Available to the market for the first time in nearly 100 years, a unique opportunity to acquire a rectangular shaped plot of land approaching 3 acres (1.21 hectares) with development potential.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located on the eastern side of Knatts Valley Road within open countryside and bluebell woods.
Otford village is approximately 3 miles to the south west and Eynsford village is approximately 3 miles to the north. The property is for sale by “Fine & Country powered by iam-sold Ltd
A most unusual property originally owned the by current vendor’s great grandfather and has remained in the same family since 1920. Set back from the road via a private drive the property is approached through double wrought iron gates. The superbly maintained grounds have a level lawn to the front and gently sloping lawns to the rear with a bordering woodland at the far end of the plot with views across the valley at the highest point.
The original one bedroom cottage is a simple style construction with a ‘Pagoda’ roof, a reception room and kitchen. The utility/washhouse facilities are housed in a separate building close by the cottage.
We are informed there is lawful use for the static caravan currently on the land. A barn/workshop which was the original stable block has the potential to convert to a two storey (940 ft2) two bedroom barn style dwelling (subject to the relevant planning permissions). Sketches of a proposed conversion of the barn/workshop and further information is available upon request.
We understand that permitted development rights remain in place at the property.
Key planning applications for the site are as follows:
05/00180 – demolition of substandard dwelling and outbuilding, construction of new dwelling
and garage – approved 14.7.2005
08/02551 – replacement dwelling; amendment to SE/05/00180 to include basement for
garage/workshop & first floor – approved 26.3.2009
11/03147 – application to extend the time limit to an extant planning permission approved
under reference 08/02551 (amendment to SE/05/00180) – approved 8.2.12
14/03520 – replacement dwelling – refused 9.2.2015
15/02198 – demolition of existing bungalow, workshop and bathroom/utility buildings and the
erection of a replacement dwelling – Refused 18.9.2015. Subsequent appeal dismissed
17/00264/LDCEX – Use of static caravan for occasional use to supplement the main dwelling
– Certificate granted 17.5.2017
The property is located in the picturesque North downs approximately 3.1 miles to the sought-after village of Otford. Otford has a range of shops, restaurants and mainline station serving Victoria and Blackfriars. There is Otford Village primary together with Russell House and St Michael's Prep Schools.
There are excellent leisure facilities in the area including golf at Knole and Wildernesse, Sevenoaks leisure centre and numerous local clubs.
The property is located in the picturesque North downs approximately 3.1 miles to the sought-after village of Otford. Otford has a range of shops, restaurants and mainline station serving Victoria and Blackfriars. There is Otford Village primary together with Russell House and St Michael's Prep Schools. There are excellent leisure facilities in the area including golf at Knole and Wildernesse, Sevenoaks leisure centre and numerous local clubs.
From our Fine & Country office in Otford village head south towards High street, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Station road A225. Turn right onto Pilgrims Way East, turn left onto Rowdow lane, take a slight right onto Birchin Cross road, in approx. 0.6 miles take slight right onto Clarkes Green Road, slight left onto Tinkerpot lane. Turn left onto Knatts Valley road, the property is located on the left.
Shoreham Railway Station: 2.7 miles Eynsford Railway Station:2.7 miles Otford Railway Station: 2.9 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit: https://www.doogal.co.uk/MeasureDistances.php
Primary Schools West Kingsdown Primary School: 0.77 miles Fawkham C of E School: 1.48 miles The Anthony Roper School: 2.83 miles Secondary Schools Wrotham School: 3.55 miles Trinity School: 3.86 miles Knole Academy: 4.5 miles Sen Schools Milestone Academy: 3.4 miles Grange Park School: 3.458miles Knole Development Centre: 4.64 miles Independent Schools St Michaels: 2.4 miles Russell House: 2.97 miles Walthamstow Hall: 4.61 miles Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
The London Club: 1.7 miles Redlibbets Golf Club: 2.7 miles The Darenth Golf Club: 2.9 miles
Brands Hatch Place Spa: 1.8 miles Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 1.5 miles Reynolds Retreat: 4.3 miles
We recognise that buying a house is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding. Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Clifton & Co for verification. Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Clifton & Co Otford for verification.
The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details.
We do not have the information on the council tax for this property, please contact Sevenoaks Borough Council on 01732 227000 for further information.
The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.
All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.
This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey).
The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 3.6% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.
Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.
This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.
The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.
The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.
The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted.
Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.
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This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 3.6% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.
Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.
A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.
This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.
A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement in the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.
If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by iamsold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £300.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.
There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:
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