A property’s exterior design forms a crucial part of its kerb appeal, but often costs a hefty fee to improve when it comes to selling up. An attractive house design that has grown in popularity in recent years is the barn-style home, with many buyers opting for a barn-style new build with smart frontage instead of investing in an existing barn. 

At The Maltings, Millwood Designer Homes’ latest development in Biddenden, Kent, a selection of barn-style homes are available for purchase, giving homebuyers the opportunity to own a high quality, low maintenance barn style property of their own, in a traditional rural location. 

Bordering the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestled within the beautiful High Weald, The Maltings provides a unique hamlet-style collection of 45 homes, offering something for every type of buyer. Each property benefits from a unique exterior, with a variety of three barn styles to choose from: The Brookfield, The Mulberry and The Netherfield.

Jon Neville, Architect at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “The proposals for The Maltings were sensitively designed to reflect the character of the local area, with the use of traditional materials and detailing to ensure that the development is of the highest quality. A key part of the design approach was to ensure that the transition of the site towards the existing farmland to the north reflected an agricultural character.

“These homes have been designed to take their character from traditional agricultural barn forms, incorporating black weatherboarding and large glazed openings. This ensures that the development sits comfortably within the surrounding landscape and provides an important gateway to the scheme.”

Showcasing a prime example of the stunning barn-style homes available at The Maltings, The Brookfield is an attractive four-bedroom semi-detached property. Behind the smart black weatherboarding, the ground floor features a spacious breakfast/family/kitchen area with double doors leading into the landscaped rear garden. 

Separate living and dining rooms as well as a utility room and cloakroom offer an extension of downstairs space, with plenty of room for busy modern-day lifestyles.

Upstairs, en-suites are accessible to the master bedroom and second bedroom, with both rooms also benefitting from fitted wardrobes. Two further bedrooms and a contemporary family bathroom with white suites and a heated chrome towel rail complete the first floor. 

The property also has access to an electronically operated single garage, and beautifully landscaped front and rear gardens with feature planting.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Many homebuyers aspire to live in a barn-style home, as it represents the pinnacle of country life. Buying a new build home with this design is a perfect way to achieve this way of life, without the costly outgoings that come with living in an older home. A new build barn represents a fabulous combination of vernacular design and a modern-day specification, all whilst sticking to the character and charm of a traditional barn home.”

In line with the traditional barn-style homes at The Maltings, the pretty village of Biddenden is the epitome of a beautiful English community, home to a striking collection of medieval architecture and everyday amenities. The village high street offers plenty for everyone, with a selection of shops, pubs and the 20-year old Michelin star family-run restaurant, The West House. 

Residents can also take full advantage of the glorious green spaces, including over 20 acres of open space at the Biddenden Millennium Field Nature Reserve which is less than a 10-minute walk away.

Prices at The Maltings start from £430,000, with a selection of properties available with Help to Buy. For more information please visit www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk or call 01843 880843.

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