Diversified rural estate

Property Posted 12/11/20
BTF Partnership is offering a diversified rural estate in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Ashurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent for sale as a whole or in five lots and is quoting a guide price of offers in excess of £3,750,000.

The Manor Court Farm Estate, on the market for the first time since 1955, is just four miles west of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It was originally an arable and dairy farm, but in recent years agricultural operations have focused on arable and sheep enterprises, with the traditional farm buildings converted to alternative uses to provide a useful additional source of income. It also has a popular bed and breakfast and camp site enterprise, with 16 pitches and excellent onsite facilities that can cater for both touring vans and tents. The estate comprises:

  • Lot 1 – Manor Court Farmhouse: A Grade II listed Georgian five-bedroom farmhouse currently operating as a bed and breakfast establishment.
  • Lot 2 – Manor Court Farmyard: A farmyard with a range of former agricultural buildings used for commercial purposes, three permanent residential caravans and a camp site enterprise. It is considered that there is significant potential for further diversification subject to any necessary consents being obtained.
  • Lot 3 – Kent Barn and The Old Calf House: A traditional Kent barn and former agricultural building used for storage and commercial purposes and an adjacent parcel of arable land and a woodland shaw. In all about 3.7 acres.
  • Lot 4 – Manor Court land and buildings: A range of useful agricultural buildings serving 154.28 acres of arable land, 40.15 acres of permanent pasture and 9.37 acres of woodland.
  • Lot 5 – Land and building at Clayton’s Lane: A picturesque block of pasture extending to 30.44 acres, together with 15.23 acres of woodland and an agricultural building.

Anthony Field, Director at BTF Partnership commented: “The Manor Court Farm Estate provides an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-positioned rural estate which benefits from a diversified income stream with the opportunity for the purchaser to carry out further developments. Some of the traditional buildings have potential for residential or more intensive commercial use subject to the necessary consents being obtained. This is a really unique opportunity in a great location.”

There are good road and rail services nearby, with Ashurst Station just three-quarters of a mile away providing a regular service to London Bridge station, and more frequent services from Royal Tunbridge Wells.

A further 18 acres of permanent pasture may be available by separate negotiation.

Location Tunbridge Well, Kent
Price GUIDE: OIEO £3,750,000.
Area Approx 261 acres

Contact heathfield@btfpartnership.co.uk | 01435 864455 | www.btfpartnership.co.uk


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