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Sharnfold Farm, the popular destination farm for many Pevensey Bay people has gone on sale—Bay Life, 13 September 2018

Destination farm goes up for sale

The destination farm in Hailsham Road, Stone Cross, is popular as a place for special occasions with families.

On site are many attractions including a well established award winning visitor attraction with extensive public parking area, pick your own fruit and veg, a farm shop with butchers, café with planning consent to extend and provide 40 and children’s outdoor play area and farm nature trail.

With a guide price of £2,250,000, the news has rippled across Pevensey Bay today (13 September) with a number of comments, “this is one of the most popular places in the locality, that is a surprise”, was one view offered.

Another that they hoped “new owners would not change direction”.

Local resident Elizabeth Beeney said. “Oh my! I do hope it doesn’t become another housing plot!” adding,”we have enough development! Sharnfold is such a lovely place for families – I wish it was staying in the family”.

Christine Pollard said, “hope it stays the same, lovely place”.

Paul Watson offered the view, “best farm and coffee shop around. I just hope the new buyers whoever will keep it going and it isn’t a developer getting their greedy hands on more land”.

The guide price also includes a modern 4 bed AOC farmhouse with farm office and attractive landscaped gardens, a good range of modern and traditional farm buildings and productive pasture land with small pockets of woodland.

The particulars end by indicating “huge potential to develop existing business and develop further income sources, in all about 78.2 acres”.

Voted Sussex Food shop of the Year 2016, current owners describe their proud history in a simple sequential way. The description does not articulate the quality of food, pleasure in the experience, or level of service offered with every piquant visit.

“We have been on the Farm since 1983.

“We started with PYO fruit and vegetables and later added other farm grown and local produce as requested by our customers. In 2001 we opened the farm shop and in 2009 we added the coffee shop and butchers. We have had our Play Area and Farm Trail for some time now, as well as our fishing lake and Caravan Club CL site. In addition to all the food and gifts, we also sell local plants (flowers, vegetables and herbs) and farm-grown Christmas Trees in a wonderful array of sizes and shapes”.

A small, almost, footnote, at the end of their website description, conveys the essence of Sharnfold, “our customers tell us that we offer a friendly, relaxed and happy experience for shopping, eating and having fun. We are delighted because that is what we aim to do”.

Full particulars here from Samuel and Son Chartered surveyors.