Two portal farm buildings with planning permission near Canterbury, Kent
Guide price £495,000
Glebe Orchard Barns, Bowerland Lane, Nr Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8AT
A rare opportunity to acquire two portal farm buildings for conversion into two contemporary style countryside homes of about 62sq m (667.36sq ft) and 339sq m (3650sq ft) respectively.
The barns are tucked away in the corner of south facing apple orchards on the edge of a fruit farm with the larger building in particular commanding lovely far reaching rural views.
The site is located just a few miles from the Cathedral City of Canterbury on the North Downs.
The barns will be sold with the benefit of a paddock. In all about 0.5 of an acre.
Further land available by separate negotiation.
Consent for conversion into two separate 5 and 3 bedroom detached dwellings with plans for two storey homes in contemporary style.
Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to single dwelling and associated operational development, application no. 14/01578/AS (dated 12th February 2015)
This larger building is of wonderful proportions creating considerable living space with 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite) and commanding some beautiful views
Features include a stunning inverted southerly facing elevation creating full height glazing to the entire length of one wall to a dynamic open plan kitchen / living environment and a similar effect within the master bedroom suite on the first floor.
Prior approval of existing cold store to be converted to a dwelling and associated operational development, application no. 15/01035/AS (dated 24th September 2015).
The smaller building will also create a superb modern home with open plan kitchen / living space and three first floor bedrooms. The design includes a full height window on the north west elevation allowing both the kitchen / living space and first floor bedroom to be flooded with light.
The buildings form part of an old fruit farmyard approached via Bowerland Lane, a no-through road off Lower Lees Road above the River Stour valley to the north of the historic village of Chilham at Old Wives Lees.
Immediate village amenities include a village hall and pub whilst a wider range of facilities exist in Chilham itself including a pretty market square, castle, 15th Century church, shops, post office, hall, pubs and a railway station connecting with both Canterbury and Ashford.
The Cathedral City of Canterbury and the market town of Ashford are both accessible. Both have a superb range of state and independent schools as well as universities, retail and leisure facilities.
The area is well served by excellent travel links including high speed rail to London St. Pancras in under an hour, A2/M2 and M20 motorway junctions, local connecting rail stations and major road access to the channel ports including the Channel Tunnel near Folkestone.
The countryside in this area is undulating, typical of the North Downs, populated with orchards on southerly facing slopes with many walks and rides in the vicinity.
Mains water and electricity to site, mains gas available within Bowerland Lane. Prospective purchasers are advised to make enquiries as to the availability of drainage as mains drains are not believed to be in the immediate vicinity.
Seller: Alex Davies
Phone: 01233 506220
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