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Hailsham, East Sussex. About 27 Acres (10.93 Ha). Occupied Under the Agricultural Holding Act 1986.


Offers Over £350,000

Property Overview

A rare opportunity to acquire an investment farm occupied under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. Freehold. Subject to Contract.

All viewings strictly by confirmed accompanied appointment only

Lewens Farm
East Sussex
BN27 2RS

Four bedroom farmhouse in need of improvement and modernisation views over Pevensey Marsh to the South Downs. Modern Farm Building.

In all about 27 acres.

Agricultural Tenancy

The farm is subject to an unwritten secure Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy in favour of Donald Colin Walker at a rental of £5,750 per annum.   A Section 6 (1) Notice was served by the Landlords on the 30th November 2006. A valid Section 12 Notice is in place to review the rent as at 29th September, 2015.

Special Note: Prospective purchasers should be aware that the farm is situated adjacent to the Pevensey Marsh Beagle kennels and shall permit them to hunt across the whole or any part of the holding.

Viewing Arrangements: Strictly by confirmed accompanied appointment with the vendors sole agents, Messrs. Watsons, tel: 01435865077.


Lewens Farmhouse has outstanding views towards the South Downs and overlooks the majority of its land on the Pevensey Marshes. The house is conveniently located in relation to the farm building and the farmland.

The farm is situated on the Pevensey Levels, approximately two miles to the South-East of the market town of Hailshjam, two miles from the main A22 Eastbourne/East Grinstead road. Gatwick International Airport is about one hour’s drive.


The farmhouse is believed to date back to the 1920’s. Constructed of brick under a tiled roof and unmodernised throughout.


Ground Floor

Kitchen: (10’4 x 10’0) Unmodernised. Solid fuel Aga, stainless steel sink, single drainer. Living Room: (12’1 x 16’7) Fireplace, bay window. Passageway with understairs cupboard and front door. Cloakroom: W.C., wash hand basin (tenant’s fixture).    Dining Room: (13’4 x 11’2) Bay window, fireplace.Dairy/Utility Room: (6’1 x 7’8) Quarry tiled floor, door to outside.

First Floor

Bedroom 1:  (11’10 x 10’9) Fireplace and cupboard. Bedroom 2:  (9’10 x 10’10).  

Bedroom 3:  (9’10 x 11’0). Bedroom 4:    (9’11 x 8’9). Bathroom: Bath, w.c.. power shower and wash hand basin (tenant’s improvement).


There is an integral W.C. and coal house.


There is a small garden to the front and rear of the property. The front garden is bordered by a hedge. Mature apple tree. Well in rear garden. Views towards the South Downs, over Pevensey Marsh.

Farm Buildings

Coverd Yard by “Atcost” (aboiut 60’0 x 60’0), a 4 bay of concrete stancion construction beneath a corrugated asbestos roof, clad on the gable ends. New Yorkshire Boarding to one elevation.

Store shed, open fronted, of corrugated construction, steel stanchion with an earth floor.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage. (Not checked or tested). EPC:F

Tenant’s Improvements

The Tenant’s improvements comprise:

  1. The downstairs cloakroom comprising W.C. and wash hand basin.
  2. First floor bathroom comprising bath, W.C. and wash hand basin. Power Shower.
  3. Corrugated asbestos timber shed.
  4. Part double glazing
  5. Hard standing area between the farm buildings and the farmhouse.
  6. Drainage
  7. Both end cladding to the covered yard
  8. Corrugated iron shed at the entrance

The Land

The land is principally marshland.


(Please see directional plan)

From the A22 turn into Diplocks Way. Turn left at the end and immediately right into Ersham Road at the roundabout. Continue for about one mile. Turn left at the crossroads. Bear right after about half a mile. Lewens Farm will be found on the right after a further half mile.

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