Farm for sale in Lot 1: Bemzells Lane, Cowbeech BN27

Offers over £1,500,000
Interested in this property? Call +44 1435 817113 * or Request Details

* Calls to this number will be recorded for quality, compliance and training purposes.

Farm for sale
Council tax band:

Property features

  • Four bedroom farmhouse - EPC: Band G
  • Range of modern and traditional outbuildings
  • Pasture fields with woodland shaws and Ponds.
  • Extending in all to approximately 38.39 acres.
  • An additional 25.35 acres (Lot 2) available by separate negotiation.
  • Please see brochure for further details.

Property description


Beards Farm is located within the hamlet of Trolliloes, approximately 1.5 miles to the east of Cowbeech village, and 2.1 miles to the north east of Herstmonceux. The historic town of Battle is approximately 9.4 miles to the north east, and the coast at Pevensey Bay, approximately 9 miles to the south east.

Mainline railway stations can be found in Polegate (8.7 miles) and Battle (10.7 miles).


Beards Farm has been within the same family ownership since 1949 and comprises a traditional Sussex residential and grassland farm with a charming farmhouse of weatherboard, brick, and tile hung elevations beneath a tiled roof, a range of agricultural outbuildings, and hedge enclosed pasture fields.

The farmhouse

The detached farmhouse is of weatherboard, brick, and tile hung elevations beneath a tiled roof. It is believed that the farmhouse dates from the early 19th century, with extensions added in the mid/late 20th century.

The accommodation, which would now benefit from refurbishment, briefly comprises:

Ground floor

The original front door to the southern elevation opens to an enclosed Entrance Porch with exposed brick floor.

Inner Hallway with exposed brick floor, stairs to First Floor, and doors to:

Living Room (12'.5" x 10'.1") with exposed brick floor, exposed ceiling timbers, and wooden panelling to walls. Former inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and painted brick surround.

Sitting Room (15'.6" x 8'.2") formerly used as the farm office, with part exposed brick floor, exposed ceiling timbers. Store Room/Alcove off, and steps down to Scullery.

Kitchen (11'.3" x 6'.7") with fitted units beneath worktops and Stainless-Steel sink and drainer. Open plan to:

Breakfast Room (11'.6" x 11'.4") with exposed ceiling timbers, further fitted storage units, oil-fired aga.

Dining Room (15'.4" x 9'.10") with parquet floor, fireplace with painted chimney breast and tile hearth.

Inner rear hall with door to:

Boot Room with doors to outside.

Shower Room with shower, wash basin and W.C.

First floor

Landing with doors to:

Master Bedroom (15'.4" x 9'.11")

Bedroom 2 (11'.11 x 9'.2")

Bedroom 3 (13'.9" x 6'.6")

Bedroom 4 (9'.2" x 7'.10")

Family Bathroom with panelled bath, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, pedestal wash basin, and W.C.


A pathway flanked by lawns leads from the parking area to the farmhouse, with a brick paved pathway continuing to a covered seating area attached to the north-western elevation of the house and the garden to the south east, which comprises further areas of lawn and a variety of specimen trees and shrubs. Other features of the garden include a traditional flint wall running part of the boundary with Bemzells Lane, a wooden Summer House, and a Garden Workshop of flint and brick elevations beneath a tiled roof.


Arranged around a concrete yard located to the west of the farmhouse, the range of traditional and modern agricultural outbuildings include:

Building 'A': Grain / Straw Store. A three-bay steel framed barn of corrugated asbestos/fibre cement and tin sheeting elevations beneath an asbestos/fibre cement roof.

Building 'B': A fully enclosed traditional brick and flint Barn with a slate roof. Attached to:

Building 'C': Former Milking Parlour and Dairy of block and weatherboard elevations beneath a slate roof. Attached to:

Building 'D': A traditional timber framed Sussex Barn of weatherboard elevations beneath a
corrugated tin roof. Attached to:

Building 'E': Covered Yard with concrete floor and block and corrugated tin elevations beneath an asbestos/fibre cement roof. Attached to:

Building 'F': Covered Yard with concrete floor and block elevations beneath a corrugated tin roof. Attached to:

Building 'G': Two bay concrete framed Barn with concrete floor and corrugated tin sheeting to the south western elevation beneath a corrugated asbestos/fibre cement roof.

Building 'H': Three bay steel framed Hay Barn with corrugated sheeting to three elevations beneath a corrugated asbestos/fibre cement roof.

Building 'I': Bull Pen with Shelter to eastern elevation.

Building 'J': Open fronted Log Store attached to:

Building 'K': Open fronted Machinery Shed

Building 'L': Triple Garage.

The land

The land is classified as Grade 3 and divided into five grass enclosures with scattered woodland shaws, two of which benefit from naturally fed ponds.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage

Outbuildings and Yard
A majority of the outbuildings are connected to mains electricity, and the yard has a mains water connection.

A number of the fields currently have, or historically had, access to water troughs.

Method of sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty.


The property is freehold and will be sold with vacant possession.

Easements, wayleaves and rights of way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit 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-easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not within these particulars.

Agent's note
We have prepared these sale particulars as a general guide and none of the statements contained within them should be relied upon as a statement of fact. All measurements are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. We have not carried out detailed or structural surveys, nor tested the services, appliances, or any fittings.

Overage provision

The property will be sold subject to a 30% overage provision that will be triggered in the event of planning consent being granted for any additional residential dwellings within a period of 30 years from the date of sale.

Basic payment entitlements

Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.

The 2023 bps claim will be submitted by the vendors and the payment retained by them. The purchaser(s) will be required to comply with the Cross-Compliance Rules from the date of completion until 31st December 2023 and indemnify against any breach committed during this period.


The plans provided are for identification purposes only and purchasers should satisfy themselves on the location of external or internal boundaries prior to offering.


Photographs taken during the summer of 2022.

Purchaser identification

In accordance with the Anti- Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all purchasers. Btf employs the services of Smartsearch to verify the identity and residence of purchasers.


The vendors and their agents do not accept any responsibility for accidents or personal injury as a result of viewings, whether accompanied or not.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floor Plan

Floor Plan View original

Arrange Viewing

For more information about this property, please contact
BTF Partnership, TN21 on +44 1435 817113 * (local rate)

Contact BTF Partnership about this property

Enter details
    Morning (8am-noon)
    Afternoon (noon-5pm)
    Evening (5pm-9pm)
  1. Characters remaining: 500

By submitting this form, you accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When you click 'Send message''Request valuation', we will pass your personal data to the selected estate agents so that those agents can respond to your request for information or to arrange a viewing. valuation request.


Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page, with the exclusion of Running Costs data, are marketing materials provided by BTF Partnership, and do not constitute property particulars. Please contact BTF Partnership for full details and further information. The Running Costs data displayed on this page are provided by PrimeLocation to give an indication of potential running costs based on various data sources. PrimeLocation does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions, related information or Running Costs data provided here.

Properties on the market nearby

16 more properties like this

View all Bemzells Lane properties for sale