A small residential grassland farm with a detached four bedroom agriculturally tied farmhouse, good range of agricultural farm buildings including a 600-ton grain store, additional 380-ton grain store, workshop, pole barn and yard. The agricultural land extending to around 42 acres.
Upper Bilham Farm. Cheesemans Green Lane, Mersham, Ashford, Kent. TN25 7HY
Guide Price - £750,000
Upper Bilham Farm is situated in the Stour Valley to the south east of Ashford. The farmhouse was built in the early 1970s and is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Adjacent to the house there is a range of modern farm buildings with a yard area along with approximately 42 acres of pasture.
The dwelling at Upper Bilham Farm is a detached farmhouse of cavity brick construction under a pitched tiled roof with accommodation comprising the following:-
The front door opens to Entrance Hall with door through to Sitting Room (5.55m x 4.22m) double aspect with sliding doors to Rear Garden. A further door leads off the Entrance Hall to the Dining Room (3.62m x 3.17m) with further door into Kitchen (3.69 x 3.17m) with fitted units, electric hob and stainless steel sink. A further door leads off into the Utility Room with Butler type sink, plumbing for washing machine and door to the Parking Area. Further doors lead off the Entrance Hall into the Study (2.46m x 2.41m). There is also a downstairs Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin and fitted storage cupboards directly off the Entrance Hall.
Stairs lead from the Entrance Hall up to the First FloorLanding where accommodation comprises
Bedroom 1 (4.22m x 1.55m) single
Family Bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basins
Bedroom 2 (3.70m x 2.46m) double
Bedroom 3 (3.64m x 3.17m) double with fitted wardrobes
Master Bedroom (5.57m x 4.2m) double aspect with fitted wardrobes
In total the living accommodation extends to approximately 1,612ft². The property is in need of modernisation and updating.
There are lawned gardens to the front and rear with a detached single garage directly west of the farmhouse of cavity brick construction under a pitched clay tiled roof. There is an additional concrete parking area for up to 4 vehicles.
BUILDINGS AND YARD
The buildings at Upper Bilham Farm have versatile uses and comprise the following: -
Grain Store - A steel portal frame building clad in corrugated fibre cement sheeting throughout with loading doors, grain panelling and concrete floor all under a corrugated fibre cement roof. We have been informed that this store can hold up to 600 tonnes at full capacity. Total footprint is approx. 298m²
Middle Grain Store - A concrete portal frame structure adjoining the Grain Store with grain walling to the sides and rear under a corrugated fibre cement room with roof lights, concrete floor and loading doors to the front. We have been informed that this store can hold up to 400 tonnes of wheat at maximum capacity. The total footprint is approx. 225m²
Workshop And Machinery Store - A concrete portal frame structure attached to the Middle Grain Store with grain walling to one side and concrete block walling to the remainder with part concrete part chalk floor with loading doors to the front and rear. This is used as a general-purpose farm store and machinery workshop and has a total footprint of approx. 170m²
Pole Barn – To the rear of the grain store and enclosing the yard is a timber frame Pole barn clad to the sides and rear in corrugated steel sheeting under a corrugated steel roof used for hay and machinery storage and for lambing purposes. The total footprint is approx. 290m²
Two yards surround the buildings and these are predominantly of concrete construction and hard standing providing vehicular access to buildings.
The land is all laid to grass and is situated to the south and west of the farmstead. This land is classified as Grade III on the Agricultural Land Classification Plan for England and Wales with soils consisting of the Thorne and Hildenborough soil series comprising clayey loamy or silty over clayey soils in Wealden clays partly overlain by drift with impeded drainage characteristics which can cause seasonal surface wetness. The total acreage of the land extends to approximately 41.95 acres and is divided by the “bus only” link road between the Crest and Taylor Wimpey developments to the north and south. The parcel of land to the north west extends to approximately 18.22 acres with the block surrounding the farm buildings and farm house extending approximately 23.73 acres.