Hythe Farm Kent, CT21


An 18th century derelict barn has been given a complete remodel to create an outstanding home away from the city.

Featuring mechanically operated doors and a staircase that wraps around a chimney, this beautiful home is a million miles away from it’s previous days as a threshing barn.

The materials and the design of this living space is greatly sympathetic, and looks strangely natural to the space that has stood for centuries. The ground floor entrance makes full use of the huge height of the barn whereas the sitting area nestled closely around a central fireplace makes for a much cosier space. Above the sitting area is a mezzanine bedroom accessed by a cantilevered staircase that circles the chimney breast from the fireplace below.

Including the mezzanine bedroom there are three bedrooms in total, all en-suite. The other two bedroom suites are positioned to the rear of the main barn at ground floor level, and a further sitting room and kitchenette lies beyond the two bedrooms.

The exterior cladding of the barn is an attractive blackened oak, and the larger window openings can be closed off almost entirely providing protection from the elements. The owners have used some clever technical additions to create some really interesting features, such as the mechanically operated up-and-over door to the entrance of the building and the concertina shutter over the lounge windows that lifts to create a covered dining area to the side of the building.

The grounds are natural and mature, and a lovely allotment sits to the side of the location property. Positioned a little further from the main barn is a 32ft airstream which will be restored in the coming year.

Plenty of parking on site. 1.5 hours from London by car.


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