Sold (STC) - £4,300,000 - 966 acres, Mill Lane, Amberley

Amberley

HJ Burt

HJ Burt
The Estate Offices, 53 High Street, , Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3RE

Tel:01903 879488
Fax: 01903 816461
E-mail: steyning@hjburt.co.uk

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LOT 1 OF 10: AN OUTSTANDING MIXED FARM ON THE SOUTH DOWNS & IN THE RIVER ARUN VALLEY & EXTENDING OVERALL TO APPROX. 966 ACRES (391 HA). AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 10 LOTS. INCLUDING: LOT 1: Stunning downland farm with range of modern farm buildings and two cottages. LOT 2: Mixed arable, pasture and brookland farm with modern farm buildings. LOT 3: Sizeable block of brookland. LOTS 4-7: Blocks of arable & pasture land. LOTS 8 & 9: Pair of semi-detached cottages, each with a paddock. LOT 10: Semi-detached 3 bedroom cottage. About 966 acres (391 ha) in total. PLEASE DOWNLOAD FULL PDF BROCHURE FOR FULL INFORMATION. Lot 1 about 413 acres Offers in excess of £4,300,000 Lot 2 about 258 acres Offers in excess of £1,550,000 Lot 3 about 201 acres Offers in excess of £1,000,000 Lot 4 about 40 acres Offers in excess of £330,000 Lot 5 about 6 acres Offers in excess of £75,000 Lot 6 about 24 acres Offers in excess of £200,000 Lot 7 about 19 acres Offers in excess of £200,000 Lot 8 about 1.85 acres Offers in excess of £525,000 Lot 9 about 2.75 acres Offers in excess of £575,000 Lot 10 about 0.11 acres Offers in excess of £395,000 As a whole About 966 acres : Offers in excess of £9,150,000

LOT 1 - DOWNS FARM Stunning mixed farm set in an elevated position with far reaching views. About 413 acres (167ha) Downs Farm is a mixed downland farm comprising two farm cottages, a range of modern and traditional farm buildings and a mixture of arable, permanent pasture and downland. There is an incredible amenity feel to Downs Farm and sporting buyers will be especially interested in the dramatic contours and steep valleys. The Land The arable land extends to about 202 acres with the balance being steep downland, grass banks and scrub. Current cropping includes spring barley, spring wheat and temporary grass leys. Access to the land is from either Mill Lane or High Titten, through the main yard where there are good tracks throughout the farm. Parts of the farm are designated as a SSSI and some of the land is included in a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The South Downs Way runs through the farm along the northern boundary. The land is classified Grade 3 and 4 by DEFRA. The Buildings There is an extensive range of farm buildings at Downs Farm which have until recently supported both a dairy and beef herd operation. The yard lies relatively central to the land in a convenient location and is easily accessed from the public highway, off either Mill Lane or High Titten. The buildings comprise a range of cattle sheds, general stores and grain storage for 400 tons. There is also a range of traditional Sussex barns which have potential for a number of alternative uses subject to planning consent. Residential Property 1 Downs Farm A three bedroom semi-detached property with upstairs bathroom. The house benefits from three good reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room. The property is located adjacent to the main yard at Downs Farm and enjoys incredible views to the Arun Valley at the front and the rest of the farm to the rear. 2 Downs Farm A large three bedroom semi-detached property well set out with plenty of living and entertaining space. The property is undergoing full refurbishment and modernisation which requires completion before occupation. There is a separate free-standing timber garage. LOT 2- CASTLE FARM & BROOKS A very pretty mixed arable pasture and brookland farm with modern buildings,great sporting and conservation potential.About 258 acres (104 ha). The Land The farmland extends to about 60 ac of arable, with the remaining permanent pasture and brookland amounting to 198 ac. Some of the brookland produces good quality silage. The land is accessed due west from the New Barn Road, along a track and weight restricted bridge. The land is classified as being Grade 3 and 4 by DEFRA. The Buildings The buildings are located after the bridge, about 100 yards on the left hand side and consists of two portal framed cattle sheds that could be used for general purpose as well, with separate cattle handling system. The buildings measure 36.7m x 34.6m overall. LOT 3 - AMBERLEY WILD BROOKS & CASTLE BROOKS Three sizeable blocks of brookland. Amberley Wild Brooks and Castle Brooks extends to 201 acres of brookland. Some of the brookland is capable of producing good quality silage and the entire area is ideal summer grazing, and benefits from cattle handing facilities. The brookland offers great sporting potential. The majority of the land is subject to a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme and also part of an SSSI and Ramsar Site. The land is classified Grade 3 and 4 by DEFRA and provides excellent conservation potential. About 201 acres (81 ha) LOT 4 - DREWITT'S FIELD Single block of arable land with good road access and frontage. The soils are classified Grade 3 by DEFRA. About 40 acres (16 ha). LOT 5 - FRANKIE'S FIELD A single arable field with good access and road frontage. The soils are classified Grade 3 by DEFRA. About 6 acres (2.4 ha). LOT 6 - CASTLE FARM ARABLE A single arable field with good access and road frontage. The soils are classified Grade 3 by DEFRA. About 24 acres (10 ha.) LOT 7 - CASTLE FARM PASTURE A very pretty block of pastureland, split into four parcels with a pond. Part hedge and fence bound. Good access with soils classified Grade 3 by DEFRA. About 19 acres (7.7 ha). LOT 8 - 2 CASTLE GARDEN COTTAGES A very attractive unlisted semi-detached three bedroom cottage set in a good size garden with a paddock. The property benefits from a large kitchen with space for a cooker and other white goods. There is also a well-apportioned reception room and family bathroom on the ground floor. The first floor comprises three spacious bedrooms. The property is of brick construction, part tile clad under a tile roof. About 1.85 acres (0.75 ha). LOT 9 - 1 CASTLE GARDEN COTTAGES A very attractive unlisted semi-detached four bedroom cottage set in a good size garden with a paddock. The property benefits from a useful utility room with separate WC and shower. There is a very good size kitchen with two further well-apportioned reception rooms on the ground floor. The first floor comprises four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property would benefit from some refurbishment. The property is of brick construction, part tile clad under a tile roof. About 2.75 acres (1.1 ha). LOT 10 - 5 END COTTAGES 5 End Cottages is a recently refurbished semidetached property benefiting from a spacious open plan kitchen-living room. There is also a modern and practical utility room on the ground floor, while on the first floor there are three bedrooms. The garden has been immaculately maintained and there is a beautiful terrace at the back of the garden that gets the evening sun. The property is of brick construction under a tile roof. About 0.11 acres (0.04 ha.).

Situation Castle and Downs Farms make up an incredibly attractive mixed farm in the parish of Amberley, between Chichester and Horsham in West Sussex. Part of the farm sits in an elevated position with far reaching views over the surrounding South Downs, Arun Valley and the wider countryside. The parish of Amberley is set just at the foot of the South Downs, well within the NationalPark. The Arun Valley and River sweep south through West Sussex to Arundel and has helped preserve the area’s rural charm. There are a wide range of recreational activities in the area along with plenty of tourist attractions. In the village itself there is a railway station with direct trains to London Victoria in 1 hr 24 mins, well stocked village shop, primary school, village hall, parish church and a pub. There is a GP surgery in the neighbouring town of Storrington and a wide range of shops and amenities areavailable in nearby Chichester. Sporting and Recreation With the South Downs National Park on the doorstep, the surrounding area is abundant with activities. It is truly great area for families with a range of sporting and recreational facilities in the local area including West Sussex Golf Course, Amberley Castle and Pulborough Brooks. Racing at Goodwood and Fontwell and the south coast is only 10 miles away. Schools There is a wide range of well-regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including the renowned Dorset House School at Bury and Seaford College at Petworth.

Services Downs Farm has a private water supply fed by a borehole. There is mains three-phase electricity to the buildings as well. The buildings at Castle Farm have mains water but no electricity. Further information is available from the vendor’s agent. See table below for residential property services. Wayleaves, easements and rights of way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts,pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. There are several public rights of way over the land including the South Downs Way. Further details are available from the vendor’s agents. Basic Payment The entitlements to the Basic Payment are included in the sale. In the event that the property is sold in lots the entitlements will be included with the eligible land on a pro rata basis at the discretion of the vendor (or their representatives). The vendor has submitted a claim for the current scheme year and will retain the payment for this scheme year in its entirety. The vendor will use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser as soon after completion as the transfer rules allow. Further information is available from the vendors agents. Schemes Some of the land at Downs and Castle Farms is entered into a High Level Countryside Stewardship Scheme with effect from 1st January 2017 for a five year term which is due to expire at the end of December 2021. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the scheme(s) and will take it on and comply with the scheme from completion if necessary. The vendor will retain any payments payable up to completion. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent. Designations The Farm is set in the South Downs National Park. It is also in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) and part of the farm is a Ramsar Site. There are several Sites of Special Scientific Interest and part of the farm is a Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area. Some of Lot 1 is designated under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act allowing public access and there are a number of ancient monuments. Further information on designations is available from the vendor’s agents. Cropping Full cropping schedules for the last 10 years are available from the vendors agents. Holdover: Holdover is reserved to permit the harvesting of all growing crops, storage and disposal of crops and for a machinery sale. Ingoing valuation In addition to the purchase price the purchaser will be required to pay for: Growing crops and all beneficial cultivations, sub soiling, moling and acts of husbandry since the last harvest at current CAAV rates or contract rates where applicable; Seed, fertilisers, manures and sprays applied to the growing crops since the last harvest at invoice cost; All seeds, sprays, fertilisers, fuel, oil and other consumables in store at invoice cost. Enhancement of £30/ acre/ month from the date of establishment to completion. Lime and chalk applied since the last harvest at invoice cost of the materials and spreading. Early Entry Early Entry may be permitted on to fields that have been harvested at the purchasers own risk following exchange of contracts. Further details are available from the vendor’s agents. Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All sporting timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. The church commissioners have registered the freehold mines and minerals lying at a greater depth of 200ft on some parts of the farm. Further details are available from the vendors agents. Overage The farm (or Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7) are sold subject to an overage on future nonagricultural development. The overage will not apply to any planning permissions granted or development or use in connection with agriculture, equestrian and forestry activities. If development takes place under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Class or any subsequent act or change to the regulations then this will be a trigger event for overage. This overage will be effective for 30 years from the date of completion of the sale and will be payable on the grant of planning permission (or disposal with planning permission) for all uses (excluding agriculture, forestry or equine use). The amount payable will be 30% of the increase in value resulting from that consent. Fixtures and fittings All items usually regarded as tenant’s fixtures and fittings and equipment, including fitted carpets and curtains, together with garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. These may be available to the purchaser by separate negotiation. Drainage Rates These are charged by the River Arun Internal Drainage Board. Further information is available from the Vendor’s agents. Local authority Horsham District Council (01403 215100); West Sussex County Council (01243 777100

Health and safety: Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery. Postcode: BN18 9LZ Viewing: Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendor’s agents. Directions From the M23, take the A272 slip road west towards Cowfold. At the first roundabout in Cowfold, take a right and then at the second, take a left, carrying on along westbound on the A272. Follow the road for about 3.5 miles and once at the A24 Junction, turn left, due south. After about 6 miles, take the third exit at the roundabout following signs to Storrington along the A283. After about 2 miles keep left along the high street and at the next roundabout, take the second exit on the B2139 to Amberley. Mill Lane will be on the left hand side after about 3.5 miles. Follow Mill Lane and carry on to arrive at Downs Farm.


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