Ulcombe, Maidstone, UK, United Kingdom
Roselands Farm is found in the heart of Kent, bordered by some of the county's most picturesque countryside. Surrounding and to the south of the farmhouse are about 25 acres of traditional Wealden pasture, providing the principal view and affording great privacy. An incoming owner could use these for any number of purposes, or perhaps continue with the recent arrangement of letting them to a local farmer for grazing, making for little - if any - hands on maintenance, whilst allowing an incoming owner to enjoy the land themselves.
As well as the spacious and well-appointed farmhouse, with adjoining pool house providing additional accommodation, there are two barns, one modern and one period, and suitable for a variety of purposes.
The farmhouse is centred around a generous kitchen with AGA. The drawing room and dining room, both with large bay windows, lie either side of a massive chimney with inglenook fireplace, and are regularly used for large scale entertaining. A useful utility and boot room as well as a study sit close to the kitchen.
Two staircases rise to the first floor where there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the master suite being of generous proportions.
The gardens have mature flower and shrub borders, large lawns and pathways, as well as a well planted orchard. Close to the back door is the pool pump house and brick built store, and beyond is a guest annexe/pool room beside the heated swimming pool. Various terraces are designed to catch the sun and avoid the wind.
The Land and Buildings
The pasture land is divided into a number of fields with hedged and fenced boundaries and water troughs. Gateways enable easy livestock movement and give access to both Crumps Lane and Tilden Road. There are no footpaths crossing the land, making for great privacy.
Close to the house and across the drive are a very useful range of period and modern buildings. The Kent peg-tiled barn is divided into two garages and a large barn and two stables, the more modern Atcost barn is a single space with great potential and could be used for livestock, vehicles or may be suitable for conversion to a dwelling – consent for this has been applied for.
A range of solar panels give a useful income, as does the Single Farm Payment which is claimed by the owners.