Offered for sale to the market for the first time in over 60 years, Lambert & Foster have a superbly located residential farm offering opportunity for a sensitive renovation of a handsome Grade II listed farmhouse, an extensive range of traditional brick and timber framed buildings with further potential (subject to planning) all located central to its own farmland and woodland extending in all to 139 acres/56.25 hectares.

Bossenden Farm is located in a secluded yet accessible location along a half mile private driveway leading to the farmhouse and buildings, which lie central to the farmland and woodland.

Bossenden Wood was the site of what is referred to as the last battle held on English soil, which took place on 31 May 1838. The battle was fought between a small group of labourers and a detachment of soldiers sent from barracks in Canterbury to arrest the march leader, the self-styled Sir William Courtney, and 11 men died in the brief confrontation. Sir William Courtenay lodged at Bossenden Farmhouse prior to the Battle of Bossenden Wood.

The farmhouse forms part of a courtyard of traditional farm buildings. The Grade II listed brick and tile farmhouse has origins in the 17th century, with later additions, and offers purchasers the rare opportunity to renovate a handsome farmhouse in a wonderful location. The house is flanked on two sides with unconverted brick and tile buildings which offer the possibility of further development subject to planning permission.

The house accommodation comprises two spacious sitting rooms, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Completing the accommodation is a substantial dry cellar. The farmhouse retains many original period features, including Victorian fireplaces, but would benefit from general updating and modernisation throughout.

The traditional farm buildings form a courtyard with the farmhouse, giving the property a wonderful setting. Attached on two sides to the farmhouse are single-storey former farm buildings which are used variously for uses ancillary to the farmhouse or for general storage. One building has a loft store with a staircase access to the south of the farmhouse. On the eastern side of the courtyard is a timber-framed barn.

The building is extended on its eastern side with a mono-pitch block lean-to store and on the south by a series of four stores.

The farmland which surrounds the yard lies either side of a central farm drive and extends in all to some 71 acres/28.73 ha of arable/regenerated pasture land, together with 67 acres/27.11 ha which is part of Bossenden Wood, an ancient semi-natural woodland comprising a mixture of oak standard with coppice chestnut and hazels and a mixture of holly, conifer and other species. The woodland adjoins a larger area of Bossenden Wood part belonging to the RSPB. The majority of the woodland lies to the east of the farm, but with a protective shelter belt forming part of the freehold to the west.

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


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