Hastingford Fishery is a secluded and scenic smallholding that has been run as an independent fishery and shoot for several years and previously as a weekend tea room. The land has been in the same family for nearly 100 years and this is the first time on the open market. The Fishery has its own private drive, is accessed through wrought iron gates, and has direct access onto the public highway. It has a single story dwelling situated centrally within the land in a unique setting overlooking a picturesque lake which is naturally spring fed. There are magnificent views stretching across the Sussex Weald towards the South Downs and the south facing land is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grounds extend to approximately 32 acres of pasture, which has natural shaws and ponds dispersed throughout, having been used for leisure and recreational use.
The single story lodge is situated in the centre of the land and has been used in part as an entertaining area for visitors to enjoy. The property has been granted part residential use as a live/work unit and is therefore ideally situated to be run as a business. It has previously been run as a tea room at weekends and has an up-to-date 5* Health and Hygiene rating. Entering the lodge the hallway leads into a beamed snug which in turn leads into a large open plan living room and dining room, with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning stove, which have stunning views overlooking the lake. There is a separate room adjacent to a modern kitchen and a bedroom/study area (with ensuite WC and shower room) towards the rear of the property. There are two separate WCs that can be accessed from the exterior of the property, one of which provides accomodation for disables use. There is a large outside entertaining area with terrace, pergola and BBQ area. Wedding parties have been held in the grounds in the past. There is also a large parking area before the approach to the lodge.
The land extends to approximately 32 acres and has been well maintained to promote both the shoot and the fishery, and has potential for equestrian purposes. The land has indigenous
planting and is undulating with a number of ponds and shaws with areas of cover crops to attract flocks of many smaller species of birds.
At the beginning of the drive there is an agricultural barn, with potential for alternative use, subject to the necessary consents. Adjacent to the Lodge there is a timber-framed work shop with a power supply, which leads into a small meeting room, which has previously been used as a drinks room for beaters.
The tenure of the property is Freehold with vacant possession being granted upon completion.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
There are no Entitlements registered to the holding.
Mains water and electricity. Wood burning stove. Alarm system.
East Sussex County Council (01323 464780) & Wealden District Council (01892 653311).
MINERALS, SPORTING RIGHTS AND TIMBER
All mineral rights, sporting rights and standing timber so far as they own are included in the freehold sale.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of all existing rights whether public or private including rights of way, supply, drainage, water and electricity supplies or other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations, quasi-easement and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in these particulars.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
Interested parties are recommended to undertake their own investigations into the prospects for any planning.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.