Stunning mixed farm

Property Posted 20/07/18
An outstanding mixed farm on the South Downs and in the River Arun Valley.

H.J. Burt are instructed as joint agents with Strutt & Parker in the sale of Downs and Castle Farms, an outstanding and incredibly attractive mixed farm in the heart of West Sussex and which is available for sale as a whole or in up to 10 lots at an overall guide of excess £9.15m. Part of the farm sits in an elevated position with far reaching views over the surrounding South Downs, Arun Valley and wider countryside.

Lot 1 (excess £4.3m): Downs Farm is a mixed arable and grassland downland farm extending to c. 413 acres and including a pair of farm cottages as well as an extensive collection of modern farm buildings, which have until recently, supported both a pedigree Holstein dairy herd and a mixed beef herd. There are also a range of traditional outbuildings including Sussex barn with potential, subject to the necessary consents. There is an incredible amenity feel to Downs Farm and sporting and conservation buyers will be especially interested in the dramatic contours and steep valleys.

Lot 2 (excess £1.55m): Castle Farm of c. 258 acres is a very pretty mixed arable, pasture and brookland farm with modern buildings and great sporting and conservation potential. Lot 3 (excess £1m): Amberley Wild Brooks extending to c. 201 acres includes three sizeable blocks of brookland, some of which is capable of producing good quality silage and the entire area is ideal for summer grazing, and benefits from cattle handling facilities. The brookland also offers great sporting and conservation potential.

The remaining Lots 4-10 include a mixture of blocks of bare arable and pasture land including parts adjoining the village and then a pair of very attractive Victorian semi-detached cottages, each with paddocks, plus a further semi-detached edge of village cottage.

Downs and Castle Farms occupy an enviable rural location in the parish of Amberley, between Chichester and Horsham in West Sussex, with access to an abundance of sporting and recreational activities on its doorstep. The Arun valley and river sweep south through West Sussex to Arundel, and has considerably helped preserve the areas rural charm.

Rowan Allan, partner of HJ Burt said: “The sale of Downs and Castle Farms presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a productive commercial farm in a location where such opportunities are rarely available on the open market. There is a diverse range of land from the rolling downland to the lower lying expanses of brookland and with an interesting mix of fields in between including those with road frontage and partly adjoining the very pretty village. Added to this are some appealing semi-detached cottages, plus extensive buildings and including those with potential (stc).”

Chichester 13.4 miles, Brighton 24 miles, Gatwick 31 miles, Central London 60 miles

  • Downland farm with range of modern farm buildings and two cottages
  • Mixed arable, pasture and brookland farm with modern farm buildings
  • Sizeable block of brookland Village fields
  • Pair of semi-detached cottages, each with a paddock
  • Semi–detached 3 bedroom cottage About 966 acres (391 ha) in total
  • For sale as a whole or in up to 10 lots

Lot 1 – Downs Farm
Mixed arable pasture and downland farm
Three bedroom cottage | Further three bedroom cottage in need of refurbishment Modern farm buildings | Traditional Sussex barn Elevated location | Stunning views
Fantastic sporting potential About 413.56 acres (167.34 ha)

Lot 2 – Castle Farm and Brooks
Mixed arable pasture and brookland farm Modern farm buildings
About 258.36 acres (104.56 ha)

Lot 3 – Amberley Wild Brooks and Castle Brooks
Three large blocks of brookland | Conservation hotspot | Sporting potential | Good CSS income About 200.69 acres (81.21 ha)

Lot 4 – Drewitts Field
Single block of arable land with good road frontage and water supply
About 39.84 acres (16.12 ha)

Lot 5 – Frankie’s Field
Arable eld with good road access and road frontage
About 6.02 acres (2.44 ha)

Lot 6 – Castle Farm arable
Arable eld with good road access About 23.83 acres (9.64 ha)

Lot 7 – Castle Farm pasture
Permanent pasture eld | Pond | Well fenced Village location
About 19.3 acres (7.81 ha)

Lot 8 – 2 Castle Garden Cottages
Semi-detached three bedroom cottage Paddock | Edge of village location Garden | Parking
About 1.85 acres (0.75 ha)

Lot 9 – 1 Castle Garden Cottages
Semi-detached three bedroom cottage Paddock | Edge of village location Garden | Parking
About 2.75 acres (1.1 ha)

Lot 10 – 5 End Cottages
Semi-detached three bedroom cottage Garden | Private parking
About 0.11 acres (0.04 ha)

Location Amberley, West Sussex
Price Available as a whole or in 10 lots
Area About 966 acres

Contact Colour brochures, lotting plans and guide prices are available by contacting the joint selling agents 01903 879488 | | | JSA Strutt & Parker 020 7318 4715

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