Character Property for saleGoudhurst Road, Marden
Under Offer £375,000
- Magnificent triple roundel attached oast house
- Planning permission for residential conversion to a four bedroom two reception roomed family home totalling approx. 2,500sqft
- Planning permission granted for a twin bay cart lodge
- Total plot size approx. 0.3 of an acre
Full descriptionA magnificent Grade II Listed triple roundel attached oast house with planning consent granted for residential conversion to a four bedroom two reception roomed family home totalling approximately 2,500ft2 (232m2 ), planning consent granted for a twin bay cart lodge, total plot size approx . 0.3 of an acre situated within a traditional, now residential, Wealden farmyard. Cranbrook School catchment area.
SITUATION: Pond Oast enjoys an idyllic rural, yet not isolated, location set within this traditional Kentish former farmyard located between the favoured villages of Marden and Goudhurst, both providing good everyday amenities. The mainline railway station in Marden provides fast and frequent services to Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Ashford International station. Comprehensive shopping facilities and professional services are available in the nearby County Town of Maidstone approximately 10 miles to the North and the Royal Spa Town of Tunbridge Wells approximately 14 miles to the west. Excellent educational facilities are available in both the state and private sectors, preparatory schools at Dulwich, St Ronans and Bethany, Cranbrook School and grammar schools in Tonbridge and Maidstone. Excellent recreational facilities within the area include golf courses including Chart Hills at Biddenden and Hemsted, riding and walking at Bedgebury and Hemsted forests, sailing and water sports at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst and river walks along the banks of the Teise directly from the property.
DESCRIPTION: Pond Oast comprises the unconverted portion of Tanner Oast and has residential consent granted for conversion into a four bedroom family home arranged over three floors. The design comprises the following accommodation; On the ground floor a roundel entrance hall/boot room, a significant open plan kitchen/dining room, roundel sitting room, and roundel study/dining room. On the first floor a master bedroom with en-suite, roundel bedrooms two, three and four, bedroom four with an en-suite and a family bathroom. On the second floor is a playroom. The whole extending to approximately 2,300ft2 (232m2). Three loft areas within the roundels offer scope for further accommodation subject to obtaining all relevant consents.
OUTSIDE: The gardens total plot size extends to approx. 0.3 of an acre , currently comprising an area of lawn, pond and tarmcadam drive and parking. Planning consent has been granted for the construction of a twin bay cart lodge.
SERVICES: Electricity and water are on site. Prospective purchasers will need to install their own sewage treatment plant and source of heating.
PLANNING HISTORY: Planning consent was granted under application MA/14/0346 for conversion into a residential dwelling on 1 July 2014. Further details can be found on Maidstone Borough Councils website www.maidstone.gov.uk. All planning conditions have been approved by Maidstone Borough Council. Working drawings are available for inspection at this office.
AGENTS NOTE: Prospective purchasers should note the following;
1) An application has been submitted to re-direct the footpath that runs diagonally across the property.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ. Telephone 01622 602736.
DIRECTIONS: From Cranbrook take the A262 to Goudhurst on approaching the village outskirts take the right hand turning by the Goudhurst Inn into Chequers Road. Continue on then take the right hand turning at the staggered crossroads into North Road. Continue on this road towards Marden. Proceed down Winchett Hill, looking out for the sign to Tanner Farm and turn left into a 500m driveway, then bear left to Pond Oast.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the agents Cranbrook Office 01580 712888.
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