This is a rare opportunity to purchase the entirety of the issued share capital in A L Betts Ltd, with assets comprising freehold property with development potential. This is a former dairy farm comprising a farmhouse, extensive farm buildings with previous permission for residential development (for three detached family homes – current application submitted), and grassland extending to 95.39 acres (38.60 hectares).

Offered for sale is the issued share capital in A L Betts Ltd, whose assets comprise the freehold of Platt House Farm located on the North Downs, north of the village of Wrotham in Kent. The farm was managed in hand as a dairy unit until the Autumn of 2023, when the dairy herd was dispersed.

Constructed in the 1960s, the farmhouse is located adjacent to the farmyard to the east of Fairseat Lane, and is (subject to AOC) converted into three flats and has been occupied by non farming tenants for a period of more than 10 years. Located close to the farmhouse is a high quality converted farm office.

The farm buildings at Platt House Farm are within a yard extending to approximately 1.42 acres (0.57 hectares), with its own access directly off Fairseat Lane. The farmyard is accessed separately to the residential property.

The buildings comprise an extensive range of mainly concrete portal frame buildings with significant areas of concrete floor, and pole barns, all of which have been used in connection with the former dairy enterprise. There is also a second farm office and building which has been used for processing/bottling milk. In all there is some 22,000 sq ft (2,043 sq m) of covered area.

Adjoining the yard is a slurry store and silage clamps. A large area of the farmyard has a concrete surface, together with three-phase electricity and mains water.

Planning permission was previously granted for residential development by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (Ref 18/02802/FL), for the ‘’demolition of the buildings and erection of three residential units’’, but this consent has now lapsed. A resubmission of the same scheme was applied for in March 2024 under application Ref 24/00442/PA, and is awaiting a decision.

For more information, contact Paddock Wood Farm and Land sales team at Lambert & Foster: 01892 832325


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