Key Features

  • • A pair of former Farm Buildings
  • • Both with Prior Notification for Change of Use to 2 Individual Dwellings
  • • Together with additional Agricultural Building in land
  • • Attractive rural, yet not isolated location


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

DIRECTIONS: The postcode of the property is TN12 0RW. From Staplehurst railway station, head north on the A229 towards Maidstone. At Cross at Hand bear right onto Chart Hill Road and pass over the bridge and take the next right-hand turn.  Follow along the track and the buildings will be found after a short distance on your left-hand side.

SITUATION:   Chaney Court Farm Buildings are located in a small hamlet of residential properties in a rural location in between the villages of Staplehurst and Chart Sutton in the Weald of Kent. Staplehurst, with its good range of village amenities, including a primary school and mainline railway station connecting to Central London stations in under an hour, is located some 2.3 miles to the south. The County Town of Maidstone with its more extensive amenities including popular schools both in the private and state sector, is located 8 miles to the north. There is a convenient access to Junction 8 of the M20 at Leeds Castle which is 6.30 miles driving distance.

LOCAL AUTHORITY:  Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ. Email:  Tel No: 01622 602000.

The Grain Store (edged green on plan)
Guide Price: £235,000

A detached portal framed farm building in a pleasant hamlet of mainly residential properties adjoining farmland. Prior Notification for a Change of Use of the building to a residential dwelling and associated operational development was granted by Maidstone Borough Council on the 27th February 2019 for the conversion of the building to a detached dwelling presenting accommodation on a single floor of:

Entrance lobby leading into open plan kitchen/living room with adjacent breakfast area with inner hall connecting to 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities, and a single bedroom and family bathroom.

The approximate developable footprint on a single floor is 1,374 sq ft(127 sq metres). The Grain Store is sold with a small approved garden curtilage (hatched yellow on plan), together with additional agricultural land including a pole barn which will be required to be removed by the new owners before first occupation of the building.


The Cold Store (edged pink on plan)

Guide Price: £225,000 - £250,000

Located to the north east of the Grain Store, the building is a detached former cold store, now benefitting from Prior Approval for the Change of Use to a dwelling house and associated operational development. The property occupies a ground floor footprint of 620 sq ft (57.60 sq metres) and the approved plans present accommodation on two floors as follows:-

Ground floor: Entrance hall leading into open plan kitchen and living area with inner hall leading to family bathroom and bedroom 2.  Stairs lead to a first floor landing with a master bedroom with en-suite facilities with under-eaves storage and void. The approximate overall developable footprint on 2 floors extends to some 1,000 sq ft (93  sq m).

The Cold Store is offered for sale with an ‘L’ shaped block of agricultural land with fine views across adjacent farmland and a further single storey agricultural building (2,040 sq ft/189 sq m) of mixed brick and timber framed construction under a pitched roof. This building will be subject to restrictions that it cannot be used for commercial or residential use in the future.

FENCING:  Lot 1 will be responsible for erecting and maintaining new boundary fences along the newly created boundaries marked with inward facing ‘T’ marks.

ACCESS:  A right of way for all purposes will be granted over the track hatched brown on the sale plan subject to contributions to future maintenance and repair.  Lot 1 will have a right of way over Lot 2 shown hatched blue on the plan.

SERVICES:  The vendors are obtaining a quotation from UKPN for new electricity connection to both properties which will be available on request in due course.  The Vendors have laid the infrastructure of the new water connection to Chart Hill Road which remains to be connected to the water authority main and respective buildings.  Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries as to the suitability and cost of these new connections.


Lot 1 - The Grain Store

Prior Notification for the Change of Use of agricultural building to 1 dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational developments was granted by Maidstone Borough Council on the 27th February 2019 (Application Reference 17/506368/PNQCLA) subject to conditions.

Lot 2 - The Cold Store

Prior Notification for the Change of Use of agricultural building to 1 dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational developments was granted by Maidstone Borough Council on the 9th January 2018 (Application Reference 18/505936/PNQCLA) subject to conditions.

Both buildings are required to be converted and occupied within 3 years of the original Planning Consents.

FOOTPATHS: A public footpath KH515 follows along the driveway and land to the east.

NOTES:  The sale of both properties will be subject to the following restrictions:-

1.Both properties can only be developed as single residential dwellings.

2.The agricultural building included with Lot 2 cannot be used for residential or commercial purposes.

3.The Pole Barn building included in Lot 1 must be removed before first occupation of the residential unit.

4.The vendors will allow a single mobile home to be placed on both lots during conversion works but these must be removed before first occupation of the dwellings no later than 3 years after the date of the planning consents..


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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.
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