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365 acres, Lower Deans Farm, Harrietsham, Kent
Under Offer - £4,600,000

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BEST AND FINAL OFFERS ARE INVITED BY 12 PM ON MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019. OVERVIEW: Please read these supplemental details for Lot 1 in conjunction with the main farm brochure. Please note at time of remarketing (August 2019) sales have been arranged of Lots 2,3 and 4.

LOT 1A:

Lower Deans Farmhouse and Barn Lower Deans Farmhouse is a 15th Century Grade II Listed, mainly timber framed farmhouse offering accommodation on two floors, with many period features including attractive wooden linen fold panelling to the hall, stairs and sitting room and exposed beams, curved braces and detailed rose carvings. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining room and three reception rooms and on the first floor, five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first floor accommodation is on a split level with a minstrel’s gallery. The farmhouse would benefit from general updating and modernisation.

Outside, an expansive lawn runs to the front of the property, including a magnificent monkey puzzle and there is a small concreted yard to the rear. To the side of the garden with separate access off the farm drive is a 5 bay traditional weatherboard clad timber frame barn (111m² on ground floor) under a slate roof with part brick/ragstone render. Part of the building has a mezzanine above (47m²) and there is a side lean to (28m²). Attaching to the front of the barn is a garage (36m²) and general store (24m²) and to the rear are a range of former calf pens (32m²). Included with the farmhouse is a small area of agricultural pastureland and woodland to the north, with the overall site area extending to 1.41 acres.

LOTS 1B AND 1C: Numbers 1 and 2 Lower Deans Farm Cottages A pair of Grade II Listed semi detached cottages with origins understood to date back to the 16TH Century with later alterations and a more recent addition No 2. Constructed of mixed brick elevations with part tile hanging rendering with white weather boarding set with predominantly metal framed casement windows, beneath a pitched hipped and tiled roof. Both cottages would benefit from general updating and modernisation.

LOT 1B:

1 Lower Deans Farm Cottages

The accommodation on two floors comprises on the ground floor a galley kitchen with bathroom, sitting room, dining room and stairs to a first floor landing with two bedrooms.

Outside, the cottage has a garden on three sides and the sale includes a detached sectional concrete garage. The garden is extended by the inclusion of a small area of farmland to the side of the property, with the overall site area extending to about 0.31 acres.

Note: The purchaser will be required to erect a fence between the points X Y shown on the inset land plan (more details on request).

LOT 1C:

2 Lower Deans Farm Cottages

The accommodation on two floors comprises on the ground floor a galley kitchen with bathroom, sitting room, dining room and stairs to a first floor landing with two bedrooms.

Outside, the cottage has garden on three sides and the sale includes a detached brick garage. The garden is extended by the inclusion of a small area of woodland to the front of the property, with the overall area extending to some 0.36 acres.

LOT 1D:

Lower Deans Farm including extensive modern farm buildings, two telephone masts and pasture, arable and woodland, extending in all to some 214 acres/86.60 ha

The land lies within a ring fenced block with frontage to Stede Hill along its northern boundary. The main yard is located at the end of Deans Hill and includes a range of mainly modern farm buildings including:

The Hay Barn and former Livestock Yards: (1,891m²) a ten-bay concrete portal frame building, three quarter clad with corrugated fibre cement sheeting and block walls, with concrete floors and alleyways.

Machinery Store (577m²) a six-bay concrete portal frame shed fully enclosed with corrugated fibre cement sheeting and elevations and a roller shutter door with concrete floor.

The Old Dairy (201m²) a traditional brick and tile former Dairy which might have potential for non agricultural use (subject to obtaining planning permission).

The Telecom Masts. Located in the yard are 2 telecom masts. Mast 1 is let until February 2027 with a current rent passing of £8,967. Mast 2 is let until September 2022. The current rent passing is £5,923. Copies of the individual agreements are available on request.

The Farmland. The land extends in all some 214 acres/86.60 ha comprising approx 125 acres of pasture, 48 acres of arable and 41 acres of woodland. The northern block of land, either side of the farm drive, includes a number of level arable and pasture fields, with the land falling away to a deep valley to the south of the farm buildings, where there are commanding views across the Weald of Kent. It is predominantly Grade III clay loams with the pasture land on the escarpment lime rich soils over chalk.

LOT 1E:

Little Horsalls - 29.65 acres/12 ha of mixed arable and woodland

Little Horsalls is located on the north eastern side of Stede Hill and includes 25.93 acres of Grade III arable land and 3.72 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland on its south western roadside boundary.

LOT 1F:

53 Acre Field - 53.97 acres/21.84 ha of arable land

Located on the junction of Stede Hill and Hogbarn Lane, the land lays in a gently sloping valley and comprises 53.97 acres of Grade III arable land, with a small acreage of woodland. The land has extensive road frontages.

LOT 1G:

62 Acre Meadow - 65.17 acres/26.37 ha of arable land

An L shaped block of mainly level Grade III arable land with long road frontage along it’s northern boundary.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Please refer to page 14 of the main sales brochure for important general information about the sale.

TENANT RIGHT:

Where farmland has been re-sown after 2019 harvest purchasers will be charged an ingoing tenant right valuation, to cover the cost of cultivation, seeds, sprays and fertilisers applied for the benefit of the 2020 crops.



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