Guide Price £1,100,000
3 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Cranbrook, Kent
Guide Price £1,100,000
- Detached unlisted barn
- Set in 24 acres (TBV*) of land
- Equestrian facilites
- No near neighbours
- Tranquil location
A glorious detached barn conversion (unlisted) set in 24 acres (TBV*) with equestrian complex and large Heritage style detached garage building (potential to convert to ancillary accommodation Sub PP), occupying a desirable rural location (CSCA) surrounded by it s own land comprising of gardens, pasture and woodland plus stocked lake and set along a dead end private lane with no near neighbours and offering riding out and country walks around the property. This most attractive period barn (Circa 1550) was completely dismantled then rebuilt and remodelled into the beautiful home of today using locally sourced oak and displaying craftsmanship throughout. The vaulted and beamed main reception room is dominated by an inglenook style fireplace with woodburner. Leading from here are two further rooms suitable for use as a dining room and family room or as two bedrooms. A bespoke country style fully fitted kitchen leads through to a utility/boot room. There are two hand-made timber staircases leading to the upper floors which comprise of a Master Bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, further bedroom and storage area. The accompanying grounds with the property are undoubtedly a feature comprising of around 14 acres of paddocks plus around 10 acres of grounds and natural woodland with pathways for private walks and hacking including cross country jumps and a stocked natural lake. The extensive stable yard includes 7 loose boxes plus hay barn with adjacent post and railed all weather manege. For those with competitive equestrian interests there are a number of show centres within easy horse box distance and well known Bedgebury Forest with it s miles of forest tracks is within hacking distance.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property offers the benefit of being within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area and is convenient for local shops/amenities being on the edge of the quaint and historic village of Hawkhurst, while the towns of Cranbrook, Tenterden and Royal Tunbridge Wells provide a wider selection of shopping facilities. Those wishing to commute can do so from Etchingham mainline railway station some ten minutes away which provides fast and frequent services to London, or from Staplehurst MainLine railway station with frequent fast trains to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross. The A21 trunk road is also within convenient driving distance providing access to the M25 to the North and to the coast to the South. Education is well catered for with a number of highly regarded state and private schools within a ten mile radius including the sought after Cranbrook School. Sport is of abundance in the locality with a variety of activities offered including sailing and fishing at Bewl Water, mountain biking and horse riding at Bedgebury Pinetum and golf at Hawkhurst, plus swimming, badminton, squash provided at local sports centres in the vicinity.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
There is a plethora of features throughout the whole barn and the accommodation layout offers flexibility of room usage. The MAIN CENTRAL RECEPTION ROOM has two flights of stairs one to each side leading to the first floor accommodation. The flooring is constructed using large oak planks complimented by a feature fireplace with wood burning stove. The rooms leading off the main reception consist of a LARGE KITCHEN with CENTRAL ISLAND plus assorted base units and COOKING RANGE. To one side a door leads to a COAT ROOM/LOBBY and WC/SHOWER ROOM.
THE CURRENT DINING ROOM is shown on the original floor plan as being a sitting room/bedroom and a further room which is currently used as a DRESSING ROOM is stated on the original layout as being a dining room/bedroom. NB. The current way in which the accommodation is being used by the vendors can easily be reverted back to reflect the original floor plan for the interior.
On the FIRST FLOOR on one side there is the MASTER BEDROOM and FAMILY BATHROOM and a further landing currently used as an area for home working. On the other side of the first floor there is again a landing and 2 bedrooms although on the floor plan one is described as a STORE ROOM and the other as a BEDROOM - currently with a double bed although would better suit two singles.
(N.B. Both of these rooms have restricted ceiling height in certain points).
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS
STABLES: A single line of stables on concrete base: 3 stables are 12' x 12' and 4 stables are 10' x 12'with further hay store and feed Room. Mains water/electricity connected.
ALL WEATHER MANEGE: 20m x 40m with Post and rail fencing - silica sand and rubber surface.
DETACHED GARAGE /WORKSHOP inc: STUDIO/HOBBIES AREA: A timber framed garage block with two open bays for car parking and further rooms to the side either for storage/workshop/hobbies. Stairs leading to first floor area suitable for home office or further storage. N.B. This building is ideal for conversion into ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION to the main dwelling (subject to Planning Permission and Building Regulations).
HACKING OUT: the property is on a restricted byway and close to 3,000 acres of Bedgebury Pinetum, with a total of about 28 miles of bridle paths or rides along surfaced or un-surfaced tracks.
LAND & GROUNDS
AGENTS NOTE: There is a public footpath which runs through parts of the land. See attached maps on line in the floor plan section. The grounds are a key feature of the property and have been cleared by the current owners and now offer not only a useful equestrian ride out over the 'man made Cross Country fences but also a tranquil unique woodland walk for the dogs and family.
For those with fishing interests the stocked lake will be an attraction as well as the river located to the far boundary of the property. The whole is approx. 24.094 acres (*TBV) of which there is around 14 acres (*TBV) of pasture. 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. Where available a Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired 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.
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
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge wells District Council
SERVICES: Oil central heating via the Rayburn. Immersion heater for Hot Water during the Summer months. Private drainage via a modern system.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: G 11/58
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: Garage is wired but not connected.
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.
Travelling south on the A229 from Maidstone towards Hawkhurst, at the roundabout junction A262 Sissinghurst / Goudhurst,( by-passing Cranbrook Town), carry straight on/over the roundabout, travel for 2.9 miles and turn left into Water Lane. Proceed along this lane passing Attwater Lane on the left. At the next turning left, turn left here and follow the right hand fork until you reach the top of the lane (just before Woodsden Farmhouse) then take the private track on the right and follow down to where The Barn can be found at the end of the drive on the right hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014