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7.08 acres, Speldhurst, Kent
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £950,000

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  • Detached 4-bedroom family home (subject to AOC)
  • Immaculately presented and modern throughout
  • Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty
  • Former nursery/garden centre with scope for further development
  • Planning permission for a farm shop granted
  • Landscaped gardens with mature shrubs
  • Tunbridge Wells 3.5 miles distance with mainline station to London

Dragonfly Farm is accessed over a private driveway and offers a beautifully presented family home with spacious modern living accommodation. As a former Nursery/Garden Centre, it retains some of the original poly tunnels and offers further scope for development, as the present owners have been granted planning permission for a farm shop. Adjoining the house and nursery area are paddocks totalling some 3.85 acres. The whole property has stunning views across open countryside sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ground Floor:
The property is entered via a centrally located large hallway leading off into the spacious bespoke kitchen that includes a feature gas Rayburn oven and integrated electric oven and hob. Open plan to this is the spacious and light breakfast area, with a wood burning stove as a feature in the corner of the room and French doors leading out onto the paved terrace and garden. The utility room leads off at the rear of this area into a boot room and laundry room. Doors also lead from here out to the garden and the garage. Double doors lead off the hallway into the Sitting Room which enjoys a triple aspect, a feature brick exposed fireplace inset with a wood burning stove, wood flooring and inset lighting.

There are two bedrooms and a newly refitted shower room on the ground floor with the option for one of these bedrooms to be a Dining Room/study.

First Floor:
Stairs lead up from the hallway to a large landing/study area. There are two further bedrooms which incorporates the Master Bedroom and a family bathroom.

These are planted with a wide variety of mature shrubs which border manicured lawn areas, alongside a large paved terrace with a feature Koi pond. There is a further natural pond situated at the front of the property.

The Nursery was commercially operated until the summer of 2013 and is approached over a shared drive with the house leading into a large hard surfaced car parking area bordered by stock beds. The Nursery site extends in all to some 2.3 acres (0.93 hectares) and retains an outstanding infrastructure for use as a Nursery and Garden Centre. A pathway leads from the car park to the main Nursery which is set out in a series of stock and display beds, divided by brick paved pathways. A number of buildings are located on the site including:-

The Potting Shed (4.7m x 7.1m and 4.7m x 5.2m), a timber clad building under a pitched Onduline roof with a part paved path floor. The building is divided between Nursery use and as a livestock shelter as it opens up onto the pasture paddocks on one side.

The Polytunnels (19m x 17m). A triple span tunnel with growing and display beds divided by paved pathways. 2 further polytunnels (20m x 5m).

The Nursery has an adjoining yard and is enclosed by high hedges on 2 sides.

To the east of the property are pasture paddocks totalling some 3.85 acres (1.56 hectares). There are far reaching views to the east across adjacent countryside.

SERVICES: Mains gas, electricity and water are connected. Private drainage into a septic tank.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Mayfield Office on 01435 873999

DIRECTIONS: The postcode to the property is TN3 0NR. From the centre of Tunbridge Wells head west on the A264 towards Langton Green (2.7 miles). Turn right at ’The Hare’ towards Speldhurst. Continue approximately 2 miles. Upon entering the village the property will be found on the right as clearly denoted by our for sale board.

SITUATION: Speldhurst is a picturesque village known for its splendid church, highly regarded primary school and excellent pub. It is situated about 3.5 miles from the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells which offers an extensive range of high street shops, and includes The Pantiles which is a charming 400 year old shopping district with boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, bars and regular markets. There is a mainline station with regular train services into London taking under an hour.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS. 01892 526121. Council Tax Band: F EPC: D

PLANNING: Dragonfly Farmhouse is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction which restricts the occupation of the dwelling to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture or forestry, including the widow or widower or any resident dependant of such person. Consent has been granted by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (Reference 15/500571) for the demolition of the existing Office/Shop and display area and the erection of a replacement building for packing and preparation of herbs, specialist foodstuffs, farm shop and ancillary café area. The proposed development mainly comprises a new Farm shop building (18.5m x 7.1m). The vendors have reserved the Planning Permission, granted subject to conditions on the 1st April 2015, by demolishing the old administration office block sited on the Nursery.

Copies of the Planning Consents are available to be downloaded from our website or can be sent on request.

PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES: The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct. They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein. All measurements scale from electronic plans and should be verified by purchasers.

NOTE: The sale Transfer will include overage provisions reserving to the sellers 20% of any uplift in value of the agricultural or nursery land in the event of any Consent for residential development being granted within 30 years of completion (further details on request).


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