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Key Features

  • • A former pub having been in residential use for a number of years
  • • In need of updating and modernisation

Best and Final Offers invited by Thursday 14th November 2019. A former pub having been in residential use for a number of years in need of updating and modernisation

DESCRIPTION: The Sun Inn and adjacent yard are located in the hamlet of Lower Higham on the edge of the North Kent Marshes. The house has far reaching views over this conservation area.

Lot 1 - The Sun Inn(Edged Red on attached plan)

Price Guide £430,000

The Sun Inn is approached through Church Street leading into an open car parking area to the side of the house. The property which was formerly a pub is in need of general modernisation and updating, is of brick construction with part rendered elevations and weatherboarded gables under a concrete interlocking tiled roof with a small flat roof extension to the rear. The accommodation on 2 floors is described below: (see floorplan for measurements).

Rear porch to kitchen through to sitting room with tiled fireplace off to pantry. Rear hallway leading to shower/bathroom with separate WC. Sitting Room with connecting door to the front room (former bar area) with an open fireplace with connecting door to second reception room. Steps lead down to a cellar/store off the front room.

Stairs lead to a first floor landing where there are four bedrooms, one under eaves.

The property maintains many original features.

Outside: There is a small garden area to the side and rear which includes a greenhouse and a garden shed. On the western side there is an open concreted parking area adjacent to which is a corrugated iron clad shed and a sectional single garage.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil fired central heating.


COUNCIL TAX: Council Tax Band D.


EPC:Rating F

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


DIRECTIONS: The postcode to the property is ME3 7LR. If approaching from the west follow the A2 dual carriageway and at the intersection of the A2/M2 take the A289 towards the Isle of Grain. Follow this road and look out for the first left hand turn off onto the Gravesend Road. Head north west on the Gravesend Road and look out for Higham Garage on your right hand side. Turn right into Villa Road following through the village keeping left at its junction with School Lane. Proceed along School Lane and look out for Higham Railway Station on your right hand side. Shortly afterwards turn right over the railway line into Chequer Street at which the next intersection merges into Church Street. Follow along Church Street and the property will be found at the end of the road on your right hand side.


SITUATION: The Sun Inn is located in the hamlet of Lower Higham with excellent transport links via the A289 connecting with the A2/M2 and onto the M25 motorway network. Ebbsfleet International Railway Station is a short drive away offering direct services to Central London in less than 25 minutes.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU.


DESIGNATIONS: The site is located next to the Thames Estuary and Marshes Ramsar Site of International Importance. It is also adjacent to the South Thames Estuary and Marshes SSSI. The site is located in a nitrate vulnerable zone.


EPC: Rating F. Copies of the approved plans and consents are available to be downloaded from our website www.lambertandfoster.co.uk 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.
  • 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.
  • No person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.