The 90-acre farm estate is magnificently located in the extremely popular village of Alfriston, nestled in the Cuckmere Valley within the South Downs National Park, 10 miles from the county town of Lewes and within three miles of main line rail services to London.
The property offers extensive accommodation, with eight dwellings in total. The original farmhouse, dating back to the 1950s, has been significantly extended over the years and now comprises a split-level residential complex providing a range of one, two and three bedroom accommodation. In addition there are two further residences set separately from the main house.
A significant feature of the property is its long history of sport, leisure and tourism diversification, dating back to the 1960s. Pleasant Rise Farm established the first indoor tennis facility in the South East. Built in 1976, the indoor tennis court is housed within a fully enclosed 60ft x 120ft steel framed barn and is complemented by three outdoor tennis courts, all of which have long served as a community facility for tennis and various other sporting uses including badminton and cricket training.
The camping and caravanning business has been developed by the current owners over a number of years and comprises a Certified Location touring caravan site and a sizeable camping field which is presently operating under the 28 day permitted development rule. The property is situated in a hugely popular tourist area and there is good potential to extend the campsite season.
Two separate stable yards serve the property, offering 19 loose boxes in total, various outbuildings for storage and a 60ft x 120ft outdoor manège, all operating as DIY livery.
The land is a combination of fence-enclosed pasture fields and scarp land on the steeper valley slopes, interspersed with pockets of woodland and scrub. From the northern ridge there are the most magnificent views in all directions, including south to the coast, and there is direct access to the South Downs Way, which passes the property.
The property’s unique make up and location holds significant alternative use potential and provides a rare investment opportunity. The property is offered for sale by informal tender, as a whole, or in up to three lots with a guide of OIEO £2m. Tender deadline is midday on Thursday 18 March.
Alfriston, East Sussex