Hard to equal for quality | South East Farmer

Hard to equal for quality

Property Posted 26/05/21
Watsons of Heathfield is delighted to be marketing more of the rural properties and parcels of land in which they specialise.

There are two grassland farms and two parcels of land, all of which are within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have features that make them not only desirable but also hard to equal in the qualities they offer.

Coles Farm occupies an idyllic tranquil location near the hamlet of Blackboys and comprises a well presented three bedroomed bungalow that overlooks the southern part of the farm and the attractive, heart-shaped Coles Wood. The wood boasts numerous specimen oak trees, further woodland areas, an agricultural building of more than 3,400sq. ft (316 sq. m.) and an attractive pond fed by a brook that runs through the land.

The ring-fenced farm has no public footpaths and the agricultural building offers a livestock yard, workshop area and lockable and open storage space. Despite the rural location, Coles Farm is well positioned for good road and rail connections, being only about one mile from the B2102, one and a half miles from the A272, just over two miles from Buxted Station and five miles from the town of Uckfield with its extensive shopping facilities.

Barklye Farm, located between Heathfield and Burwash, is another grassland farm and has about 40 acres of land, with a further 63 acres available separately within half a mile. Located at the end of a private drive, with outstanding panoramic views over the surrounding farmland and woods towards Mayfield and beyond, the farm comprises a timber framed three bedroomed bungalow for modernisation, a traditional former dairy and adjoining cowshed with planning permission for conversion to a further three bedroomed dwelling and pole barns with a floor area of over 4,500 sq. ft (418 sq. m.).

This ring-fenced farm has some woodland and is bordered by a small stream on the northern boundary. There are no footpaths over the pasture or woodland; the only footpath on the property passes over the drive at the far southern end, and then only for a short distance. Despite the fantastic views, rural feeling and peaceful setting of the farm, it is only about quarter of a mile from the A265, which provides good access to Heathfield and its wide range of shops. Stonegate Station is about five miles away.

Located just over two miles east of Heathfield, with frontage to the A265, is a parcel of 63 acres of land that comprises about 56 acres of south facing pasture, including the extremely unusual feature of a former polo field, and about six acres of woodland.

This would either work well as a useful addition to nearby Barklye Farm, also currently being marketed through Watsons, or as a stand-alone block of grazing. Not only does it have far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, but the land also benefits from two access points, while the combination of woodland, mature hedgerows and open areas of grassland provides a haven for wildlife, including deer.

A very rare opportunity has arisen to acquire about 35 acres of land in a picturesque setting that not only includes spectacular views over Bewl Water but also borders it to the south.

The land is in the Cousley Wood area of Wadhurst and is principally south facing organic pasture with attractive areas of woodland on both the eastern boundary and towards the southern edge.

There is great potential to improve the existing equestrian facilities that include an F.E.I. sized sand school requiring restoration, together with a water jump. In addition to the good riding available in the area, further excellent leisure activities are available at the Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, located within a mile of this land. As well as the sailing and fishing facilities based there, the land around the reservoir offers about 13 miles of walking, cycling and riding.

Location Blackboys, East Sussex
Location Heathfield, East Sussex
Location Wadhurst, East Sussex
Area 35-60 acres

Contact 01435 865077 | www.watsonestates.co.uk

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