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Gore Farmhouse, Gore Farm, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7BE
A well located pretty detached Grade II Listed Farmhouse, with adjacent Farmyard benefiting from a Residential Planning Consent.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the selling agents Lambert & Foster’s Paddock Wood Office (01892 832325).
DIRECTIONS: The postcode of the property is ME9 7BE. From the Key Street roundabout at the intersection of the A2 and the A249, head west on the A2 Keycol Hill for approximately 2.6 miles before turning right onto Oaks Lane. Head towards Upchurch and after approximately 0.9 miles turn right onto Chaffs Lane before taking the next right onto Oast Lane. After approximately 0.2 miles the Farmhouse and yard are located on the left hand side of the lane.
SITUATION: Gore Farm is located on the immediate south side of the village of Upchurch in Kent. Upchurch is a well served village with good local amenities and easy access to Sittingbourne and the Medway Towns via the A2. Nearby Newington and Rainham have mainline railway stations with connections to Central London in about an hour. The farmyard is accessed from the village though a small residential housing estate leading to Oast Lane which then connects through to the farmhouse and the yard.
LOT 1—GORE FARMHOUSE (Edged Red)
DESCRIPTION: A Grade II Listed property of brick construction with part tile hung elevations under a tiled roof. The property is beautifully timbered and is located in attractive gardens enclosed by high hedges and the natural contours of the land. The property is more particularly described below.
In and out driveway off the shared farm drive where there is located a double garage and shed. The house presents accommodation on the ground floor of a sitting room with large inglenook fireplace, open to dining room and further inglenook fireplace. Small rear kitchen/utility room and WC. Separate study and large kitchen with closed off staircase to the first floor and a separate larder.
Two sets of stairs lead to a first floor landing where there are four further bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and a family bathroom, shower and WC. Completing the accommodation is a further bedroom on the second floor.
The house sits in a very pleasant informal private garden to the side and rear.
LOT 2—GORE FARMYARD (Edged Blue)
The farmyard is located to the south and east of the farmhouse and accessed over a shared entrance drive leading from the village. The buildings comprise a range of agricultural buildings set around the concrete yard and are more particularly described below.
The Old Dairy (A) is an attached single storey building of brick construction under a corrugated fibre cement roof which extends to approximately 1,003 ft² (93 m²) and benefits from a Class Q residential change of use granted on 17th May 2019, Ref. 19/501525.
The Byre (B) extending to 924 ft² (86 m²) is a single storey building of block construction under a corrugated iron roof and is attached to the Old Dairy on its northern side.
The Dutch Barn (C)1,866 ft² (173 m²) is located to the far north east of the farmyard and comprises a traditional steel barn. On the ground floor the building benefits from a Class Q residential change of use granted on 24th July 2019 Ref. 19/503/95. The permission is for two semi-detached three bedroom properties which comprise hall with downstairs WC, into kitchen, sitting room and day room, upstairs are three double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Building to the south of the Dutch Barn (D)1,291 ft² (120 m²). is a single storey of brick construction under a pitched corrugated iron roof.
The Coach House (E) 609 ft² (56.62m²) is located to the south of the farmyard and is a single storey building of part brick and timber construction with a pitched tiled roof.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Swale Borough Council, East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3HT. Telephone: 01795 417850. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLANNING CONSENTS: Copies of the consents for the Change of Use of the farm buildings can be sent on request or viewed on the Swale Borough Council planning portal (www.swale.gov.uk).
RIGHTS OF WAY AND FOOTPATHS: The owner reserves a right of way across the farm drive which is shown hatched brown on the sale plan. The vendor is currently considering re-routing this access.
FLOOD ZONE: The southern part of the farmyard is located within Flood Zone 3. Further information available on request.
SERVICES: The farmhouse is connected to oil fired central heating and gas. It is serviced by private drainage.
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): The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force on 26 June 2017. This now requires us to conduct due diligence on property purchasers. Once their offer has been accepted, the prospective purchaser(s) will need to provide, as a minimum, proof of identity and residence and proof of funds for the purchase, before the transaction can proceed
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