Vowels Lane, Kingscote, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19

£6,750,000 - SALE

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Description

A well-established commercial vineyard in the heart of the Sussex Weald, boasting an imposing Grade II Listed house and offering a significant trading opportunity.

Location

Central London 52 miles
Gatwick Airport / Gatwick Express 11 miles
East Grinstead Station (Victoria) 3.6 miles
M25 12 miles

Description

THE VINEYARD
Across the estate about 60 acres (24 hectares) of vines have been planted, with varieties including Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Regent. The initial vines were planted in 2010, 2011, 2013 and more lately extensive planting in 2017. The vineyards have been planted on southerly slopes and have been established to produce a range of both still and sparkling wines. There is also a two acre apple orchard which lies to the east of the farmstead and was planted in 2011, the fruit from which has been used in the past to produce cider.

THE WINERY
The winery contains all the latest technology for producing premium sparkling and still wine using stainless steel and temperature control. All the stages of wine production from vine to the shop can be undertaken on site.

TITHE BARN / VISITOR CENTRE
Timber framed under a tiled roof, this magnificently resorted barn originates from the 15th century and occupies a prominent position with a courtyard to the front and garden behind with views over the vineyard and towards the Bluebell Railway.

Inside, the barn is open plan and full of character, with a wealth of exposed original timbers and offers potential for a variety of alternative uses. The ground floor is home to an impressive kitchen and bar area, with utility room beyond. At one end, a mezzanine gallery overlooks the main entertainment space, which has been used in the past as a smaller meeting area and as a stage for the band at functions. There are ladies, gents and disabled WCs.

THE FARMHOUSE
The Grade II Listed farmhouse sits in a prominent position enjoying views across the vineyard and beautiful undulating countryside beyond. The layout is shown on the floor plans, so in summary it has 5 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, cellar, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a dressing room. As one would expect from a imposing house of its age, it has an abundance of traditional character features and exposed timbers.

Surrounding the farmhouse are gardens laid mostly to lawn with herbaceous borders, mature trees and a patio area to the front of the property, which enjoys views overlooking the estate’s gently undulating pasture and attractive vines. Adjacent to the farmhouse, is a three bay garage with fuel store with a large loft area above.

THE COACH HOUSE
The Coach House is currently used as a holiday let and comprises an open plan living space and kitchen on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom to the first floor.

FARM BUILDINGS
Within the yard is a substantial (c.7,750 sq.ft) barn, which has previously been used in part for stabling liveries and storage. The stables have been removed opening opportunities for a variety of alternative uses. There remains a produce shop, office and bonded area. The estate also benefits from a newly constructed Shufflebottom farm building which extends to about 4,000 sq.ft and serves as a machinery store and workshop.

FARMLAND AND FISHING LAKES
The remaining land extends to approximately 80 acres and is predominantly pasture with around 22 acres of woodland. The land is extremely attractive, stretching out over opposing sides of the Medway Valley lending itself to grazing or sporting and leisure activities. A hard track leads to the top of the farm and from there are some stunning views across the Weir Wood Reservoir and undulating countryside beyond, towards the Ashdown Forest. There are two picturesque and fishing lakes on the estate extending to about 2.7 acres. The lakes are well stocked with Carp, Perch, Bream and Rudd.

LEISURE AND TOURISM
Situated in the High Weald AONB and close to Ashdown Forest, this is a popular tourism destination. The famous Bluebell Railway runs through the estate. There are a number of gastro-pubs, country house hotels and independent shops in the vicinity.

WEBSITE
www.kingscoteestate.com

AREAS
152.3 acres (61.63 hectares) in total. Planted area approximately 60 acres (24.28 hectares). Woodland 22.48 acres (9.09 hectares). Lakes 2.7 acres (0.85 hectares).9.27 acres (3.75 hectares) miscellaneous ground (buildings, gardens, tracks, etc). The remaining land, approximately 58 acres (23.47 hectares), is mostly pasture.

DESIGNATIONS
The Kingscote Wine Estate lies within The High Weald AONB.
Kingscote Farmhouse is Grade II Listed.

ELEVATION
Approximately 80 – 110 metres.

ASPECT
Predominantly south to south east facing.

GEOLOGY
Cretaceous and Jurassic siltstone and sandstone. Soil Series 0572i Curtisden – Silty soils over siltstone with slowly permeable subsoils and slight seasonal waterlogging. Some similar well drained soils. Some well drained coarse loamy soils over sandstone, slumping locally.

Acreage: 152 Acres

Date posted: 12/08/20