description**IntroductionTong Bank Orchards form part of Flightshott Farm which has been within the ownership of the Glover family for over 50 years.
Following a decision to restructure ownership, Tong Bank is being offered for sale with offers requested by noon on Friday 10th July 2020. Tong bank orchardsThe property is situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and extends to a total of approximately 23.46 acres (9.49 hectares) of orchard land with the foundations of redundant traditional brick built hopper huts (approximately 21.1m x 5.80m) located toward the centre of the site.
The land is classified as Grade 3 on the defra Agricultural Land Classification Map and Soilscapes identifies the soil type comprising slightly acid loamy and clayey soils with impeded drainage.The property has long frontage to Marle Place Lane along the northern boundary and benefits from a second agricultural right of way from Tong Lane shown hatched blue on the Boundary. The individual orchards are described below
- A) Cox dessert apples on M106 with Golden Delicious and Russet pollinators – 15.91 acres
- B) Conference and William pears – 6.47 acres
- C) Redundant Hopper Huts – 0.20 acres
- D) Woodland shaws – 0.88 acres
The land is considered ripe for replanting. TenureThe land is offered for sale freehold by private treaty with vacant possession available upon completion.The vendors will reserve a right of holdover to harvest the 2020 growing crop.ServicesNo services are connected.Basic payment schemeNo entitlements are included in the sale.Minerals, sporting rights and timberAll mineral rights, sporting rights and standing timber so far as they are owned are included in the Freehold.Easements, wayleaves and rights of way
The property is to be sold subject to a public footpath crossing through the centre of the land. Kcc ref: 0042/WT310/1. Which is marked brown on the plan.The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights whether public or private including Rights of Way, supply, drainage, water and electricity supplies or other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations, easements and all wayleaves whether referred to or not in these particulars.