An opportunity to purchase a three bedroom end of terrace…
The Old Dairy and Cart Lodge, Whetsted Road, Five Oak Green, Kent, TN12 6SE
Lots 1 and 2 – A pair of Farm Buildings with Prior Approval for the Change of Use to Individual Dwellings in a farmyard selling. The Cart Lodge is offered for sale with 0.90 acres of Land. Best and Final Offers invited by Informal Tender by noon on Thursday 23rd July 2020.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode is TN12 6SE. From the centre of Five Oak Green village, head south-east on Badsell Road until the roundabout intersection with the A228. Turn left and head north over the railway line and take the second entrance on the left and follow the lane for a short distance until you see Stone Castle Farmyard on your right-hand side. Proceed into the yard and park, at the north end of the yard, to the left of the farm gates.
SITUATION: The Old Dairy and Cart Lodge are situated in a farmyard in the rural outskirts of the village of Five Oak Green in the Weald of Kent. The village has a basic range of village amenities with nearby Paddock Wood having a more extensive range of social, recreational and educational facilities including a mainline railway station with connections to Central London in just under an hour. Tunbridge Wells, with its convenient connection to the A21, is 6.4 miles to the west.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS. Telephone 01892 526121.
LOT 1: THE OLD DAIRY ( Edged Blue on the Sale
DESCRIPTION: An attached former dairy of brick elevations under a pitched and monopitched corrugated iron clad roof, located on the west side of a former farmyard which is now mainly in residential use with further buildings consented for residential conversion to the north and east.
The property – approached through the shared access (shown coloured brown) through the yard and the approved plans show dedicated car parking for 2 vehicles. The sale includes the freehold of the farm drive which is subject to several rights of way.
The Approved accommodation (approx. 84 sq m/approx. 904 sq ft) on a single level includes open plan kitchen, dining room and living room with hallway to a single bedroom and bathroom. There is a small courtyard garden curtilage (shown hatched green on the Sale Plan) and the sale includes a further area of the yard. The building is attached on
its southern and western elevations.
The buildings to the immediate north of The Old Dairy (shown hatched yellow) form part of The Hay Barn building which has been sold.
LOT 2: THE CART LODGE (Edged Red on the Sale Plan)
DESCRIPTION: A detached mono-pitched steel portal frame building with consent for residential use located on the eastern side of the farmyard which comprises an original farmstead together with 3 buildings with residential consent. The approved accommodation (approximately 59 Sq m/ 635 Sq ft) shows on a single level. Entrance door to inner lobby to open plan Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen with Hallway leading to 2 Bedrooms and a family Bathroom. There is a small approved garden curtilage (shown hatched green on the Sale Plan) and is offered with further agricultural land to the north west bordering the brook, extending in all to some 0.90 Acres (0.37 hectares). Further land might be available, details on request.
DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS: To facilitate the conversion of The Cart Lodge, prior notification for the demolition of redundant farm buildings was granted by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 30th January 2019, reference 18/03793 which approves the removal of the iron clad pole barn in front of The Cart Lodge (shown hatched pink). The building to the immediate south of The Cart Lodge is to be removed to create a car parking area.
BOUNDARIES: The Hay Barn (shown hatched yellow) to the north of The Old Dairy has been sold. The purchaser of this property has obligations to fence the boundaries shown on the sale plan with the inward facing T-marks.
ACCESS: Lots 1 & 2 will have rights of way through the yard over the land coloured brown together with other existing residents. The adjacent owner of The Granary has a right of way along the southern boundary of the paddock at the north of the site between the points A, B and C shown on the sale plan.
PLANNING: The Old Dairy has the benefit of prior notification for a Change of Use of the building and land from agricultural to Class C3 dwelling house and building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building, consent having been granted by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 6th August 2019, reference 19/01676/PNQCLA The Cart Lodge has the benefit of prior notification for a Change of Use from agricultural to dwelling house granted by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 29th April 2019, reference 18/03859/PNQCLA. Under the Class Q prior notification procedure buildings benefitting from consent will need to be residentially converted and occupied within 3 years of the original consent. Copies of the Decision Notices and the approved plans are available on request or can be downloaded from Lambert & Foster’s website.
SERVICES: Appropriate easements/wayleaves will be granted to connect to mains water and electricity. Details of proposed connections are available from the selling agents. Purchasers will need to make their own enquiries as to the suitability of these services for their needs. The pole mounted transformer currently located adjacent to The Hay Barn is to be relocated to the point shown “x” on the sale plan. If sold separately The Old Dairy will have a right to lay an underground overflow clean water drain across land forming part of The Cart Lodge sale, connecting to the brook to the north. Both units will have their own private on-site drainage bio-disc units.
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES: The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct. They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.
ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING COMPLIANCE (AML): In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all vendors and purchasers. You will need to supply information required for us to complete our identification checks which will include your date of birth, main residential address and a colour copy of your passport or photo driving licence. Lambert & Foster apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a legal requirement. Unfortunately, Lambert & Foster will not be able to conclude a sale on your behalf to any person or people who are unable to provide confirmation of identification.
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