While the exterior of this beautiful Grade II Listed building requires little alteration, internally, there is the opportunity to create something really special here. Not only is the property located at the south western picturesque end of the tree-lined High Street, but it has well-proportioned original spaces and many original features including high ceilings, fireplaces and plenty of natural daylight, which would allow for three elegant, characterful flats, particularly suitable for single occupants, couples, down-sizers or buyers looking for a lock up and leave property.
Set over three storeys, the ground floor comprises a shared entrance space with 140 High Street East which leads through to a double fronted retail shop with office, lobby, kitchenette, WC, strong room and inner hallway with magnificent original staircase. The first floor has a large landing, four offices, a small kitchenette and two separate WC's, while the second floor is a predominantly open plan office space with two separate offices.
PROPOSED LAYOUT & ACCOMMODATION
The plans show the internal living space divided into three private residential dwelling flats, the ground floor flat being 1 bedroom whilst the top two flats are both 2 beds. The flat on the ground floor has a separate sitting/ dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and store room. The two upstairs flats are more open plan in their layout. Both have an open plan kitchen / dining / living area, and whilst the first floor flat has two bedrooms and two shower rooms, one of which is en-suite, the second floor flat has two bedrooms and a separate bathroom. All three flats would continue to share a front entrance access with the three flats that occupy 140 High Street East next door.
DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT
Due to the existing layout and historic nature of the building, it is not designed specifically for wheelchair use. It would however be suitable for some ambulant disabled.
Planning permission was granted by Ashford Borough Council under reference 21/01129/AS on 24th August 2021. The planning documents can be found at www.planning.ashford.gov.uk.
Mains: water, electricity and drainage. EPC: Exempt. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.