Diversified enterprise

Property Posted 03/06/17
Paddock Wood based Lambert and Foster launched Sepham Farm at Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent on to the market at the end of May.

LocationSevenoaks, Kent
PriceGuide £3,600,000
Area194 acres

Land agency partner Alan Mummery comments: “My firm have had an excellent run of sales of residential farms and land over the winter and spring, and we are delighted to be launching Sepham Farm at Otford on to the market. We have had a long association with the vendors who have created a number of diverse income streams for the property.”

Sepham Farm has an excellent convenient location on the North Downs in between the villages of Otford and Shoreham. Totalling some 194 acres the farm is offered for sale on a Private Treaty basis as a whole or in eight lots.

The main farm comprises a detached converted five bedroomed stable (AOC), which is offered for sale with 49 acres of arable land and a very attractive block of conservation woodland including a number of fishing lakes.

The main farm buildings are offered as lot 2, and have for many years been let on a commercial basis currently producing an annual income of £31,000 per annum. The farmyard is central to the farmland which is being divided into three lots, with the productive arable land in the valley offered for sale in two parcels of 26 and 61 acres, both could possibly be added to the main farmhouse and land in lot 1.

In addition, there is a separate block of 54 acres including 25 acres of chalk downland arable land potentially suitable for viticulture and vines, with traditional downland pasture and orchards totalling 24 acres, benefiting from a Higher-Level Stewardship Management Agreement until May 2022. Completing the offering are a pair of refurbished semi-detached cottages.

A price guide for the farm as a whole is £3,600,000 or it is available in eight individual lots.

Alan Mummery said: “We are hopeful that a buyer will like the diversity of this farm as a whole or alternatively the farm neatly divides into a number of logical lots, and we have already had pre-sale interest from local landowners keen to take the chance of buying land locally which rarely becomes available.”


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