The land at Footland Farm, Swailes Green in East Sussex is subdivided into nine fields with boundaries of some mixed hedgerows and stock fencing, with water troughs to all enclosures.
In addition, there are a number of typical small woodland shaws and ghylls and the farm includes one large area of formerly Forestry Commission woodland, known as Kemps Wood, which is to the east of the farm house. Kemps Wood extends to about 18.5 acres and is broadly split into two halves, with the eastern side comprising a large block of mature Scots pine and the western section being a block of younger naturally regenerated mixed broadleaf species.
The farm has been used as a beef unit and the modern farm buildings extend to about 25,000 square feet, including:
• five bay portal steel framed barn with metal roof cladding and space boarded side elevations;
• adjacent is a concrete portal framed barn with breeze block walls, fibre cement sheeting and sliding metal doors;
• five bay cattle shed with central feeding barriers and pens and metal sheet cladding to the roof, concrete feeding passage and central feed run;
• seven bay open sided cattle shed with concrete feeding stands and internal divisions, steel portal framed with metal sheeting clad roof, small feed hopper to the exterior;
• seven bay concrete portal framed open sided hay barn with fibre cement sheeted roof and concrete floor. There are concrete roadways linking these barns with a concrete apron surrounding the seven bay barn.
There is a selection of older farm buildings which include:
• a twin roundel oast with barn, which is currently in a dilapidated condition. Planning consent was obtained in 1990 for the conversion of the oast into a four bedroom residential dwelling;
• a workshop/store with lightweight steel frame under a fibre cement roof, concrete flooring and part glazed side elevations;
• a traditional store of part timber and breeze block construction beneath a clay tiled roof;
• a further traditional store with brick elevations under a slate roof and another brick and tile outbuilding.
Batcheller Monkhouse are selling the farm with a guide price of £1.75 million.
Swailes Green | East Sussex