Bayford Farm is just to the north of Upchurch, overlooking the River Medway. The farm offers a wide range of uses with a central farmhouse as well as additional holiday lets, agricultural land and agricultural buildings with potential.
The main farmhouse dates back to the 1880s, with modernisations and extensions throughout the years, the latest being in 2013. The ground floor hosts a light and spacious kitchen/breakfast room leading onto a more traditional dining room with an open fire and substantial space for hosting.
On the first floor there are four double rooms and one single as well as the family bathroom and separate shower room.
There are two holiday lets on the farm with relevant permissions, The Old Stable and Plovers Rest. The Old Stables adjoins the farmhouse but with a separate driveway and access to provide privacy. This cottage comprises four double bedrooms and a shower room from a split landing, with an open space sitting room and dining room and separate kitchen on the lower floor.
Plovers Rest is a converted barn with its own large garden and driveway, along with fruit trees lining the boundary. The lower floor is open plan with a kitchen, dining space and sitting room and one double bedroom off the entrance hall. The second floor comprises the remaining two double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The farm’s agricultural buildings offer a range of uses and potential. They are firstly the cart shed, an open front pole barn containing four bays and measuring 11.5m x 5m. Secondly there is the hay barn, measuring 14.8m x 6.5m and of a similar open front pole barn structure. There is also the Bullock Yard, which currently stands as an L-shaped open fronted pole barn measuring 10.9m x 3.26m and 8.55m x 5.3m. The garage measures 6m x 2.5m and lastly there is the dog run, which is positioned to the rear of the garage.
The land at Bayford Farm runs north to the Medway. There are a variety of classifications on the land, currently consisting of approximately 46.63 acres of grazing marsh which has fantastic potential for wildfowling enthusiasts, 1.21 acres of pears, 1.01 acres of Bramley apples, 1.11 acres of cherries and 1.66 acres of plums which can provide an additional income source as a small agricultural business. There is also 2.47 acres of upland grazing and a small area used for cover crops. It offers fantastic potential in many ways, including sporting and leisure uses.
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and is entered into an Environmental Stewardship Scheme that runs until 2027.
Alex Cornwallis, Director at BTF Partnership commented: “This is a fascinating property with an additional income stream already in place and potential moving forwards. The land has a real ‘wow’ factor, with two sides bordered by the River Medway and far-reaching views. Properties like this do not come to the market very often and we hope it will interest a variety of buyer profiles locally and nationally.”
Further details: www.btfpartnership.co.uk
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