A pretty grassland farm with 345 acres in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, has come to the market for the first time in 50 years.

Buckholt Farm has a principal farmhouse, equestrian facilities, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings and two additional cottages.

Dating back to the late 16th century and with an abundance of history, the farm retains a wealth of character and is currently used for an agricultural enterprise and small livery business. There is a substantial amount of woodland and some traditional marshland grazing, offering natural capital and sporting opportunities.

The farmhouse, which is now in need of complete renovation, has generously proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights and a number of classical period features including stone mullion windows, exposed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace within the original kitchen/scullery. The 4,144 sq ft of accommodation is arranged over three floors, with two reception rooms, a kitchen, scullery, six bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are gardens to the front and side of the farmhouse.

There is a large parking area and a brick and tile barn, once used as garaging and stabling, and a further traditional brick building, historically a row of pigsties.

The farmyard comprises a mix of traditional and modern buildings and equestrian facilities. The stable yard and traditional buildings are arranged around three sides of a concrete yard.

The rolling farmland extends to about 204 acres and comprises a ring-fenced block of predominantly pasture, interspersed with woodland, streams, several ponds and some water meadows. The land is classified as Grade 3 and has previously been managed under an organic Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The woodland extends to 124.5 acres of traditional chestnut and hornbeam interspersed with oak. Some tree planting has taken place here over the past 20 years under a woodland grant scheme. Up until 2022 there was a syndicate shoot on the farm.

To the south of the farmhouse is a pair of attached twin roundel oast houses, currently let under assured shorthold tenancies.

Chris Spofforth, of Savills rural agency team in the South East, said: “Buckholt Farm is a pretty grassland farm with substantial woodlands, offering an incoming buyer fantastic sporting and natural capital opportunities.”

Buckholt Farm is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £3,950,000.

For more information, contact Savills on 01732 879050

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