BTF Partnership has been instructed to market Buckholt Farm, near Catsfield, East Sussex, a 368-acre working livestock farm full of rich history with character and charm.
The farmhouse is a Grade II, four-bedroomed listed building which dates back to the late 16th century and was remodelled in 1670 over three storeys. There were 16th century ironworks on the farm alongside the watermill stream, and some of the workings are still in evidence along the northern boundary.
The property continued as a working farm until the turn of the 20th century, when part of the house was used as a boarding school for girls. By the second world war it had become a private house and farm once again. For many years the land adjoining the farm driveway was used as the local hunt point-to-point course.
To this day Buckholt farmhouse retains the character and features of its time, with exposed oak timbers in many of the rooms, the original inglenook fireplace in the scullery and its original stone mullion windows. It comprises four bedrooms, two attic rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, three bathrooms and a cellar.
The traditional hop oast house remains on the farm, having been converted into a pair of four-bedroom attached dwellings which are let out. These have been tastefully modernised while retaining character throughout.
Both dwellings have a light and spacious ground floor with generous sitting room/dining room areas and kitchen, with downstairs cloakrooms and access to the garden. The first floors have four bedrooms as well as two en-suites and a family bathroom.
Buckholt Farm extends to 367.77 acres, with the farmhouse positioned in the centre of the holding and the farmland wrapping around. The land comprises 235 acres of pastureland, 128 acres of woodland and 22,650 square feet of modern and traditional farm buildings. There is an all-weather outdoor arena for the equestrian livery yard, as well as stables in the period barn and a total of eight loose boxes.
The farm is available as a whole, with offers invited in excess of £5,000,000.
Full details can be found at www.btfpartnership.co.uk, or by contacting Richard Thomas in the Challock office 01233 740077 or Tim Crundwell in the Heathfield office 01435 864455