Key Features

  • • Two detached farm buildings with prior approval for a change of use to two detached dwelling houses.
  • • Situated on the outskirts of the parish of Smarden in the Weald of Kent.

Two detached farm buildings with prior approval for a change of use to two detached dwelling houses (1 four bedroom 225 sq m 2,745 sq ft and 1 two bedroom 114 sq m 1,230 sq ft.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325.

DIRECTIONS: The postcode to the property is TN27 8QN. If heading south on the A274 from the centre of Headcorn village, proceed towards the village of Biddenden passing MS Autos on your right hand side. Take the next left turn into the Smarden Road and follow this lane towards Smarden. Having passed Snughorne Lane on your left hand side, look out for the farm buildings which are after a short distance on the right hand side.

SITUATION: Lime Kiln Farm Buildings are located on the rural outskirts of the parish of Smarden in the Weald of Kent. The nearby villages of Smarden and Biddenden have a basic range of village amenities with more extensive amenities in nearby Headcorn (3 miles) where there is a mainline rail station connecting to central London stations in about 1 hour. The market town of Ashford with its fast international rail links to Europe and London St Pancras in approximately 36 minutes, is located some 15 miles to the east.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL, tel: 01233 331111.


DESCRIPTION: A pair of modern farm buildings with planning consent to convert to two individual residential properties.


Building 1This is located on the south east side of the yard and is a detached portal frame building, formerly used as a grain store. The building occupies a footprint of (114 sq m 1,230 sq ft). The approved accommodation is on a single floor with vaulted ceiling and comprises door leading to inner hall with family bathroom, bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 leading into L shape open plan kitchen/dining/living room with utility room off. The barn has a small approved garden curtilage showing hatched on the attached sale plan and is sold within a larger yard area extending to some acres.


Building 2This is the north westerly building comprising of steel portal frame former grain store (127 sq m, 1,367 sq ft). The proposed accommodation on two floors comprises door leading to inner hallway with wc and under stairs cupboard through to a large L shape kitchen/dining/living room with door to adjacent utility room. Stairs from hall lead to a first floor landing with four bedrooms, one with en suite facilities and a family bathroom. The developable floor area of the approved accommodation is approximately 225 sq m 2,745 sq ft. The barn has a small approved garden curtilage showing hatched blue on the plan and is offered for sale with a yard extending in total to 0.37 acres/0.15 hectares. Access to the barns is over the driveway of The Cut, part of which coloured yellow on the plan, is shared with the adjacent residential property to the east (The Granary).


SERVICES: Mains electricity are connected to the buildings. Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries as to the location and suitability of these services for residential purposes. PLANNING: Prior approval for a change of use from two agricultural buildings and land within the curtilage to two dwelling houses and associated operational development was granted by Ashford Borough Council Reference 18/01672/AS on 9th January 2019 (subject to conditions). Copies of the approved plans can be downloaded from the Lambert & Foster website, or emailed on request.


NOTES: The property can only be developed to no more than 2 detached residential units.


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. All measurements scale from electronic plans and should be verified by purchasers.


MONEY LAUNDERING: In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all vendors and purchasers. You will need to supply information required for us to complete our identification checks which will include your date of birth, main residential address and a colour copy of your passport or photo driving licence.  Lambert & Foster apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a legal requirement.  Unfortunately, Lambert & Foster will not be able to conclude a sale on your behalf to any person or people who are unable to provide confirmation of identification. Note: Lambert & Foster currently employs the services of Smartsearch to verify the identity and address of vendors/ purchasers.

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  • 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.
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