We’ve been watching with keen interest, the sale of The Linton Park Estate in Maidstone.
It’s thought to be Kent’s largest country house – and with a price tag of £32m for the whole site including a main house, coach house, 16 other properties, gardens, parkland, lake, pool, tennis court, art gallery and cricket pitch – 440 acres (178ha), in total, it might well be one of the country’s largest property sales.
The site has undergone huge renovation over the last 40 years and Vernacular Homes was honoured to be a part of project, restoring, renovating and bringing back to life, five disused barns – all in varying states of disrepair.
Plans were already in place for conversion, but the estate management wanted to work with a barn conversion specialist, finding us and inviting us to site to share our ideas.
The conversions were carried out to make the most of original features and save as much of them as possible.
They feature in the Strutt & Parker sales brochure as Lot 2
Lime Tree Barn & Ash Tree Barn
A large barn converted into two new homes.
Lime Tree Barn is a 5-bedroom property with private garden and courtyard, while Ash Tree Barn is a 3-bedroom home with private garden.
See our conversion of Lime Tree Barn & Ash Tree Barn
“The end result is two beautiful homes; I especially like the high staircase in Lime Tree Barn which splits into two, creating two ‘wings’. The idea to recess the walls and create a courtyard was also great; it means that both barns are flooded with light from either side, despite the fact they are surrounded by trees.“
Read more client feedback on this conversion
The Old Barn
A large T-shaped brick and timber Victoria barn originally used for cart horses and more recently, for occasional storage. It’s now a 3-bedroom home with exposed timber inside to preserve some of the history.
See our conversion of The Old Barn
“The team is so good at preserving and enhancing what’s already there. They know how to bring something old into the modern world without spoiling its character.“
Read more from what the client said about our work on this barn conversion
Formerly a model farm, it’s now a 6-bedroom property with high ceilings, and huge windows giving amazing views across the parkland.
See our conversion of Home Farm
“I particularly love the galleried staircase that looks over the main living and kitchen areas.”
Read the full client review for this project
The Potting Sheds
Three storage buildings converted into a 2-bedroom detached home which make the most of the views over the estate.
See our conversion of The Potting Sheds
“Vernacular Homes has created a beautiful property.”
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The Tractor Shed
A single storey staff home.
See our conversion of The Tractor Shed
“The end result is a lovely, spacious, two-bedroom home with a large open space living, kitchen and dining area. The original roof has been retained and is vaulted – a lovely feature.”
Find out more of what the client said about or work on this conversion
We’ll be keeping an eye on the sale.
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Vernacular Homes Barn Conversions
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