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Rocks Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Offers in Excess of
Savills Rural Sales, Sevenoaks
5,749,920 sq. ft.
(534,186 sq. m.)

Key features

  • 132 acres
  • Predominantly permanent pasture
  • Newly constructed farm building
  • Fine views over the High Weald toward the South Downs
  • Available as a whole

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

An extremely attractive block of Wealden farmland, with buildings, extending to approximately 132 acres.


Reads Farm presents an excellent opportunity to purchase an extremely attractive block of Wealden farmland, extending to approximately 132 acres in total, and classified as grade 3 on the Land Classification Soil Series of England and Wales.

The land comprises generous size pasture fields, protective shaws and Stonehouse Wood, an attractive block of broadleaf woodland extending to about 29 acres. The land was stock fenced, water laid-on and the pasture re-sown to new leys in 2017.

In the heart of the farm there is a newly created yard area, with ample hardstanding and a steel framed 6 bay (30m x 15m) open-fronted barn built in 2017 and planning permission to erect a second barn of the same size (planning reference WD/2017/1508/F).

There is also a range of brick built former bull pens, which offer potential for alternative use (subject to necessary planning consents).

A good hard track provides access to the land leading from Rocks Lane to the top fields, from which there are fine views over the High Weald toward the South Downs.

Reads Farm is farmed in-hand by the owners who run a highly regarded sheep enterprise from the holding.


Reads Farm is located off Rocks Lane, at the end of a privately owned driveway in the beautiful Sussex countryside, occupying an idyllic position in the High Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Idyllic and peaceful, it is nevertheless within easy reach of the pretty hamlet High Hurstwood and the larger towns of Uckfield (3.4 miles), Crowborough (5.6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (12.5 miles).

Acreage: 132 Acres


Heading south through Crowborough on A26, continue for about another 5 miles (ignore the first turning to High Hurstwood), before turning left into Rocks Lane (signposted to High Hurstwood). A stone pillared entrance to ‘Stonehouse’ will be found after a short distance on the left hand side, continue past Stonehouse Cottage and where the track forks, just before the main gates to Stonehouse, take the left fork where the land will be found either side of the track.

Additional Info

Method of Sale: Reads Farm is being offered for sale as a whole, by private treaty.

Tenure and Possession: The land farmed in-hand and vacant possession will be available upon completion.

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 hard track and exits in the south eastern corner of Watsons field. A second footpath briefly enters and exits in the south eastern corner of Little Holland.

Access over the Stonehouse driveway is unrestricted and subject to a £250 maintenance payment per annum.

Local Authority: Wealden District Council ) and East Sussex County Council ).

Town and Country Planning: The land lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Services: Mains water. The current owners have completely renewed water to the farm with drinking troughs in every field. There is no electricity, although connection to the mains supply would be possible.

Basic Payment Scheme: The Entitlements are included in the sale and the 2021 claim will be retained by the vendor.

Environmental Scheme: The land is entered into a Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme until 2022 and the new owner will be expected to take-over the scheme for the remainder of its term. The 2021 claim will be retained by the vendor.

Sporting and Mineral Rights: The sporting and mineral rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on .

Savills and its agents do not accept any liability for loss or damage arising as a result of visits to the land. All viewings are undertaken at applicants’ own risk. 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.


Web Details

Rocks Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Buxted Station1.4 miles
  • Uckfield Station2.9 miles
  • Crowborough Station4.0 miles

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Savills Rural Sales, Sevenoaks

74 High Street Sevenoaks TN13 1JR

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