Kent farm offers residential opportunities

Residential demand may make the running for Odiam Farm near Tenterden, Kent, but there is also plenty of productive farming capacity here, as most of the land is grade 2.


This 237-acre holding at Stone cum Ebony sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a large Grade II listed four-bedroom farmhouse. This needs further updating and has planning permission for an extension.

In a nearby listed barn are a two-bedroom staff flat, garages and store rooms. About 30,000sq ft of contemporary farm buildings includes a triple open bay barn, workshop, double store shed, two livestock barns, a former turkey packing shed and a brick and tile period barn adjoining the converted barn.

The workshop also has planning permission for refurbishment and B1 (a) office use. The land at Odiam Farm has most recently been used for grazing sheep, is all in pasture and is in an entry level stewardship scheme. There are no NVZ restrictions on the land.

Odiam Farm comes to the market as a result of restructuring by it its current overseas investor owner. Guide price for the whole is £2.5m, although the farm has been lotted into four. Lot one includes the house and buildings with 28 acres of land, the second lot is almost 91 acres of marsh grazing while the third is 90 acres of grassland. Twenty-eight acres of deciduous woodland makes up the final lot.

Entitlements have been established by the outgoing tenant and so are not included in the sale. (Savills 01444 446 064; Baxter Thomas French 01233 740 077)