An impressive small estate with vineyard combining a spacious converted oast house and income producing commercial buildings, in a rural yet easily accessible location enjoying delightful views.
The property comprises a traditional single-roundel Oast house of brick and tile construction complete with cowl, together with adjoining brick and part oak framed barn with - oak cladding, under a slate tile roof. The house offers spacious , light and well-presented accommodation . There is both character and all the usual modern day conveniences including a central vacuum. Extensive use of Oak, with boarded floors and an impressive staircase add to the general feel of quality. The Kitchen Breakfast Room is a feature of the property with a double aspect. A custom range of units and granite work surfaces have a great range of cupboards and draws and all the usual appliances and Aims Electric Aga with companion
Many of the rooms enjoy superb rural views over the garden and grounds and beyond
This property has 23 acres of land.
The farmland principally lies to the northwest of the Oast and comprises four traditional hedge-enclosed pasture fields with extensive road frontage and access on the southern boundary with several mature hedgerow Oaks and other parkland trees. There is a further grassland area to the east of the buildings and Birchden extends in all to about 23.79 acres.
Situated in the southeast corner and approached off the lane through two gates with a sweep round tarmacadamed drive, these briefly comprise:-
Unit 1 a single storey self-contained building of rendered block and fibre cement construction with double glazed windows with reception area, 6 offices and kitchen and having a gross internal floor area of 1,109sq ft.
Unit 2 a traditional building of part brick and part sandstone construction under clay peg tiled roof comprising reception area and three further offices, having a gross internal floor area of 430sq ft plus small kitchenette area.
Unit 3 a detached brick and tile workshop/lock-up store, having a gross floor area of about 1,645 sq ft, of part brick/stone/block construction under pitched peg tile and corrugated roofs.
Situated to the north of the commercial buildings is a 5-bay fully enclosed Barn with lean-to measuring 78x 59 of steel portal frame construction under fibre cement roof with concrete block walls and plastic coated steel cladding over, concrete floor, full height electrically operated roller door to other end with personnel security door and further manually operated roller door to other end of lean-to. The building is fitted with an internal toilet and wash basin with a further outside toilet and basin.
SERVICES Mains water electricity. Oil fired central heating with Grant condensing boiler and 3,500 litre bonded oil tank. Genvex Ventilation and Heat Recovery unit, Central vacuum system. Mains smoke and security alarm systems. Water softener system. Titan P18 sewage treatment plant.
Wealden District Council. Tax Band F.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
Some of the commercial buildings are currently let. Further details available from the Agents. The property is otherwise offered for sale freehold with full vacant possession upon completion.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
Units 1, 2 and 3 have planning permission for B1 use. The property as a whole is subject to a Section 106 Planning Obligation dated 21 February 2006 as amended imposing a non-severance clause preventing a separate sale of disposal of any part of the property and requiring the occupiers of the Oast to manage the commercial buildings. Further details available from the Agents.
Birchden Farm is situated in a quiet semi-rural location - well away from main roads yet is easily accessible to the village centre and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The pretty and thriving village of Groombridge has a good range of amenities serving all the usual day to day needs. Tunbridge Wells is about 3 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of shops and cultural amenities.
For those wanting to commute there are mainline stations at Ashurst,. Eridge and Tunbridge Wells- serving Charing Cross in under the hour. The international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow are also with reach.
Schooling in the area is particularly renown in both the private and state sectors.
Leisure activities in the area including riding and walking the surrounding countryside , Golf at a number of interesting courses in the vicinity , Sailing at Bewl and on the Kent and Sussex Coast
Located Opposite the RSPB Broadwater Warrren Bird Sancturay - TN3 9NRRead all
- Reception Hall
- Drawing Room
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
- Utillity Room
- Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
- 4 further Bedrooms
- 2 further Bathrooms ( 1 en suite)
- Outbuilding with planning permission for conversion into an annexe.
- Further range of income producing units
- In all about 23 acres including a vinyard
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