Key Features

  • • Top quality Fruit Orchards with significant acreage of young trellised Apple orchards
  • • Tunbridge Wells 12.4 miles
  • • Maidstone 11.4 miles
  • • Central London 53 miles

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents’ Lambert & Foster’s Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325.

DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is TN17 1LP. From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A21 and on approaching the roundabout junction with the B2162 and A262, take the A262 towards Goudhurst village. Pass through the village and look out for the Goudhurst Inn on the left hand side. Turn left and Jarvis Lane is the next turning down the hill on the right hand side. Follow along Jarvis Lane and you will pass Lot 3 on your right hand side. The entrance to Lot 2 will be found at the bottom of the valley signed to Little Combourne Farmhouse and the entrance to Lot 1 will be found on the right hand side if you continue along Jarvis Lane heading up the hill towards Bethany School.

SITUATION: The Combourne orchards are located in a favoured fruit growing area in the High Weald of Kent north east of the village of Goudhurst. The area is renowned for its top fruit production enjoying an elevated location between the 40m and 75m contours. The soils are typical Grade III clay loams suitable for a wide range of agricultural production. Goudhurst village is some 2.3 miles to the south west with its excellent range of local village amenities. Access to the A21 is available at nearby Lamberhurst, some 5.8 miles to the west with its onward connections to the M25 and national motorway networks. The nearest mainline railway station is 3.5 miles to the north at Marden with its regular connections to central London stations in about an hour.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1RS. Telephone 01892 526121

LOT 1 - CURTISDEN GREEN ORCHARDS DESCRIPTION: Accessed directly off Jarvis Lane, this elevated block of orchards is located between the 50m and 75m contour and extends in all to some 16.44 acres (6.65 hectares). The orchards are cropped as follows: Established Bramley, Gala, Egremont Russet apple orchards (1992) 5.21 acres Established and young Gala orchards (2005 to 2013) 10.94 acres The orchards have frontage to Roundgreen Lane on their north eastern boundary. SERVICES: No services are connected to this land.

LOT 2 - LITTLE COMBOURNE ORCHARDS DESCRIPTION: Extending to 29.4 acres, this land is located to the immediate south east of Combourne Farm and accessed over the shared right of way leading from Jarvis Lane. The Orchards are in an elevated location between the 40m and 60m contour and comprise mainly young trellised orchards, established between 2014 and 2016. The individual orchards are described more particularly below: Young Smitten apple orchards (2015) / 5.88 acres Young Smitten apple orchards (2015/16) / 7.87 acres Established Gala apple orchards (2008) / 5.67 acres Young Smitten apple orchards (2014/15) / 5.26 acres Pasture / 4.76 acres The orchards are mainly on wire work trellis divided by established windbreak boundaries. SERVICES: Water can be connected to the land by a sub-metered private supply if required.

LOT 3 - CHERRY GARDEN ORCHARDS DESCRIPTION: A ring fenced block of established Gala orchards (1993 to 1996) extending to some 25.2 acres (10.19 hectares), located between the 50m and 70m contour. The orchards have direct access from Jarvis Lane through a gated entrance opposite Woodfield House and benefit from a hard spine road with a generous loading area. The orchards are divided with established windbreak boundaries. The vendor’s cropping records recorded in excess of 1,100 bins of Gala picked from these orchards in 2016, all of which graded 90% Class I.

SERVICES: No services are connected to the land.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME: Each lot will be sold with an appropriate area of Basic Payment Scheme entitlements which will be transferred to the buyers on completion.

TENANT RIGHT AND INGOING PAYMENTS: Work carried out for the benefit of the 2018 crop will be recovered from the buyers on completion. This work would include pruning, pulverising and any tree replacement, together with spraying undertaken prior to completion.

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. Further information can be obtained via the following link:

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Lambert & Foster themselves and the vendors and/or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:

  • The particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
  • All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for the use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or presentations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information, particularly if you are travelling some distance to view the property.
  • In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, we must advise that we have not tested any of the main services, various electrical or gas applicances and fixtures which may be referred to in these sales particulars. Any prospective purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves that such are in working order.
  • No person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.