On sale for first time in 85 years

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Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

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.

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