5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Tonbridge, Kent
- Detached country residence
- Superior appointment
- 23 acre country/equine estate
- Detached ancillary cottage
- Triple garage with studio
- Equine complex14 stables
- 60mx20m arena/23 paddocks
- Further barns and outbuildings
- Woodland & lake
S O L D - A splendid detached 5 bedroom residence (unlisted ) with further self contained 2 bedroom cottage and detached triple garage with first floor studio, occupying an idyllic and secluded rural location amidst it's own small private estate of 25 acres (*TBV) of parkland, woodland, large lake, extensive pasture and well equipped equestrian complex. Other outbuildings include a large workshop (potential to adapt to further accommodation) and two Atcost style barns- scope to adapt for a variety of uses (possibly as an indoor riding arena). The self-contained equestrian complex would suit a competitive rider/trainer or stud farm use and is completely private offering a good level of security for livestock and comprises 14 full size loose boxes set around an expansive central courtyard with associated facilities including: 2 tack rooms, hay barn, wash down bay, grooms day living, kitchen, WC floodlit riding arena (60m x 20m) and 23 post and rail paddocks with water connected. The whole is set along a highly desirable lane on the rural fringes of Brenchley village and is presented in immaculate order inside and out' so that any potential buyer can move in and 'immediately' enjoy the benefits which this glorious family home has to offer knowing that all is maintained to a high standard.
This impressive detached property, of traditional brick construction with attractive tile hung elevations has been the subject of complete re-modelling and refurbishment to a high standard by the present owners giving an ambiance of space and light throughout with every room offering views over the lovely surrounding grounds.
Woodlands Farm is situated off a tranquil lane in a most enviable secluded setting pin drop quiet with no near neighbours yet is only a short drive from the village of Brenchley with its attractive old timbered and shuttered buildings and beautiful High Street village centre which includes a village shop, post office, butcher and two country inns. A wider range of shopping facilities including Waitrose and main line station serving London Charing Cross (50 minute service) at Paddock Wood (3 miles). For more comprehensive shopping and amenities the towns of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge are 7 miles equidistant. The A21 Kippings Cross provides access onto the M25 and the national motorway network to London, Gatwick, and Heathrow Airports, the Channel Tunnel, and ferry ports. Within the area are a good number of well-regarded schools, both in the state and private sectors. Private schools: Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, Grammar schools: Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. Preparatory schools: Somerhill and Marlborough House. Primary schools: Brenchley and Horsmonden Primary (recently listed as one of the best in the country).
Leisure facilities: Excellent local sporting facilities to include squash, tennis, badminton, cricket and bowls. Other activities locally include horticultural, choral and dramatic societies. WI and bridge as well as organised country walk. Moatlands Golf course is about 2 miles away. Walking and riding in the surrounding countryside. Sailing at Bewl Water and on the South Coast.
ACCOMMODATION - also refer to floor plan - point
A large triple aspect kitchen and breakfast room with tri-fold doors lead out to a rear terrace with a range of hand built French oak units with colour wash finish, integral appliances, complimenting Kashmir white granite work surfaces and splash backs, large Fisher & Paykel Range Cooker with double oven and Italian marble flooring.
Reception rooms include a substantial double aspect drawing room, which is a focal point of the interior and creates the heart of the home with tri-fold glazed doors opening out to the rear terrace, large brick fireplace with Jet-master cast iron open fireplace grate and hearth and built in book cases.
A formal dining room is entered through double doors from the large reception hall with solid oak staircase leading up to a spacious gallery landing area.
The large triple aspect master suite includes a spacious dressing area with wall to wall fitted wardrobes and luxury en-suite bathroom with floor to ceiling Italian slab work, double his and hers sinks inset into a double oak vanity unit with Botticine Marble tops, and double walk-in shower plus bidet and WC.
Superior fixtures and fittings are in abundance throughout the interior including: Marble tiling to walls, floors and work tops in all bathrooms and utility areas. All doors, architraves and skirting boards are of solid oak and all ceilings have hand - made cornicing and recessed spotlighting. All windows and doors are hard wood framed, double glazed.
Planning permission has also been granted for a first floor extension above the Drawing room to add a 6th bedroom and another en-suite bathroom (plans available).
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
A formal entrance (from Short Lane) through wrought iron electric gates (key pad and intercom system )lead into a long gravelled drive flanked either side by wide lawns and an avenue of mature trees with adjacent natural pond the whole surrounded by mature hedged boundaries. The driveway in turn sweeps around to the front of the house to a spacious parking and turning area with adjacent brick and tile detached triple garage with first floor studio..
The surrounding manicured gardens include a plethora of mature shrubs and trees, many rare specimens, and a large flagstone terrace extends along the whole rear of the house offering a superb environment for alfresco entertaining. Within the rear garden is a large outbuilding set to one side with power connected (NB - Could be adapted into a home office if required). There is also ample space within the grounds to add further leisure facilities such as a Tennis Court and/or swimming pool (subject to permissions).
A second private drive (off Short lane) leads through a charming woodland copse with wildlife pond.
The drive in turn leads on to the DETACHED TRIPLE GARAGE WITH FIRST FLOOR STUDIO (accommodation 617 sq. Ft.) and adjacent 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE (accommodation 869 sq. Ft.)with private garden and sun terrace and small apple and plum orchard.
Also located in this section of the grounds is a LARGE DETACHED WORKSHOP with roller shutter entrance. (Scope to also adapt to ancillary accommodation subject to permissions).
The driveway then continues through the estate and pasture land, first passing the lake with pretty duck island and picturesque picnic areas offering a stunning tranquil environment in which to relax and lose yourself and is a real magnet for visiting birds and wildfowl.
Further on from the lake the driveways splits to give separate access to the bottom paddocks and top paddocks (23 paddocks in all) each post and railed and electric fenced with water connected. Continuing on to the top of the land you pass through a glorious tree lined avenue before reaching the agricultural barns. N.B. A fenced footpath initially follows the entrance drive from Short Lane and continues as a double fenced footpath between the paddocks but does not impose on the security of the property.
BARN 1 (12m x 32m) Steel framed Atcost style barn (clear span) with concrete floor part concrete walls.
BARN 2 (7.3m x 20m) Concrete framed Atcost Style barn divided into various storage bays and workshop units with mezzanine first floor area with alarm.
Both Barns have extensive adjacent concrete hard standing /parking areas and offer scope for a variety of equestrian or ancillary uses such as storage for those expensive cars!
A third private drive from (Fairmans Lane) leads up to the barns and to the rear of the Equestrian complex giving good horse box access and for deliveries etc.
THE EQUESTRIAN COMPLEX
A fourth private entrance drive (off Short Lane) gives access to the well organised and well-presented equestrian complex which is completely private and offers a good level of security for livestock with integrated alarm system linked to the main house.
The stable yard is arranged in a horse-shoe layout set around a wide concrete courtyard and includes 14 loose boxes of mixed brick and timber construction, 2 tack rooms, hay store; wash down bay and grooms day living including a kitchen and cloakroom with hot and cold water. Adjacent to the yard is an allocated parking area for cars and horse boxes plus floodlit 60m x 20m post and railed riding arena with Pasada surface. For easy access to the paddocks there are interconnecting hard core walkways.
For riding out there are a number of bridleways in the locality a short hack along country lanes and off road TROT toll rides are 5 minutes hack away. At nearby Matfield, within reasonable hacking distance, there is a cross country course for hire and Duckhurst show centre at Staplehurst and Bedgebury forestry commission at Goudhurst are within a short horse box distance.
The acreage stated at the property is '*To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Title Plan for Land Registry.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough
EPC RATINGS: Main dwelling C, cottage C.
SERVICES: Mains Water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating, some under floor heating, plus LPG gas.
Also PV solar panels provide power to the house and stable yard with feedback to the main grid.
COTTAGE SERVICES: Water and electricity from the house. Sewage has its own outlet. Oil independent to house and independent LPG for hob. Telephone line to the unit.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding:
www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk
All Viewing Strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian
T: 01892 829014
Tel: 01892 829014