Gover Cottage
0.25 Ac(0.10 Ha)
Guide price £600,000

Gover HillRoughway, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SP

    Key features

    • Attractive rural setting
    • Existing 3 bedroom estate cottage
    • Outbuildings and garden
    • Planning permission granted for 2 detached dwellings
    • 3.5 miles to Borough Green & Wrotham train station
    • Offers invited on an unconditional basis

    Residential development opportunity in delightful rural setting

    About this property

    • The subject site is within Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and lies within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The Property is situated on the corner of Gover Hill and The Hurst within a secluded plot. It is situated in a quiet rural location surrounded by farm land and woodland.

      The property currently comprises of a detached estate cottage with associated buildings that have recently been used as a small vehicle repair facility. The current house is arranged over two floors and provides three bedroom, kitchen, two reception rooms and a bathroom.

      The current house and buildings are situated to the north of the plot with established trees and hedging surrounding the Property. The site is generally level and the total area of the site is approximately 0.25 acres (0.1 hectares) in size.

      The current house is of solid brick construction under a pitched tile roof and dates from the 1800s. Access to the site is via Govers Hill, a quiet residential road comprised predominantly of traditional detached dwellings and agricultural land with far reaching views to the south.

      The local planning authority is Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC). The Property is identified as falling with the Metropolitan Green Belt. The site was granted planning permission on 23 January 2019 for ‘ the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of two replacement detached dwellings with associated access and landscaping' under application number 18/01231/FL.

      The statutory plan covering planning policy and development control for the area is the Core Strategy, which was adopted in 2007.

      Proposed Accommodation
      The Property benefits from planning permission for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of two dwellings. The proposed units are detached units arranged over two floors, one is 3 bedrooms and the other is 2/3 bedrooms. Each unit will have a private garden and two parking spaces each, arranged off a shared driveway. We understand the dwellings' proposed gross internal floor areas to be as follows:
      • Plot 1: 108.03 sq m (1,162 sq ft)
      • Plot 2: 96.32 sq m (1,036 sq ft)

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    It is a super opportunity in a tranquil rural setting to create two unique properties

    David JohnstonProperty agent

    Local information

    • West Peckham Village is about 1.3 miles to the east and offers a small range of amenities. A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found at Hadlow (2.8 miles south), Tonbridge (6.1 miles south west), Maidstone (9.2 miles east) and Sevenoaks (9.5 miles north west).
    • There are highly regarded junior and senior schools in the area both state and private. These include, Mereworth primary school, Judd Boys Grammar, Tonbridge Girls Grammar, Weald of Kent Grammar for girls, Skinners, Hilden Grange and Tonbridge. Sporting and recreation facilities include Nizels Golf and fitness centre in Hildenborough, Kings Hill Golf Club, the angel leisure centre and a range of sporting clubs to include football, baseball, swimming, sailing and athletics.
    • The area has good communication links with Borough Green & Wrotham Train station situated about 3.5 miles away and offering direct links to London Victoria, Ashford International and Canterbury West in 50 minutes, 43 minutes and 81 minutes respectively. Faster and more frequent services can be found at Tonbridge station located around 6.0 miles to the south west.

    Additional information

    • The site previous had outline planning permission (ref. 01/01244/OA) for “ the demolition of existing cottage and garage workshop, construction of a new dwelling”. This was granted with conditions on 15 October 2001. The proposed house was a large single detached house equating to about 2,895 square foot (269 square meters). It was to be arranged over three floors and provided 5 bedroom, a study, 4 bathroom, a utility room, 2 reception room and kitchen. This was never implemented and has now lapsed.
    • The Property is available by way of freehold and is provided with the benefit of vacant possession. The Property is registered at the Land Registry under title numbers TT9903 and TT9890. Part of the Title Number TT9903 is to be retained by the vendor. This area comprises the woodlands to the south west.
    • We assume that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are available to the site. These have not been tested by the agent. It is recommended that purchasers and their advisors make the necessary enquiries for verification.
    • It is recommended that purchasers and their advisors make all necessary enquiries. We understand that business rates will not be payable as the buildings are due to be demolished.
    • In the event that a sale of the property or any part of it or any right attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT, any tax will be payable by the purchaser.
    • The Property is offered for sale by informal tender with a bid deadline to be determined. We are inviting offers on an unconditional basis.
    • EPC Rating = F