4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Wormshill, Mid Kent

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade 11 listed property
  • 4 bedrooms/3 receptions
  • 2.5 acres (*TBV)
  • Stables/Tackroom
  • Large Detached Garage/Triple Cart Lodge
  • Workshop Space
  • Many character features
  • Rural Location
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Further 3 acres (*TBV) by separate negotiation

Full description

A charming Grade II listed period farm house situated in 2.5 acres(*TBV) in a delightful rural location with an extensive range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities including 3 loose boxes, tack room, workshop/store, double garage, 3 bay car port with gardens to the front & rear and paddocks. This attractive period home has origins dating back to the 17th Century attractively rendered with part tile hung elevations under a Kent peg tiled roof. It provides spacious 4 bedroom accommodation extending to around 2267 sq. ft. arranged over 2 floors with a wealth of retained period features,exposed beams and 2 wonderful inglenook fireplaces in principal rooms and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room.Set along a quiet lane on the edge of the North Downs in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 'the property provides an opportunity for those seeking a country lifestyle,whether horse riding, walking,cycling or just 'wildlife watching in a peaceful country retreat.It is conveniently set for access to Maidstone town centre,London & the Kent coast with mainline rail connections to London via Hollingbourne and Sittingbourne stations and road by the M20/M2 motorway networks.Agents Note : There is a further parcel of land of 3 acres (*TBV) separated into paddocks adjoining the existing land and property available by separate negotiation.

Location & Area Awareness - The property is situated along a country lane in the small rural hamlet of Bedmonton just outside the village of Wormshill a small village nestled near the top of the North Downs within the Kent Downs,in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Maidstone. A short drive away the villages of Bredgar, Hollingbourne and Lenham provide a good range local amenities including shops, doctor’s surgeries and pubs/restaurants.The popular town of Maidstone is approximately 7 miles distance and offers a comprehensive range of shopping,leisure and sporting amenities as well as state and private upper schools along with local primary schools in Lenham,Milstead and Bredgar.Drive for around 10 minutes, a choice of main line stations at Hollingbourne and Lenham for local connections to London and a fast train service from Sittingbourne to St. Pancras in around 57 minutes. For continental rail travel, Ashford International station is around 13 miles away. Road access to M20, M2 are within 10 minutes’ drive of the property making a good commute all round. There is good hacking nearby on country lanes & byways and local farmland by permission.The nearest equestrian centre is Cobham Manor which is (around.4.6 miles) away & Blue Barn Equestrian Centre around 30 minutes’ drive away.

Accommodation (Refer To Floor Plans For Further In - GROUND FLOOR - A well fitted large farmhouse Kitchen & Breakfast Room.the kitchen has extensive granite work surfaces with a range of cupboards,drawers and space under for storage.Large Belfast sink with mixer tap and cupboards below, plumbing for dishwasher.Central island with matching granite top and further cupboards and drawers beneath.Four oven oil fired Aga with twin hobs and warming plate and separate electric double oven with induction hob fitted. Stand alone dresser unit with large plate rack.Extensive exposed ceiling beams,quarry tiled flooring,walk-in pantry/broom cupboard with shelving.The kitchen opens into a breakfast/dining area with french doors leading to the terrace & rear garden.There is p/p granted for a garden room adjoining the kitchen/dining room.Utility Room and Downstairs Cloakroom lead off the kitchen with a rear porch leading to back garden.Sitting Room enjoying dual aspect with exposed ceiling beams and large inglenook fireplace with carved oak bressumer and log burner fitted with recess to one side with built in cupboard. Adjoining dual aspect Reception Room sharing reverse side of ingelenook fireplace.
FIRST FLOOR - Stairs to first floor leading to large character reception landing with exposed beams and archway to inner landing.Master Bedroom with large walk in dressing room and adjoining Family Bathroom cast iron bath with claw feet,wash hand basin and low level WC.Two further double bedrooms to the front with an archway leading from landing to suite of Double Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom/Shower Room.

Equestrian Facilities - Separate drive leads in from the country lane to gravel parking area for several cars/trailers/horseboxes.L shaped wooden stable block on concrete base 2 STABLES (12’ x 12’),1 FOALING BOX (16'x 12') with additional stable door to the rear.TACK/FEED ROOM water & power on the yard.Space to add RIDING ARENA (subject to necessary planning permission) within the paddocks.There are 2 paddocks to the side and rear of the property with grass walkway behind the stables,the paddocks and gardens around the property amount to around 2.5 acres (*TBV).
NB: Planning permission has been granted to replace existing stables with alternative design as planning reference MA/11/0962 & MA/11/1614

AGENTS NOTE: A piece of land of 3 acres (*TBV) divided into paddocks,adjoining the land and house with water tap and gated access direct from the lane and public footpath to the perimeter is available by separate negotiation with the vendor.

Land - The acreage stated at the property is 2.5 acres *TBV – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. Where available a Title Plan from Land registry will have been acquired 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.

Grounds & Outbuildings,Garages - The mature gardens to the property are located to the front & rear.A brick path leads to the front with a raised terrace area the gardens are interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees,shrubs including wisteria attractively framing the front of the house with extensive lawn to each side and partly cleverly enclosed with feature brick & flint walling to the perimeter.The gardens to the rear are enclosed and laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs to the perimeter with an ancient walnut tree centrally positioned with a terraced area along the rear of the property for Al Fresco dining.A second separate entrance from the lane leads to another large parking gravel parking area with detached brick building,Double Garage with 2 pairs of wooden doors and single door with internal first floor large storage area with electric & power to all.Triple oak framed car port with further storage building at opposite end with 2 further storage areas.
NB: Planning permission granted to replace this store with 2 storey home office and store as planning reference : MA/11/0962.

Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council
SERVICES: Private drainage. Oil Central heating. Mains electric,Mains water shared supply.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: Exempt Grade 11 listed

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:
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Viewing Arrangements - All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
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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 - Leave the M20 from London or M20 coast bound at junction 8.Take the A20 towards Ashford at the roundabout and at the next roundabout with the Great Danes Mercure Hotel on your right and take the first exit signposted B1263 to Hollingbourne. Proceed through Hollingbourne and up Hollingbourne Hill for around a mile.Pass the water tower and on the the right there is a small turning signposted Bedmonton & Wormshill. Take the right turn & carry along this lane,bearing right and continue up the hill.On the right hand side there is a no through lane junction, drive down & follow this right the way along and the house will then be found on the left hand side at the end of this lane.


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07 June 2019

Nearest stations

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  • Harrietsham (3.1 mi)
  • Lenham (3.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Hollingbourne (3.0 mi)
  • Harrietsham (3.1 mi)
  • Lenham (3.9 mi)
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Equus Country and Equestrian Property , South East

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01892 323040 Local call rate

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