A superb opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed Kentish barn set in 4.5 acres with planning permission to convert to a beautifully proportioned country home (circa 2200 sq ft.)
The barn is situated in an idyllic setting along a small country lane about two miles from the centre of the pretty and historic village of Smarden. It stands in 4.5 acres being divided into two paddocks and benefits from a natural pond. The front paddock is about 2 acres. The rear paddock is slightly larger at around 2.5 acres and slopes down to the River Beult. The land offers potential for those with equestrian interests.
Outline planning has been converted for a residential dwelling of circa 2200 sq ft. The proposed ground floor accommodation briefly comprises of large vaulted entrance hall, spacious sitting room, generous dining area, study and kitchen and utility room/wc. To the first floor are a galleried landing, large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two generous guest double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is an integral garage.
Easements will be granted by the owner of Romden Farmhouse for water and electricity.
Access will be either via the parking area of Romden Farmhouse or legalising usage of a five bar gate on adjacent land to the west. Planning details via Ashford Borough Council ref 18/00901/as
Smarden is a pretty village with a lovely centre which is filled with large houses and historic cottages. There are a local butchers, art gallery, two public houses, popular primary school, Vintage shop, garage, Charter village hall with twice weekly Post Office. A new village shop is currently being constructed. Headcorn station is four miles away with rail links to London of about an hour. Wider shopping facilities can be found at Tenterden (7 miles), Maidstone (15 miles) and Ashford (9 miles) with High Speed Rail Links to London in 38 minutes and Eurostar services to the Continent.
From the centre of Smarden proceed along The Street towards Pluckley. After about 1.5 miles turn right, taking care of oncoming traffic, into Dorking Lane. Continue to the ‘T’ junction and turn right into Romden Lane. After about 400m, turn right into Romden Lane. The property will be found about 200m along on the right hand side.