SITUATION: The farmland is located on the immediate northern side of the A228 Pembury Northern Bypass. Tunbridge Wells is some 4 miles to the west and there is easy access to the A21 and its onward connections to the national motorway network, approximately 1.5 miles west. DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is TN2 4AR. From the junction of the A21 and A264 and A228 on the eastern outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, take the A228 signed towards Paddock Wood/Maidstone. Follow along the bypass and the entrance to the land will be on your left-hand side opposite the right-hand turning to the Old Maidstone Road. The entrance is a recessed tarmac drive accessing the orchards. The land also has frontage to Redwings Lane along its northern boundary. The existing access between Downingbury Farm Buildings on the southern side of the A228 and the land being sold will be discontinued on this sale although the public footpath passing over the bridge and access to the Telecom Mast sited on the south-western boundary of the land will remain. VIEWING: At any reasonable time during daylight hours. LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS. Telephone: 01892 526121. www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk
DESCRIPTION: A ring fenced block of Grade III farmland in an elevated position in the High Weald of Kent. The land is accessed directly off the A228 Pembury Bypass and has for many years been cropped with a variety of fruit orchards and open ground used for soft fruit production linked to the Farmshop which was historically associated with the land on the southern side of the bypass. The land in places has a north-westerly aspect and has extensive frontage to Redwings Lane along its north-western boundary. The versatile nature of the soils make it ideal for the replanting of top fruit or alternatively restoring to a pasture or arable rotation. The land has previously been let on a Farm Business Tenancy which has now come to an end. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements belong to the outgoing tenant and therefore do not form part of the sale but could be available by separate negotiation. NOTES: FOOTPATHS: A public footpath passes through the site in an east to west direction marked by the broken line shown on the sale plan. A telecom mast is located close to the bypass bridge which has access over the bridge. The mast does not form part of the sale. SERVICES: Water is connected to the land over the bypass bridge to Downingbury Farm. The purchaser will be required to install a meter on the southern side of the bypass bridge and reimburse the sellers for any water consumed.
For Sale by Auction on 24th May 2017 (unless sold prior)
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