Despite only being within two miles of historic spa town Tunbridge Wells, Hamsellwood Barn feels completely rural.
Since it was built in 1884 the traditional Barn has been in agricultural use on the Abergavenny Estate farm. However with the emergence of modern agriculture, Hamsellwood Barn is no longer used in day-to-day farming so, for the first time in the building’s history, it is available for sale with planning permission to convert it into a single dwelling, offering a fabulous opportunity to create a superb family home in a sought-after setting, close to amenities and schools and with good travel connections.
In every sense the building is untouched so this is a very exciting opportunity for new owners with a fresh vision. What is wonderful about the planning permission is that it allows for the creation of a family sitting room on the south side of the building, which enjoys unspoilt views over the Crowborough hills.
Hamesllwood Barn is built in the local, vernacular style of burnt red bricks and small, clay tiles and sits on the edge of a meadow overlooking a patchwork of fields.
The ground floor wings housed an old dairy on one-side and calf bays on the other. The main part of the building was used for the storage of grain and the original pulleys for lifting the grain between floors are still in existence, creating a unique feature.
Not only does the Barn have the potential to become a beautiful future family home, but it also offers the perfect opportunity to establish an excellent work life balance. Eridge Station is less than a mile away, which provides a direct train line to London Bridge Station for those making the daily commute. It is also ideally located being within two miles of Tunbridge Wells’ historic Pantiles with its mix of independent shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries and much more, as well at the town itself and nearby Knights Park with its multiplex cinema, bowling alley and retail park. Just a mile from the Barn there are award-winning pubs along with a wealth of woodland walks on the Barn’s doorstep waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
• The Barn is for sale for £625,000 through Strutt & Parker’s Sevenoaks Office. Expressions of interest must be received by 10th February and offers received by 3rd March. For further details, email Iwan Jones at Iwan.Jones@struttandparker.com or contact him on 01732 466946.