Arable and Pasture Land on the immediate outskirts of the hamlet of Whetsted in the Weald of Kent. In all some 53.46 acres (21.63 hectares)
For Sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots
LOT 1 - LAND TO THE WEST OF STONE CASTLE COTTAGES
5.67 acres (2.29 hectares) of arable farmland
Price Guide: £70,000 - £80,000
DESCRIPTION: The land is located on the northern side of the A228 Maidstone Road east of the hamlet of Whetsted in the Weald of Kent. Access to the land is off the Quarry access road which borders it on its western boundary. The land is classified as Grade III on the DEFRA agricultural land classification and has been in an arable cropping rotation for a number of years. It borders the rear gardens of a number of residential properties on its south eastern boundary.
NOTE: The sale contract/transfer will include retention of future development value clause, reserving to the vendors 30% of any increase in value if planning permission is granted on the land for non-agricultural/non-equestrian uses within 30 years of completion.
LOT 2 - LAND EITHER SIDE OF THE ALDER STREAM
13.44 acres (5.44 hectares)
Price Guide: £90,000 - £100,000
DESCRIPTION: A block of mainly pasture land having extensive dual bank frontage to the Alder Stream which dissects the land into two parcels. Access to the land is off the track on the land’s western boundary. The land is low lying and would appeal to those seeking to improve the conservation aspects of the property.
LOT 3 STONE CASTLE FARMLAND:
34.35 acres (13.9 hectares) of mainly arable land
Price Guide: £220,000 - £230,000
DESCRIPTION: A ring fenced block of Grade III arable farmland with access off the quarry road on its south western boundary. It borders the Tarmac Quarry and Woodland on its north and western boundary.
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. The vendor has made a claim in May 2018 and reserved this year’s payments. Buyers will be required to comply with Cross Compliance regulations until 31st December 2018.
TENANT RIGHT: Where arable crops have been established on Lots 1 and 3 purchasers will be required to pay an ingoing Tenant Right valuation for the cost of works carried out for the benefit of the 2019 growing crops.
FOOTPATHS: A footpath runs along the western boundary of Lot 3.
NOTE: Purchasers of each lot will be granted a right of access for agricultural and/or equestrian purposes only over the track on the land’s western boundary, subject to agreeing contributions towards future maintenance.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is TN12 6SD. From the centre of Five Oak Green village, head south east on Badsell Road until the roundabout intersection with the A228. Turn left and head north passing over the railway and take the second entrance on the left hand side and the entrance to the land will be seen almost immediately on your right hand side. This entrance is locked as it also provides access to an adjacent quarry owned by Tarmac to the north of the land being sold. To view the land parcels park in the farmyard at Stone Castle Farm and follow the path north east out of the farmyard along the track which connects through to the quarry road. The land being sold borders this track on its eastern side.
SITUATION: The land is situated in the rural outskirts in the village of Five Oak Green in the Weald of Kent. Five Oak Green has a basic range of village amenities with nearby Paddock Wood having a more extensive range of social, recreational and educational facilities including a mainline railway station with connections to Central London in just under an hour. Tunbridge Wells with its convenient connections to the A21 is 6.4 miles to the west.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS Telephone 01892 526121 www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agent’s Paddock Wood office on 01892 832325.
Best offers invited by Friday 25th January 2019.
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