About 247 acres (100 hectares)
Lot 2 comprises pastureland that is used for livestock grazing. The land is well laid out with gated entrances to the majority of fields, all of which are accessible via farm tracks off Clack Lane, Whitsbury Road and Whipps Hill. As there is an active shoot, parcels of land have been used to grow cover crop in the form of maize in agreement with the AHA farm tenant.
Clack Barn is a Grade II Listed former tithe barn that is constructed with red brick and timber cladding. It is privately situated on Clack Lane and looks over Sweatford Water towards Sandleheath.
The topography of Rockstead Farm lends itself to shooting with an undulating landscape and a significant area of mature woodland interspersed around the farmland. The current owners, with the assistance of a full time gamekeeper, run an
established sydicated shoot on the land. Although much of the land is let, sporting rights are in hand over the whole farm and game are planted in strategic positions to provide a challenging shoot which the current owners have enjoyed for over 20 years. The shoot provides 11 days sport a year with numbers averaging 150 birds per day.
A limited area of land is rented in from two neighbouring landowners to provide additional drives however these parcels are not a necessity for running the shoot. The game keeper has been employed at Rockstead for 10 years, and has over 30 years experience at other well known shoots in Hampshire and Dorset, and as the second generation of his family to work at Rockstead, knows the farm and the shoot extremely well. He currently lives in the Annexe of the farmhouse on a service occupancy. If the land is sold separately to the house the shoot would be able to continue, and subject to planning, Clack Barn could be developed into an attractive shoot lodge.View payable Stamp Duty for this property...Read full description