ALL SET IN ABOUT 43.8 ACRES
Available under a 2 year Farm Business Tenancy.
Tenders required by 12 noon on Friday 15th November 2013.
+44 (0) 1435 864020
ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
FARM TO LET
An attractive and secluded compact residential grassland farm comprising a 4 bedroom grade II listed farmhouse, a range of farm buildings and a stable complex all set in about 43.8 acres.
Available under a 2 year Farm Business Tenancy.
Tenders required by Friday 15th November 2013.
Bynes Farm is situated in a secluded rural yet accessible location set off a no through road on the outskirts of the village of Crowhurst. Crowhurst village has a church, primary school and public house and a main line station (London Bridge/Charing Cross). Battle town centre is about 4.8 miles to the north with mainline station on the same line and a comprehensive range of high street shops and services whilst the larger coastal town of Hastings is about 4.7 miles to the south east offering a broad range of shops, amenities and recreational facilities. There are a number of well respected state and private schools serving the immediate area.
Bynes Farm is a compact residential farm set in a single block with its land surrounding the farmhouse and buildings all extending to some 43.86 acres. The farm comprises a Grade II listed 4 bedroom farmhouse set within attractive mature gardens and having a detached games room, farm office and garaging. The farm buildings are set to the west of the residence varying in their age, condition and make up including a Sussex Barn, stable block, general purpose farm building and old milking parlour. The land of about 41.5 acres is mostly permanent pasture subdivided into separate fence and hedge enclosed field parcels.
The Grade II listed traditional Sussex farmhouse has a wealth of character and original features and provides for approximately 2,830 sq ft (263sq m) of living accommodation arranged over three floors and briefly comprises;
Front door leading into;
Entrance Porch having Cloakroom to the right and leading though to Entrance Hall with doors off to;
Sitting Room (17’3” x 15’9” / 5.26m x 4.78m) with double aspect, large brick inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove and a door to the kitchen.
Drawing Room (17’4” x 15’6” / 5.28m x 4.74m) having a single aspect, brick inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and glazed doors leading into the triple aspect Dining Room (26’7” x 10’8” / 8.10m x 3.25m) with two sets of glazed doors leading out to north and south facing garden terraces. An open archway leads through to the Study (9’8” x 8’ / 2.95m x 2.46m) with single aspect and a further open entranceway leading into the kitchen beyond.
The Kitchen (22’4” x 9’4” / 6.81m x 2.85m) has a range of fitted oak base and wall units with tiled work surface, integrated sink with mixer tap over and space for dishwasher below. A Falcon range cooker is housed in the old chimney recess. A door leads to the pantry which has space for fridges and freezers and houses the boiler. An adjoining Utility/Boot Room has a stable door out to the rear garden, butler sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
Landing, with doors to:
Master Bedroom (17’3” x 15’9” / 5.26m x 4.81m) with feature fireplace and double aspect. Stepslead down to the En-Suite Bathroom comprising wc, basin, bidet, bath and separate walk in shower.
Bedroom 2 (17’4” x 15’4” / 5.29m x 4.69m) with single aspect and En-Suite Bathroom comprising wc, basin and bath.
Landing with doors to:
Bedroom 3 (15’9” x 12’10” / 4.8m x 3.9m) and Bedroom 4 (12’10” x 10’8” / 3.9m x 3.27m) triple and double aspect respectively partly set into eaves with vaulted ceilings and built in cupboards.
Shower Room having wc, basin and small shower.
The property is approached via a private concrete drive through a set of iron gates. Halfway along the drive is a garage/store with a parking area for several cars. Upon reaching the house a little further along the drive, there is a double garage/open fronted store with a large parking area to the front. To the east side of the house is a brick outbuilding with electricity supply, heating and a shower room previously used as a games room with sauna. On the opposite side of the drive to the farmhouse, the former piggery has been converted to a self contained detached Farm Office (32’9” x 16’9” / 10m x 5.4m) with a kitchenette and shower room.
Gardens surround the house with a brick path leading to the front door of the farmhouse and to the rear gardens. The gardens extend to about an acre mostly layed to lawn with mature shrubs and trees and herbaceous borders, terrace areas, water features and a kitchen garden with greenhouse. A small outdoor swimming pool (unmaintained) with adjacent summer house and pool pump room is located to the north of the gardens.
The farm buildings are situated to the west of the dwelling located in and around a compact concrete yard area and offer approximately 10,809sq ft (1,936sq m) of covered space in total. The principal buildings comprise:
Atcost General Purpose Barn (94’ x 27’5” / 28.7m x 8.4m) part concrete and part steel framed with a fibre cement roof and partially enclosed with a combination of concrete block, fibre cement and tin cladding. A timber framed lean-to open store (45’ x 16’9” / 13.7m x 5.1m) abuts the back west side of the barn.
Sussex Barn (46’2” x 20’ / 14m x 6.3m) of timber construction with a slate tiled roof with open entrance ways to each side and abutting the stables.
The ‘U’ shaped Stable Block of brick built construction and tiled roof forms a quadrangle with the Sussex Barn and comprises 16 loose boxes, tack room, feed store and rest area with wc.
Old Milking Parlour (38’5” x 16’7” / 11.7m x 5.1m) brick built with slate roof and small lean-to of concrete block construction and fibre cement roof.
The farmable land extends in total to approximately 41.5 acres of mostly permanent pasture with a small area of marshland and pockets of woodland. It is divided into a number of hedge and fence enclosed field parcels. Water is supplied to most field parcels via drinking troughs.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage. LPG central heating.
Council Tax Valuation Band G (£2,686.06 2013/14)
Rother District Council Tel: (01424) 787000
6.9 acres of the farm are subject to a separate Shooting Licence between ESCC and a local shoot with associated rights of access through the farm. The Licence area is shown shaded in blue on the plan contained within the particulars. Further information is available upon request from the Landlord’s Agent, Samuel & Son.
Bynes Farm as a whole is offered to rent under a 1995 Agricultural Tenancies Act Farm Business Tenancy for a term of 2 years. The tenant will be responsible for all outgoings including council tax and all services. Prospective tenants must comply with the necessary criteria to fulfil the requirements of an FBT, essentially the holding must be used for the purpose of commercial farming as defined by the 1995 Act.
Offers to rent the farm MUST be submitted in writing on official Tender Forms and sent in sealed and clearly marked envelopes, both available from Samuel & Son. Full letting particulars and a complete Tender Pack will be made available upon request.
Offers must be received by no later than;
12 NOON ON FRIDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2013.
•All offers should be submitted using the attached standard Tender Form.
•The full name, address and daytime telephone number of the person making the offer should be included.
•The owners of the land are not bound to accept either the highest or any offer received.
•No offers or increased offers received after the stated closing date will be considered.
Strictly by arrangement with the sole agent, Samuel & Son with slots available to book on:
(Any viewings are undertaken entirely at the risk of prospective tenants and insofar as may be permitted under statute the Landlord and their Agents accept no liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result.)
From the direction of Battle town centre head south east on High Street/A2100 and at the first mini roundabout continue straight over to follow the A2100. After about 2 miles turn right onto Telham Lane bearing slight left after half a mile or so onto Forewood Lane. Proceed for 1 ¾ miles and through the village of Crowhurst. On exciting the village take a slight right onto Ballards Hill and after about 200 yards onto Ballards Hill, turn left onto an unmarked private road. The entrance to the property will be seen after half a mile on the right hand side.
Alternatively from Hastings, head north out of town on Bohemia Road/A21. After just under a mile turn left onto Tower Road. Take the third right turn onto Charles Road West continuing onto Hollington Park Road at the crossroads. After about half a mile turn left onto Gillsman’s Hill. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Crowhurst Road/B2092 and stay on this road. Turn left after a mile to continue on Crowhurst Road. Proceed for 1½ miles continuing onto Sandrock Hill and then Chapel Hill. At the end of Chapel Hill turn left onto Ballards Hill and thereafter follow the directions as above.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. 3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.