A picturesque grassland smallholding with good road access set in an elevated position with a southerly aspect and stunning views over surrounding countryside.
Ford Farm is situated in a wonderful rural yet convenient location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the northern edge of the popular village of Hadlow Down which has a primary school, church, village hall, village inn and Wilderness Wood with tea room and playground. Buxted village is within short driving distance and offers local store and a main line train station with services to London.
The larger towns of Crowborough and Uckfield are about 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles respectively and offer a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. The nearby A272, linking to the A26 and A22 roads offers excellent access to the local road network and surrounding towns. The Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent shopping centre and wide ranging amenities is some 10 miles to the north. The coastal towns of Brighton, and Eastbourne are both within 25 miles.
The property presents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a wonderfully located smallholding with potential for a range of agricultural, equestrian and amenity purposes (subject to any relevant consents). Enjoying an elevated position with panoramic views over the High Weald, the property extends to about 30.94 acres of well managed pasture, gently sloping with a southerly aspect and separated into three field parcels, which are divided by a combination of stock fencing, pretty wooded shaws and established hedgerows. A World War II brick built pill box is situated at the entrance of the property providing for a unique and interesting feature. Additionally there is a well located on the western boundary and a small pond is to be found within the central woodland shaw. The property is enclosed by stock fencing and is mostly surrounded by mature woodland which provides excellent shelter and screening. The entrance and vehicular access to the property is set directly off the east side of Hastingford Lane where a metal field gate opens into the property.
There are presently no mains services connected to the holding but it is considered that mains services would be available for connection nearby. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of service providers.
Rights of Way
A public footpath traverses the property in an east west direction entering off Hastingford Lane and passing through a central woodland shaw before exiting on the western boundary.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, specifically mentioned herein or not.
Town & Country Planning
Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of planning issues relating to the site. The property falls within the High Weald AONB and the Ashdown Forest Special Area of Conservation.
Wealden District Council
Tel: 01323 443322
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Basic Payment Scheme
There are no BPS Entitlements registered to the holding.
Environmental & Grant Schemes
There are no environmental schemes on the land.
Sporting, Timber & Minerals
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
Plans contained in these particulars are not to scale and serve for identification purposes only.
Some of the photographs featured in these particulars were taken in May 2016.
Viewing strictly by confirmed prior appointment with the Vendor’s Sole Agent, Samuel & Son.
From the direction of Heathfield, follow the High Street/A265 in a westerly direction, continuing on the A267 for about 2 miles and through Cross in Hand before turning left onto the A272. Proceed for 1.5 miles and on arriving at the cross roads in Hadlow Down, turn right onto School Lane signposted for Rotherfield and Crowborough. Continue for some 1.3 miles and onto Hastingford Lane where the entrance to the property will be seen on the right hand side, sign posted ‘Ford Farm’.
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.