A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A UNIQUE ESTATE SITTING IN AN IDYLLIC LOCATION AT THE FOOT OF THE NORTH DOWNS SURROUNDED BY FIELDS AND WOODLAND EXTENDING TO 34 ACRES. IMMENSE POTENTIAL FOR RE DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT TO PLANNING CONSENT
Price on Application
Description - Of interest to developers and private purchasers with potential for redevelopment subject to planning consent
A rare opportunity to purchase Stursdon Farm which comes onto the market for the first time in many years, being in the ownership of the family since 1923
Currently the original bungalow sits on the plot which is surrounded by stunning bluebell woods and open fields with far reaching uninterrupted views.
Location - The property sits on the edge of the popular village of Otford which is a vibrant village with a number of historic buildings including the remains of Otford Palace, also known as the Archbishops's Palace which was owned by Henry VIII and of great historical interest. The village sits at the foot of the picturesque North Downs with many popular walks and footpaths through the surrounding countryside. There are a number of boutique shops and tea rooms in the High Street with a variety of day to day shopping facilities just opposite on The Parade including a post office and convenience store. There are a number of activities and clubs for all ages with recreation fields and the Memorial Hall where a number of functions are held throughout the year. The village has a doctor's surgery and dentist. There a several churches and a number of highly regarded schools both state and independent. Otford station provides services to London on the Victoria/Blackfriars line taking about 30 minutes. Sevenoaks Town Centre is about 3 miles away with a wide range of shopping facilities including a sports centre, theatre/cinema complex, restaurants and a mainline station offering services to London on the Charing Cross/Cannon Street line taking about 30 minutes. Easy access to the M25/M20 and all major road networks
Stursdon Farm - Sitting within an immediate setting of 6 acres including mature gardens and small orchard adjacent to the gardens Stable and paddock with scope for grazing.
This Site Available For Purchase - The whole estate is available for purchase as one, or it may be possible to divide the land into two or three sections
The Land - The woodland and Downland area, part of which is tended by the Kent Wildlife Trust extending to approximately 28 acres (please note that a small area of the site is excluded from the sale as it is owned by Arqiva Limited and occupied by a mast)
Planning Potential - You may wish to alter or even redevelop the site. The vendors are aware some purchasers may wish to rebuild and therefore the planning process has started. If you are the successful purchaser your requirements could be incorporated into the designs ( subject to agreement)
The following will give you some guidance
This area is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and also within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The relevant policies are contained at Paragraph 145 of the National Planning Policy framework. the policy allows for some new development in the green Belt. Of relevance to Stursdon Farm is the opportunity to redevelop. The National Policy states:
'The extension or alteration of a building provided it does not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building
The application of this policy is a matter of judgement in every case but Sevenoaks District Council have published a Supplementary Planning Document (2015) on this subject and it contains the following policy approach. Policy GBi allows for limited extensions to dwellings in the Green Belt. This refers to the acceptance of additions up to 50% above the floor .
space of the original dwelling. A similar 50% guide is indicated in GB4 which deals with replacement dwellings in the Green Belt.
Prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries of the planning authority but prospective purchasers are invited to discuss these matters with the planning consultants to the owners and you should contact Dr Robert Wickham on or .
Services - Electricity
Oil Fired Central Heating
Drainage to a septic tank
None of the services have been tested, prospective purchasers should therefore satisfy themselves as to their overall condition prior to purchase
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by appointment only
Please call Ibbett Mosely Otford on
Route To View - From the Otford office proceed in a northerly direction passing the village pond on the right hand side. Turn right into Pilgrims Way East. Turn left on to Row Dow passing St Michael's School on the right hand side. Turn left at the cross roads and continue for a short distance where Stursdon Farm will be found on the left.