A fantastic opportunity to acquire a rare timber framed Kentish barn with prior approval for the change of use into a 5 bedroom dwelling along with a separate agricultural building to be converted into 2 large semi-detached dwellings.
The barns are situated in a secluded location, overlooking a lake at the end of a no-through road. Whilst benefitting from a private rural location Great Ware Farm is only a short distance from the village of Ash and the junction with the A257. The nearby village of Ash has a range of shops and local amenities including two primary schools, a doctor’s surgery, a range of shops and two public houses. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (about 12 miles to the west) has an excellent range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities with a wide range of schools in both state and private sectors for all ages and abilities. Fast train services from Canterbury West Station take approximately 56 minutes to London St Pancras. The ever popular Cinque Port town of Sandwich (about 5 miles east) offers an excellent range of amenities including supermarket, shops, post office, chemist, doctor and dentist surgeries, restaurants, public houses, choice of well-regarded schools and leisure facilities. A mainline train station offers high speed services direct to London St. Pancras and frequent trains to London Charing Cross. The Princes Golf Club and Royal St Georges Golf Club are close by at Sandwich Bay where the 2020 Golf Open Championship will be played. Access to the continent is also available via the Port of Dover and the Shuttle running from Folkestone.
From Canterbury take the A257 towards Wingham and Sandwich. Proceed along the A257 through the village of Wingham before turning left onto Knell Lane which comes up on your left hand side shortly after the first turning to Ash village. Continue along Knell Lane until the road bears round to the left leading onto Ware Road. Proceed along Ware Road for approximately 0.5 miles before turning left onto Ware Farm Road which is signposted as a no-through road. Proceed along the road for approximately 150 yards and the buildings appear on the right hand side.
In addition to the two main buildings there are a number of outbuildings which could be utilised for garaging and there is also plenty of space in order to create car parking areas and large gardens. In total the plot measures approximately 0.73 acres.
The main barn is a detached timber framed barn believed to date from the late 18th Century. The current structure comprises a traditional timber frame, with brick plinths and weather boarded elevations under a corrugated tin roof. Attached to the barn are a number of lean-to structures generally constructed of concrete pillars and timber roof trusses clad with asbestos and tin sheets. Once converted the property will comprise a stunning family kitchen and utility area, a large sitting/dining room, snug and office area, along with 5 large double bedrooms with separate en-suite bathrooms, providing a total gross internal area of 352m2. The second building is constructed of a steel portal frame clad with a double skin of concrete block work and brick walls sat beneath asbestos fibre cement roof sheets. The building has a solid concrete floor. Once converted this property will comprise two semi-detached dwellings the first of which will comprise an open plan kitchen, dining and living area along with 3 double bedrooms and a roof terrace with the second unit comprising an open plan kitchen, dining and living area along with 4 double bedrooms and a roof terrace. Both units will offer a gross internal area of 116m2 each.
The agricultural buildings at Great Ware Farm have been granted consent to be converted into three residential dwellings, the consent for conversion is via the General Permitted Development Order 2015 and is available to view online via the Dover District Council website (Ref: Dov/18/00797).
A copy of the architect’s plans area available on request from the Agent.
A 3-phase electrical supply is located nearby and can be connected to the buildings, there is also a potable water supply located within the main road and the buyer will be given rights to make a connection. There is ample space onsite to install a cess pit or waste water treatment plant.
1. The Buyer(s) will be required to fence the boundary and erect a new wall along the boundary between the farmstead and Great Ware Farmhouse.
2. The Buyer(s) will be obliged to resurface the access track to the farmstead from the end of the adopted road.
3. The Buyer(s) will be granted a right of way along the private access track, along with the rights to connect into services.
4: A restriction on residential use only and a restriction on the development not to exceed the existing height of the buildings.
Tenure & Possession
Freehold and vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
Dover District Council. Telephone 01304 821199. www.dover.gov.uk.