MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A RARE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE APPROXIMATELY 101 ACRES OF LAND THAT CURRENTLY INCLUDES A FISHERY NEARING THE END OF ITS LEASE * A HORSE LIVERY COMPLEX OF CURRENTLY 20 STABLES PRESENTLY ON LEASE * A CAFÉ BUILDING Read more
GUIDE PRICE £1,600,000
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A RARE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE APPROXIMATELY 101 ACRES OF LAND THAT CURRENTLY INCLUDES A FISHERY NEARING THE END OF ITS LEASE * A HORSE LIVERY COMPLEX OF CURRENTLY 20 STABLES PRESENTLY ON LEASE * A CAFÉ BUILDING PRESENTLY ONLY ON A LETTING AGREEMANT* GRASS PADDOCKS * A LARGE SOLAR FARM PRESENTLY IN SITU COVERING 25 ACRES ON A LEASE BACK TO THE CURRENT OWNERS, WHICH COULD BE NEGOTIATED ON FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE SUBSTANTAIL INCOME STREAM TO THE NEW FREEHOLDER, AS THIS INCOME IS PRESENTLY NOT INCLUDED IN THE CURRENT GUIDE PRICE *WOODLAND WITH NATURE TRAILS * POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES TO RE ARRANGE THE CURRENT LEASE AND LETTING SET UP AND GREATLY ENHANCE THE INCOME AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND INTO GLAMPING SUBJECT TO PLANNING.
DESCRIPTION: This large parcel of land totalling approximately 101 acres that is currently sectioned into various small business areas and either let or leased out by the current owners, has excellent potential, if acquired by an imaginative entrepreneur or business person, to be greatly improved in both appearance and to have greater total positive financial income streams. There may also be possibilities for the creation of a large glamping and eco-tourism and general camping business to be facilitated and enhanced over much of the existing land subject to planning.
SITUATION: The land and business premises are located on the edge of Horam village and can be accessed by vehicle from the lane running past the village hall. Horam village has a number of local shops, a pharmacy, a doctor’s surgery, a post office, a butcher, a fish and chip restaurant, a tennis club and golf course nearby. London commuters can reach the city from a choice of mainline stations including Stonegate, Polegate and Buxted. More comprehensive shopping can be found at Heathfield and Hailsham with Waitrose and other well-known high-street names. There are also excellent educational facilities locally including, Mayfield School for Girls, Bede’s and Skippers hill in addition to the local comprehensives and primary schools.
COMMMERCIAL FARM ESTATE CURRENT SET UP:
EXISTING HORAM MANOR RIDING STABLES: Are currently leased to a long-standing equestrian business offering livery and riding lessons.
Presently this area comprises of 20 timber clad stables in a U shaped yard and with 3 brick stables and a tack room in the centre of the concrete yard. There is also a timber clad office.
The current annual letting income from the existing letting tenant is extremely low in our opinion and should really be addressed and re negotiated, or perhaps the new owners would wish to possibly consider no longer letting the complex and instead self-manage this potentially highly financially lucrative business for themselves.
LAKESIDE CAFÉ: Currently let, which is a popular establishment in the village and has currently a commercial kitchen, utility area, bar area, seating areas, stores, rest areas for staff, customer toilets. Total floor area is believed to be 1838 square feet.
Outside, the café has a garden and bench seating areas overlooking the popular fishing lakes.
This again is a business opportunity for a new owner to re-examine the current letting income and make a judgement call on, or to take over the premises to self-manage and enhance for a far greater financial return.
FISHERY: Currently on lease for approximately another 2 years and covering eleven water areas totalling approximately 4.33 acres and stocked with carp, tench, perch and bream. The existing business offers day and night tickets. As well as annual memberships.
SOLAR FARM: Currently 25 acres are covered by the solar farm ground mounted panels on a term of a 30 year lease from 2015. The income of which is reserved to go to the current owners. However, the buyer of the freehold could have an option to buy the income stream off the current property owner by further negotiation.
GRASS PADDOCKS: There is a further 31.12 acres of pastureland presently being used for horses, but could possibly, subject to planning be enhanced for glamping with Sheppard huts etc.
Glamping is becoming a highly desirable way for stay cations or eco-tourism with the most popular units being converted mobile Sheppard huts that can command up to £97 a night in the parts of East Sussex.
Indeed, the current owners have already sold off parts of the land for caravan camping sites nearby.
WOODLAND AREAS: 45.20 Acres of bluebell woodland with nature trail walks.