Private lifestyle farm

Property Posted 14/09/21
A picturesque lifestyle farm, complete with enviable equestrian facilities, has come to the market with Savills on the Kent/Sussex border.

Sandhurst Farm, nestled between the popular village of Lamberhurst and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, extends to approximately 233 acres and provides both an environmental stewardship opportunity and ample secondary accommodation within easy reach of London.

Believed to originate from the late 15th or early 16th century, Sandhurst Farmhouse is a classic example of the type of farmhouse one would expect to find on the Kent/Sussex Weald. The four-bedroomed farmhouse is Grade II Listed, constructed of brick and timber elevations under a tiled roof and overlooks its beautifully landscaped gardens. It has planning permission to extend and create an additional bedroom suite.

Available as a whole with a guide price of £5.25m, the principal dwelling house, equestrian facilities and ancillary accommodation lie centrally within the farm, which is surrounded by woodland and provides an exceptionally high degree of privacy.

In addition to Sandhurst Barn, a two-bedroomed property providing ancillary accommodation, there are three further dwellings. The Red Barn, a former hop barn, has been converted into additional accommodation; The Hay Loft has been used as a two-bedroomed holiday let, The Hop Loft is a three-bedroomed farm manager’s cottage and The Bothy is a one-bedroomed staff or groom’s flat.

The extensive range of equestrian facilities at Sandhurst Farm has been developed by the current owner and includes various modern farm buildings, one of which has been adapted to create an indoor school with floodlighting, and an outdoor manège. The farmland has numerous rides and gallops running over it and there is further potential to build on the existing facilities.

Chris Spofforth, head of Savills South East rural agency team, which is handling the sale, said: “The availability of Sandhurst Farm presents an incredibly exciting opportunity. Changes in approaches to farming and the direction of grant support mean that UK agriculture now has a diverse range of options open to it. The farmland could be suitable for a number of potential uses, including re-wilding, vine growing or planting trees, and these could sit alongside its established equestrian yard, sheep flock and haylage production, which have all proved profitable in the past.”

Location Lamburhurst, Kent/East Sussex
Price GUIDE PRICE: £5.25m
Area Approx 233 acres

Contact Chris Spofforth | cspofforth@savills.com | 01444 446066 | www.savills.co.uk


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