A traditional Sussex pasture farm with a large area of woodland and two terraced cottages. Situated in a rural part of the Kent / Sussex borders in the River Rother Valley with approximately 100 acres of grassland registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and about 64 acres of woodland. In total about 161.86 acres. For sale as a whole or in four lots.
Forge Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex. TN32 5XB
Guide Price - £1,320,000 for the whole
The farm is situated to the west of Junction Road between Bodiam and Robertsbridge with the village of Hawkhurst about 4 miles to the north.
The farm has been used for sheep grazing in the recent past and hay will be taken this summer. The two cottages have been unoccupied for a number of years.
Lot 1 – No’s 5 & 6 Udiam Cottages - Guide Price £495,000
The cottages form the southern end of a terrace fronting Junction Road and are constructed of brick under a tile roof with tile hung upper elevations. The cottages have been unoccupied for a number of years but were partly upgraded a few years ago and have the benefit of replacement UPVC windows.
No 5 Udiam Cottages is a 2 bed mid-terrace cottage with a Gross Internal Area of 766 ft².
No 6 Udiam Cottages is a larger 4 bed end of terrace cottage with a Gross Internal Area of 1,445 ft².
Further information and floor plans can be found in the sales particulars.
Lot 2 – 28.95 Acres - Guide Price £225,000
This lot comprises two pasture fields either side of the track bed of the disused Rother Valley Railway. The land has been used for grazing sheep and hay making and there is a small area of woodland to the north-western corner of this lot.
Lot 3 – 68.63 Acres - Guide Price £400,000
This land is pasture and has been grazed by sheep and cut for hay for a number of years. The land previously grew arable crops. The eastern most field has road frontage and access to Junction Road.
The remainder of the land runs from Junction Road in a westerly direction with frontage to the River Rother along the northern boundary.
Lot 4 – Fowlbrook Wood - 64.07 Acres - Guide Price £200,000
This lot comprises mostly deciduous and Conifer woodland with approximately 6 acres of open land used to grow game cover crops in the past. There are also approximately 3.21 acres of permanent pasture at the eastern end adjacent to Junction Road.
Please see the sales particulars for further information on all lots including access arrangements and a boundary plan. Please note: Lot 1 will not be sold before Lots 2, 3 & 4.
Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements have been established with the vendors making the 2016 claim. Entitlements will be available to transfer to a purchaser by separate valuation. The vendor will retain the 2016 claim and the purchaser will agree to abide by the cross compliance rules until the end of the scheme year.
The farm is situated in an SSSI Impact Risk Zone and in a Surface Water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone. The farm also shows on the Environment Agency maps as being at risk of flooding from the River Rother.
The land grew arable crops in the past and a formal request has been made to Natural England for EIA screening.