Key Features

  • • A former Coach House and Oast House
  • • With Planning Permission to convert to 2 residential dwellings
  • • An exceptional rural location
  • • Together with 5.90 acres of woodland and paddock
  • • For sale as a whole or in 3 Lots


A former Coach House and Oast House with full Planning Permission to convert to 2 residential dwellings in an exceptional rural location together with 5.90 acres of woodland and paddock.

For sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots

DESCRIPTION: The former Coach House and Oast House are a pair of redundant agricultural buildings set within the green belt and area of outstanding natural beauty including water frontage, woodland and pasture paddock.

The individual properties are described below:

Lot 1—Scarletts Coach House—In 2.93 acres/1.19 Ha of land and woodland-(Edged Blue)

A former Coach House with planning permission for conversion to a 3,462 sq ft, 321.6m² residential dwelling including an underground garage. The Coach House sits on a south facing plot overlooking its own land including an attractive stream (Kent Water) and weir.

The accommodation is described below:

Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen and dining room opening through to the hall including cloakroom and wc which continues on to the lounge and snug with large windows to the south. The ground floor also includes the master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite facilities.

First Floor: Landing where there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Subterranean: Double length garage, utility and plant room, wet room, tool store and dedicated storage area.

The sale includes land to the south of the Coach House leading down to Kent Water that meanders through the valley. An area of mixed woodland on the facing bank is included preserving the view from the dwelling. The woodland can also be accessed over the right of way to the side of the Coach House which overlooks the adjoining Scarletts Lake.

Lot 2— Scarletts Oast House– In 0.84 acres/0.35 Ha—(Edged Red)

A former Oast House with permission for conversion to a residential dwelling and reinstatement of west stowage (1,367 sq ft/127 m²) The Oast House is a Grade II listed roundel of Ragstone and brick construction.

The accommodation is described below:

Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge in the reinstated west stowage leading through to a shower room, plant room and bedroom in the refurbished kiln and east stowage.

First Floor: Landing with two double bedrooms and a family bathroom in the west stowage and bedroom/study in the kiln.

Outside: The Oast House overlooks its own grounds to the south leading down to Kent Water and is sold with approximately 0.84 acres/0.35 Ha.

Lot 3—Scarletts Field (Edged Yellow)A pasture field extending to some 2.13 acres located to the west of the Coach House and to the south of Furnace Lane. It overlooks Scarletts Lake (a private fishing lake) to the south.

NOTE: Lot 3 will only be available to the purchaser of either Lot 1 or 2.

SERVICES: New electricity and water connections will be required to each unit, both connections are already located near or on the site. Purchasers should rely on their enquiries as to availability of services and cost of reconnection.

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

DIRECTIONS: The postcode to the property is TN8 7JT. From Tunbridge Wells, head west on the A264 towards the town of East Grinstead, continue along the road through the village of Langton Green and Ashurst, you will continue along this road for approximately 7.8 miles and pass Sweetwoods Park Golf Club on the right hand side. Turn right onto Holyte Hill for approximately half a mile before taking the next left onto Furnace Lane, and after approximately 1 mile the properties are located on the left hand side of the road.

SITUATION: Scarletts Coach House and Oast House are located on the outskirts of the popular village of Cowden in the rural yet serviceable location. Cowden has a range of local amenities as well as a mainline station with direct links to London in under an hour. For a wider range of amenities, the towns of East Grinstead (5.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (10.5 miles) have direct links to London in under an hour, access to the A21 and A22 which both connect to the M25 national motorway network to the north. There is an excellent choice of state and private schools locally. LOCAL AUTHORITY: Sevenoaks Borough Council, Council Offices, Argyll Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HJ.

PLANNING: The Coach House benefits from a full planning conversion from former Coach House to dwelling (Class C3). Approval was granted by Sevenoaks Borough Council on 6th November 2017(Ref SE/17/02250/FUL). The Oast House benefits from full planning for conversion of a derelict Oast and reinstatement of west stowage to form one residential dwelling, granted on 10th May 2019 (Ref 19/00589/FUL). Copies of the approved plans and consents are available to be downloaded from our website or can be sent on request.

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.
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