Guide price £750,000
A unique opportunity to create a bespoke family home in this impressive attached former public house/restaurant on the rural periphery of the village * Cranbrook School catchment area *. The Green Cross Inn is an impressive attached building, formerly a public house and restaurant which has acquired planning permission for a change of use to be converted solely into a family residence. Currently the family residence is above the public house on the second and third floors. The planning consent provides for the current ground floor space occupied by the Public House to be converted to provide expansive family living accommodation. The bedrooms and bathrooms would be provided on the second and third floors. Currently the ground floor is home to the former bar, seating area with working and decorative fireplaces, 50 person dining room, industrial grade kitchen comprising range style gas cooker, stainless steel work surfaces and industrial fridge and freezer, large pantry store, ladies and gents toilets, informal kitchen area with access to the cellar, doors exiting on to the rear courtyard and family outside space. To the second floor are a family sitting room, family bathroom, office space and three bedrooms - one with an en suite shower room and the other two both with washbasins. To the third floor are two further bedrooms, one with a wash basin. Outside are two good sized timber sheds in the private family area, providing additional storage space. The front of the property has an expanse of parking accessed from two points as an in and out driveway. The drive access to the left is a shared access with the attached residence behind to its gated entry to the left of the public house. An opportunity likes this does not arise very often, and so, The Green Cross Inn provides an ideal blank canvas for creating a truly unique family home. SITUATION The Green Cross Inn is located on the periphery of the picturesque village of Goudhurst and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village offers a range of local shops, public houses, restaurants and facilities along with nearby Risebridge Health and Sports Club and Bedgebury Forest providing opportunities for walking and cycling as well as cultural events throughout the seasons. More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found in Tunbridge Wells, just a bit further afield. Rail services from Marden provide services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street with journey times of under an hour. The A21 is close by leading to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the City. There are bus services to Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone and there is a school bus stop for daily services to local schools in term time. The property is situated in the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area. There are numerous additional excellent schools catering for both primary and secondary education including Goudhurst and Kilndown Primary School and Bethany School both at Goudhurst, Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Sutton Valence Schools and further girls' and boys' grammar schools at Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. A21 3 miles Cranbrook 6 miles Marden 6 miles Tunbridge Wells 9 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From central Goudhurst, proceed west on the A262 towards Tunbridge Wells. After about a mile The Green Cross Inn will be seen on the left noted by our For Sale board. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Planning Reference: 20/03713/FULL Change of use and conversion of Public House A4 use (at ground floor) into Residential C3 use to create a single dwelling with the residential unit above. - Asbestos: There is an asbestos report available in the office. - Services: Oil fired central heating. LPG gas for cooking only. Mains electric and water. Private drainage. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Council Tax band currently A (2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment on 01580 720000.
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