Tag Archive for: Kent

Oast House for Conversion for Sale: Ashford, Kent

16 Jan
January 16, 2014


A redundant Oast House for conversion for sale with planning consent to form single dwelling together with the creation of amenity space and garage, situated in a rural location with about 13 acres.


Situated in an idyllic rural setting, within a dedicated Special Landscape Area, Upper Boy Court Oast is an unconverted former oast house and dairy constructed mainly of brick and Bethersden marble set under a tiled roof.

Planning permission has been granted for conversion into a 3/4 bedroom house comprising an entrance hall, living room, open plan kitchen and family room, roundel dining room with part vaulted ceiling and mezzanine study (accessed via first floor), separate cloak/boot room and guest suite on the ground floor with two bedroom suites and study/bedroom 4 on the first floor.
the property sits in a rural and quiet location towards the end of a ‘no through’ road, surrounded by farmland, orchards and woodland and is convenient for Headcorn station and village which lie about 2.5 miles away.

Upper Boy Court Oast benefits from just under 2 acres of gardens (not yet landscaped) and an adjoining field of about 11.5 acres which is hedge enclosed and down to grazing. To the front there is parking for a number of cars whilst to the north-west lies a large timber outbuilding incorporating a double garage, tractor garage, garden store, workshop and refuse and recycle store.

Location: Boy Court Lane Headcorn, Ashford, TN27 9LA
Guide price: Offers Over £550,000 / Freehold
House size: 3/4 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,986 square feet
Features: 13 acres, rural location, double garage

Further details can be found here.

Contemporary House for Sale: Canterbury, Kent

08 Mar
March 8, 2013

Bedlam – Agester Lane, Denton


Bedlam was conceived by the current vendors to provide contemporary family accommodation, with a keen eye to detail and style, in a unspoilt rural location. Completed in 2011, the property has been built to the highest standards with a mix of traditional materials with a curved roof structure clad in copper and engineered to have no internal visible supports providing a large, vaulted and seemingly unsupported roof.

The rural location has been a source of inspiration, influencing the colour palettes used throughout. The railings and garden gates have been specifically commissioned from local blacksmiths to depict the branches and tree trunks of the surrounding woodland. Many of the materials used have been specifically sourced from around the world, for example the Turkish marble which has been used throughout the ground floor and the Chinese silk wallpapers, silk carpets, etc. The main kitchen area has a strong Italian influence with Kundalini light fittings.

The house has been carefully designed and built to the highest of modern standards creating an energy effient home with a user friendly home automation system.


Principally to the rear, the gardens have mature oaks, copper beech and mulberry trees. The grounds are laid to lawn with shady woodland areas, azalias and rhododenrons.
The front of the house is laid to lawn and a separate paddock is currently a wild flower meadow. The woodland adjacent to the road protects the grounds and is part of the curtilage.
The gardens are newly fenced with the additional protection of rabbit fencing.

Location: Canterbury, Kent
Guide price: Offers in excess of £2,500,000
Year built: 2011
House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 8,338 square feet
Lot size: 8.2 acres
Features: Rural location, Private parking, Outbuildings, Swimming pool, Equestrain

Further details can be found here.

Houseboat Project for Sale: Hoo,Kent

09 Aug
August 9, 2012

Here we have a houseboat project for sale. This houseboat situated in Hoo, Kent is a unique conversion opportunity, a project to complete that already has some outstanding features. Currently moored on a working wharf where conversion work can be completed, this unique houseboat has three floors ready for you to create a unique designer houseboat, plenty of space and light are available. There is also a huge amount of materials available seperately by negotiation with the owner, that were specially imported to fit out this conversion. This could be a stunning designer home, or indeed a unique business premises, if you have the imagination and drive this could be your chance to create something very special. Once complete a mooring will need to be found for this boat.

The houseboat project is on the market with Premier Houseboats and can be viewed here. It is on the market for £70,000.


Vessel name: Exclusive
Year constructed: 1950
Length over all: 100′
Beam: 22′
Hull material: Steel
Hull type: Flat

For Sale: Alderley Court – Whitstable, Kent

27 Jul
July 27, 2012

This 3-bedroom house, located two minutes walk from the beach at Whitstable, is an exemplary 1960s townhouse with a superb interior refurbishment recently completed by the current owners.

Accommodation includes an open-plan kitchen,living,dining room, three bedrooms, and a large loft space. There are also courtyard gardens and two off-street parking spaces to the rear of the property. There is also a garage.

The meticulous refurbishment respects the original 1960s design, whilst bringing it entirely up to date. Notable features include a kitchen with Tintab work surfaces, stripped lime washed timber flooring, bespoke glazing and a bespoke steel and timber front door. The property has also been fitted with a new boiler and radiators.

The house is located in the heart of the historic seaside town of Whitstable. Whitstable is perhaps the most attractive and busy town on the increasingly popular Kent coast. It has long been famous for it’s outstanding seafood outlets and beautiful scenery but the area is now gaining something of a  cultural reputation as well with galleries such as the Turner Contemporary in nearby Margate recently opening up. West Cliff in Whitstable is a pretty residential road close the shops, restaurants and other services of Whitstable. The beach is close by and the property backs onto the local golf course. Trains run from Whitstable to London.

The property is on the market for £315,000 Freehold

Houseboat For Sale: Rochester, Kent

23 Jul
July 23, 2012

This post features a houseboat for sale in Rochester, Kent. Houseboats are very much a marmite property, you either love them or hate them.

Golden Sunrise is an exceptional example of a houseboat of contemporary design. It is currently located in a picturesque location on the River Medway, looking towards Rochester castle (the boat was, until recently located at Canary Wharf).

It has two double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower on the lower level and a wonderful, light open-plan kitchen on the upper level. The boat is surrounded by a deck which can be used for outside dining, and the roof of the boat has been designed for use as a garden.

The main material used for the wall cladding and open-tread staircase is pale Finnish beech ply, with work surfaces finished in a darker American walnut. The exterior of the boat is similarly clad in Finnish beech ply, painted in marine paint. It was built from scratch (many houseboats are converted from commercial vessels) and designed by Mike O’Shea, an experienced and celebrated boat designer.

The cost of keeping the house in the current boatyard location is approximately £200 per month.

More pictures can be viewed here and it comes with a price tag or £165,000 (boat only) – not sure what else would come with it.

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