Scotsford Farm is an extremely attractive residential farm occupying an idyllic position, with exceptional views across its own land and surrounding countryside, in this peaceful yet well connected location. Extending to approximately 51 acres of predominantly grassland (available in two lots), with a range of agricultural buildings.
A sympathetically extended and updated Grade II Listed farmhouse, believed to date back to the 17th Century with a handsome Flemish bond Georgian frontage and more recent extensions to the side/rear. The property is light and spacious and enjoys good ceiling heights for its age. Extensively refurbished and presented in excellent order the accommodation, which is arranged over three floors in addition to a large boarded attic, displays a wealth of period features.
Points of note include:
inglenook fireplaces in the breakfast / family room and drawing room;
multi-pane casement and sash windows;
bespoke kitchen with granite worktops incorporating larder cupboards, a 4 door AGA, fridge by The Corner Fridge Company, Quooker boiling water tap, integrated microwave and dishwasher and an island with breakfast bar. The adjoining utility room is fitted with matching units to the kitchen and has space for concealing a washing machine and tumble dryer and space for an American size fridge freezer;
quality floor coverings including oak flooring in the breakfast/family room, study and kitchen, limestone tiling in the boot and utility rooms and plush carpets in several other rooms;
exposed beams and timbers to some walls and ceilings;
French doors from the kitchen and breakfast/family room out onto the patios to the side and rear of the house;
drop latch wooden doors in the older parts of the house;
integrated remote controlled Bose sound system wired to the drawing room, kitchen, breakfast/family room and rear garden patio;
double aspect study with Neville Johnson fitted furniture;
modern bathroom suites with fitted cabinets and quality fittings;
built-in wardrobes to three of the four double bedrooms.
Gardens and Grounds
The house is set back from the road with a formal lawn garden to the front. To the side and rear of the house are decked and paved patios with lighting and sound systems for outdoor entertaining and there are further terraces in the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery, one of which includes an arbour. There are two grated wells on the rear terrace and a further ornamental wishing well to the side of the house. Mature oak trees and fencing delineate the edge of the gardens, which amount to about 1.7 acres.
To the north of Scotsford Farm is a range of modern farm buildings, accessed via an electronic double gated entrance. Once through the gates there is a large concrete yard leading up to the various farm buildings, which comprise: a concrete and fibre cement nissen hut (30' x 17'); a former livestock shed (89' x 28') now used for storage together with a workshop; a concrete portal frame machinery shed (57' x 27') with a part enclosed side extension (45' x 29')and adjoining portal frame barn (57' x 29'); and to the rear of the main buildings a steel framed former livestock building (59' x 29'). In addition there is an area of further hard standing to the rear of the buildings.
The majority of the land lies to the west and is predominantly pasture with good sized fields and well maintained hedges. All of the fields have good fencing and mains water supply. In all, the land extends to about 51 acres. The land is extremely attractive with stunning views across open countryside towards Mayfield.
Method of Sale: Scotsford Farm is to be sold by private treaty, as a whole or in two separate lots. The vendor reserves the right not to accept any specific offers and may elect to secure a sale of Lot 1 prior to committing to a sale on Lot 2. Please consult with Savills.
Tenure and Possession: The tenure of the property is Freehold with vacant possession being granted upon completion.
Services: Oil fired central heating. LPG gas to cooker. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Local Authorities: Wealden District Council (01323 443322) and East Sussex County Council (0345 6080190).
Outgoings: Council Tax Band G.
Planning: Scotsford Farm is Grade II Listed and the entire property lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Planning permission was granted in 2008 (WD/2008/1466/F) for single storey extensions to the kitchen and utility areas, and to install conservation skylights into the attic. The ground floor extensions have been carried out, but the attic conversion works remain outstanding.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is being 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.
A Public Footpath crosses the southern most field in Lot 2, well away from the farmhouse and farmstead.
Single Farm Payment: The Single Farm Payment Entitlements are included in the sale and the 2013 claim will be retained by the vendor.
Environmental Schemes: The farm is not currently entered into any environmental schemes.
Sporting and Mineral Rights: The sporting and mineral rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01444 446066 or 01892 507000.
If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.