The property lies to the south of Danehill, well away from the A275 running through the village, in East Sussex. Horsted Keynes is 2.8 miles offering local facilities, Haywards Heath to the south is 6 miles, Forest Row to the north 6 miles and beyond East Grinstead 10 miles. There are a good range of local schools and a main line station at Haywards Heath.
The land is a farming remnant of the original Birch Grove Estate at Chelwood Gate and offers the opportunity to acquire an airfield, with its own hangar, and an adjoining barn with consent for conversion to a 3 bedroom house. The property is offered for sale in 2 Lots as follows:-
Lot 1 - The Barn
Latchetts Barn is a fine old traditional brick barn under a replaced roof of asbestos sheeting.
On the ground floor:
Old Office 4.61m x 3.08m through to
Stables 8.40m x 4.61m overall with concrete floor and timber stalls.
On the first floor (outside staircase missing)
Open Room11.63m x 4.63m u/e
The consent, allowing for an extension on the south-east side, will provide a dwelling of approximately 1,900sq.ft. providing:
On the ground floor
Hallway with cloakroom wc Study/lounge Living Room Kitchen
On the first floor
Master en-suite bedroom Two further bedrooms Family bathroom
In front of the house the consented plans allow for a detached double carport with an adjoining area of agricultural land on the east side.
The lot extends to 0.89 acres (0.36 ha).
Lot 2 - Airstrip/Hangar & Land
Comprising approximately 11.61 acres (4.70 ha) this long finger of agricultural ground with a central airstrip of about 450 yards has been bounded either side in recent years by maize. There is a good shared access with the barn off Freshfield Lane. Approximately in the middle beside the airstrip is a largely corrugated sheeted barn measuring 14m x 11m overall partly securely enclosed and housing the aircraft. The rest provides useful hay/machinery storage.
The whole site extends to approximately 12.50 acres (5.06 ha).
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion. The aircraft hangar is currently occupied under an extended gratuitous licence.
SPORTING RIGHTS, MINERALS AND TIMBER
These are included within the freehold in so far as they are owned.
RIGHTS OF WAY & WAYLEAVES
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including rights of way, drainage, water and electricity supplies, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not. There are no footpaths crossing the property.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (notwithstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them.
The Barn (WD/2017/2614/F)
Consent was granted in 2018 for the conversion and extension into a single 3 bedroom family home, subject to certain conditions. A copy is available from the Agents and available on-line. The extent of the consented area for the change of use is shown on the plan below, smaller than the area offered with the property.
The Airfield (WD/2015/0139/LDE)
A Certificate of Existing Lawful Use confirms the use of the land for a mixture of agriculture and as an airstrip with associated barn and hangar. There will be a CIL or SAMMS liability - details are available from the agents. These will become the buyer's liability upon completion, and it shall be their responsibility to take their own advice on this matter.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water only is laid on to the property.
The plans and stated acreages in these details are for identification and information purposes only and potential purchasers must rely on their own investigations. Boundaries between the Lots may be subject to renegotiation.
The vendor will transfer the entitlements proportionate to the land following completion in so far as they are able. The 2019 Basic Payment Scheme payment will be retained.
The Vendor Trustees will retain an overage of 40% of the uplift in value over a period of 25 years arising from the benefit of any residential planning consent or conversion on the hangar barn.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The buildings in part present a hazard both internally and externally and great care must be taken when inspecting. The first floor of the barn is inaccessible, except by an external ladder and purchasers looking at this do so at their own risk and should be aware the floor is rotten in places.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels particularly those relating to the aircraft hangar, and whether referred to or not, are specifically excluded from the sale. The property will be taken as seen and inspected and the Vendors do not undertake to do any further clearing.
East Sussex County Council 0345 608 0191
Wealden District Council 01323 443322
The barn conversion, predicted Band TBC
DIRECTIONS (RH17 7HQ)
From the centre of Danehill on the A275 turn down Freshfield Lane, passing the church on the left, and the entrance to the property will be seen on the righthand side after 1¼ miles immediately after Latchetts Farmhouse on the right and opposite Downsview Cottage.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122