6 bedroom detached house for sale

Cowden,Kent

Under Offer £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive 4 bed bungalow in classical rural lane
  • Secondary 2 bed accommodation
  • Attractive gardens with remnants of a Moat Pond
  • Kitchen garden area
  • Extensive farm buildings
  • x2 lots farmable and pastureland
  • In all about 55.54 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

VIEWING
Strictly by confirmed appointment only with the sole agents, RH & RW Clutton (01342 410122).

SITUATION
Moat Farm lies down a classic rural country lane yet is within easy reach of East Grinstead to the west (8 miles), Tunbridge Wells to the east (10 miles). To the north Edenbridge with its excellent facilities and main line station (5 miles), Cowden Station is within 2 miles and Oxted, further to the north beyond Edenbridge, is 11 miles away leading up to the M25. There are a number of local good golf courses close by and Lingfield Park Racecourse. There are numerous schools within the catchment area.

DESCRIPTION
Moat Farm offers the opportunity to buy a small working farm with very extensive farm buildings and flexible accommodation in a particularly fine rural location surrounded by its own ground.

The Dwellings
These lie close to the entrance and are built of brick and tile, the larger bungalow offering a large Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 4 Bedrooms and a Bathroom.
Drakes Bottom was added around 1983 and offers an independent 2 bedroom dwelling with Sitting/Dining Room, Kitchen and Bathroom. A stunning garden lies to the rear of the properties with the remnants of a Moat Pond, bordering lawns and a superb Kitchen Garden area.

The Farm Buildings
An extensive and compact group of largely older modern framed buildings opposite the dwellings comprise:-

1. Car Port/Workshop - 13.1m x 10.6m timber and corrugated iron
2. Storage Yard-4 bay steel and asbestos (livestock may not be kept in this building) 18.2m x 8.8m
3. Collapsed Timber Barn 9.5m x 6.2m (originally connected to but sold off, the adjoining converted barn - Do Not Enter)
4. Cattle Yard-3 bay steel and asbestos 15.5m x 11m with loose box area at the side
5. Yard-2 bay concrete and asbestos with timber lean-tos either side 18.3m x 13.7m overall
6. Timber Lean-To
7. Straw Barn-3 bay steel and asbestos 18.2m x 9.4m
8. Straw Barn-6 bay steel and asbestos 36m x 8.5m
9. Yard-4 bay steel and asbestos 24.3m x 9.1m
10. Lean-To Barn-3 bay steel and asbestos 18.2m x 6.0m
11. Open Silage Clamp area (division walling removed)

The Land
Moat Farm was originally a traditional small dairy farm but now has beef cattle running over it. Typically Grade III/IV land the soil type is Curtisden and Wickham 1 and ideal for grass production. The land benefits from excellent road frontage to the lane.

Lot 1 - 37.48 acres (15.17ha)
The farmable land on the south side of the lane extends approximately to 34.49 acres (14.36ha). There is a prominent central attractive oak shaw and pond on the east side. The ground rises up from the Kent Water stream on the southern boundary to Moat Lane on the northern boundary and the eastern boundary adjoins the Uckfield railway line.

Lot 2 - 18.06 acres (7.31ha)
A parcel of higher pasture of 17.34 acres (7.02ha) rolling down to the stream on the northern boundary and including an oak, hazel and ash shaw with a pond.

In all about 55.54 acres (22.48ha)

TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold. The land is currently let on a Grazing Licence to 31st October, 2016 and the farm buildings are let on a Farm Business Tenancy until 31st March, 2017. Thereafter vacant possession will be available. Further details are available from the Agent.

SPORTING RIGHTS, MINERALS AND TIMBER
These are included within the freehold in so far as they are owned.

RIGHTS OF WAY & WAYLEAVES
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including rights of way, drainage, water and electricity supplies, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not. A bridle path runs down through Lot 1 to the east of the homestead and along the southern boundary and a footpath diagonally crosses Lot 2.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (notwithstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them.
The main bungalow has an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. A Certificate of Lawful Use confirms non-compliance with a similar condition on the smaller dwelling and an associated Section 52 Agreement has been discharged. The property lies in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and outside the NVZ.

SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Both dwellings have mains water and electricity and share a private drainage system. Oil fired central heating to the main bungalow, storage heater in Drakes Bottom. Water and electricity in some farm buildings and a field water supply.


PLAN
The plan and stated acreages in these details are for identification and information purposes only and potential purchasers must rely on their own investigations.

ENTITLEMENTS
The vendor will transfer the entitlements proportionate to the land following completion and retain the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme payment.

EPC
Main Bungalow - E 48
Drakes Bottom - E 44

COUNCIL TAX
Main Bungalow - F £2,319.34 (16/17)
Drakes Bottom - C £1,427.28 (16/17)
 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Cowden (0.6 mi)
  • Ashurst (2.1 mi)
  • Hever (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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RH & RW Clutton, East Grinstead

92 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3DF

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Nearest stations

  • Cowden (0.6 mi)
  • Ashurst (2.1 mi)
  • Hever (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

RH & RW Clutton, East Grinstead

92 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3DF

01342 616053 Local call rate

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