4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Grafty Green Nr. Maidstone, Kent

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached farmhouse
  • 16 acres (*TBV)
  • 4 double bedrooms/ 4 receptions
  • Large further detached barn
  • Stable complex/barns/outbuildings

Full description

A detached character farmhouse (unlisted) well presented and offering flexible accommodation set in 16 acres (*TBV) of pastureland with a range of outbuildings including a 40 ft detached traditional barn (good scope to adapt as annexe – Subject Perm) and a former detached barn (foundations still in place) also offering options to replace as ancillary accommodation. Another feature of the property is the bespoke 9 box stable yard arranged in a ‘horseshoe’ layout with central lawned viewing area plus accompanying feed room, tack room, hay barn and 2 offices plus 6 fenced paddocks (N.B. Lapsed planning also in place to add a 40m x 20m Riding arena). The whole presents an exciting combination of potential opportunities to add ancillary accommodation for an extended family, income possibilities through the addition of holiday let units and options to adapt some of the outbuildings for ‘home based business’ use. Located along a country lane between the villages of Headcorn and Lenham (each with rail stations connecting to London) the property is approached through a five bar gated entrance onto a long driveway leading down one side around to the rear into an extensive concreted parking area, the stable yard, outbuildings and pastureland which also has a secondary vehicle entrance off the lane. The origins of the farmhouse date back to circa 1800 and a number of character features have been retained within the interior such as two open fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers, wooden flooring & wide galleried first floor landing. Accommodation: Ground Floor- Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, 20ft Sitting rm, 22ft Dining hall, study/TV rm, kitchen/breakfast rm (central island) , garden rm, rear lobby, utility rm. First Floor – Galleried landing, Master Bedroom( en-suite), 3 further double bedrooms, family bathroom. Views from many of the rooms can be enjoyed over the delightful surrounding ground with large pond and wide rear sun terrace.

Location & Area Awareness - The property is situated less than a mile from the village of Grafty Green with its local amenities which include a church, local shop, post office, village hall and two pubs and is ideal for those seeking a rural yet accessible location with easy access to a toll ride a short hack away as well as a network of countryside walks nearby. Headcorn village, with its mainline station serving Charing Cross/Cannon Street is 3 miles distant as is Lenham village with mainline station serving Victoria each offer more comprehensive amenities and facilities. There are a number of well regarded primary and secondary schools in the area including Headcorn primary, Lenham Secondary school, Bethany School, Sutton Valence and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls to name a few. The M20 can be accessed via junction 8 and is approx. 7 miles distance and connects in turn to the M26/M25 . Ashford town centre offering links to Europe is 12.7 miles distant and also provides fast train services into London St Pancras. For other continental travel , the channel tunnel and channel ports are all comfortably reached via the nearby M20.

Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan - HALL - Stairs to first floor. Two radiators. Under-stairs space. Double doors into sitting room.
CLOAKROOM - Double glazed window to front. White suite of low level WC and hand basin. Radiator. Tiled floor. Local wall tiling.
SITTING ROOM - Double glazed window to side and rear. Double glazed doors to rear garden. Radiator. Open fireplace. TV point.
DINING ROOM - Two double glazed windows to front and further double glazed window to side. Feature brick fireplace with wood burning stove. Radiator. Beamed ceiling.
STUDY / TV ROOM - off the hallway. Double glazed windows to front and side. Radiator. Wood flooring.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM - Double glazed window to rear. Extensive range of base and wall units. White enamel double bowl sink unit. Integrated dishwasher. Space for double range with double extractor hood over. Space for fridge/freezer. Recess lighting.
GARDEN ROOM - Double glazed patio doors to rear. Radiator. Tiled floor.
REAR LOBBY - Door to side of property. Two base cupboards. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM - Double glazed leaded window to side. Plumbing for washing machine. Oil burner. Tiled floor. Worktops.

First Floor - Landing - windows to front. Double glazed window to rear. Recess lighting. Double storage cupboards. Access to loft. Airing cupboard.
BEDROOM 1 - Double glazed square picture window to front. Double glazed window to side. Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Radiator. Recess lighting. Door to:
En-suite Bathroom - Double glazed frosted window to side. White suite of low level WC, square vanity hand basin. Panelled bath with shower attachment . Chrome heated towel rail. Recess lighting. Fully tiled walls.
BEDROOM 2 - Double glazed window to front and side. Radiator.
BEDROOM 3 - Double glazed window to front. Radiator. Built in wardrobe cupboards to one wall.
BEDROOM 4 - Double glazed window to rear. Radiator. Airing cupboard with storage space.
SHOWER ROOM - Double glazed frosted window to front. White suite of low level WC, square vanity hand basin and shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower unit. Fully tiled walls and floor. Chrome heated towel rail. Recess light.

Equestrian Facilities - Buildings & Sizes On Plan - One of the features of the property is the well set up stable yard ideal for the keen amateur and or the professional rider/breeder. Built in the design of a horse shoe layout with a grass centre showing ground. Situated to the rear of the property and accessed via a large wide entrance gate.
MAIN DETACHED BARN: Timber and block built, ideal for conversion to ancillary accommodation subject to planning permissions.
STABLE BLOCK ONE: three loose boxes of timber and block construction.
SEPARATE ENTRANCE: A new separate entrance access has been made with permission to the equine facilities off the lane and to the side of the property.
STABLE BLOCK TWO: four loose boxes of timber and block construction.
FORMER DETACHED BARN-FOUNDATIONS STILL IN PLACE- (planning granted for change of use to holiday let). New planning application submitted for ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION TO THE MAIN DWELLING.
STABLE BLOCK THREE: one loose box of brick and block construction on concrete floor. HAY STORE - FEED ROOM with sink and power, TACK ROOM split into two.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA: Lapsed Planning Permission granted (MA/11/1165) for a sand school.

Land & Grounds - We understand form the vendor that the whole plot extends to around 16 acres (*TBV) including the house and gardens , yard , drive and outbuildings. (not formally measured) of which the paddocks are level with stock proof or post and rail fencing and automatic water laid on. To the front and side of the farmhouse are well-established gardens mainly laid to lawn with a mix of plants, shrubs and trees. In relation to the attached plan the field sizes and respective numbers are: FIELD 1= 4.5 ACRES, 2= 2.43 ACRES, 3= 0.51 ACRES, 4= 3.35 ACRES, 5= 0.321 ACRES, 6= 3.57 ACRES.
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to ‘check’ the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS: The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned or exist. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants, both public and private, whether mentioned in these or not. WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY: The property is sold subject to all Rights of Way, public and private, which may affect the property. although there are NO Rights Of Way.

Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
SERVICES: Oil central heating. Mains water. Private drainage via a septic tank.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: F 37/70
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: Lighting to all buildings. Water on the yard and water drinkers.

Helpful Websites - We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org

Viewing Arrangements - All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01892 829014
E: sales@equusproperty.co.uk
W: www.equusproperty.co.uk
DISCLAIMER: All 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 to themselves or personal belongings or property. By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must 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 the village green of Grafty Green proceed on the Headcorn Road toward Headcorn and the entrance to the property will be found after a mile on the right hand side.


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01 July 2019

Nearest stations

  • Headcorn (2.8 mi)
  • Lenham (3.1 mi)
  • Harrietsham (3.3 mi)
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01892 323040 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Headcorn (2.8 mi)
  • Lenham (3.1 mi)
  • Harrietsham (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Equus Country and Equestrian Property , South East

South East Head Office, Pantiles Chambers, 85 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1XP

01892 323040 Local call rate

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