DARLING BUDS FARMBUSS FARM, TUESNOAD LANE, BETHERSDEN, KENT TN26 3EQ
FOR SALE INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A WHOLE THE ‘DARLING BUDS OF MAY’ FARMSTEAD SURROUNDED BY GARDENS, 20 ACRES OF FARMLAND AND ENJOYING LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
Situated about 3 miles to the south of the historic village of Pluckley and occupying an idyllic pastoral setting, Buss Farm is a quintessential Kentish farmstead, more famously known as the location set for the unforgettable 1990s hit TV Series ‘The Darling Buds of May’, adapted from a novella by H E Bates, and following the escapades of the eccentric Larkin family starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and David Jason.
The farm boasts a collection of delightful period buildings including a Grade II listed 18th Century Farm House, a splendid oak framed barn, a detached two storey oast house and a pretty two bedroom cart lodge, all of which have been sympathetically converted and/ or refurbished and have been utilised as self-contained holiday accommodation but now have full planning permission for permanent residential use.
In addition, there is a modern barn with recreational facilities, offering further potential subject to all relevant planning permissions.
Buss Farm is approached via a private shared lane. A gate opens to the drive which meanders around to what would have originally been the central farmyard where there is designated parking for each property.
Local & Comprehensive Shopping: The historic Kentish villages of Pluckley (3 miles) and Bethersden (2 miles) have a variety of amenities including a post-office/general store, primary school, village hall and several public houses. More extensive shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities can be found in Ashford (7 miles).
Mainline rail services: Fast and frequent services run from Pluckley (1 mile) to London Bridge and Charing Cross, with access to London Victoria from Charing. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International to Brussels, Paris and Lille and there is a high speed service to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
Education: There are a number of excellent schools in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
Motorway Links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 8 or 10 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, and the Continent.
DirectionsFrom the centre of Pluckley, (|heading in a north easterly direction towards Charing), turn right into The Street and proceed straight ahead into Station Road. Continue for about 2 miles passing The Dering Arms and Pluckley Station and turn right on to Tuesnoad Road and the drive to Buss Farm will be found shortly on the right hand side.
ServicesThe Farm House, Oast House, Cart Lodge and Larkins Barn: Electric heating via radiators. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
The Barn: Air Source Heat Pump. Mains electricity, water and private drainage.
OutgoingsAshford Borough Council – 01233 331111The Farm House - Tax band FThe Barn – Tax band GThe Oast House – Tax band TBAThe Cart Lodge – Tax band TBA
Agent’s NotesA footpath runs through the field to the south east of The Farm House. A further 15 acres are available by separate negotiation.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01580 720 161
Gross internal area (approx.)w 186.0 sq m (2002 sq ft)
w Entrance Hall w Sitting/Dining Room w Studyw Kitchen/Breakfast Room w Utility Room w 4 Bedrooms w 4 Bath/Shower Rooms w 1 Bedroom Annexe w Shower Room w Established Garden with Pond w 2 Designated Parking spaces w Paddock
In Total About 4.47 Acres
Gross internal area (approx.)Farmhouse - 186.0 sq m (2002 sq ft)
the BarnGross internal area (approx.)w 163.4 sq m (1758 sq ft)
w 38ft Reception Room w Open Plan Kitchen/Sitting Room w Secondary Kitchen/bedroom 3 w 2 Bedrooms with En Suite Bath & Shower Rooms w Cloakroomw Attractive Gardens with Lake w Parking w Paddock w Substantial Workshop w Brick Built Shepherd’s Hut/Garden Officew Designated parking
In Total About 3.73 Acres
Gross internal area (approx.)The Oast House - 97.5 sq m (1049 sq ft)Store - 17.0 sq m (182 sq ft)
Gross internal area (approx.)w 56.1 sq m (603 sq ft)
w Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen w 2 Bedrooms with En Suite Shower Roomsw Lawned Garden w 2 Designated Parking spaces
In Total About 0.06 of an Acre
the cart LoDge Larkins BarnGross internal area (approx.)w 120.7 sq m (1299 sq ft)
w Substantial 40ft Recreational Room w Shower Room w 2 WCs w Paddock w 3-4 Designated Parking spaces w With potential subject to all relevant planning permission
Important NoticeSavills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Brochure Prepared August 2018 Photographs Taken August 2018 CSJ/0818/710