Tonbridge, West Kent
Guide Price £550,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Tonbridge, West Kent
Guide Price £550,000
- Semi-detached cottage
- 1.2 acres (TBV)
- 3/4 bedroom/ 2 recs
- Stabling plus good access
- Rural location
- Near main line to London
- Good local amenities
A semi-detached cottage with an adjoining paddock of 1.2 acres (*TBC) and stable block This charming property is situated off a lane on the rural fringes of the picturesque hamlet with primary school and good local amenities including rail links (approx.2.5 miles) to central London. The well presented accommodation at the property has been sympathetically updated by the current vendors and offers a mix of period charm with modern décor. Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, large sitting room (fireplace with woodburning stove), 2nd reception room/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room (French doors to garden), downstairs cloakroom. First Floor: 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), family bathroom, Second Floor: Large 4th bedroom with walk in dressing room (pot. for en-suite). Outside; The property is approached off the lane into a spacious parking area to the front To the rear there is a generous size garden with lovely sunny aspect overlooking glorious rural views over the paddock and beyond. Within the garden are 2 sheds and a pedestrian gate leads to the stable yard which includes 2 loose boxes and hay barn (water and electricity connected). The pastureland is currently laid out as one paddock but could be divided to allow for grazing rotation if required. There is also potential space to add a riding arena within this area (subject to permissions). There is a separate vehicle entrance to the equestrian facilities further down the lane allowing for horsebox access and further parking etc. This charming country cottage offers a great opportunity for those seeking a starter Equestrian property and wanting to get their horses based at home rather than paying for them to be in livery.
The property is situated on the rural fringes of the picturesque hamlet of Collier Street which offers a small number of local services including a primary school and parish church. Nearby Marden village offers a good range of local shops and amenities including convenience stores, post office, pharmacy, two public houses, two Indian restaurants, excellent butchers and railway station. The nearby shopping centre of Paddock Wood includes high street names, supermarkets including Waitrose, a railway station and comprehensive other amenities. There are a good range of schools in the area catering for children of all ages including St Margaret s Primary School in the village, Marden Primary School, Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools. The property is well positioned for numerous grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone. For commuting links Marden (2.5 miles) and Paddock Wood (5 miles) both have Railway Stations offering frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour. For access to London and the M25 the M20 motorway junction 4 is 10 miles giving links to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports as well as Dover, Folkestone, Ashford International and the continent. The nearby A21 road network links to the M25 Junction 5 and also gives access to the towns of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks as well as the coastal towns of Hastings and Bexhill-On-Sea.
ACCOMMODATION- floor plan enclosed
The rooms are arranged over three floors. GROUND FLOOR- sitting room with open fireplace in working order leading to a central room between the sitting room and kitchen which could be used as a dining area. Large kitchen with an assortment of base units and eye level cupboards, skylights offering good light throughout the kitchen, space for cooker and to the rear door a WC and spaces for washing machine etc. FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with a feature fireplace and en-suite shower room, wash hand basin and WC. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with WC and wash hand basin. SECOND FLOOR - large open plan bedroom into eaves leading into walk in dressing room/children's bedroom and/or playroom.
STABLING & OUTBUILDINGS
STABLE BLOCK - 2 Timber stables with power and water laid on. each (12ft x 12ft) with Hay Barn (12ft x 14ft). Located to the rear of the property and adjacent to the rear garden. Post and rail fencing encloses the stables with access to the fields and parking area to the rear.
The surrounding lanes offer options for riding out as well as local farm rides (by permission). The nearest competition/show centre is Duckhurst Farm nr Staplehurst (approx.7 miles) and for extensive off road riding Bedgebury Forest at Goudhurst is a short horsebox distance (permit required).
LAND & GARDENS
The whole plot is approx 1.2 acres (*TBV). This includes the pond area which understand is on the title deed. There is a rear access to the paddock, stables and cottage via a large five bar gate off the lane. A surfaced hard core track leads to the stables and rear garden and offers space for parking etc. 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 other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any 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 Land Registry Title Plan. Access from the lane via a five bar gate to paddocks currently divided into two paddocks and area for parking a horse box/trailer.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council
SERVICES: Private drainage shared with the neighbours which requires emptying periodically. Oil central heating. LPG gas for cooking.
EPC RATING: E
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
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
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. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to 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.
From the M20 junction 3 or M26 junction 1 take the exit to Wrotham Heath proceed through the traffic lights and after about 300 yards at the mini roundabout take the 2nd exit to the right onto Seven Mile Lane B2016 heading towards Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A228 still heading towards Paddock Wood continue on to the next roundabout and take the 1st exit signposted to Yalding and Wateringbury . Proceed for around half a mile and then turn right into Hamptead Lane signposted to Yalding. continue on this lane proceeding over the railway crossing and over the two river bridges then bear left and proceed through Yalding village on the B2162 Horsmonden Road. Carry on for about 3 miles passing the Woolpack Inn on the left hand side and continue for a further half a mile shortly after the signpost for Collier Street village you will reach a sharp right hand bend bear left here into Haviker street and the property will be found around a 100 yards along this lane on the right hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014