A diversified productive smallholding with detached farmhouse on the urban fringe, set in the Cray Valley. Existing income from the Farm Shop, Restaurant, Indoor Adventure Play Centre and B1/B8 units with additional potential to develop further enterprises. 4 bed Farmhouse with landscaped gardens & Caravan and Camping Club Certified Site. In all approximately 25.12 acres.
Kelsey’s Farm. Sidcup, Kent. DA14 5ET
Guide Price - Guide Price: £2,500,000
Kelsey’s Farm is ideally located between the A2 and A20 with quick and easy access to mainline stations. Cedar House (the Farmhouse) a 4-bedroom Colt House was built in 1974 and is set within its own landscaped gardens and grounds and is accessed directly off Water Lane via a separate access that splits the residential and commercial uses on the property. The property has water abstraction rights from the River Cray with the wooded banks running the length of the farm adding to the amenity in what is a very developed part of the Country.
The property has a variety of uses and permissions and comprises a long list of component parts that all help assist with its Turnover which is in excess of £1,000,000. A breakdown of the component parts is as follows: -
Cedar House - A 4-bedroom Farmhouse with landscaped gardens and grounds, including Garden Room/Farm Office, Garage, Kennel and walled garden. The dwelling has undergone internal modernisation in recent years which has been carried out to a high standard and benefits from a mixture of gas central heating and electric under floor heating.
Kelsey’s Farm Shop and Kelsey’s Kitchen - A purpose built modern farm shop and café/restaurant complex. This is a purpose built eco-friendly facility offering a modern farm shop with associated coldstore and farm storage in conjunction with a fully licenced 70 seat café/restaurant serviced by a modern fully fitted commercial kitchen. The development benefits from solar panels, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and an Eco-Dan boiler system reusing heat in the buildings to create hot water. The barn was built to the highest standards of insulation available at the time. The Secret Garden is located behind the facility in the garden of Cedar House which with the appropriate planning permissions from the local authority, would make a popular outdoor seating area for the restaurant.
Crayzee Barn - A Children’s Indoor Adventure Play Centre with adventure play frame and food area. extending to over 5,000 ft² and providing facilities for play, food and parties for children up to the age of 10 years. There are dedicated areas for ages, plus separate party rooms and adult seating and tables. The building benefits from a climate control system and electric gate ensuring children can play in a safe and secure environment under the supervision of their parents/carers. This is a well-established enterprise and is a very popular family attraction with approximately 40,000 children and 20,000 adult entries in the 2017/2018 season.
The Caravan & Camping Club Certified Campsite was implemented in 2012 and extends to a total of approximately 1.34 acres. This area is used for caravans and camping with permission for 5 caravans to be stationed at any one time with unrestricted camping use. The site benefits from 8 electric hook up points and access to the wider facilities of the children’s play centre, farm shop and café/restaurant and farm walk. This area is especially popular with overseas visitors looking to visit London’s attractions with the added benefit of being within close proximity to mainline stations and central London.
Agricultural Land - Approximately 20 acres of Grade I quality land with both road and river frontage, laid to vegetable crops and pasture. An additional 15 acres is currently farmed under a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement and available by separate negotiation.
B1/B8 commercial units
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