A very exciting opportunity to lease this well established and successful wholesale nursery site which has an enviable reputation, set in a very attractive and accessible location serving the thriving southeast of England.
There is excellent potential for tenants to build on already strong business foundations. Saxon Plants has been part of a local family nursery business that was established in the 1950s and built up an enviable reputation for quality and service. The nursery business on site achieved a healthy turnover and the potential remains very good.
An ideal tenant will be an experienced grower with the nursery ideally set up to grow a vast range of trees, hedging plants, shrubs, herbaceous, roses, bamboos, bedding, herb and pot plants. The owner stocked a wide range of specimen plants and developed a market for plant hire for weddings and events.
The trade cash & carry has operated on the site for many years, and although there is no formal restriction on direct sales from the site, the nursery only operated as wholesale. The business provided services to a wide range of customers including nurseries, garden centres, landscape contractors, landscape architects, estates, farms, golf courses, Local Authorities.
The site benefits from excellent lines of road communication with the A27 just over a mile away, linking to the A22 London Road, A259 Coast Road and onto the wider motorway network.
The nursery site is compact and well-maintained extending to an area of approximately 2.7 acres, set off the west side of Hankham Road with easy vehicle access and sizeable surfaced yard and parking area.
A large part of the site is covered by glass houses, many of which are heated and with irrigation. In between are hard surfaced outdoor storage areas and outdoor growing areas/beds.
In addition, there is a substantial warehouse on site of steel and block construction and this provides office, cash & carry shop, staff area and packing space.
Mains electricity, Gas and Water. Private drainage.
On the basis of a 10-15 year lease with terms to be agreed.
The lease does not include stock. Stock (if any) may be available by separate negotiationLocation
Peelings Nursery enjoys an attractive semi-rural location on the southern edge of the village of Hankham yet is extremely well connected and benefits from excellent transport links both locally and across the wider southeast region. Local shops and services are just a few minutes' drive away at Stone Cross and include a small supermarket, a doctor's surgery, dentists, pharmacy and public house.
The A27 is just to the south linking to the A22, A259 and wider motorway network. Gatwick Airport is less than 1 hour by car, the Channel Tunnel is about 1 hour 30 mins. The larger coastal town of Eastbourne is a 10 minute drive with mainline rail services to London (Victoria) available from Polegate, 3 miles away.