Watsons of Heathfield are delighted to have been instructed to market the idyllic Spring Farm near Mayfield, a much loved family home which has been in the same ownership for over 35 years. This sale offers a rare opportunity to acquire a residential grassland farm in a much sought-after location off a country lane.
Spring Farm Farmhouse is a charming, Grade II listed farmhouse. Originally two cottages, it is believed to date from the 18th century or earlier and has accommodation on three floors including a large, attractive sitting room, spacious kitchen/dining room, utility room, family/television room and six bedrooms, with the main bedroom having an en-suite bathroom.
The property, which requires modernisation and refurbishment, is accessed from the driveway/parking area via a brick pathway that leads to the entrance porch and then around to the rear of the property, where there is a paved seating area with views over the adjoining fields and beyond.
The gardens surround the property and are laid mainly to lawn with a number of established flower beds, a small mixed orchard, pond and workshop/garden store built of brick with hung tile upper elevations under a tiled roof. This has the potential for conversion to an annexe, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission and listed building consent.
To the west of the farmhouse are the equestrian and agricultural buildings, which comprise a traditional brick-built stable block with two boxes, tack room and feed store, block-built workshop and log store, two timber stable buildings, traditional brick-built former cowshed, livestock building and a machinery/hay barn.
The farm has good frontage to, as well as numerous access points from, Spring Lane, and the fields are divided by mature hedges, many of which have been maintained at various times over the years using traditional hedge-laying practices. On the southern boundary is a wood of about three acres with a small pond at one end, and adjoining part of the northern boundary is a further wooded area of just under one acre. The farm is for sale as a whole or in two lots.
Watsons of Heathfield has also received instructions to market another parcel of land within the Sussex, Kent and Surrey area covered by their sales and professional valuation departments. The instruction follows excellent results having been achieved by Watsons for two other blocks of land sold nearby, 18 acres within a mile and 41 acres just over two miles away.
Being offered for sale this time is 22 acres of pasture, divided into two fields, with good views, lane frontage and access, two ponds and occupying a tranquil rural setting close to the hamlet of Salehurst in East Sussex. The A21 at Robertsbridge is about 1½ miles away.
Another recent sale was of 45 acres of productive marshland grazing within half a mile of the beach at Normans Bay. This good sized parcel of land is situated within the Pevensey Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation and has good lane frontage, as well as two access points onto the Pevensey to Cooden lane which adjoins the northern boundary along its entire length. The land is traversed and then bordered on the eastern edge by the East Stream, Waller’s Haven (river) is on the western boundary and there are ponds on the southern edge.
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