Wine estate with 152 acres of land and vines for sale at £ 6.75million
Vowels Lane also includes a fully equipped cellar, a traditional barn for visitors and events, a Grade II listed five bedroom farmhouse, a two bedroom vacation home, pasture and forest.
The well-placed Commercial Vineyard is located in the heart of Sussex Weald, between the historic Bluebell Railway and the Weir Wood Reservoir.
It is available as a whole or in two bundles through Savills.
About 60 hectares of vines have been planted, with grape varieties such as pinot meunier, pinot noir, chardonnay, bacchus, pinot blanc and regent.
The vineyards have been established to produce over 100,000 bottles of still and sparkling wines per year. There is also a two acre apple orchard which sits to the east of the farm with the fruit used to produce the original Cyder method. The cellar contains all the latest technology to produce top quality sparkling and still wine, using stainless steel and temperature control.
All stages of wine production from the vineyard to the boutique can be carried out on site The beautifully restored barn, meanwhile, dates from the 15th century and occupies a dominant position with a courtyard to the front and a garden to the back with a view over the vineyard and towards the Bluebell Railway. Inside, the barn is open plan and full of character, with a wealth of original woods exposed and offers potential for a variety of uses.
The ground floor houses an impressive kitchen and bar, with a utility room beyond.
At one end, a mezzanine gallery overlooks the main entertainment space, which was used as a smaller meeting space and as a stage for the group at receptions. In the yard is a substantial barn (approximately 7,750 square feet), which has already been used for liveries and storage.
The stables have been phased out, opening up opportunities for a variety of alternative uses. There remains a product store, an office and a bonded area. The estate also benefits from a newly constructed Shufflebottom farm building which spans approximately 4,000 square feet and serves as a machine store and workshop. The remaining land is approximately 80 acres and is primarily pasture with approximately 22 acres of timber.
A hard track leads to the top of the farm and from there one has stunning views over Weir Wood Reservoir and the countryside beyond to Ashdown Forest. There are two scenic and popular fishing lakes on the estate spanning approximately 2.7 acres.
The lakes are well supplied with carp, perch, bream and rudd. The Grade II listed farmhouse sits in a commanding position with views over the vineyard and the beautiful countryside beyond. It has five receptions, a kitchen / dining room, a veranda, a cellar, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dressing room. Around the farm are gardens with herbaceous borders, mature trees and a patio to the front of the property, which enjoys views over the gently rolling pastures and attractive vineyards of the estate.
Adjacent to the farm is a three bay garage, with a fuel store and a large attic above.