Whether you’re Gryffindor or Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, here’s a master class in loft living you won’t want to skip.
Constructed in the mid nineteenth century, this Grade II Listed gothic style building of flint and stone was once the William Gibb Grammar School. More recently it was converted into residential accommodation and is now a cluster of exceedingly fine lofts.
This one sits proudly in the middle and extends to 2600 sq ft of resourcefully utilised space where the entire first floor is given over to an incredible open plan living space. On the ground floor are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a wonderful double height entrance hall.
Now, it’s not really sounding like the sort of loft apartment you’ve got used to settling for in London, is it? Well, that’s because it isn’t.
Just over an hour by train from St Pancras and 2 minutes from the M2 motorway, the thriving market town of Faversham in Kent offers a cultural and culinary alternative to the capital with an active local scene of comedy, film and theatre garnished with a healthy helping of restaurants.
Dating back to pre-Roman times and mentioned in the Domesday Book, Faversham is one of England’s oldest towns and home to more than 500 listed historical buildings. You’ll also find some of the best walking in the country here with many marked paths across the South Downs.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a complete escape, but not at the expense of a lofty home and neighbourhood lifestyle, hop on a high-speed Javelin train and grab yourself an education.