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6 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Goldwell Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, TN23


Property Description

Key features

  • In a tranquil setting
  • Interesting history
  • Grade II listed
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Over 3 acres in all
  • Stables
  • Barn for conversion by sep neg
  • Ashford International 3 miles
  • M20 3.5 miles

Full description

A fine Grade II listed manor house incorporating a wealth of period features in a tranquil setting overlooking its' own land and beyond - period barn for conversion by separate negotiation

For Sale as a Whole or in 2 Lots
Both Lots 1 & 2 Guide Price £1,550,000
Goldwell Manor, period barn with lapsed planning permission & circa 3.5 acres
Lot 1 Guide Price: £1,100,000
Goldwell Manor with approximately 3 acres
Lot 2 Guide Price: £450,000
Perod barn with lapsed planning permission & 0.5 acres

NB There is an application in progress to renew the lapsed planning permission for the barn.

Goldwell Manor is a fine period residence probably dating from the 17th century and justifiably Grade II listed. A fine provenance of the property has been documented and it is mentioned in a variety of historical tomes. These include the Domesday Book (by the name of God Selle) at which time it was part of the possessions of the Bishop of Bayeux and William Hasted’s ‘History and Topography of Kent’ (published 1798). Described as ‘a manor of great antiquity’ the estate became the property of a family who assumed their name from it. During their 400 years residency, custodians included Sir John Goldwell who was as a commander ‘of considerable note’ in the reign of King John, John Goldwell, who lived in the reign of Edward III, continuing down to John Goldwell who resided there until the early 17th century. Beneath the property is an ancient well, known as the Golden Well which was reputed to hold water of curative properties. The origins of the well are unknown but may possibly explain the property’s name.

You are welcomed to the manor via a beautiful arched silvered oak entrance door and inside a wealth of architectural details are on display including splendid oak beams and timbers, open fireplaces including inglenooks, mullion window, oak latch and pine panelled doors and vaulted ceilings. Ceiling heights are very lofty throughout, indicating the prestigious nature of the original building and the manor benefits from all around attractive aspects over its own land and beyond. The expansive accommodation is arranged on three floors and provides generous and atmospheric living space, affording scope for updating/modernisation.

o Dining hall displaying inglenook fireplace & original brick flooring
o Double aspect drawing room with impressive inglenook fireplace
o Sitting room with open fireplace
o Adaptable fourth reception room incorporating French doors to garden
o Fitted kitchen/breakfast room ? quarry tiled floor ? access to substantial cellar
o Master bedroom incorporating en suite bathroom
o Three further 1st floor bedrooms
o Two 2nd floor bedrooms with vaulted ceilings plus attic store room
o Two family bathrooms & separate WC
o Internal stabling block comprising 2 loose boxes, 2 stalls & feed store ? power, light & water in situ
o Mature gardens and grounds including paddock
o Barn with lapsed planning permission for a 3 bedroom dwelling

The part walled gardens and grounds are well established and encompassed by mature trees and shrubs creating a secluded and private setting. The formal gardens incorporate well stocked beds and borders filled with range of flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants and collections of rose varieties creating stunning displays throughout the seasons.

At the rear, there is a stone terrace flanked by ancient rag-stone walls, creating a delightful secluded spot to enjoy the surroundings and at the front a rose clad archway gives access to the lawn from which stunning rural views can be enjoyed. There are stone steps leading down to the paddock which also benefits from separate vehicular access from the driveway. Further areas of the grounds are arranged in an informal manner blending with the surroundings. The private driveway leads to a substantial parking area providing space for numerous vehicles. Adjacent are the brick built stables. The stables and offices provide potential for conversion for further ancillary space subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent(s).

Goldwell Barn
Planning permission was granted for the conversion of the Grade II listed barn into a three bedroom dwelling. There is an application to renew the lapsed consent in progress. Please call the agents for further information.

The barn probably dates from the 17th century and displays traditional elevations of weather-board and brick with a later single storey addition, all under a pitched and hipped tiled roof.

The interior displays a wealth of original timbers, braces and trusses under splendid oak rafters. It is proposed the conversion will take into account the character of the original building including the retention of the original wagon entry doors and much of the original joinery.

The majority of living space will be at ground floor level and the planned accommodation will comprise: dining hall, galleried living room, galleried landing, 2 ground floor en suite bedrooms, 1st floor en suite bedroom, study/bedroom 4, kitchen/breakfast room and utility areas. There will be French doors from the dining hall and the kitchen, giving access to the gardens.

The barn is set at the end of the private driveway, ensuring no passing traffic and a peaceful setting. The grounds amount to about half an acre including a natural pond. They are flanked by open farmland and afford wonderful far reaching views.

Mains electricity and water are provided within the building. It is proposed to use ground source heat pumps for the under-floor heating system, supplemented by a wood-burning stove to avoid the necessity for wall hung radiators. A sewage reed bed filtration system is to be installed for the benefit of environment.

Planning Permission No: 15/00695/AS
Further details can be obtained from Ashford Borough Council: Tel 01233 331111 or via their planning portal:

Goldwell Manor is set in a tranquil rural location, well away from main roads, at the end of a lengthy private driveway. The grounds are flanked by open farmland and create a secluded and private setting.

The historic village of Great Chart has a long history and a pretty high street displays numerous picturesque period buildings. There are a number of local services including a primary school, The Swan and Dog village inn, Golf and Leisure centre and Godinton House and Gardens nearby hosts a range of cultural and leisure events. Comprehensive shopping and amenities can be found in Ashford.

There are a number of schools in the area catering for children off all ages include Ashford School and Ashford Preparatory School, Norton Knatchbull and Highworth Grammar Schools at Ashford and Kings Canterbury.

Ashford International Station provides services to London St Pancras with journey times from 36 minutes and also to the Continent. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and the ports and to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the City.

Ashford International 3 miles
M20 – 3.5 miles
Hythe & the Coast 15 miles
London 57 miles

(All distances are approximate)

Agents Note
i) The driveway is owned by Goldwell Manor. The neighbouring property has a Right of Way over the drive and contributes towards maintenance costs.
ii) There is a public footpath which runs along the drive and joins a bridleway at the rear.
iii) Lot 2 will not be sold prior to Lot1.

Directions (TN23 3BY)
From Tenterden, travel north on the A28 for about 9.5 miles. Turn left just before the Great Chart Bypass (signposted to Great Chart), then turn immediately left into Goldwell Lane. When you reach the T junction turn right onto Etchden Road. Continue for 1/3 mile and turn right into an unmarked lane immediately opposite the restricted access bridge. Proceed to the end of the drive and Goldwell Manor will be found on the left.

Property Information
Full Address: Goldwell Manor, Ninn Lane, Great Chart, Kent TN23 3BY
Services: Goldwell Manor: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Goldwell Barn: Mains water and electricity.
Local Authority: Goldwell Manor: Ashford Borough Council. Tax Band G.
Fixtures and fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

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26 July 2016

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