Guide price £997,500
3 bed equestrian property for sale in Rural Chart Sutton, Nr. Maidstone, Mid Kent ME17
Sale under offer
3 bed equestrian property for sale in Rural Chart Sutton, Nr. Maidstone, Mid Kent ME17, Guide price: £997500. Freehold, Detached property, 9.6 acres (*tbv)
Estate Agent Details:
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Estate Agent Name:
Equus Country & Equestrian
Estate Agent Phone Number:
Estate Agent Address:
Lonsdale Gate, Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells
Rural Chart Sutton, Nr. Maidstone, Mid Kent ME17
South East England
Estate Agent Description
An immaculate detached 3 bedroom bungalow secluded within its own 9.6 acres (*tbv) with equestrian facilities plus two derelict farm buildings offering the possibility of obtaining class Q conversion under permitted development rights to create two residential dwellings offering an ideal self build development project.
The whole is on 2 land registry titles divided as follows: Title one comprises of the bungalow and 3.2 acres (*tbv) of paddocks plus 3 box stable yard, field shelter and 40m x 20m all weather riding arena.
Title two comprises of the two derelict agricultural buildings, one of concrete block construction and the other of timber construction and 6.3 acres (*tbv) of orchard land and Cob Nut plat. There is also a 32 ft static mobile home within the grounds offering occasional accommodation options and a detached double tandem garage on concrete which has lapsed planning to double the size and to include a workshop area. A wide entrance driveway with mature hedge boundaries offers a good deal of seclusion to the property and there is extensive parking for several vehicles and a horsebox. The bungalow itself has been extended and modernised over the years and boasts an air of spaciousness and light throughout the accommodation which includes: Large kitchen/ breakfast room, separate utility room, sitting room, dining area, three bedrooms, family bathroom and separate fully tiled shower room. Outside is where the property really comes alive giving the feel of being in your own rural enclave with the equestrian facilities set near to the property and the balance of the land and derelict farm buildings set to the far end of the acreage screened by the orchard land and Nut Platt. The whole is situated off a lane on the rural periphery of Staplehurst village which offers a good range of amenities including a Sainsburys Superstore, mainline rail station with fast/frequent services to London Charing X / Cannon St. No chain.
The property enjoys much seclusion within a large plot on the rural periphery of Staplehurst village, providing good everyday amenities including a newly open Sainsburys Superstore, newsagent, off licence, chemist, bank, solicitors, dentist, doctors surgery and primary school. A mainline railway station provides fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street (travelling time approximately 60 minutes). The historic market town of Cranbrook is situated approximately 7.5 miles distance providing a comprehensive range of amenities including Weald Sports Centre with swimming pool. The county town of Maidstone is situated approximately 8 miles distance. Excellent educational facilities in both the state and private sectors are located within the area including primary schools at Staplehurst and Marden, Preparatory Schools at Sutton Valence, Dulwich Prep, St Ronan’s in Hawkhurst and Bethany at Goudhurst with grammar schools in Cranbrook, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. Access to the M20 at Leeds village and Maidstone provide links to the M26 and M25 motorway network.
Refer to the floor plan for sizes and layout.
Well presented throughout; open plan kitchen with an assortment of wall and base units, solid oak work surface and travertine floor throughout into the utility room which has a cupboard and further sink and drainer and central heating wall mounted boiler. To the other end of the kitchen is an open area for dining. Solid oak floor through the rest of the house; there is a separate family shower room with WC and built in vanity sink unit, further family bathroom with WC and built in vanity sink unit both with wall mounted heated towel rails. Leading from the inner hall are the 3 double bedrooms. To one end of the property there is the sitting room which is the full width of the house with two bay windows and feature wood burning stove (currently not connected to the flue).
Harlequin gold static caravan – 32ft X 12ft, in good condition with 2 bedrooms. (Currently not plumbed in or connected to the mains electricity or drainage).
Refer to the plans for sizes.
Outbuilding 1: Of timber frame construction with two small brickwork additions. This building has been used for ancillary residential amenity purposes in the past and also has the remnants of a kitchen and toilet. The whole is is in poor structural condition and should not be entered.
Outbuilding 2: Of concrete construction under a pitched roof. This building appears to have been used for animal husbandry and tending the Orchards. To the rear there is an additional structure which appears to be a later addition and is in poor condition and not sufficiently robust to be treated as part of the building structure.
Subject to Planning Permissions and the usual surveys, architectural schemes, flood risk and transport assessments etc it is thought that there is potential for residential development in the form of a Class Q conversion of the existing agricultural buildings under permitted development rights.
Equestrian Facilities & Outbuildings
Refer to the plans for sizes.
Stable block-three timber loose boxes, on concrete with power and water
shed-adjacent to the stables.
Field shelter-timber with steel frame and on skids.
40m x 20m all weather riding arena.
Garage – in need of repair/replacing: Lapsed Planning Permission granted for Double Garage and Workshop 8.1m x 5.2m.
Land & Grounds
The property is on two titles, the house with paddocks and equestrian facilities 2.894 acres (*tbv). The second consisting of the Orchards and Kent Cob Nut Plat and two outbuildings with a further entrance to one side off the lane from Chart Hill Road 6.742 acres (*tbv), a total of 9.636 acres (*tbv). The acreage stated at the property is *tbv – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to ‘check’ the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
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Services & Outgoings
title number/S: K475551 house & front paddock plus equestrian facility. K418128 rear orchards and Cobnut Plat.
Local authority: Maidstone Borough Council Ref number tax band: F
services: Oil central heating. Under floor heating in the bathroom and shower room. Private treatment plant newly installed in 2022.
EPC rating: D 59/91. Certificate number Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
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By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
Use postcode ME17 3EX. The property is located halfway between Chart Sutton and Cross at Hand. If approaching from Chart Sutton, proceed down Chart Hill Road. After about 1.5 miles, you will pass two left hand turns, both marked Green Lane. After you have passed the second of these, the property will be found about 200 yards further down on the right. The entrance is located behind a pair of high gates.
If approaching from Cross at Hand, proceed up Chart Hill Road. You will cross over the river Beult. Continue on past the Lord Raglan pub (on your right). There is now a straight stretch of road – follow this and you will come to a fork. Keep right at the fork and the property will be on your left. The entrance is located behind a pair of high gates.