Sussex vineyard for sale with BTF Partnership


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BTF Partnership has launched for sale Watermans Vineyard just to the south of Ewhurst Green in East Sussex. Waterman’s is an established private vineyard with modern high-specification four-bedroom farmhouse, a significant range of general-purpose ancillary and agriculture / viticulture buildings and land extending to a total of 22.14 acres. The property has a guide price of OIEO  £2,000,000.

There are currently 6.39 acres of planted vines of the Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay varieties. These were planted in 2012 and produce an average of between 18-22 tons per annum for pressing. There is a further 12.70 acres of south facing banks appropriate for either vineyard expansion or equestrian use.

The detached four-bedroom farmhouse has large and bright rooms throughout and was built in the 1980’s. It has been modernised throughout to suit modern living arrangements with four double bedrooms and 449.2 m2 of internal space which includes the double garage, games room and plant room on the lower ground floor.

The buildings are substantial and sound throughout and include the following: –

  • An Ancillary Barn of steel portal frame construction clad in timber weatherboarding measuring 203.8 m2 with potential to convert into either ancillary accommodation or a winery.
  • A General-Purpose Agricultural Barn of steel portal frame arranged in a L shape, open fronted and clad in timber weatherboarding extending to 139.9 m2.
  • A Viticulture Barn of block and timber construction extending to 235 m2 currently for machinery storage and situated directly adjacent to the planted vines.

There is also a good-sized concrete yard at the entrance to the property providing a significant area for the storage of outside equipment and/or farm traffic.

Alex Cornwallis at BTF Partnership comments: “There are a variety of opportunities here to expand the existing vineyard operation, run an equestrian yard as has been done before or even to continue as it is currently using the grapes as a cash crop. There is the possibility of creating a brand and business with the vineyard already established in what is a fantastic and tranquil setting of the Sussex countryside. The house is large and modern, and the buildings are primed and ready for an alternative use. This really is unique property which simply rarely find their way to the market.”

Further details can be found at: Watermans Vineyard