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New Tatlingbury Home Owner Anthony Iren.
New Tatlingbury home owner Anthony Iren.

A chance to own a piece of Kent’s history

The owners of new homes at a beautiful farmstead development in the Weald of Kent say they are delighted with the properties – and the peaceful rural setting.

And with three homes still available for sale at the expertly-designed and built Tatlingbury Farm on the Hadlow Estate, there are still opportunities to become part of the friendly community of just six houses.

An open day for viewings of the Dutch Barn, Hop Barn House and 2 Hop Barn Cottages, near Tonbridge, will be held on Saturday September 9. Interest is expected to be high and appointments can be made via agents Knight Frank:

Antony Iren and his girlfriend Lauren have already moved into The Granary, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom property with living room and kitchen diner. Antony said the combination of a beautiful rural setting and state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings, all set in a traditional building, made it the perfect home.

Antony, who works as a property developer and consultant, said: “We’re right in the countryside with apple orchards as far as the eye can see, but we’ve got Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge within 20 minutes. The train from Tonbridge station gets you to London in half an hour – it’s just about perfect as a location.”

He said the property was finished to an extremely high standard outside and in, making the best use of the historic former granary, but installing high specification kitchen and bathrooms and creating comfortable 21st century living space. “It could not be better, in my view,” he added.

Tatlingbury Farm has been redeveloped by the Hadlow Estate in conjunction with Canham Homes. The three existing buildings on the site, the Stables, Granary and Dutch Barn, were all retained, restored, and re-modelled to create three beautiful family homes.

1 and 2 Hop Barn Cottages, and Hop Barn House, arranged in a Kent barn terrace, complete the farmstead.

Kate Teacher, owner of the Hadlow Estate, took a close interest in the redevelopment. She said: “The attention to detail has been essential in creating such wonderful places to live that work as modern homes yet retain all the character and heritage of the traditional farmstead. We are so pleased that the new owners love the setting and the properties.”

Hop Barn House
Hop Barn House

The homes include off-street parking, private gardens, a shared bike store and landscaped grounds. Surrounded by orchards and fields, yet within walking distance of the local village, Tatlingbury offers farmstead living at its best.

The remaining three properties offered for sale are 2 Hop Barn Cottage, a mid-terrace two-bedroom home with a study, that could be used as a third bedroom, plus a kitchen and living-dining room.  Hop Barn House is a four-bedroom end-of-terrace property with a large dining, kitchen and living area, plus a separate snug and a study.

The dramatic four-bedroom Dutch Barn with a 29ft living/dining area, generous modern kitchen and four bedrooms, including one en-suite, plus a family bathroom, is also still available.

In line with the ethos of the Hadlow Estate, which produces apples and pears as well as a range of arable crops, the Tatlingbury Farm development has been created with wildlife conservation and green initiatives to the fore.

Each property is enabled for electric car charging points and there is shared covered and secure bicycle storage.  Bird and bat boxes are strategically placed around the farmstead site while nearby ponds add to the biodiversity of the area around the properties.

For more information or to book a viewing, contact Knight Frank on 01892 515035.

The Stables
The Stables
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