Horsmonden Nr Tonbridge, Kent
3 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Horsmonden Nr Tonbridge, Kent
- Semi-detached cottage
- 6.5 acres (TBV)
- Stabling and further barns
- 20m x 40 outdoor riding arena
- 3 bedrooms/ 2 receptions
- rural location / surrounded by farmland
A country & equestrian gem! A semi-detached cottage set in 6.5 acres (*TBV) with stabling, outbuildings, riding arena and occupying an elevated rural position surrounded by farmland offering the convenience of being situated near to the desirable village of Horsmonden with its range of local shops/facilities for everyday needs. The charming 3 bedroom property is approached from a single track lane onto it s own driveway and is surrounded by idyllic cottage gardens on three sides with summerhouse, greenhouse, shed and enclosed productive kitchen garden. The current range of equestrian facilities include: 6 loose boxes and tack room with wide concrete yard area to front, accompanying outbuildings inc: open sided storage barn, further hay barn/storage barn plus a number of sheds (water, power and light connected to majority of buildings), 20m x 40m post and railed Charles Britton riding arena, 3 paddocks with water connected plus horse box parking area (NB secondary vehicle access from the main driveway to stable yard etc.) Adjacent to the paddocks there is an orchard area including an assortment of fruit trees including apple, plum and cherry. The cottage itself offers accommodation arranged over three floors with many features retained: Ground Floor: Good sized entrance lobby, utility room, cloakroom, country kitchen/breakfast room(terracotta flooring, base and wall mounted reclaimed pine units, butler sink and oil fired Rayburn providing hot water and central heating, sitting room with fireplace and wood burner leading into a good sized conservatory which serves as a dining room with access out to the delightful gardens. First floor: 2 bedrooms and family bathroom. Second Floor: Attic bedroom enjoying views of the surrounding countryside with accompanying en-suite bathroom.
The property is situated just over 1.2 miles from the popular village of Horsmonden and 2.5 miles from the A21 linking the principal towns in the region. Horsmonden village with its attractive village green has an array of local shops including post office, general stores, pharmacy, public houses together with a popular primary school. The area is well served by a range of state and private schools including the favoured Cranbrook School which is 7.4 miles distant. Tunbridge Wells is approximately 9 miles distant and has excellent shopping and recreational facilities together with mainline station and further favoured schools both state, private and grammar. Paddock Wood mainline station is within 6 miles providing a regular commuter service to London. Leisure facilities within the area include riding and walking in the surrounding countryside, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and golf at the Nevill and Chart Hills. EQUESTRIAN INTERESTS AND HACKING Riding around adjacent orchards by private permission Matfield & District Riding Club has designated rides locally plus variety of events. Bedgebury Forest (by permit) 5 miles by horsebox approx
ACCOMMODATION refer to the floor plan
A charming most attractive period cottage (unlisted) dating from around the 1800 s constructed of brick with part timber clad elevations, and double glazing throughout. Refurbished and extended in recent years to provide a well appointed comfortable home of character.Attractive interior decorated in a country theme and benefiting from an oil fired Rayburn serving oil fired central heating, hot water and for cooking.
Entrance Lobby: Stable door, Pine clad ceiling, Terracotta tiled floor. .
Cloak Room: latch door. Terracotta tiled floor. White suite low level WC, wash hand basin. Pine clad ceiling.
Utility Room: Beech work surface with inset single stainless steel sink, drainer and cupboard under. Plumbing/space for utilities. Stable door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Attractive country kitchen with a range base and wall units in reclaimed pine, butler sink , Forest Green oil fired Rayburn,, under-stairs cupboard. Terracotta tile flooring,
Part pine clad ceiling, Double aspect windows and door into conservatory. Stairs leading up to first floor landing.
Sitting Room: fireplace with brick hearth plus wood burner which is plumbed in using linked up technology which feeds into the central heating if required. 2 Recesses with bookshelves to one side. Door into conservatory:
Conservatory: Currently used as a dining room with fitted blinds, Terracotta tiled flooring. Double doors out to gardens.
FIRST FLOOR: Original latch doors.
Principal Bedroom: Double aspect fine views. Feature Art Deco original fireplace. Built in wardrobe cupboard.
Landing: Built in storage cupboard and airing cupboard.
Family Bathroom: Matching suite with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC. Wall mounted shower..
Bedroom 2: Lovely views over gardens and orchards.
Bedroom 3: views. En-suite bathroom
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES - refer to the floor plan
Compact purpose built well planned stable yard comprising of L shape triple timber stable block with connecting covered wash stall and adjoining further detached loose box.
2 Loose Boxes (approximately 12 .x 12)
1 Corner Box (approximately 12 x 16)
Wash Stall (approximately 12 x 6)
Separate Loose box (approximately 12 x 14)
Tack room (approximately 12 X 8)
Outdoor Arena 20 x 40m Charles Britton outdoor arena, sand/pasada surface enclosed within post and rail fence with dog/rabbit proof panelling
LAND, GARDENS & GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds are a particularly attractive feature of the property approached through a five bar gate with space for vehicles within the entrance drive with further parking to the front of the stable yard where there is a lawned area creatively planted with silver birch and other trees as well as several varieties of shrubs and plants. The whole property is currently ring fence using high tensile Tornado horse fencing with mains energised power. A short pathway leads to the outdoor arena close-by. Lovely gardens surround the cottage on three sides all screened by established hedges, boasting an abundance of flowers and plants providing interest all year round. In addition there is a a very productive kitchen garden, shed, greenhouse and further large hard standing in the main paddock with barn (former site of hop picking huts).
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS: The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned or exist. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants, both public and private, whether mentioned in these or not. WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY: The property is sold subject to all Rights of Way, public and private, which may affect the property.
HELPFUL WEB SITES
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
SERVICES: Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil fired Central Heating. Plus wood burning stove which is plumbed in using linked up technology which feeds into the central heating if required. Private drainage Septic tank
TAX BAND: D
EPC RATING: G 18/83
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01892 829014
DISCLAIMER: All prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused to themselves or personal belongings or property. By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
proceed south on the A21 towards Tunbridge Wells. Continue on the A21 By-pass (from Tunbridge Wells towards Lamberhurst.) After Lamberhurst take a left fork onto the A262 to Goudhurst, after a short distance turn left at a cross roads towards Horsmonden and after a short while take the second right turn, before the village at a triangle of grass sign posted Spelmonden road. Proceed for approximately 200 yards and take the first left turn into private farm lane (see sign 'no entry to lorries') proceed up the lane through orchards and go round a sharp bend to the left (opposite a house called 'Cardinals' and the property will be found on the left with driveway and parking area.
Tel: 01892 829014