On sale for first time in 85 years
Address: Mount Pleasant Farm, Lewd Lane, Smarden Pre-auction guide price: £450,000-£500,000 Agent: Hobbs Parker It will be a lucky bidder indeed that snaps up Mount Pleasant Farm at the auction guide price.
Rented by farmers since 1930, the detached farmhouse and its 13 acres of flat pasture land are up for sale for the first time in at least 85 years.
This property with potential is tucked away on a tiny rural lane at Smarden, in the heart of Darling Buds of May country. It has no central heating and needs plenty of hard work to bring it up to today’s standards.
Agents at Hobbs Parker describe the house as needing “relatively significant modernisation/ renovation”, although, on the plus side, mains water and electricity are both connected.
An old wooden barn in one of the fields is also considered to have some potential for conversion, subject to planning. The plot also includes mature woodland and ponds. Once a medieval weaving village, Smarden is now a vibrant community with pubs, shops and church.
Mainline railway stations are at Pluckley, three miles away or Headcorn, four miles away. A full legal pack for Mount Pleasant Farm is now available and viewings must be arranged through Hobbs Parker.
The auction will take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday, November 25, in the Amos Hall, Ashford Market, Ashford.