to front garden.


Utility Room 12' 5 x 4' 10 (3.79m x 1.48m )

Work surface with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboard under. Partially tiled walls. Radiator. Window to rear. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Cupboard housing wall mounted gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Downlighters.



Suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Local splash back tiling. Radiator. Frosted window to rear.


Study 8' 6 x 6' 10 (2.6m x 2.09m )

Window to rear. Radiator. Downlighters. Access to loft. Door to Bedroom 3.


Bedroom 3 13' 1 x 12' 10 (3.99m x 3.92m )

Windows to front and rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Fireplace with gas fire.


Bathroom 9' 4 x 5' 6 (2.85m x 1.68m )

Suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboard below and close coupled WC. Radiator. Tiled walls. Colour glazed frosted window to front. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Extractor fan. Shaver point.





Bedroom 1 16' 7 max x 12' 4 plus deep recess (5.06m max x 3.76m plus deep recess)

Large bay with window seat overlooking rear garden. Ceiling height fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Door to en-suite. Wealth of beams.


En-Suite 7' 0 x 4' 11 (2.14m x 1.5m )

Suite in white comprising fully tiled double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator and chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Downlighters. Extractor fan. Shaver point.


Bedroom 2 16' 8 max x 12' 8 max (5.08m max x 3.87m max)

Large bay window to front overlooking garden. Range of ceiling height fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Built-in airing cupboard. Built-in cupboard. Access to large loft area.


Bedroom 4 10' 4 x 8' 7 plus wardrobe (3.15m x 2.62m plus wardrobe)

Large bay window to side and overlooking garden. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.


Shower Room 7' 11 x 6' 3 (2.42m x 1.91m )

Suite in white comprising fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Radiator. Tiled walls. Window to side. Amtico flooring. Extractor fan. Shaver point.


Double Garage 18' 0 x 17' 11 (5.49m x 5.47m )

Oak framed detached double garage. Power and light. Loft access via ladder to boarded loft with light.


Gazebo/Bar 11' 7 x 11' 0 (3.54m x 3.36m )

Octagonal room with vaulted ceiling with concealed light and central light. Amtico flooring. Partially glazed door to garden. Full height windows. Thatched roof.


Front Garden

Border fence and hedge to front. Mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders to perimeter. five bar gate leading to driveway extending to the front of the property.


Rear Garden 89' 0 x 104' 0 (27.13m x 31.7m )

Mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Fruit trees. Large decked seating area with inset lighting and pergola with grapevine. Two timber sheds. Outside tap. Outside lighting. External power points. Enclosed with fencing, hedging and brick walls. Opening into side garden.


Side Garden 57' 0 x 60' 0 (17.38m x 18.29m )

Lawn area with flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Outside tap. Outside lighting. Gated vehicle access to large gravel driveway extending to the front and side of garage providing extensive off road parking. Enclosed with fencing and brick 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 Utility Room and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.



The windows are generally of 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 F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2023/2024 is £3,089.81.

i:- The Council Tax Band website displays a review pending indicator. The indicator shows that improvements have been made to the property which might result in a tax band increase when a 'relevant transaction' next takes place, e.g. the property is sold.



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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 5th July 2023

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