LOT 32

The Bower Inn, 66 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8SE


Guide price: £480,000 plus*

Auction Date

Thursday, 15th July 2021 12:00pm

The property forms a Public House with residential accommodation on the first floor; rear garden beer garden and detached single garage with off-street parking for up to two cars. Planning consent has been granted for the Public House to be extended by adding two floors and erecting a detached two storey block forming 3no. three bedroom flats over the Public House and 2no. one bedroom flats in the detached block. Situated in Maidstone, Kent, the property is located on the north side of Tonbridge Road to the west of the town centre and situated on a busy thoroughfare. Tonbridge Road (A26) heads east over the River Medway and into the Town Centre. Towards the west is Tonbridge via East Barming. Tonbridge Road joins with London Road (A20) before the River Medway, that leads north to Junction 6 of the M20 Motorway. Maidstone West Mainline Station is approximately 550m to the east providing regular services to Strood, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, and St Pancras International (Southeastern).


The proposed accommodation will comprise:

Lower Ground Floor: Storage area (GIA) 83.8.sqm (902sqft)
Ground Floor: Bar & sitting area, Hall, Female WC, Male WC (GNIA) 100.56.sqm (1,082sqft)
First Floor: PLOT 3 - Hallway, Lounge, Three Double Bedrooms Bathroom with WC and shower (GIA) 123.2.sqm (1,326sqft)
Second Floor: PLOT 4 - Hallway, Lounge, Three Double Bedrooms Bathroom with WC and shower (GIA) 125.7.sqm (1,353sqft)
Third Floor: PLOT 5 - Hallway, Lounge, Three Double Bedrooms Bathroom with WC and shower (GIA) 125.7.sqm (1,353sqft)
PLOT 1 - Ground Floor: Living/Dining/Kitchen, Bathroom with WC & shower (GIA) 37.8sqm (407sqft)
First Floor: Living/Dining/Kitchen Bathroom with WC & shower (GIA) 44.3sqm (477sqft)

External Pub Garden (access from PH) Cycle store, Bin Store


On 30th September 2020, Maidstone Borough Council granted planning permission under reference number 20/504385/FULL for:

"Construction of a two storey extension over the existing property to be used as 3 no. residential units and erection of two storey building to the rear of the site to be used as 2 no. dwellinghouses with associated landscaping, cycle and refuse storage."

We have been advised by our client that there is potential to convert the upper flats into 3x 6 bedroom HMOs under Permitted Development. Please see the legal pack for further plans and details.


Auction Surveyor: Andrew Brown
Contact 0208 5094470


Sold for £525,000

Joint Auctioneer


* The Notice to Bidders, which can also be seen on the inside front cover of the hard copy catalogue, includes a definition of Guide Price [section #17] Note that in addition to the purchase price there is a buyer’s administration fee [section #13] and there may be additional non-optional fixed or variable fees and costs [section #8]. To establish the full cost of purchasing a property, please inspect the legal documentation/special conditions. Please also check strettons.co.uk for updates.