Key Features

  • • A steel framed farm building
  • • Situated in a glourious location close to Bewl Water
  • • In a farmland setting
  • • Planning potential (subject to planning permission being granted).

A steel framed farm building 154m² (1,657 sq ft) in a glorious location, close to Bewl Water in a farmland setting, with planning potential (subject to planning permission being granted).

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Agents’ Paddock Wood Office on 01892 832325. DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is TN5 7PS. If approaching from Tunbridge Wells to the north west, head south east on the A21 until the Flimwell crossroads junction with the B2087 at Flimwell. Turn right and follow through the village and look out for Rosemary Lane on your right hand side. Turn into the lane and after a short distance, the farm entrance to Downash Farm will be seen on your left hand side. Follow along the farm drive to a car parking area and the barn will be seen on your right hand side, in the fields.


SITUATION: The Hay Barn is set in undulating countryside, adjoining Bewl Water in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bewl Water Reservoir is the largest inland water in the south east with a circular walk around it of around 17 miles. It hosts a wide range of activities including cycling, fishing, sailing, horse riding and walking. Ticehurest (1.3 miles) and Hawkhurst (3.9 miles) offer a good range of local amenities including shops, schools and pubs, with more comprehensive social, recreational and educational amenities at Tunbridge Wells, some 11 miles to the north west. The mainline railway station is available at Wadhurst (approximately 6.4 miles) with services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX.


DESCRIPTION: The barn is located to the west of Downash Farm, which is now mainly in residential use, with access over the shared driveway leading from Rosemary Lane, (shown hatched brown on the plan). The site extends in all to some 0.75 acres (shown edged red on the plan) laying mainly to the south and west of the barn. It is of steel frame construction (22m x 7.6m) weather board clad on three sides, with a loose stone floor, under a tiled roof. The barn is surrounded by some 25 acres (subject to verification, edged blue on the plan), of agricultural land, which belongs to a management company comprising a number of local residents in the Downash Farm complex and the owner of the barn will in common with those owners, have the right to use the land or any part of, with or without horses for recreational purposes. The land adjoins woodland and pathways and bridle paths connecting through to Bewl Water. Further information of the legal rights attaching to the use of the adjacent land, are available on request


SERVICES: No services are connected. The barn has rights to connect to services across adjacent land. Mains drainage is located in the adjacent field.


PLANNING HISTORY: The barn historically has had planning for a change of use to private equestrian use granted by Rother District Council in 2009, but the planning approval has now lapsed. It is considered that the barn may have potential for non agricultural uses, subject to any necessary consents being obtained.


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): In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all vendors and purchasers. You will need to supply information required for us to complete our identification checks which will include your date of birth, main residential address and a colour copy of your passport or photo driving licence. Lambert & Foster apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a legal requirement. Unfortunately, Lambert & Foster will not be able to conclude a sale on your behalf to any person or people who are unable to provide confirmation of identification. Note: Lambert & Foster currently employs the services of Smartsearch to verify the identity and address of vendors/ purchasers.

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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.
  • In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, we must advise that we have not tested any of the main services, various electrical or gas applicances and fixtures which may be referred to in these sales particulars. Any prospective purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves that such are in working order.
  • No person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.