Martens Oast, Lower Ensden Farm, Old Wives Lees


6 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in

  • Splendid Six Bedroomed Oast Conversion
  • Over 4000 Sq.Ft Of Spacious & Versatile Accommodation
  • Four Luxury Appointed Bathrooms By Villeroy & Boch
  • High Specification Kitchen With Electric Aga
  • Triple Garage & Planning Consent For Stabling
  • Set Within Approx. 7.5 Acres Of Gardens & Paddocks
  • Equestrian Potential With Planning Permitted
  • Stunning Rural Location With Magnificent Views
  • Just Six Miles From Canterbury & Faversham

A splendid attached six bedroom oast house, offering over 4000 sq.ft of versatile accommodation, set within approx. 7.5 acres of grounds including landscaped gardens and paddocks, in a spectacular rural setting surrounded by outstanding countryside & farmland. Martens Oast forms the largest portion of a handsome period oast which was sympathetically converted into three impressive residences in 2008.

Considerable attention has been taken during the conversion to replicate the generosity of space and sense of proportion naturally found within an oast, whilst the exceptional quality of finish and careful attention to detail results in a wonderfully light and beautifully appointed interior.

The current owners have taken great care to ensure the oast runs efficiently and economically by refurbishing the oil fuelled boiler, which controls the underfloor heating and installing a 4G mobile internet system that combines with standard providers and in turn has dramatically improved internet performance.

The property is entered via an oak and double-glazed front door, with matching full height windows either side. This opens into a spacious reception hall, with an oak staircase rising to the first floor and beautiful travertine natural stone flooring with underfloor heating, which extends throughout the entire ground floor.

To the left of the reception hall, there is a well-appointed cloakroom and a discrete boiler room, whilst to the right, there is a separate reception room with lovely exposed ceiling beams. To the rear of the oast, there is a luxuriously appointed kitchen/breakfast room with an oak and double-glazed French door which opens onto the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with an extensive range of traditionally styled units, set around a selection of integrated appliances, an electric four-oven Aga and a splendid granite topped island and breakfast bar.

From here, a set of glazed double doors open into a pleasant sitting room, with another oak and double-glazed French door to the rear garden. Finally, the ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful utility room and another spacious reception room, currently used as an office. This has been fully fitted with a range of bespoke contemporary office furniture, including extensive storage.

On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four generously proportioned double bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom, all served by underfloor heating and fitted with bespoke contemporary shutters. The master bedroom and second bedroom are both exceptional rooms, with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows which afford spectacular views over the grounds and surrounding countryside beyond.

The master bedroom has a row of bespoke fitted wardrobes, with a concealed entrance to a luxury en-suite. This has been fitted with high specification sanitary ware from Villeroy & Boch, including a stunning contemporary slipper bath, matching twin sinks, a walk-in shower enclosure and is finished in rich, marble wall and floor tiling. The second bedroom also has an en-suite, with a traditionally styled white suite, including a free-standing, double ended bath. Plywood wardrobes have recently installed in one of the bedrooms, these have been crafted by a local joiner to an exceptionally high standard and could be replicated in the bedroom opposite.

Another oak staircase rises to a landing on the second floor and a further two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room with a modern and stylish white suite.
The property has been fully equipped with a full working CCTV alarm system and interlinked smoke alarms throughout.


Martens Oast is set within a generous plot of approximately 7.5 acres and is approached via a track which runs through its land and on to Bower Wood. To the front of the oast there is a gravelled driveway which provides parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a detached triple bay oak framed garage. This has one open bay, two enclosed bays with twin doors and power and water connected to it. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, which is fully secure with fencing and tall laurel hedge boundaries for privacy. There is a full width patio area adjacent to the oast, whilst the rear of the garden has been thoughtfully landscaped to create an attractive tiered section, with inset lighting, water features and access to the paddocks behind.

The main paddock measures approximately 3.8 acres and is enclosed by secure post and rail fencing to all sides. There is another paddock which is also enclosed within post and rail fencing and includes an old, tree-lined chalk pit, with seating areas above and sunken caves below. There is currently planning consent (application number 20/00333/AS) in place to allow the erection of two stables, a tack room, and a tractor store within this section of land.


Martens Oast enjoys an exceptional, rural location, set within a working farm, and surrounded by beautiful rolling fields and countryside.

The nearby village of Old Wives Lees is located on the outskirts of Chilham, high on the North Downs (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and is conveniently situated with a choice of rail links to London via nearby Selling, Canterbury or Ashford International.

The Sondes tea rooms is less than two miles away and has a general store with local produce and key essentials, for a wider range of groceries the popular Macknade is a little further and also offers a local butcher and a deli counter.

Primary schools can be found at nearby Chilham, Selling and Sheldwich and a choice of secondary schools at Ashford, Canterbury, and Faversham. The renowned Kings Junior school is within a short driving distance and there are also two other private schools in close proximity to Martens Oast.

The charming market town of Faversham (6 miles) has a wide range of high street shops and independent retailers which adorn its attractive high street and its bustling market square. The town also offers excellent leisure facilities with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a cinema, a large park and recreation ground, a museum and numerous pubs and restaurants.

The cathedral city of Canterbury (6 miles) is in the opposite direction and offers a wide choice of amenities including a range of High Street retailers, restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities and the very popular recently refurbished Marlowe Theatre

The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (18 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

Important information

This is a Freehold property.

Property Ref: 58691_FPS1001999


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