Diverse farm with agricultural, commercial, development and viticulture elements
Lot 1 Ansty Farm
78.77 acres (31.89 hectares)
Ansty Farm is approached off Deaks Lane with a hard surface track leading through the farm buildings to New Farmhouse where there is a gravelled parking area to the front.
The formal front door leads into the entrance hall off which there is access to all the ground floor rooms. The sitting room has a wood burning stove and leads through to a corner conservatory with a westerly aspect and an outlook over the gardens. The heart of the house is a spacious kitchen/ breakfast room which also has access to the front via a porch, particularly useful for muddy boots and wet dogs. In addition, the ground floor has a dining room, study and WC. Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
Outside there is a detached double garage which has a WC in one corner. There is an external staircase to the rear which leads to a first floor studio flat. The flat has open plan living accommodation, including a kitchen area, and separate bathroom.
The gardens surround the house and are mostly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and shrub beds, it is enclosed by hedges giving the house a high degree of privacy. There is a timber pool house with a disused swimming pool.
New Farmhouse is in need of refurbishment or may be suitable for redevelopment (subject to necessary consents).
New Farmhouse is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition, details are available from the agents.
Ansty Farm Buildings
The farm buildings are extensive, extending to about 38,800 square feet (excluding Lot 2).
The layout of the buildings is identified in the block plan in these particulars and they can be summarised as:
1. Ansty Farmhouse
2. Garage and studio flat
3. Main Barn (about 19,041 sq.ft.) The largest building on the farm, the main barn has consent over a small area for light industrial use. Details are available to view on the Mid Sussex District Council website and the original planning reference is 08/03775/COU which was extended under 09/01664/COU. The remainder of the barn is used for agricultural storage and there is a farm office in one corner.
4. Barn 2 (about 11,937 sq.ft.) A large single span barn with potential for alternative uses (subject to necessary consents) such as an indoor riding arena.
5. Barn 1 (about 5,242 sq.ft.) A former livestock building with Change of Use planning permission to B1. Details are available to view on the Mid Sussex District Council website and the planning reference is 02/01708/COU.
6. Silage clamp
7. Front barn (about 2,659 sq.ft.) An open fronted barn near to the entrance of the farm used for the storage of machinery and hay.
In addition, permission was granted in 2018, under General Permitted Development, for a new agricultural barn to the north of the farmstead with a new and separate access from Deaks Lane. Details are available to view on the Mid Sussex District Council website and the planning reference is DM/18/3388.
The land at Ansty Farm is predominantly pasture, around 65 acres (26.32 hectares), across good size field enclosures. There are pockets
of woodland and shaws, around 8.21 acres (3.32 hectares), and several ponds allowing opportunity for a small but interesting shoot.
Parts of the farm afford fine views towards Cuckfield and the South Downs.
Lot 2 - Redundant barn with Permitted Development
0.32 acres (0.131 hectares)
Shown as building 8 on the block plan, this redundant farm building has prior approval for change of use from an agricultural barn to form 5 residential units. Details are available to view on the Mid Sussex District Council website and the planning reference is DM/21/1525.
Lot 3 Cheniston Vineyard
17.91 acres (7.25 hectares)
Cheniston Vineyard lies to the west of Deaks Lane with its own access. It is an established stand-alone vineyard having around 25,500 vines planted gently sloping ground with a southerly aspect. The grape varieties are Chardonnay (about 55%), Pinot Noir (about 25%) and Pinot Meunier (about 20%).
Approximately 15.4 acres are planted with the remaining land being headlands and a wooded shaw along the northern boundary.
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