Mr & Mrs Bell, Kent
"Thank you very much for securing the price we wanted for our property. We are both delighted with the short time frame too."
Guide Price 900,000 - 1,000,000
A wonderful opportunity to own a charming 4 bedroom detached farmhouse cottage along with approximately 14.5 acres suitable for a small holding, farming or equestrian. The property currently benefits from several income streams, long term caravan/motorhome storage, Produce Farm Shop and (subject to separate negotiation) a Chicken & Duck Boarding Business.
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Dating back to around the 1700's the property has been under the ownership of the same family for over 50 years! Enter into the living room/study and the property showcases many original and restored features, including a wonderful Inglenook fireplace with multifuel stove, Amitico flooring, exposed beams and gorgeous sandstone walls. The kitchen has been sympathetically modernised and benefits from Silestone counter tops, breakfast bar and a built in fridge & fridge freezer, whilst retaining original doors to the walk in pantry. A feature Stanley Oil fired Range cooker and boiler are as you would expect, perfectly at home in this farmhouse kitchen. Further space is on offer with a double aspect dining room looking out to the garden.
Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is full of character with whitewash walls, exposed timbers and shelving either side of the chimney breast.
Outside, there is a large York stone patio area ideal for entertaining with integrated sandstone walls. There is also a large area laid to lawn and with no immediate neighbours the grounds are exceptionally private and tranquil. Further to traditional gardens the plot also includes approximately 14.5 acres of pasture surrounding the main farmhouse. Within this area lies a double garage (originally a cow shed which has the potential for development into further accommodation/holiday let subject to planning consents) A 6 bay old style breeze block/brick barn with attached open oak lean-to and one enclosed bay. In recent years the property has been installed with two 4kw solar panels on two individual feed in tariffs (each with an income of between £800 - £1,000 per annum.
The property is situated in a rural location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village of Broad Oak is within striking (walking? distance and offers a local store, Post Office and schools. The market town of Heathfield offers a wide range of facilities including supermarkets, doctors, dentists and eateries. Royal Tunbridge Wells is a further 15 miles offering a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Stonegate Station is 12 minutes distant with a direct line to London. The area also offers sailing at Bewl Bridge Reservoir, extensive schooling in both the state and private sectors, many golf clubs and numerous footpaths & nature walks within the area, whilst being only 30 minutes to the coast.
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