Planning and Listed Building Consent For Conversion In To A 4 Bedroom House
Set In About 0.64 Acres
Found In One Of East Kent's Most Beautiful and Quiet Rural Locations
A rare opportunity to acquire one of East Kent’s few remaining Grade II Listed timber framed barns with both planning and listed building consent for conversion into a stunning four bedroom house, together with a detached garage and store, set in about 0.64 acres with sweeping rural views.
Whiteacre Barn is to be found in one of East Kent’s most beautiful and quiet rural locations in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful walking and riding. The barn is approximately one mile from the village of Waltham which has a recreation ground and a school bus service to Canterbury. Stelling Minnis (3 miles) has a shop (Post Office currently for 3 days per week) and pub and further local facilities are available in Wye (6 miles) including a Free School. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is about 8 miles distant and has an excellent range of shopping, cultural and leisure facilities with an excellent selection of schools for all ages and abilities in both the state and private sector with well-regarded grammar schools. Further education establishments include the University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of the Creative Arts. Ashford has a multiplex cinema and there are excellent theatres and cinemas in Canterbury. High speed train services run from Canterbury West and Ashford (about 11 miles away and also providing Eurostar services) taking approximately 56 minutes and 37 minutes respectively to London St Pancras. Access to the motorway network is good with Junction 11 of the M20 some 8 miles away at the southern end of Stone Street. The A2 can be joined at Canterbury and the Channel Tunnel is 12 miles distant.
From Canterbury follow the Old Dover Road out of the city, turn right immediately after the Cricket Ground and continue along Stone Street passing the Granville Pub at Street End and then after approximately 0.8 mile turn right into Petham. Continue through Petham signed to Waltham. Pass through Waltham and at the end of the village bear left into Woods Hill and after a short distance, turn left again into Whiteacre Lane. Whiteacre Barn will be found on the left hand side after approximately 0.7 of a mile. The nearest postcode is CT4 5SR.
Whiteacre Barn is a beautiful detached timber framed Kentish Barn which, according to the local authority listing dates from the late 16th Century. Both planning consent and listed building consent (References CA/16/02559 and CA/16/02560) have been granted for the conversion of the barn to a two storey dwelling with detached garage and store and associated access. Once converted, Whiteacre Barn will have an entrance hall with dining hall, an open plan kitchen/living room together with two bedrooms and a shower room/cloakroom on the ground floor. Two further bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and a galleried landing are proposed for the first floor. Whiteacre Barn is set in approximately 0.64 acres (0.26 hectares) of garden.
Mains electricity is adjacent to the site but purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the availability of connection. A quotation has been obtained from contractors for drilling a bore hole to provide water with an indicative cost of £9,000 + VAT. Alternatively, negotiations are underway with an adjoining landowner for an easement for a water pipe. The buyer will need to make provision for private drainage within the site. Adjacent to the barn is a rainwater well which can be used for garden watering.
Planning consent and Listed Building consent were granted by Canterbury City Council on 28th April 2017 subject to a number of conditions. A full planning information pack is available on request from the agents or alternatively all this information is available on www.canterbury.gov.uk. Any plans are produced courtesy of David Benge Design Associates of Waltham.
The property is to be sold subject to a number of restrictive and positive covenants detailed below:
(a) not to use the Property for any purpose other than for one single private dwelling or carry on any trade or business at the Property provided that the use of a home office shall not be in breach of this covenant
(b) not to use the Property for any noisy, offensive, illegal or immoral purpose
(c) not to do anything at the Property that would cause loss, damage, injury, nuisance, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to the Transferor or the owners or occupiers of any neighbouring property or to any other person
(d) not to park mobile homes, more than one touring caravan for personal use, lorries, derelict vehicles or trade vehicles (except trade vehicles in the course of delivering goods to or supplying services to the Property or one trade vehicle for personal use on the external areas of the Property)
(e) not to cut down, damage, neglect or remove any existing tree hedge on the Property or any other plant planted pursuant to the requirements of the local planning authority or pursuant to the covenants contained in this transfer
(f) not to do or permit or suffer to be done upon the Property or the
Estate any act or things which may result in loss or damage to or in
reference to the Water Pipe
(g) not to erect any building or structure within the area coloured yellow
on the plan without the consent of the current owners of Aspasia
(h) not to alter the eastern elevation of the building permitted by planning
consent 16/02560 issued by Canterbury City Council on 28 April 2017
without the consent of the current owners of Aspasia
(i) not to erect any building or structure or grow any tree hedge shrub
over or within 2 metres of the Water Pipe shown in blue on the plan
(j) not to erect or place any temporary building or structures on the
Property (save during construction of the building permitted by planning
consent 16/02560) when one temporary building or structure may be
placed on the Property on the western side of the barn
(k) to plant and maintain a naturalistic hedge 2 metres in height on the
boundary of the Property between the points A and B on the plan.