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Church Road, Hartley, Kent, DA3

Key features

  • Rare Redevelopment Opportunity (STPP)
  • 3 Bedroom Circa 1906 Detached House with Outbuildings
  • 3.88 Acres Plot in Greenbelt
  • First Time Available to the Market Since Built
  • Semi-rural Location
  • Vacant Possession


For sale by Modern Method of Auction; Starting Bid Price £800,000 plus Reservation Fee.
• For Sale by Auction – T & C’s apply
• Subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price
• Reservation Fee applicable
• The Modern Method of Auction

Applegarth is a landmark property sitting on an idyllic peaceful L'shaped plot of 3.88 acres and is, to our knowledge, the last remaining small holders farm left untouched in the village of Hartley. Farmed by the tenants, the Sudd’s family since 1938, until one of the son’s bought the property in 1975 the property remained in his ownership until 1999 until the current family inherited it, so this is the first time the property has come to the market. The three bedroom period detached house on the plot remains virtually untouched from any extensions since it was built in circa 1912 and the plot benefits from various out buildings including a pickers barn, tractor store and large chicken coop. From historical photos the grounds when farmed were once an abundance of flowers blooming with a vast strawberry field to the rear of the plot when it was a farm and other agricultural activities included free-range hens, pigs, goats and we believe a cow. Located down a semi-rural lane between the villages of Hartley and New Ash Green this property would have once had a “Darling Buds of May” feeling to it, however, having sat empty for many years this charming plot which has a feeling being remote yet is accessible to local amenities now needs for the first time in many years to become someone’s forever home. Steeped in history with huge potential the plot is located in the Greenbelt so would suit an owner occupier looking to do a replacement dwelling project to their own requirements, subject to the necessary planning consents. This true gem offering vacant possession is now looking for a new custodian that will bring life back to the home and grounds and is sure to suit an array of buyers, including growing families or those from London looking for an ‘escape to the country’ and a 'get away from it all' experience and yet is still conveniently located for road and rail links into central London.


Hartley lies in the northern side of the North Downs between Sevenoaks and Dartford/Gravesend. The thriving village offers local shops including a co-op, post office and two outstanding primary schools. Hartley Country Club is set in 10 acres of glorious Kent countryside and offers a unique combination of sporting and social attractions. The village of Longfield offers comprehensive shopping facilities, including Waitrose, doctors surgery, a local bakery and butchers to name a few and a mainline railway station with services to London Victoria. Ebbsfleet international provides fast services to St Pancras and is within 5.5 miles. The Bluewater shopping centre with its varied range of shops and recreational facilities is approximately 5 miles from Hartley village.


From the Fine & Country North Kent office proceed up Church Road passing All Saints Church on the left then Grange Lane and Hartley Hill on your left hand side, Applegarth will be found directly on your right hand side.

Vendor Interview

"I inherited the property in 1999, but my connection with Applegarth goes back to the 1980s. "The Sudd’s family hailed from a lineage deeply rooted in the property, were originally tenants of the farm, diligently working the land. Their agricultural pursuits included tending to free-range hens, pigs, goats, and cultivating a vast strawberry field. The rich history is captured in numerous photographs showcasing the family engaged in their work, with one particularly charming image capturing one of the brothers on their pedal cycle—a relic that still resides on the property to this day." “Fast-forward to the modern day and for many years we have visited the property, primarily during weekends, as it is serves as the idyllic backdrop for family celebrations. We have enjoyed many birthdays and BBQs here and it holds many happy memories for us.” "At one stage, we envisioned transforming the property into our permanent family home. Our vision gained traction with the (truncated)

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold. This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey). The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.

Further Auctioneer's Comments

Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded. This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack. The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold. The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangements

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted. Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

Transport Information

Longfield Railway Station: 2.2 miles Ebbsfleet International Station: 6.2 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies.


Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.

Useful Information

We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding. Some information in these details are taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making then please contact Fine & Country North West Kent for verification.

Council Tax

We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council.


The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details.


The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.


All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.

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Church Road, Hartley, Kent, DA3


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Longfield Station1.8 miles
  • Meopham Station2.2 miles
  • Sole Street Station3.1 miles
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