Lot 1 – Smiths Hill Farm, West Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent
Smiths Hill Farm is situated overlooking the Medway Valley close to the village of West Farleigh on the northern side of the agricultural district known as the Green Sand Ridge. The villages of Coxheath and Wateringbury are both within a 2 mile radius and provide the standard day to day facilities and amenities along with further links to national road networks if required. The county town of Maidstone is 5 miles to the north-east and provides a more comprehensive range of facilities, amenities and schooling along with links to the national road and rail network.
The property is located in an attractive rural location in a sought after part of Kent and occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Medway. The vendors have lived at the property for many years and have been running a successful equestrian business from the farm.
The dwelling at Smiths Hill Farm comprises a detached Scandia Hus type building that has been in situ for a significant amount of time and confirmation of its lawful use was granted in October 2005. The house is of high-specification throughout, timber frame clad in timber weatherboarding under a pitched slate roof. Please see the Property Particulars for further information on layout and a Floor Plan.
Outside there is ample off-road parking for vehicles with a significant vegetable garden, maintained by the vendors. The main access is directly off Hunt Street to the north over a private access road.
To the east of the house and residential curtilage are the Equestrian & Agricultural buildings that form part of this lot. The buildings are in all in good condition and comprise an Equestrian Barn, an Agricultural Barn 1, an Agricultural Building 2, Sand School and Washroom & WC. Details of these properties can be found within the Property Particulars.
The pasture land in Lot 1 extends to approximately 9.74 acres and is well fenced and divided throughout. The land has consent for change of use for equestrian purposes and is used for both the grazing of horses and the grazing of livestock from the vendor’s equestrian and farming business. The land is classified as Grade II on the Agricultural Land Classification Plan for England & Wales.
Please see the Property Particulars for further information on services, access, method of sale, tenure, planning and business rates etc.
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1395 square feet
An equestrian small holding with a modest farmhouse, significant range of buildings, sand school. In all 10.71 acres.