Tonbridge, West Kent
Guide Price £920,000
Equestrian Facility for sale: Tonbridge, West Kent
Guide Price £920,000
- Period Grade I I listed farmhouse
- 7.3 acres (*TBV)
- Equestrian facilities
- 3/4 bedrooms-3 receptions
- Well presented / maintained
- Good commuting to London Ch x
Well-presented inside and out! With 7.33 acres (*TBV) a desirable combination of a Grade II Listed link detached farmhouse and accompanying well maintained equestrian complex. This charming 3/4 bedroom family home cannot be faulted for the time and effort maintaining the interior which includes a wealth of beams and period features including an inglenook fireplace with wood burner in the sitting room, all enhanced by modern facilities and bespoke fixtures and fittings. The immaculate well equipped equestrian facilities comprise of two timber stable blocks, one line of 4 loose boxes and another block of 2 loose boxes all set on concrete with power and water connected plus professionally installed 40m x 20m post and railed riding arena and adjacent fenced paddocks. The property occupies a rural but not isolated position located between the hamlet of Claygate and the village of Horsmonden and enjoys open views to the front with a small farmstead set to the rear (currently being converted into two detached dwellings). Hacking/walking may be gained around the local lanes in the vicinity and Matfield & District Riding Club holds a variety of events. The nearest local equestrian venue is Duckhurst Show Centre at Staplehurst (approx 8 miles) and Bedgebury Forest around 9 miles horse box distance and offers miles of tracks and bridleways to enjoy.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is conveniently set near to the desirable village of Horsmonden with its attractive village green and array of local shops including post office, general stores, pharmacy, public houses together with a popular primary school. The well serviced town of Paddock Wood is some 3.9 miles with its excellent shopping facilities and fast mainline railway connections to Central London stations in about an hour. Tunbridge Wells with its more extensive amenities is approximately 10 miles to the west as are road connections via the A21 to the M25 national motorway network. There is an excellent choice of state and private schools locally.
ACCOMMODATION-refer to the floor plan
The KITCHEN is the heart of the home with a modern range of country style units and Aga at one end of the kitchen leads on to a BOOT ROOM / UTILTY ROOM and downstairs CLOAK ROOM with low level WC, wash hand basin and window to side.. At the other end there is a dining table and chairs for four persons. A further UTILITY / LAUUNDRY ROOM is off the kitchen with worktops incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit and plumbing for washing machine etc also a door to the garden.
The SITTING ROOM has a delightful inglenook fireplace with oak Bressumer and cast-iron wood burning stove. Bread oven to side. Windows overlooking the front and rear. Exposed timbers, wooden flooring. TV point, two radiators, wall light and ceiling light points, telephone point.
The current owners have their HOME OFFICE in the next room and this also has a sofa bed. The formal DINING ROOM has historically been used as BEDROOM 4 with windows overlooking the front garden and casement window to rear.
The FIRST FLOOR is served by two separate staircases. The first staircase leads up to a generous wide landing and doors to two further BEDROOMS.
The MASTER BEDROOM 1 has a door to the ENSUITE BATHROOM is very generous and has been completely modernised with a full wall of cupboards / storage, a free-standing bath and beautiful original oak floor It can also be accessed by the ground floor via the kitchen. The second double BEDROOM 2 has a ENSUITE shower room and WC and wash hand basin.
SECOND FLOOR - staircase to attic BEDROOM 3 on the second floor with Dorma window.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS
Refer to the floor plan for sizes and layout. x6 TIMBER LOOSE BOXES on concrete with power and water laid on. One line of 4 loose boxes and a second block of 2 loose boxes. All fenced in with access gate to the front paddock and the outdoor arena. A side pedestrian gate also leads to an ornamental pond and a which goes down the side of the sand school to the end paddock where there is a five-bar gate into the additional side paddock.
A full size 20m x 40m OUTDOOR ARENA professionally installed by the previous owner with rubber and silica sand surface, post and railed and well maintained.
A timber garden SHED is located within the rear garden curtilage adjacent to the farmhouse
LAND & GROUNDS
The property is on three titles. The house, garden and stables and some of the side paddock 1.108 acres (*TBV). The paddock with the arena in to the far end 2.470 acres (*TBV) and the side paddock 3.733 acres (*TBV) = 7.3+ acres (*TBV). All level and well fenced and maintained. 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.
1. The farmhouse is attached to one end with the adjacent Oast house which is a private residential dwelling.
2. The agricultural complex of buildings to the rear of the property have been granted planning permission to convert in to two residential dwellings. They are showing under offer at present. A plan of the conversion can be seen on the local authority planning portal.
3. The drive has shared ownership with rights of access for the farmhouse and the farm/property to the rear.
4. There are some low beams (one in the kitchen is very low) as you would expect in a period property, but the majority of rooms have adequate ceiling height.
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
SERVICES: Oil central heating. Electric AGA. Mains water. Private drains via a private water treatment plant.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: Not applicable as the property is exempt as it is Grade I I Listed.
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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.
From Paddock Wood railway station head easterly on Church Road for 3.6 miles. Turn left and then immediately right into Pearsons Green Road which continues into Churn Lane for 1.8miles. Turn left at the T junction into Maidstone Road. Connue for 0.3 miles and the drive will be on the left.
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