An excellent development opportunity to acquire a former agricultural barn with planning consent to convert to a spacious 4 bedroom accommodation set in 16 acres of land in a wonderful rural location.
The Barn is situated in an elevated and secluded rural position enjoying superb views over open countryside set off a quiet country lane just outside the picturesque Sussex Village of Wartling with is fine 13th century church of St Mary Magdalene and popular public inn, The Lamb. Wartling is surrounded by beautiful countryside with The Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve stretching southwards to the coast and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the north.
The nearby village of Herstmonceux (2.6 miles) and has a good range of shops and services including local convenience store, post office, public houses, restaurants and medical centre. The market town of Hailsham is about 6.7 miles to the west offering a good range of local shops and supermarkets whilst the ancient abbey town of Battle is set about 7.4 miles to the west with attractive high street shopping and numerous pubs and eateries. The quaint seaside village of Pevensey Bay with its historic ties to the Norman invasion of 1066 is some 5.4 miles with the larger coastal towns of Bexhill and Eastbourne being about 8.5 and 9.5 miles distant respectively.
Battle offers a mainline station with services to London Bridge and Charing Cross. Alternatively main line services to London Bridge and Victoria are available from Polegate (9.7 miles). The main A27 and A22 roads are close by providing excellent links to the local road network.
There is a wide range of highly respected state and independent schools in the area, including Herstmonceux and Ninfield C of E Primary Schools. Secondary education is available at Hailsham and Battle. Independent schools in the area include Battle Abbey School at Battle, Bede’s at Upper Dicker, Claremont School at St Leonard’s on Sea and Eastbourne College at Eastbourne.
The local area offers a diverse selection of leisure and recreation. Herstmonceux Castle and The Observatory Science Centre are but a mile away both offering annual membership. There are several golf clubs nearby including The East Sussex National at Little
Horsted, sailing available at Pevensey Bay and equestrian centres at Golden Cross and Crockstead. There are wonderful walking and riding opportunities from the doorstep including the 1066 Country Walk.
The Barn offers an exciting development opportunity to acquire a former modern agricultural barn set in 16.23 acres of pasture with planning consent to convert to a spacious four bedroom accommodation extending to about 3444sq ft (310sq m). The barn enjoys a tranquil rural location enjoying views over scenic countryside.
The entrance to the property is set off the west side of Wood Lane where a metal field gate leads into a small grass paddock in which the barn is situated. Immediately adjoining the barn and extending to the rear and sides are the 16.23 acres of pasture land, divided into three separate field parcels enclosed by a combination of stock fencing and hedging.
The conversion of The Barn into a residential dwelling has been consented by Wealden District Council under: WD/2015/2486/F. The scheme provides for a 3444sq ft (310sq m) 4 bedroom accommodation set out over two floors with gardens, generous parking area and new entrance off the road. Copies of all planning documentation are available upon request.
RIGHTS OF WAY
A public footpath traverses the property leading into the property off Wood Lane and heading northwest before exiting the property on its western boundary. The Vendor has made an application to Wealden District Council to divert the footpath further away from the existing barn. Further information is available upon request.
Mains water is presently connected to the holding via a steel drinking trough. However the purchaser will be required to establish an independent mains water connection to the property. The Vendor has made an application to UKPN for a quotation to connect power to the holding and all information will be made available to potential purchasers when available. Purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries to confirm eventual supply arrangements and costings.
Wealden District Council. www.wealden.gov.uk
TENURE AND POSESSION
The property will be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Sole Agents Samuel & Son, Heathfield telephone: 01435 864020 Email: email@example.com
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