Criers Lane, Five Ashes, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6LG | Property for sale | Savills
150.89 to 184.75 Ac(61.06 to 74.77 Ha)
Guide price £4,300,000 -​ £4,750,000

Criers LaneFive Ashes, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6LG

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • An attractive 5 bedroom Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • 4 let cottages including a farmworkers bungalow
  • Stable block and sand school
  • A range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Attractive mixed Wealden farmland
  • In all about 184.75 acres

An attractive residential and amenity farm, set in a picturesque location, with significant rental income. About 184.75 acres.

About this property

  • Description

    Broadreed Farm is a pretty and well located farm, occupying a delightful rural position, in the High Weald National Landscape. The farm has been within the same family ownership for more than forty years and extends to about 185 acres, with an attractive principal farmhouse, equestrian
    facilities, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings and four additional cottages.

    The sale of Broadreed Farm presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a traditional lifestyle farm with the advantage of a significant residential rental income.

    Lot 1:

    Broadreed Farmhouse

    Broadreed Farmhouse is a traditional Sussex tile hung and timber framed farmhouse, believed to date back to the 16th century. The farmhouse is presented in good order, with generously proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights for its age and classical period features, including exposed beams and inglenook fire places. From it's westerly aspect, there are fine uninterrupted views over the Weald.

    The accommodation of about 3,924 sq ft is arranged over three floors and currently comprises three reception rooms, a study, a kitchen/breakfast room, w.c, utility, five bedrooms (1 ensuite) a shower room and a family bathroom.

    Outside, the immediate gardens extend to the front rear and side, backing onto the farmland and are mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and a kitchen garden.

    The Cottage
    A pretty one bedroom brick built cottage lies to the north east of the farmhouse. The accommodation is modest but full of character and provides comfortable accommodation, which briefly comprises an open plan kitchen, living area, one bedroom, a utility room and bathroom.

    The cottage benefits from its own enclosed garden.

    Farm Buildings and Equestrian Facilities

    The farmyard mainly lies to the south east of the farmhouse and comprises a mixture of garaging, farm buildings and stables.

    There is a traditional building which comprises a quadruple garage, a double garage and two single garages as well as a staff room attached to the north east elevation.

    There is a modern timber framed stable block comprising 8 stables lying to the south east of the farmhouse. To the north of the farmhouse is a sand school. In addition, there is an old stable block to the north of the farmyard, which will require significant renovation or replacement.

    The agricultural buildings are arranged around the concrete yard and comprise 4 large agricultural barns; one concrete portal frame barn and three steel portal frame barns.

    Oak Tree Barn

    Converted in 2015 from a traditional timber framed Sussex barn, the accommodation is light and spacious and benefits from exposed oak timbers, with a beautiful oak staircase leading to the first floor.

    The barn comprises a large light entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom and a large reception room on the first floor, making the most of the views to the west over the rolling Wealden countryside.

    There is an enclosed garden to the rear and side which is predominately laid to lawn with a patio area. Beyond the garden is an attractive natural pond, which is a haven for wildlife.

    Barnside Cottage
    Converted in 2010 from a traditional agricultural building, the accommodation comprises a kitchen, reception room, two bedrooms (1 en suite) and a family bathroom.

    Barnside Cottage also benefits from an enclosed garden to the side.

    Broadreed Bungalow

    Located off the drive, to the south of the farmhouse and farm buildings, the bungalow (subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition) comprises a kitchen / breakfast room, utility, w.c, reception room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

    There is a garden to the front and an enclosed garden to the rear, which are both predominantly laid to lawn.


    The land lies primarily to the west and north of the farmstead and provides an attractive backdrop to the residential elements, affording great protection and amenity to the property as a whole.

    In total the land in Lot 1 extends to 121.79 acres of pasture and 21.16 acres of woodland, interspersed with pretty streams and several small ponds.

    Lot 2

    A single field of predominantly pasture with direct road access woodland shaws and a pond.

    The land extends to 20.90 acres in total and can be accessed off Stonehurst Lane.

    Lot 3

    A single field of predominantly pasture with direct road access and extending to 12.96 acres in total.

    General Remarks

    Method of Sale
    The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in three lots. If sold separately, Lots 2 and 3 will not be sold until a buyer for Lot 1 has been secured.

    Tenure and Possession
    Vacant possession will be available upon completion of the sale subject to the occupancies listed below.

    Broadreed Farmhouse - Vacant Possession
    Oak Tree Barn - Assured Shorthold Tenancy
    Barnside Cottage - Assured Shorthold Tenancy
    Broadreed Bungalow - Assured Shorthold Tenancy
    Broadreed Cottage - Assured Shorthold Tenancy
    Farmland and farm buildings - Grazing Licence and a Licence for the farm buildings

    The vendor reserves the right to alter the lotting at any time.

    Local Authorities
    Wealden District Council:
    East Sussex County Council:

    Broadreed Farmhouse is Grade II Listed.

    Minerals, Sporting and Timber Rights
    The minerals, sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned are included in the sale.

    All properties benefit from mains electricity and water. OFH and private drainage.

    Council Tax
    Broadreed Farmhouse - Band G
    Oak Tree Barn - Band G
    Barnside Cottage - Band D
    Broadreed Bungalow - Band C
    Broadreed Cottage - Band A

    EPC Ratings
    Broadreed Farmhouse - E
    Oak Tree Barn - D
    Barnside Cottage - C
    Broadreed Bungalow - D
    Broadreed Cottage - Exempt

    Broadreed Farm benefits from fast broadband speeds with a fibre connection.

    Prospective purchasers will need to make their own enquiries of the relevant Local Authorities with regard to the prospect of conversions, extensions and alternative uses.

    Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
    For the avoidance of doubt, no BPS entitlements will be included in the sale.

    In the event that the sale of the property, or part of it or any right attached to it, becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser in addition to the consideration.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    Clarification on any specific items will be provided by the vendors' agents at the appropriate time.

    Easements, Covenants, Rights of Way and Restrictions
    The farm is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

    There is a public footpath which runs up the drive and splits before the farmhouse continuing north towards Stonehurst Lane and west towards Broadreed Woods.

    Statutory Designations
    The farm lies entirely within the High Weald National Landscape.

    Viewings & Health and Safety
    Given the potential hazards of a working farm, viewers should take care and precaution with regard to their personal safety when viewing the farm.

    Viewings are by appointment only and accompanied with Savills.

Local information

  • Situated off Criers Lane, down a long driveway and set in unspoilt East Sussex countryside. The attractive villages of Mayfield and Rotherfield are about 3.2 and 3.9 miles away respectively and provide local shopping for everyday needs, together with public houses and primary schools. Crowborough is 6.4 miles distant and provides more extensive shopping facilities, including several supermarkets, high street shops, a leisure centre and schools. Further shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities can be found in the popular spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, about 11.3
  • miles to the north.
  • Buxted station is about 3.8 miles and has a service to London Bridge in a little over an hour. Tunbridge Wells has a mainline station to Cannon Street/Charing Cross. Gatwick airport is about 26 miles, as is the M23 which links onto the M25 and national motorway networks, and the A21 can be joined at Tunbridge Wells.
  • The area is extremely well served for schooling, with a selection of local primaries, Skippers Hill Manor and Holmewood House Prep schools, Benenden and St Leonards Mayfield for girls, Tonbridge for boys and co-educational at Eastbourne and Brighton. In addition, there are a number of state, private and grammar schools at Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.

Additional information

  • Directions: Postcode TN20 6LG Directions From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A267 / Frant Road for about 8.9 miles, then at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A267. Continue on the A267 for about 1.7 miles, then turn right onto Criers Lane and the driveway to Broadreed Farm can be found clearly signposted on the right hand side after about 0.7 miles. What3words /// (best for directions)
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G