Devils Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1
- LOT 1 - FARMHOUSE
- Modernised to a High Specification
- Heated Triple Garage
- 2 Bedroom Detached Cabin
- Range of Farm Buildings
- About 38.35 Acres (15.51 Hectares)
- LOT 2 - ARABLE LAND
- Potential for Viticulture
- Off Lying Barn
- About 460.13 Acres (186.20 Hectares)
A commercial arable farm in the South Downs National Park and only 4 miles from the centre of Brighton, comprising a newly refurbished farmhouse, 2 bedroom cabin, farmyard including an extensive range of buildings, views towards Brighton and the coast. Approximately 498.5 acres.
** FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 2 LOTS **
This highly productive downland farm has been worked by the present owner for almost 40 years and comes to the market due to retirement.
Approached from Devils Dyke Road a concrete drive leads to the farmhouse, which sits in a secluded position beyond the farm buildings. It was originally built in the early 1960s and has recently undergone a complete renovation, from the ground up, including a new entrance hall, dining room extension and garage conversion. The house has been rewired, new hot water and heating system installed, and each room has its own thermostatically controlled heating. The heating, including underfloor, is run by the new Rayburn and there is new double glazing. The accommodation has been fitted to a high standard with open planned living spaces, with porcelain tiled floors in a number of rooms and in the external courtyards.
In more detail the accommodation comprises the following:
Porch with double glazed door.
Entrance Hall with underfloor heating, oak bench and oak framed glass wall.
Kitchen/Dining Room with Neptune Henley oak kitchen with granite work surfaces, Rayburn, electric oven, microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer, Quooker tap (instant boiling water), under floor heating, bi-fold doors leading to a split level patio to rear and further bi-fold doors leading to a walled courtyard .
Lounge with oak floor, a large inglenook fireplace with stone facing, Stovax Studio 3 log burner, built in oak TV and shelving unit with LED lighting, and bi-fold doors.
Lower Ground Floor:
Shower Room with underfloor heating, digitally controlled walk in shower, WC, sink unit, towel rail and door to
Sitting Room/Bedroom 1 with oak floor, built in oak wardrobes and drawers, radiators, double glazed patio doors to walled courtyard.
Utility room with oak cabinets and granite work surface, integrated full height freezer, radiator, Megaflow hot water cylinder, heating manifold, Heatmiser control boards and glazed door leading to courtyard.
Office with radiator and window overlooking the courtyard.
Secure Store Room with oak floor, worktop and consumer units.
First floor (approached by the oak framed glass staircase):
Landing with oak floor, loft hatch and radiator.
Bedroom 2 with built-in floor to ceiling LED lit wardrobe cupboards, dressing table, built-in TV/shelving LED lit unit, double aspect windows looking over the garden and a wider view of the countryside towards the sea.
Bedroom 3 with built-in floor to ceiling wardrobe cupboards, with integrated drawers, double aspect windows looking over the garden and a wider view of the countryside.
Bedroom 4 with built-in floor to ceiling wardrobe cupboards with integrated drawers.
Bathroom with underfloor heating, walk in shower, WC, sink unit, bath, towel rail, heated mirror with lighting and programmable electric Velux.
The farmhouse is approached via block paved driveway leading to a heated triple garage with remote controlled roller shutter doors, secure pedestrian door and water supply. The attractive mature gardens are stocked with a variety of trees and shrubs and provide considerable seclusion and privacy. The lawns contain a large Koi Pond and house an Arctic Cabin BBQ Hut. There is also a vegetable garden with poly tunnel, fruit cage, raised beds, assorted fruit trees, outside water tap and composter bins. Land extending to approximately 38.35 acres (15.51 hectares).
Kitchen/Lounge with fitted kitchen including oven, induction hob and sink unit.
Bedroom 1 with ensuite Shower Room.
Shower Room with large shower cubicle.
Veranda with views over the countryside towards the sea. Vegetable garden.
2 Workshops - steel frame twin span building of mixed construction divided into two, with two roller shutter doors and linking door, with lean to WC.
Lower Corn Store, Upper Corn Store and Grain Silos + Pit - buildings of mixed construction with three roller shutter doors, lean to Chemical Store and Drier.
Open Barn - twin bay open fronted machinery store with concrete floor and walls, with adjoining Open Barn - single bay machinery store.
Cattle Pens - a steel frame single span former livestock building.
Tractor Barn and Back Barn - single span general purpose buildings of mixed construction, one with lean to.
Sprayer Store - linking grain store to general purpose building.
LOT 2 - ARABLE LAND
The soil is free draining, medium to light loam overlying various subsoils from upper to lower chalk. The land is currently divided into good size working arable enclosures and much is considered to have potential for vineyard use. It is well fenced and gated. It includes a permanant pasture/wooded escarpment.
Straw Barn: Steel frame single span open fronted off lying building with open fronted lean to, access via concrete track.
The land is well served by tracks and roads providing good access. In all approximately 460.13 Acres (186.20 Hectares).
Local: The village of Poynings (about 3 miles) has a cricket club, café, church and public house. Fulking (about 4 miles) is a nearby village with church and public house.
Towns: The city of Brighton and Hove is about 4 miles Southeast and London is about 60 miles North.
Transport: Brightons mainline train station is approximately 4 miles distance. Gatwick Airport is about 25 miles and reached in under 30 minutes by car utilising the nearby A23. Shoreham Port is about 5 miles and Shoreham Airport about 8 miles on the A27.
Leisure: The Dyke Golf Club, and Brighton and Hove Golf Club are very close by. The farm is found in the South Downs National Park which has many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding.
Local Authority: South Downs National Park. Tel: 01730 814810. www.southdowns.gov.uk and Brighton and Hove City Council. Tel: 01273 290000. www.brighton-hove.gov.uk
Planning Note: Farmhouse - The original consent (M/6678/59) included an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The subsequent consent (application number SDNP/18/02597/HOUS) for the alterations, extension and conversion of existing garage did not include an Agricultural Occupancy Condition.
The Cabin - Planning consent was granted for a mobile home under application number BH2007/02610 subject to an Agricultural Occpancy Condition.
Services (not checked or tested): Mains electricity - 3 phase; meters to the house, buildings and cabin, and reservoir pump house. Mains metered water to underground reservoir. Private drainage, oil fired heating to the house and cabin. N.B. No services to Lot 2 barn.
Rights and Easements: The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, gas and electricity supplies and any other wayleaves or easements. There are two public bridlepaths running north south on the west side of the farm well away from the farmstead.
Plans and Areas: These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself or herself as to their accuracy and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
Links: www.environment-agency.gov.uk, www.nationalhighways.co.uk,
Tenure: Freehold. Land Registry Title Numbers ESX118139, SX160744, ESX252384, ESX224347.
EPCs: House: Rating D. Cabin: Rating C Council Tax: House: Band F.
Basic Payment Entitlements and Stewardship: The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements will be included as part of the sale, excluding those relating to the 2023 farming year. These will be transferred to a purchaser subject to the purchaser covering the cost of the transfer. The farm is not currently in any Stewardship Scheme.
Ingoing Valuation: Subject to the timing of completion, the purchaser may be required to pay an ingoing valuation for the standing crops.
VAT: Should any sale of the farm or any rights attached become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by a purchaser in addition to the contract price.
Book a FREE Valuation
At Batcheller Monkhouse, we market properties on a local, regional and national scale, with offices in Battle, Haywards Heath, Pulborough and Tunbridge Wells.Book a FREE Valuation