4 bedroom equestrian facility for saleBiddenden, Kent
Guide Price £1,450,000
- Detached Country/Equestrian property
- Large bespoke outbuildings
- 24 acres (*TBV) woods & level grazing
- 4 bedrooms/3 reception rooms
- Excellent Horse Riding
- Very well presented throughout
- Cranbrook School Catchment (2016)
- Surrounded by grounds/gardens
With 24 acres (*TBV) and direct access into Hempsted Forest, an immaculate detached country and equestrian property which has been extended, refurbished and remodelled by the current vendor into the most attractive ‘twin gabled’ 4 bedroom residence and having the desirable commodity of a large complex of recently built traditional farm buildings set around a substantial quadrangle and offering superb scope to adapt for a number of uses (i.e. holiday lets, bed and breakfast accommodation or for a home based business, subject to permissions). Direct equestrian and pedestrian access can be gained into the Forest with no road work required allowing fabulous riding out, country walks and cycle trails.
The whole is approached from a private drive into a substantial parking area offering space for many vehicles/horse box/trailer and the secluded gardens and grounds overlook a lovely countryside vista. The property offers a chance to enjoy a rural lifestyle while being convenient for local amenities at nearby Sissinghurst village as well as being set within the desirable Cranbrook School Catchment Area (2016).
For those requiring Equestrian facilities the current stable yard comprises of 3 loose boxes with large post and railed concrete 'yard'. The immediate surrounding acreage is mainly laid to pasture and therefore offers ample space to add more stables and a riding arena (subject to permissions).
The location is also well placed for horsebox access to nearby show centres such as Blue Barn at Great Chart and Duckhurst Farm at Staplehurst.
Situation - The property occupies a rural yet convenient position between the Wealden villages of Sissinghurst and Biddenden offering local amenities and both with popular primary schools. For more extensive educational, recreational and shopping facilities the charming towns of Cranbrook is approximately 4 miles away. The nearest mainline railway stations are at Staplehurst and Headcorn each offering a direct service to London Charing Cross. A fast link to London St Pancras is available at Ashford International Station around 14 miles away which also offers fast rail links to the continent. (www.setrains.co.uk) Education opportunities exist within the area in both the private and state sector at all levels; these include Cranbrook, Sissinghurst and Benenden primary schools, Marborough House, Dulwich and St.Ronans preparatory schools, Cranbrook School, Sutton Valence School, Benenden School and Maidstone Grammar Schools. www.kent-pages.co.uk/education
Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan - Set back from the road and surrounded by level lawns and gardens a charming country property, extended by the current owners, to accommodate a family with flexibility on the GROUND FLOOR - 2 reception rooms (Drawing room, family sitting room both with fireplaces), study off the sitting room (could be used as part of the drawing room), large utility room which is used for other activities including children's area (homework/art etc), further boot room, WC, country Kitchen.On the FIRST FLOOR - 4 bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and wash hand basin, family bathroom also with hot water tank.
The Barns - Refer To The Floor Plan - Substantial timber Barns with pegged tiled roofs, arranged arranged a concrete courtyard and would suit an assortment of uses which may include car storage, hobbies, further equine use and part conversion for Ancillary Accommodation (sub to Planning Permission and Building Regulations).
BARN 1 - 2591 sqft. Concrete floor throughout. Open log store. Bicycle Store, Potting shed. Subject to planning the two stores would suit conversion to ancillary accommodation.
BARN 2 - 3824 sqft. Concrete floor throughout. Hay store, Triple garage, Workshop, Hay store.
Equestrian Facilities - Refer To The Floor Plan - STABLE BLOCK - Timber loose boxes arranged in line on concrete base and enclosed with post and rail. 3 loose boxes under pitched roof, internally lined. Power and water laid on.
CRAFT / HOBBY ROOM - with windows looking over the courtyard.
The property has direct access on to the Hempsted Forest (see separate paragraph below) which offers dog walking, cycling and Horse Riding.
Land & Grounds - A total of 24 acres (*TBV)The land at the property consists of the follow: House, gardens, outbuildings and drive approx 7 acres (*TBV). Softwood and young Oak Woodland located across the road approx 7 acres (*TBV). Level field of pasture across the road 5 acres (*TBV). A further 5 acres (*TBV) of level pasture across and along the road and towards the West currently in negotiation with the owners. The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry, where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
Hempsted Forest - Hemsted Forest is approximately three hundred and ninety eight hectares and is a mixture of conifer and broad leaf. Hemsted has around five miles of hard surface road around the forest which allows for easy walking and wheelchair use, and a multitude of unsurfaced tracks. Horse riding in Hemsted requires a permit which can be purchased through TROT. Toll Rides Off-road Trust (TROT) is a charitable trust dedicated to providing members with an extensive national network of horse riding and carriage driving routes on privately owned land.
Through a dedicated band of local agents, TROT work with landowners to establish and maintain interesting and well-kept off-road rides where members can enjoy riding and driving safely and legally. TROT administers the Forestry Commissions riding permit scheme for horse riding in forests in Southern England.
Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough Council
SERVICES: Private sewage. Mains water and electric. Central Heating: solid fuel and electric storage.
TAX BAND: E
EPC RATING: E
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN: October 2016
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www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
Prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
Directions - From Biddenden leave the High Street in a westerly direction along the A262 Sissinghurst Road for 0.5 miles and turn left into Fosten Lane; continue for 1.2 miles on Fosten Lane to the T junction, turn right onto Cranbrook Road. Continue for 0.6 miles and the property will be on the left past one of the Hemsted Forest gates. The gates will either be open or closed. The name of the property is on the gate.
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