VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is ME13 0EG. From Junction 6 of the M2 motorway, proceed north on the A251 Ashford Road to its intersection with the A2 London Road. Turn left and pass the Abbey school looking out for Brogdale Road on your left. Turn into Brogdale Road and follow over the M2 motorway leading into the Eastling Road. Keep right as the road forks and head into Painter’s Forstal village. At the road intersection in the centre of the village adjacent to the Alma Pub, proceed straight across into the lane and the buildings will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.
SITUATION: Bayfield Farm is located on the edge of Painter’s Forstal in a convenient location with easy access to Faversham with its extensive range of social, recreational and educational amenities some 2 miles to the north. Faversham has easy access to the M2 junction 6 connecting through to the national motorway network and has a direct mainline railway connection partly on the high speed link to London St. Pancras in 1 hour and 7 minutes. Faversham has a number of popular schools in both the state and private sector and Bayfield Farm is located a short walk from Lorenden Preparatory School.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Swale Borough Council, Mid Kent Planning Support, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are available adjacent to the site. Purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the suitability of these and other service connections.
DESCRIPTION: A well located range of farm buildings on the edge of the village of Painter’s Forstal. The buildings comprise a detached barn with consent for a two storey conversion with enclosed walled garden and an adjacent courtyard with a single storey brick and slate building with an enviable outlook over adjacent orchards. The individual buildings are described below.
BUILDING 1: A substantial timber framed building to the north of Building A overlooking the courtyard area of that conversion. The approved accommodation over two storeys comprises ground floor entrance/dining hall with open plan living room and kitchen, sitting room, downstairs WC. Stairs lead to a first floor landing with four bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. In addition to the residential accommodation there is a detached single storey building for use for the parking of three cars, together with a boiler room, bin store and secure garden store. The gardens on the immediate north east of the building partly enclosed by a brick and flint wall. The approved residential accommodation extends to approximately 3,530 sq.ft / 328 sq.m and the outbuilding extends to 880 sq.ft / 82 sq.m.
BUILDING 2: A single storey brick and slate building on the southern side of the complex with views over agricultural land to the south and west. The approved accommodation on the single storey comprises open plan kitchen/day room, sitting room, three bedrooms—one with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. In addition there is an attached utility store room and four bay open fronted garage and garage store. The developable area of the approved accommodation is approximately 2,560 sq.ft / 238 sq.m with the garage and storage areas adding an additional 1,130 sq.ft / 105 sq.m. The building is in an L-shaped configuration with two sides enclosing a courtyard area.
NOTE: An additional area of 2.81 acres/1.13 hectares of established orchard land located to the south and south west of the site is available by separate negotiation. Guide Price £70,000.
PLANNING: Planning Consent has been granted by Swale Borough Council on 1st December 2017 for the conversion of four redundant agricultural buildings into two residential dwellings with garages, associated parking and landscape, application reference 17/505182/FULL. Copies of the planning approval and approved plans are available on request. Extracts of the approved floor plans and layouts are included within these sales particulars.
1. The vendors will retain ownership of the wall between Unit 1 and Bayfield Farmhouse.
2. The land being sold can only be developed for 2 private residential dwellings as consented by the Planning Approval.
3. No development will take place on the additional land area with the exception of a single equestrian stable.
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.
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