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The Old Dairy, Great Pagehurst Farm, Staplehurst

Withdrawn from Market £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Agricultural building with prior approval for individual dwelling house
  • Overlooking farmland on rural outskirts of Staplehurst
  • Cranbrook and Judd school catchment areas

Full description

Agricultural Building with Prior Approval for the change of use to individual Dwelling House overlooking open farmland.Cranbrook School and Judd School Catchment Area.

DESCRIPTION: The Furrows and Old Dairy comprise a pair of redundant agricultural buildings in a former farmyard setting overlooking agricultural land located in the rural outskirts of the village of Staplehurst in Kent. Both buildings have Approval for a change of use to residential and the individual lots are described below.

LOT 2 (Edged Green) The Old Dairy A redundant former dairy building of rendered brick elevations under a pitched roof which has been granted a change of use for conversion to a 3 bedroom detached dwelling with a ground floor footprint of 108m² (1,160ft²). The approved accommodation comprises Door into large entrance hall leading off to open plan living room, dining room and kitchen, family bathroom with 3 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite facilities. The building is located on the edge of the farmstead with far reaching views across adjacent farmland to the north and west.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325.

DIRECTIONS: The postcode is TN12 0JD. From Maidstone Town Centre, head south on the A229 until you reach the village of Staplehurst. Pass the railway station on your right-hand side and continue to the crossroads towards the centre of the village. Turn right into the Marden Road and as you leave the village, look out for Pagehurst Road on your left-hand side. Turn into Pagehurst Road and the entrance to the buildings will be seen after a short distance on the right-hand side.

SITUATION: The Furrows and the Old Dairy are located in a small grouping of mainly residential buildings at Great Pagehurst Farm in between the villages of Staplehurst and Marden in the Weald of Kent. The properties are located in the sought after Cranbrook School Catchment Area, Cranbrook lying some 6½ miles to the south. Tunbridge Wells, with its excellent shopping and leisure facilities, is some 16 miles to the west and the County Town of Maidstone some 9.3 miles to the north. Regular rail services to mainline stations are available from Staplehurst and Marden. There is an excellent choice of State and private schools locally.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council, Mid Kent Planning Support, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ. Telephone 01622 602736. Email .

NOTES: Part of the agricultural building lying to the immediate south of the Furrows shown hatched red on the sale plan will be removed by the vendor within 6 months of completion. This would include the grain drying fan house.

SERVICES: Electricity is available on the site. Appropriate easements will be granted to purchasers over adjacent farmland in the vendor’s ownership to connect to water. Purchasers should rely on their own enquiries as to the suitability and availability of services.

PLANNING: Both buildings benefit from Prior Approval for the change of use of 2 agricultural buildings to dwelling houses, granted by the Maidstone Borough Council. The Furrows: Reference 14/501982. Granted on the 6th October 2014 for the change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling. Reference 14/502850. Granted on the 24th November 2014. Prior notification for the design and external appearance of building operations relating to the change of use of the building and land to a single dwelling house. The Old Dairy: Reference 14/502849PNBCM dated 24th November 2014. Prior notification for the design and external appearance of building operations reasonably necessary for the change of use of the building and land for conversion to a single residential dwelling. Reference 15/500178PNBCM. Prior notification for the change of use of the Dairy to a dwelling house. Both Consents were subject to conditions. Copies of the approved plans can be downloaded from the Lambert & Foster website or emailed on request.

NOTE: Prospective purchasers should note the following. The right of way will be granted over the farm entrance drive shown hatched brown on the sale plan subject to contribution towards future maintenance and repair. If sold separately, each property will benefit from a reflective covenant restricting the use of the properties within their defined curtilage to a residential dwelling and uses ancillary to residential use. Should any mobile home be placed on either property during the course of conversion, these will be removed on first occupation of the barns or expiry of the current Planning Consents. If sold separately the purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible for erecting and thereafter maintaining newly created boundary fences between Lots 1 and 2 within one month of completion.

PLANNING: Copies of the planning drawings are reproduced courtesy of Hawkes Architecture (01580 892739).

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