Buckholt Farm is situated 8 miles south of Battle in the undulating wooded landscape of the High Sussex Weald between Hastings and Bexhill. This is a 368 acre working livestock farm full of rich history with character and charm.
The farmhouse is a Grade II four-bedroomed listed building dating back to the late 16th century and was remodelled again in 1670 over three storeys. There were 16th century ancient ironworks on the farm alongside the watermill stream, and some of the workings are still in evidence along the northern boundary. The property continued over the centuries as a working farm, until the turn of the 20th century when part of the house was used as a boarding school for girls. By WWII, it had become a private house and farm once again. For many years the land adjoining the farm driveway was used as the local hunt Point to Point course.
Buckholt Farmhouse to this day retains the character and features of its time, with exposed oak timbers in many of the rooms, the original inglenook fireplace in the scullery and the retention of the stone mullion windows. It comprises four bedrooms, two attic rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, three bathrooms and a cellar.
The traditional hop Oast House remains on the farm, having been converted into a pair of four-bedroom attached dwellings which are let out. These have been tastefully modernised yet still retain character throughout. Both dwellings have a light and spacious ground floor with generous sitting room/dining room areas and kitchen, with downstairs cloakrooms and access to the garden. The first floors have four bedrooms as well as two en-suites and a family bathroom.
Buckholt Farm extends to 367.77 acres, with the farmhouse positioned in the centre of the holding and the farmland wrapping around. The land comprises 235 acres of pastureland, 128 acres of woodland and 22,650 square feet of modern and traditional farm buildings. There is also an all weather outdoor arena for the equestrian livery yard, as well as stables in the period barn and a total of eight loose boxes.
The residential properties are all connected to mains electricity and water, and private drainage. PLEASE NOTE: None of these services have been checked or tested.
The principal access is along the farm driveway from Watermill Lane.
The property is for sale by Private Treaty with offers invited in excess of £5,000,000.
Please see the Property Particulars for further details on tenure, current farming, Council Tax, easements and rights of way, etc.