Premises and land used until late last year by the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust in Uckfield is for sale with a guide price of up to £1,450,000.
The charity, which looked after rescued horses, closed after getting into what it called “severe financial distress”, despite fund-raising by trustees, staff and volunteers over several years.
A summary of the property particulars shows a guide price of £1,375,000 to £1,450,000 for an “extensive equestrian facility with a Grade II* listed farmhouse, additional accommodation, stabling for about 30 horses and about 67 acres of land.
The property, in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield, is said to suit a variety of uses with livery representing a “viable” opportunity.
The agents say Hempstead Farm is not included in the current emerging Local Plan and to date is not an allocated site, or subject to draft allocation.
The horse rescue trust has said that as a matter of charity law, all of its assets – the proceeds of the sale – can only be used for charitable purposes – i.e. providing sanctuary for rescued horses and donkeys.
Therefore, upon closure, it is a legal requirement, the charity said, that all remaining assets were passed to one or more other charities established for the same purposes.
Agents: Batcheller Monkhouse/Hobbs Parker.