Overlooking Whitstable and Faversham to the north and Charing to the south, the farm is in an elevated position to the east of the popular village of Stalisfield Green. Extending to approximately 621 acres, the farm is available as a whole or in two lots.
Lot 1, 615.94 acres, comprises undulating countryside within a ring fence, although an unclassified single track public road runs through the farm, providing access, along with farm and woodland tracks. The fields are of a commercial size and nature, with soils classified as grade 3. The land has been farmed in-hand by the current owner’s family for many years, with a three year arable rotation of predominantly autumn and spring sown cereals, with occasional oilseed rape.
The woodland on the farm extends to about 182.69 acres and is divided into 11 principal woods and shaws, the majority of which are designated as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland Sites. Court Lodge Farm forms a substantial part of the Stalisfield and Woodsell Shoot, which has been run as a successful commercial shoot for many years. Richard Thomas, Partner at BTF, comments “Court Lodge Farm provides some of the finest drives on this highly regarded shoot and there will be considerable attraction to those wanting to shoot over the land themselves, or those who see the merit of diversity that a well-run commercial shoot provides.”
Lot 2, 5.97 acres, comprises a centrally located range of modern farm buildings accessed to the west of the village church. These offer significant potential for conversion to residential use, subject to the necessary consents.
Chris Spofforth, head of Savills south east farm agency team, said: “The sale of Court Lodge Farm presents a rare opportunity to acquire a productive and attractive arable and sporting farm. The elevated location of the farm is striking, with the potential to redevelop the farm buildings for residential or other use, subject to planning, and create a country estate. Idyllic and peaceful, the farm is nevertheless within easy reach of the M20, providing connections to London, Ashford International, the coast and the M25 motorway network.”
Court Lodge Farm is being marketed by Savills and BTF for a guide price for the whole of £4,550,000.
Guide £4.55 million