Grade III Arable Land with some ponds and woodland shaws located on the outskirts of the village of Smarden. In all some 72.29 acres (29.25 hectares) For Sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agent’s Paddock Wood office on 01892 832325.
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is TN27 8QJ. From Headcorn village on the A274 head south on the Biddenden Road having passed Summers Motors, then turn left into the Smarden Road towards Smarden. Follow the road for approximately 0.7 miles and the land will be seen on your right hand side (Lots 3 and 4). Lots 1 and 2 front the next lane on the right hand side.
SITUATION: The land is located on the western outskirts of the Parish of Smarden in the Weald of Kent . Smarden village with its basic range of village amenities is 1.5 miles to the east with the larger village of Headcorn, with its mainline railway station with connections to central London in about 1 hour and 10 minutes, is 3.1 miles to the north west. More extensive recreational, educational and social amenities are available in Ashford (11.9 miles) , Maidstone (12.3 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (20.5 miles).
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL. Telephone 01233 331111. www.ashford.gov.uk SERVICES: No services are connected to the land.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME: The land is sold with the appropriate area of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements which will be transferred to the buyers on completion.
FARMING: The land is currently being farmed by a local farmer on a Farm Business Tenancy. Vacant possession will be available at the end of this Tenancy.
FOOTPATHS: No footpaths run through the land.
LOT 1 - LAND OPPOSITE LIME KILN FARM17.73 acres (7.176 hectares) of arable farmland
Price Guide: £150,000 - £160,000
DESCRIPTION: The land adjoins Lot 2 and is accessed off Tilden Chapel Lane. The land is classified as Grade III on the DEFRA Land Classification Map and is an arable rotation.
LOT 2 LAND ADJACENT TO SMARDEN BUSINESS ESTATE 16.46 acres (6.66 hectares) of mainly arable land
Price Guide: £150,000 - £160,000
DESCRIPTION: A block of arable land located to the rear of Smarden Business Centre with road frontage onto Smarden Road. The land is classified as Grade III on the DEFRA Land Classification Map with Soilscape describing the land as slowly permeable, seasonally wet and slightly acid but base rich loamy and clay soils.
LOT 3 LAND TO THE SOUTH OF SMARDEN ROAD38.20 acres (15.46 hectares) of arable farmland
Price Guide: £375,000- £385,000
DESCRIPTION: A block of level arable farmland with significant road frontage located to the south of Smarden Road. The land is classified as Grade III on the DEFRA Land Classification Map with Soilscape describing the land as slowly permeable, seasonally wet and slightly acid but base rich loamy and clay soils.
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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