A prominent Grade II listed high street residence used as a single mixed commercial and residential premises offering scope for further residential conversion and sub-division subject to obtaining all relevant planning consents, complemented by off road parking, outbuildings, and well maintained gardens; the total plot size extending to approximately & frac14; of an acre. All located within this much favoured historic Cinque Ports town.
Maidstone approx. 18 miles I Headcorn Mainline Railway Station approx. 9 miles I Ashford International Station approx.12 miles
Ground floor - Commercial
Upper floors - Residential
THE PROPERTY: Situated towards the quieter end of the high street and set slightly back from the main road. The property is attached and set out over three storeys presenting mixed elevations of brick, timber weather-boarding and clay tile hanging set beneath a hipped slate roof. An abundance of timber framed, multi-paned, single glazed sash windows provide good natural light to the accommodation.
The property is understood to have origins dating back to the early 1800s. We are informed by the seller that the property was formerly Westcliffe School in the 1950s and has also been used as a café and a doctors’ surgery. The southern half of the property is known as 21 Ashford Road and the northern half known as 23 Ashford Road.
The property has most recently been used as a single mixed-use premises. The ground floor comprised an electronics retail shop with ancillary office and storage areas. The upper floors comprised residential accommodation. Fine countryside views are enjoyed from the first and second floors. There are three disused basement cellars.
The decorations and fittings are generally in need of updating and present an opportunity for improvement. It is considered scope exists for sub-dividing the property and the conversion of the ground floor to residential use, subject to obtaining all the necessary consents. The brick-built garage to the rear of the property may offer scope for redevelopment to residential use, subject to obtaining all relevant consents.
OUTSIDE: To the front the property is a tarmacadam and paved forecourt. Along the south side of the building is a driveway leading to a loading area and double bay brick-built garage with workshop area. It should be noted that the post office has a right of way over the driveway. A single gated entrance leads to the rear gardens which are a particular feature with grassed lawns, flower beds, circular sun terrace, gravel pathways and pergola with established wisteria. There are further outbuildings including a white weather-boarded workshop and a brick-built store attached to the rear of the main building. The total plot size extends to approximately ¼ of an acre.
DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Tenterden proceed in a northerly direction along the high street (A28) whereupon 21 – 23 Ashford Road will be found on the left-hand side shortly after RM Cycles and adjacent to the Post Office sorting office.
VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents. Lambert & Foster, Paddock Wood Office: 01892 832325
Contact: Ben Brandreth MRICS Email: email@example.com
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