Unconverted farm buildings in North Kent

Unconverted farm buildings in North Kent

Farm buildings with planning permission for conversion near Horsmonden, Kent

A rare opportunity to acquire unconverted period farm buildings in a farmyard setting with planning permission for conversion to two residential dwellings. The property extends to 1.85 acres and is located near Paddock Wood in the beautiful Kentish Weald

Lot 1: £475,000 - £525,000 SOLD
Lot 2: £250,000 - £300,000 SOLD
Lot 3: £100,000 - £125,000 SOLD

Yew Tree Farm Buildings, Horsmonden, Kent, TN12 8HR

Period buildings in a farmyard setting which extends to approx. 1.85 acres in all and benefits from good road and rail links nearby (Paddock Wood station within 3 miles).

The buildings comprise of:
• The oast (Lot 1) with planning permission for a four bedroom house
• An 18th Century Grade II Listed barn (Lot 2) with planning permission and listed building consent for conversion to form a three bedroom residential dwelling
• The packing shed (Lot 3) could have potential for change of use

Lot 1 - The Oast

A traditional oast complete with roundels and kilns once existed on the application site however, this building was destroyed by fire and was replaced with the current building in 1939 / 1940. It has two storeys and is formed by the main building with first floor green staging to the west (retained) and a single storey lean-to to the south. The walls of the main building are rendered masonry with a shallow pitched roof of corrugated sheeting.

The ground floor is split into two sections with the northern part converted into a dance studio with WC, wash room and stairway to the first floor. This part of the building is subject to Business Rates with further information on request.

Internally, the approved drawing layout has made use of existing partitions. The existing dance floor studio on the ground floor will provide a large kitchen/ dining room, a utility room, study and cloak room with stairs leading up to the first floor.

The ground floor of the southern section of the building will be converted to provide a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

On the first floor, a large living room (9.1m x 5.5m) will occupy the entire southern section of the building.

The historical slatted floor will be preserved and carefully encased within the new floor. The green stage to the west will be retained providing a balcony area with open balustrades which will be accessed via French doors leading from the living room. The northern section of the building will provide two small bedrooms, two bathrooms and large guest bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Outside there is permission for a timber framed double garage with the design complementing the agricultural style of the oast. The building will be clad in dark stained weatherboarding under a clay tile roof.

Lot 2 - The Barn

This Grade II Listed barn has an oak timber frame on red brick base, is weather boarded and has a plain tiled half hipped roof. It has a boarded door to the right and was historically used for stabling Shire Horses and as a workshop.

The main part of the barn measures approximately 12m x 5.9m and outshots have been added to the east and south of the barn. The main structure is oak framed and split into four bays internally.

Exterior walls are clad with weatherboarding which overlaps a brick plinth and the half-hipped, steeply pitched roof is tiled.

The barn has planning permission and listed building consent for conversion to form a residential dwelling with garage and landscaping. The eastern and southern outshots will be removed, returning the barn to its original condition when first built.

At ground floor level, the main open area will serve as a living room, hallway, dining area and study. The existing original outshot to the east, which is separated by an internal wall will provide a kitchen and a utility room.

A staircase will lead from the centre of the ground floor to the first floor which will have three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside a double, timber framed garage will be constructed, similar to the design proposed for the oast house.

The contract of sale for this lot will include a covenant over the hatched area on the plan opposite preventing the erection of buildings and the planting of trees and shrubs over a pre agreed height without the prior agreement of the vendor.

Lot 3 - The Packing Shed

This building occupies the southern part of the site and could have potential for change of use.

The building is part brick and part concrete block with a pitched corrugated fibre cement roof measuring 18.52m x 10.3m.


The farmyard is located on the southern side of Yew Tree Green Road between the Wealden villages of Horsmonden to the south and Claygate to the north. The site is within open countryside with fine views to the south. The surrounding land use is predominantly agricultural.


A mains water supply is connected to the site. The purchaser will be responsible for separate metering. Electricity is also available subject to separate connections at the purchaser’s expense and their own satisfaction that separate water and electricity connections can be provided by the statutory providers.


The purchaser must satisfy themselves on the location of all boundaries from site inspection. The purchasers of Lots 1, 2 & 3 will be responsible for erecting and maintaining stock proof boundary fences along the boundaries with the vendor’s retained land. The boundaries are defined by marker posts.


A new access will be created to enter the site from Yew Tree Green Road just to the east of the existing gateway to the yard. The freehold of this will be owned by Lot 1 with Lots 2 & 3 having rights of access over the hatched area on the Lotting Plan opposite subject to maintenance contributions.


Central London - 52 miles
Gatwick Airport - 43 miles
Tunbridge Wells - 9 miles
Marden - 5 miles
Paddock Wood - 3 miles

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