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A rare opportunity to buy two adjoining fields for agricultural and recreational use, close to the sea enjoying wonderful views over surrounding Wealden countryside to the south. Perfect for farming, weekending, holidaying and a range of recreational activities.
In the hills, east of Rye, in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the land lies on the east side of a pretty lane outside the Domesday village of Beckley. Five miles to the south-east, on the estuary of the River Rother, is the still operational medieval fishing port of Rye, to the east of which is the fabled Romney Marsh bounded along the sea by Camber Sands. The resort town of Hastings, also with its own fishing fleet, is a half hour drive to the west and a similar distance inland to the north-west is the renowned eighteenth century spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent modern shopping centre.
Nearer to Beckley on the road to Rye is an independent superstore with its own bakery, butchery, fishmonger and wine department. In Beckley itself is a traditional old pub with a restaurant all warmed by log fires in the winter.
Recreational opportunities abound in the surrounding area, ranging from walking, cycling and horse-riding to mountain biking, windsurfing, sailing and flying. Cultural places of interest abound also in the area, including historic towns and houses, cathedrals and castles, and the opera house at Glyndebourne.
There are good communications by road and rail. By car, the A21 to London is about twenty minutes away at Flimwell. Junction 10 on the M20 is about half an hour away across the marsh at Ashford. The M20 leads to the cross channel ports of Folkestone and Dover. Trains run from Rye to Ashford where the high speed service can be taken to London and the continent. Alternatively, Etchingham, the nearest station direct to London on the Hastings line, is about 20 minutes away by car. On Romney Marsh is Lydd Airport with flights to Le Touquet and two flying schools.
The land comprises two fields, the smaller of which is on the high ground enclosing the pond in a grove of trees and from which there are wonderful southerly views. The land has been farmed for generations. Presently, the whole is laid to pasture and let for sheep keep in the winter and hay in the summer. Together with the remainder of his land to the north, the present owner farms it in accordance with organic practices. Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are available. The soil is grade 3 and drains to a deep ditch forming the southern boundary of the land. The whole is well hedged and fenced. Access from the lane is via a timber field gate. For miles, adjoining the land to the east, stretches Forestry Commission and other nature conservation woodland. From the land can be gained access to the woodland for walking, horse-riding and mountain biking.
On the land itself, subject to the twenty-eight day rule, any other necessary consents and any covenants that the vendor might impose, the owner can engage in or earn income from a variety of recreational activities, including equestrian pursuits, clay pigeon, target and game shooting, caravanning, camping and glamping, drone flying, dirt biking and car boot sales. The smaller field, being on the high ground around the pond, is particularly suitable for camping and the like.
Rights of Way
There are no public rights of way over the land itself. Abutting its western boundary is a public footpath from King’s Bank Lane to which access can be gained from the land via a private gated grass track forming part of the land to be sold.
Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property is sold with any easements, wayleaves, covenants and rights of way that exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Restrictions may be applied to non-agricultural uses of land, depending on negotiations with the vendor.
There are currently no mains services connected to the site though we are advised that mains electricity and water are available in the lane. Purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries.
Rother District Council.
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