TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON 29 JULY 2020 FOR AUCTION CATALOGUE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Exceptionally pretty and well positioned livestock farm extending to approximately 223 acres.
Owletts Farm is set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the beautiful Mid Sussex countryside. It is nevertheless within easy reach of Forest Row, which provides for everyday needs, and East Grinstead which offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
The land is located off a private road on the eastern outskirts of Ashurst Wood, a pretty and popular village about 4.5 miles south east of East Grinstead. Crawley and Gatwick Airport lie approximately 13 miles to the west and Royal Tunbridge Wells approximately 14.7 miles to the east. The A22 gives access to the M23, M25 Orbital motorway and central London, which lies within approximately 52.2 miles.
Comprehensive shopping: Forest Row (3 miles) has a range essential amenities, whilst East Grinstead (4.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (14.7 miles) offer more comprehensive shopping facilities. In addition Brighton (28.1 miles) and central London (52.2 miles) are within easy reach.
Owletts Farm is in a peaceful yet well connected location and extends to approximately 223 acres, having planning permission to build a 3 bedroom detached farmhouse and convert the current residential bungalow into a farm office/ store. There is a range of modern farm buildings and an extensive yard area.
Situated centrally, Fleur Cottage is a two bedroom bungalow adjacent to the farmstead which is currently used as the farmhouse however there is planning permission to create a 3
bedroom detached house on the farm, not subject to an AOC, and to convert Fleur Cottage a farm office/store.
The are numerous farm buildings within the central farmyard at Owletts Farm comprising; a recently constructed general purpose/storage building; general purpose/machinery building;
open fronted cattle building and a covered yard. In addition there is a range of former calf pens currently used for general storage.
The majority of the land is permanent pasture and is currently being grazed by a herd of beef cattle. The land lies within a ring fence and has a central track leading from the farmyard.
Method of Sale:
Owletts Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
Tenure and Possession:
Owletts is farmed in-hand and the freehold is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
Plans, Areas and Schedules:
The plans and associated acreages have been prepared for illustrative purposes and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
NB There are two small subjects of land, not shown on the plan, which are currently the subject of a swap with a neighbour but not yet registered with the Land Registry. The farm is sold subject to these pending swaps. Further details are available from the agents.
The farm lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Planning consent was granted in 2015 to create a 3 bedroom dwelling, in addition to the current bungalow being converted from residential use to farm office/store use. Details of these permissions are available from the vendors’ agent. All further planning enquiries should be made via the Local Authorities. Planning Ref: WD/2015/1881/F
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way:
The property is offered for sale, subject to and with benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not. There are public Rights of Way across part of the farm.
Basic Payment Scheme:
The farmland is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and the Entitlements will be included within the sale. The claim for the current year will be retained by the vendor and the vendor agrees to use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements for future Basic Payments to the purchaser(s).
The land is entered into Entry Level Scheme and the purchaser will be expected to continue the scheme for the remainder of its term or indemnify the vendor against any losses.
There is mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights:
The minerals, sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
Wealden District Council (01323 443322) and East Sussex County Council (034560 80190)
Acreage: 223 Acres
Follow the A22 eastbound towards East Grinstead. Go through East Grinstead and continue along the A22 towards Ashurstwood. Take a left onto Hammerwood Road. Fork left onto Thornhill Road, a long private track which takes you to the farm at the very end of it.