Is this the spot where the Nightingales always sing? About to come to the market, close to Hailsham, Eastbourne and the South Downs is a very interesting grassland farm extending to 111 acres or 44.9 hectares if you prefer.
Until the early 1980s Nightingale Farm was a very well known dairy farm supplying milk locally. Regulations and a declining dairy industry saw the conversion of the farm to beef production which has continued to the present time. It is well suited to grass production and some excellent cattle have been produced from Nightingale Farm.
The farm is unusual as it is within a ring fence. Offered as a whole or in six lots, the farm will appeal to the livestock producer as well as to the equestrian community. Conveniently, the land abuts the Cuckoo Trail which was formed by utilising the old railway line that ran from Eastbourne to Tunbridge Wells.
If sold in lots, there are several access points from the highway making lotting simple for all concerned. There are no environmental schemes in place so again no potential complications whether sold as a whole or in lots.
Of particular interest to many will be the extent of the farm buildings. In all there is approximately 18,000sqft ranging from cattle yards to an older brick and flint dairy complex including the traditional cowshed.
But that is not all; a very attractive period cottage farmhouse (which is not listed); easy access to main communications and close to the seaside town of Eastbourne and famous market town of Hailsham with its cattle market conjure up a range of interesting ideas and the views to the South Downs are magnificent as are the bluebells in the woods next spring!