The property lies close to the Downs at the end of a private lane running out from the village of Plumpton Green with good local facilities, a racecourse and a main line station. The County Town of Lewes is 7 miles, Brighton 12 miles and Haywards Heath 6 miles. Plumpton College with its renowned Wine Centre and its commercial winery and research centre is 3 miles away.
Stringers Farm lies at the end of a private unmade up farm access which leads directly up to the farm buildings ideal for stock and equipment movements and providing useful storage and maybe conversion into a winery; comprising:-
- Large open yard with a facing 4 bay open fronted Car Port and opposite:
- A farm building block measuring approx 29m x 23m
- 4 bay Pole Barn - steel and corrugated iron with side and end lean-to's and open store area, Washroom and
Machinery Store backing onto
- 5 bay concrete framed asbestos sheeted Cattle Yard with concrete block and weatherboarded sides;
- adjoining concrete block stables and on the south side:
- Silage clamp area
The farmland lies either side of the entrance track with sheltered tree lined boundaries and a gentle to flat southerly aspect. It is all down to permanent pasture, falling down to the stream running along the southern boundary, with a rough area beyond adjoining the main line railway line. The soil as sampled is a light brown silty clay loam, lying some 32-39m above sea level. In all about 20.91 acres (8.46ha).
Strictly by confirmed appointment only with the sole agents, RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122/305825.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This is a working stock farm and care must be taken when inspecting the buildings which maybe housing livestock when not on the land. No dogs or children are allowed on the farm.
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold. The land and the farm buildings are let under two Farm
Business Tenancies until 30th March 2022. Vacant possession can be available earlier.
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. Riddens Lane is subject to the rights of access for the adjoining house, if it wishes to exercise it. A public footpath passes down the lane and through the land just to the south of the buildings. Further details are available from the Agents.
A feasibility study recommending the establishment of a vineyard has been prepared by Vine-Works Limited and the vendor will consider releasing this to interested parties.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water and electricity are connected to the buildings.
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. No planning applications have been submitted or meetings held with the Council to discuss any change of use. The farm lies outside the South Downs National Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
No Basic Payment Entitlements are available for transfer.
The plan and stated acreages in these details are for identification and information purposes only and potential purchasers must rely on their own investigations.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale, including all farm and stock related equipment.
East Sussex County Council 03456 080190
Lewes District Council 01273 471600
DIRECTIONS (BN7 3BJ) - In the centre of Plumpton Village
turn down Riddens Lane, immediately beside the Village Post Office and shop, proceed past the houses and the farm buildings can be found at the end. The track is rutted and is not suitable to all cars.