Crumbling Kent farmhouse left to rot for decades could be yours for £400k – but it needs some work – The Sun

A CLASSIC Kent farmhouse with an adjoining barn in need of a complete renovation is on the market for £412,000.

The Grade II-listed property has a lot of potential as a stunning family country home so long as the buyer doesn't mind doing a bit of DIY.

The historic South Forstal House,  in the picturesque North Kent Downs, still has period features including timber beams, brick fireplaces and real wooden floors.

It is located in the hamlet of Throwley Forstal, neat Faversham in Kent, and has planning permission to improve the layout and convert the barn attached to it.

Inside the property, which is being sold by BTF Partnership, the dilapidation is clear and it is in need of a complete renovation.

This includes structural work, electrics, and painting and decorating.

There is peeling wallpaper, damaged stonework, and marked flooring which would need to be repaired.

While it may sound like a lot of work, we've seen similar properties for sale which have required total renovations.

These include a six-bed Doncaster house for sale last year for £90,000 which needed a lot of work to make it habitable.

While one keen DIY-fan added £25,000 to his property in 10 days by installing a kitchen.

While the house needs a lot of work, if renovated it could make a spacious family home.

To start with, it would need rewiring, replumbing, and replastering.

In the bathroom, there is an original toilet cistern and freestanding bath – now a sought-after addition to most modern homes.

The house currently has a reception hall leading to a big sitting room, kitchen, and three further reception rooms, which could be used as a good sized-dining room, a snug or playroom, and a study or utility room.

Upstairs there are three good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The adjoining barn also has planning permission to be converted into another three-bedroom home.

It has gardens to the back of the house and barn, with parking areas, and further neighbouring land that might be up for sale separately.

The farmhouse is a short drive from the town of Faversham, which is just under six miles away.

From Faversham station, central London can be reached in just over an hour.


Stuart Sillars from BTF Partnership, who are selling the property, said: "This is a very traditional and rural Kent farmhouse which is now ready for updating for modern living and it presents a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a development project.

"This is a beautiful part of the North Kent Downs and the house will once again make a fantastic family home for the future."

A popular way to sell a property is via an online raffle, one couple have spent two years renovating a Welsh cottage worth £290,000 and have now put it on sale via raffle tickets for £5 each.

New rules are now in place for house viewings, including estate agents giving health screenings.

Right now stunning mansions are the most viewed properties online.

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