A superb investment opportunity offered by a wonderful period farmhouse, currently operating as a successful HMO with 6 bedrooms and a ground floor suite as well as a separate converted stable block consisting of two self-contained apartments; a studio and a one bedroom apartment, close to Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and with excellent road and rail links to London.
This is an attractive Grade II listed farmhouse dating from the early seventeenth century and used currently as a HMO property. The farmhouse has 7 bedrooms arranged over 3 floors. There is a separate converted stable block consisting of a studio apartment and a 1 bedroom apartment. Kippings Cross Farmhouse is conveniently situated near to the village of Matfield with its village green, local amenities and pub and also within a short drive of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. It provides a rare investment opportunity offering up to 7 HMO lets with most of the rooms having excellent tenants already in situ. Communal facilities include a farmhouse kitchen, sitting room, bathroom facilities and a garden, there is off road parking for all residents. There are two other self contained lets in the converted stable block.
A gravelled driveway leads up to this attractive property, providing parking for all occupants. The front door sits beneath a pillared porch, which gives shelter from the elements.
The farmhouse has been successfully operating as an HMO for some time now. The ground floor accommodation comprises of a sitting room, as well as a kitchen/breakfast room, and utility room, all of which are communal areas. In addition there is a master 4 poster suite with its own woodburner.
The traditional farmhouse kitchen has original brick flooring and exposed brick walls with a dark blue oil-fired Aga recessed in an inglenook fireplace. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer and farmhouse kitchen table.
A smaller kitchen/utility area has contemporary white-painted beech cabinetry with wooden worktops and an electric oven and hob, along with laundry facilities.
The sitting room has period ceiling and wall beams and a recessed woodburner, making it a cosy room for watching the television and relaxing.
The 6 further bedrooms are on the first and second floors, and are all truly unique with some incorporating a private free standing bath.
Kippings Cross Farmhouse has retained many period features including the original oak beams in the walls and ceilings, exposed brickwork and inglenook fireplaces.
The Stable Block consists of two self contained apartments; A one bedroom apartment is arranged over 2 floors and has a sitting area with woodburner, a kitchen/breakfast room with utility room and bathroom on the ground floor. The first floor, which is accessed via an attractive spiral staircase, consists of a bedroom and a dressing area. The first floor offers potential for development (STPP) for another bedroom or as an office area or small studio. There is also a courtyard garden. The ground floor studio apartment is also situated within the courtyard and consists of a lounge/bedroom kitchenette and separate bathroom.
At the rear of the property is an enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn with a large terrace, perfect for sitting outside relaxing, reading or entertaining friends.
There is a further outbuilding, which also serves as self contained accommodation. A further outbuilding could also be converted into additional living accommodation (subject to necessary consents).
Other features include high speed broadband and oil fired central heating.
The property is situated close to the excellent road links provided by the A21 and just a short drive from the mainline stations of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Paddock Wood, all of which have excellent shopping facilities, schools and recreational facilities.
The Farmhouse is heated by oil, a brand new oil tank has been installed and the stables are heated by LPG.
Full details of the current income and expenditure of the HMO will be provided to buyers with serious interest. Please note that we have not inspected any documentation to validate the right of the property to operate as an HMO and accordingly buyers will need to make their own enquiries to satisfy themselves.
Kippings Cross is situated to the south of Tunbridge Wells, just off from the A21. It is close to the pretty villages of Matfield and Brenchley, and is surrounded by farmland, in the heart of the Weald of Kent and in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the heart of Matfield is its village green, the largest in Kent, with its substantial duck pond. The green is surrounded by houses, many of which date back to the 18th century, and a number of fine local pubs and a convenience store. In neighbouring Brenchley, there is the Brenchley and Matfield primary school, whilst the nearby Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Grange, Hilden Oaks, New Beacon and Fosse Bank offer excellent preparatory choices. There are also renowned public and grammar schools in the area, which include Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Judd, Skinners, Tonbridge Grammar and Tunbridge Wells Grammar school for Girls. The village is also extremely well served by local transport links: the A21 (which leads to the M25 and the wider motorway network) is just 6 miles away, whilst Paddock Wood mainline station, with its fast and frequent trains to London Bridge, is just 2 miles away. Sporting facilities in the area include local cricket and rugby clubs, the new Tonbridge Sports Centre and a range of first-class golf courses.