Guide price £455,000
A delightful single storey two bedroom conversion amid circa 0.4 acres of grounds, set in an idyllic location on a rural farmstead. Cart Lodge is a delightful conversion, set in an idyllic spot, on the farmstead famed as the location for the filming of The Darling Buds of May. The property provides well presented accommodation, ideal for singles, couples, downsizers, an investment opportunity (the property is currently used as a home and a holiday let) or a weekend retreat. Internally, the single storey accommodation has heaps of character with exposed timbers on display and each room benefits from a lovely outlook over the farmstead or grounds. The open plan living/dining/kitchen benefits from oak flooring and a traditional cast iron woodburning stove, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere. There are two double bedrooms, both with modern en suite shower rooms. The west facing bedroom really has the wow factor with bifold doors leading to the grounds and taking views over the orchard (this is currently being utilised as a sitting room). Outside, the property enjoys in excess of 0.4 acres of grounds with expanses of lawn providing generous space for relaxing, socialising and activities. There is an orchard comprising apples, plums and cherries providing a mass of blossom in the spring. To the rear, open stock fencing gives an unobstructed view of the surrounding countryside. There is also private gravel driveway and garden shed with log store attached. Surrounded by open farmland, the grounds attract a host of wildlife visitors throughout the year. FEATURES - Versatile accommodation - Stable door leading to entrance vestibule - Open plan living/dining/kitchen with wood burning stove, oak flooring and banks of sliding doors to the front - Kitchen with neutral toned fitted cabinets incorporating appliances including electric oven, fridge, freezer and washing machine - Two delightful double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms - Garden of circa 0.4 acres including orchard, shed, log store and private parking SITUATION Cart Lodge is set on a quiet farmstead on the rural periphery of Bethersden. The location is famed for The Darling Buds of May which was filmed here, and is surrounded by the rich farmland of the Weald. There are a host of tourist and leisure attractions nearby including the Kent and East Sussex Railway at Tenterden, several notable National Trust properties, Chapel Down Winery and a numerous historic village and country inns. The village benefits from a primary school, post office, artisan butcher and grocer and the medieval parish church. Nearby Tenterden offers an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and amenities along its pretty tree lined High Street, and Ashford provides further comprehensive facilities and International Station. The property is only 7 miles from Ashford International Station which provides services to London St Pancras with journey times from 36 minutes and to the Continent. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and the ports and to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and the City. Tenterden 7.5 miles M20 8 miles Ashford International 8 miles Rye and the coast 16 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Service: Electric heating system. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system shared with five other properties. - The driveway is privately owned and Cart Lodge benefits from a Right of way and contributes towards its' upkeep. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Tax band (2020/21): D. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Please note all furniture may also be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From the A28 Bethersden turn into Forge Hill. After a short distance turn right into Forge Road. At the crossroads turn left into Pluckley Road and continue for 1.2 miles then turn left signposted to Smarden. After 0.3 miles turn right into Darling Buds Farm (signed Buss Farm) and the property will be found on the left along the private driveway. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment only through Jackson-Stops.
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