Strutt and Parker are launching Church Farm at Herstmonceux to the open market and are anticipating strong interest from a diverse range of prospective buyers. The farm, which comprises a combination of farm buildings, arable land and grazing on the northern edge of the Pevensey Levels, extends to some 230 acres (93 ha) in total and has been in the vendor’s family ownership since the 1950s.

The farm buildings are currently used in part for farming purposes, but two lettings also produce commercial rental income, with potential for further development, being both outside the High Weald AONB and the South Downs National Park. The arable land is on a gently south facing slope and relatively light land, while the grazing land is well accessed via a central trackway from the farmyard. 

Will Banham, head of south east estate and farm agency at Strutt and Parker, said: “Church Farm is a rare combination of land and buildings which is likely to appeal to farming buyers and to investors seeking a diverse agricultural investment. 

“Land on The Pevensey Levels is bound to generate strong interest from the growing range of buyers driven by environmental motivations. Given that our research shows that the acreage of land marketed nationally is 18% below the five yearly average, demand remains strong for commercial farms and we anticipate brisk competition for Church Farm.”

Contact Will Banham at Strutt and Parker on 07818 237049

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