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Key Features

  • • A traditional ring-fenced, mixed livestock and grassland farm
  • • Situated in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • • Extensive range of modern agricultural outbuildings
  • • 3/4 bedroom farmhouse (subject to an AOC)
  • • In an elevated position
  • • Stunning views over the High Weald towards the South Downs
  • • 45.54 acres (18.43 hectares) of land

A traditional ring-fenced, mixed livestock and grassland farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The farm benefits from an extensive range of modern agricultural outbuildings and a 3/4 bedroom farmhouse (with an AOC) situated in an elevated position, providing stunning views over the High Weald towards the South Downs. The farm extends in all to approximately 45.54 acres (18.43 hectares).

SITUATION:

Situated in the heart of the Sussex Weald, the farm is located equi-distant between the villages of Rotherfield and Mayfield; both being approximately two miles away and providing a variety of local shops, cafes and pubs and a thriving local community. More extensive facilities can be found in Tunbridge Wells, approximately nine miles to the north.

Excellent transport links are available, with mainline rail services into London from Crowborough (3 miles) and Wadhurst (8 miles). The M25 and Gatwick are respectively within 26 miles to the north and to the west.

THE FARMHOUSE:

Set within classic farmhouse gardens including areas of lawn, a traditional kitchen garden and a small orchard; the farmhouse benefits from magnificent views to the west over the surrounding countryside towards the South Downs. The farmhouse accommodation has been extensively renovated by local craftsmen, and briefly comprises:

Ground Floor

·Entrance Hall with staircase to the first floor.

·Living Room with double aspect, wood burning stove set into open fireplace, parquet floor and French doors leading to an extensive terrace area.

·Dining Room with panoramic window

·Kitchen with sandstone floor, bespoke solid Oak kitchen units with granite worktops and an oil-fired Rayburn.

·Garden room with triple aspect, sandstone floor and glazed sliding doors to outside terrace.

·Study/ bedroom 4  

·Bathroom with panelled bath and shower, pedestal wash basin and W.C

First Floor

·Bedroom 1 with double aspect and under eave storage cupboards

·Bedroom 2 with under eave storage cupboard

·Bedroom 3

·Family Bathroom with shower, wash basin and W.C

EPC Rating: Band D

FARM BUILDINGS:

With two easily accessible driveways from the road, the concrete yard benefits from a range of outbuildings including:-

·Central barn; modern portal frame, four-bay barn with lean-to’s, extending to approximately 35.95m x 18.5m.

·Roadside barns; timber framed with corrugated iron and monopitch roof, fully-enclosed workshop and open fronted tractor shed. Overall measurements 24.8m x 6.58m widening to 7.8m.

·House barns; timber framed with corrugated iron and monopitch roof.  Overall measurements 17m x 5.10m.

·Hay and Straw barn, 19.5m x 10.4m

·Concrete apron

·Silage clamp

THE FARMLAND:

The farm benefits from extensive road frontage with the pasture being divided into eight hedge and stock-fenced fields with excellent interconnectivity.The land is shown on the Land Classification Map as Grade 3 and is typically Wealden grassland.

Many of the hedges have been traditionally laid, restored and replanted.  Two of the fields are abundant with wildflowers and native grasses.  There are two delightful ponds, several woodland shaws and single bank river frontage running the length of the western boundary. The bio-diversity of the land has been an important consideration to the current vendors and the current Entry and Higher Level Stewardship agreement(s) expire in 2021.  The purchaser will be required to comply with the scheme until that date.  Full details available from the Agents. 

PLANNING:

The farmhouse is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC) details of which are available from the Agents.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME:

The Entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme will be transferred to a suitable registered farmer at no cost.  However, the purchaser will pay £250 plus VAT to the Agents for the transfer of the same.

RIGHTS OF WAY:

There is a public footpath which crosses part of the farmland.

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS:

These are included in the freehold sale in so far as they are owned.

FIXTURES,  FITTINGS & EQUIPMENT:

Only those mentioned in the description are included in the sale.

SERVICES:

Mains water and electricity are connected to the house.  Drainage is to a private system.  Heating to the house is by an oil fired boiler.  Mains electricity and water are connected to the buildings.

LOCAL AUTHORITY:

Wealden District Council, www.wealden.gov.uk

COUNCIL TAX BAND: E

TENUREFreehold

DIRECTIONS:

From the A267 (Heathfield to Tunbridge Wells road) if travelling north, pass through Five Ashes and on leaving the village turn left where signposted to Rotherfield.  After 1.2 miles Freemans Farm is on the left hand side.

From the north via A267 travel to the Mayfield roundabout and keeping on the A267 (travelling towards Heathfield) for 1.6 miles passing on the right Hospice in the Weald shop, Café and butchery  and take the second right signposted Rotherfield and follow the above.

VIEWING:

Strictly by appointment with the Agents’  Mayfield Office on 01435 873999.

NOTES TO PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS:

PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES:

The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct.  They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.

Anti Money Laundering Compliance (AML):  The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force on 26 June 2017.  This now requires us to conduct due diligence on property purchasers. Once their offer has been accepted, the prospective purchaser(s) will need to provide, as a minimum, proof of identity and residence and proof of funds for the purchase, before the transaction can proceed.  Further information can be obtained via the following link: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/money-laundering-regulations-yourresponsibilities.


 

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  • The particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
  • All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for the use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or presentations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information, particularly if you are travelling some distance to view the property.
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