This stunning plot is situated in a wonderful countryside setting, down a quiet lane and walkable to the village, with fabulous views over the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It comes with full planning consent for a striking, sustainable dwelling designed by award winning RIBA architects pH+, with landscape design by Chelsea Gold Medal winner, Joe Perkins.
The planning consent will deliver two contemporary units linked via a striking, glazed entrance section. In total 2,400 sqft of internal space, the current layout includes an open plan kitchen/diner/living space, pantry, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus a cloakroom.
A fully glazed entrance will link this to the newly built unit that will deliver a large, open-plan living space plus utility and pantry. The section will be sited 1 meter higher and follow the natural, sloped topography of the site, with the kitchen diner enjoying uninterrupted, countryside views. The feature, sliding doors on both sides will flood the kitchen/dining/living space with natural light.
Externally there will be a secluded, south-facing patio area plus lawned area to the rear while the front garden will also enjoy a high degree of privacy given the level of the lane and the boundary hedge. The house will have its own private access off the lane, ample parking spaces plus a large turning area. This will be an incredibly thermally efficient, modern home with features including an air source heat pump, solar panels, wood burner and electric car charge point. The contemporary materials palette of black timber cladding with black metal roof will patina over time and blend into the landscape.
Full details of the planning consent can be found at 23/00728/FULL.
1 x Self Build Plot
Lidwells Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1EJ
Plot size: Circa 0.5 acres
House size: 2,400 sqft
Plot price: POA
This exceptional site is situated on the outskirts of Goudhurst, a beautiful hill-top village, rich in history and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kent Weald.
Enjoying a stunning vista of the surrounding countryside, the site is within a 10 minute stroll from all of the amenities the village has to offer including grocery stores, farm shop, butchers, bakery and tea room, boutique, pharmacy, antiques and interior shop, as well as traditional inns The Star & Eagle Hotel and The Goudhurst Inn. One of the very best restaurants in Kent, The Smallholding in Kilndown, is 2.7 miles away. Further amenities can be found at Tunbridge Wells (11 miles), Maidstone (13 miles) and Waitrose in Hawkhurst a mere 15 minute drive.
The surrounding area is ideal for riding, walking and cycling and there are a number of golf courses close by including Dale Hill, Lamberhurst and Chart Hills. Local landmarks a short drive away include Bewl Water, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle, Bedgebury Pinetum and The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells.
As well as the OFSTED rated “Outstanding” Goudhurst and Kilndown Primary School, Goudhurst falls within the ever popular Cranbrook School catchment area. There are many other excellent schools nearby, namely Benenden School, Marlborough House, Dulwich Prep School, Bethany, Saint Ronan’s School, the High Weald Academy, in addition to the Boys and Girls Grammar Schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.
This is an ideal location for those looking for semi-rural living but with easy access to the A21 and other motorway networks including the M20 for ferry ports and the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There are direct trains from Paddock Wood station, just under 6 miles away, to London Bridge in 41 minutes. Staplehurst (5.7 miles) and Marden Station (4.7 miles) also offer direct trains 50 mins with the latter also being a short 25 minutes journey to Ashford International.
The plot presents the opportunity to design and manage the construction of your dream home.
If required we can recommend architects, planning consultants plus a number of reputable, local contractors to quote on any required works. Most of our self-build buyers choose to work with a main contractor on a fixed-price build contract, with monthly payments in arrears and all works are overseen by a qualified chartered surveyor.
Full planning drawings are available on request and please note that site visits are available strictly by appointment only.
Lidwells Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1EJ
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