A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an elevated site with beautiful rural views and planning permission for an outstanding Georgian-style country house in excess 9,200 sq ft.
Plot 1 Smugley Farm is situated set within a High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about a mile to the south of the historic village of Goudhurst. It provides an increasingly rare opportunity for private purchasers to build a highly individual substantial country home to their own specification.
The site benefits from extant approval with planning permission having been granted (21/04235/FULL) for the erection of two replacement dwellings, (the smaller of which has been built and retained by the seller), with associated landscaping.
The approved planning is for an exceptional and innovative 21st century Georgian-style country house, in excess of 9,000 sq ft with indoor pool complex, outdoor pool and garaging with staff flat above. This outstanding home would feature contemporary living accommodation arranged over three floors, with many of the rooms enjoying a southerly aspect and views.
The presently proposed plans would allow for four versatile reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/dining/family room, utility, boot and cloakrooms on the ground floor. In the basement is an indoor pool complex with sauna, gym, changing rooms, plant room and wine cellar. A curved staircase rises from the main reception hall to the upper floors where there are a total of five bedrooms all enjoying en suite dressing rooms/ bath or shower rooms.
Proposed environmental features and renewable technologies could potentially include:
- Solar panels, ground/air source heat pumps
- Biomass boilers and heat recovery system
- Rainwater harvesting units to minimise water consumption
- Klargester treatment plant, and/or the use of an algae-based pool filtration system
Purchasers will need to observe any landscaping conditions that are in place, for further details please refer to the planning conditions: ref no: or contact the planning department at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 01892 526121.
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Opportunity to create a self-build in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with footpaths to Goudhurst and the wider countryside on the doorstepDuncan PetrieProperty agent