Rowebuck Stud is located at the end of a private road with far-reaching views over its own land and surrounding undulating countryside, situated on the rural outskirts of the sought after village of Isfield. Lewes, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and Brighton offer an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. The property and location offers good access for horse boxes and lorries and is surrounded by many local equestrian show centres, further there are good links to Dover providing easy access by ferry to Europe for the European circuits.
Rowebuck stud presents an unusual opportunity to purchase a thoughtfully created equestrian facility with potential to improve further.
Situated in an accessible and desirable rural location, Rowebuck Stud is a well established equestrian facility in a peaceful and secluded setting. Extending to approximately 43 acres of predominantly grassland, with planning permission for a three bed Sussex Style Farmhouse and an extensive range of equestrian facilities including two outdoor arenas, an indoor school with viewing gallery, canter track, horse walker and 51 loose boxes.
In 2012 planning permission was granted to replace the three bed mobile home with a three bed detached Sussex style farmhouse to include garaging and gardens.
The permission has been granted subject to the occupant of the dwelling being limited to a person caring for horses kept at the property, as an equestrian business or in agriculture. Further, the existing mobile home must be removed/demolished within three months of the first occupation of the dwelling.
Rowebuck Stud is a well established purpose built equestrian centre comprising extensive facilities. The facilities include two outdoor arenas (60m x 40m, 50m x 20m), indoor school (50m x 25m) with viewing gallery, Claydon 6 horse walker, canter tracks, 51 loose boxes, 3 wash down bays, and further tack/store rooms.
Points of note include:
Indoor School – 50m x 25m, Martin Collins surface (silica sand, wax and clopf). The indoor school benefits from an irrigation system, good lighting and kick boards to all sides.
Viewing gallery - overlooks the indoor school and comprises a seating area, bar and outside decking.
Outdoor School 1 - 60m x 40m, Martin Collins surface (silica sand, wax and clopf).
Outdoor School 2 – 50m x 20m, Martin Collins surface (silica sand).
Canter Track – surface silica sand
Horse Walker – Claydon open 6 bay Horse Walker
South Barn – currently sub divided into 5 separate yards comprising 37 loose boxes all with automatic water feeders, 2 wash down bays, storage and a small tack room.
North Barn – 14 loose with automatic water feeders, storage area, WC and a wash down bay.
With access from the north barn, there is accommodation ancillary to the equestrian facilities which include a staff/day room, kitchen, office, shower room and WC.
The Holiday Cottage
A conversion forming part of the north barn, with separate access to an open plan living area having a fitted ‘gallery’ kitchen and wood laminate flooring. There are two double bedrooms and a bathroom fitted with a white suite.
The Holiday Flat
Also forming part of the north barn, the holiday flat has been partially converted to date. It has separate access to the first floor where the planning consent allows for an open plan living area with kitchen, two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, a bathroom, store and further seating area.
The majority of the land lies to the north and east of the facilities and the River Uck runs along the northern boundary. The land is predominantly pasture with small paddock enclosures to the east and larger paddocks to the north. All the paddocks have electric fencing and the larger paddock enclosures benefit from mains water supply. Further, there is an all weather sand track leading to the fields, from the equestrian facilities. Adjoining the Lavender Line, a steam railway attraction, to the eastern boundary.
To the far north of the property the larger field extends to about 10.5 acres which the current owners cut for haylage. This field has pretty river frontage with the River Uck running along three boundaries.
Directions: Heading Eastbound on the A272 turn right onto Shortbridge Road, just after the Piltdown garage. Continue for approx 1 mile and turn right onto Buckham Hill. At the top of the hill turn right towards Isfield and the driveway to Rowebuck Stud will be found after about 1.9 miles on the left, just before Tile Barn Close.
Method of Sale: The property, as described is being offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Tenure and Possession: The tenure of the property is Freehold with vacant possession being granted upon completion.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Local Authorities: Wealden District Council and East Sussex County Council .
Outgoings: Council Tax Band A.
Planning: The planning permissions for the three bedroom farmhouse plus garaging (Ref.No: Wd/2012/1799/fe) and the for the ground floor holiday let, additional holiday let on the first floor, revisions to staff rest rooms and minor alterations to elevations of the barn (Ref.No: Wd/2013/0556/fr), can be viewed on Wealden District Councils website.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is being sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, specifically mentioned herein or not.
A public footpath follows the driveway and forks into two, west of the facilities. The southern fork runs along the western boundary briefly before exiting into the neighbouring field. The northern fork passes through the fields north of the facilities before exiting at the eastern boundary. Details are available from the vendors agents.
Single Farm Payment: The Single Farm Payment Entitlements are included in the sale and the 2013 claim will be retained by the vendor.
Environmental Schemes: The land is not entered into any Environment Schemes.
Sporting and Mineral Rights: The sporting and mineral rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
Agent’s Note: Rowebuck Stud is the trading name of the vendor’s equine business and post sale the property will revert to it’s former name, Tile Barn Farm.
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If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
Heading Eastbound on the A272 turn right onto Shortbridge Road, just after the Piltdown garage. Continue for approx 1 mile and turn right onto Buckham Hill. At the top of the hill turn right towards Isfield and the driveway to Rowebuck Stud will be found after about 1.9 miles on the left, just before Tile Barn Close.