Sold Prior

A detached two-storey barn built to a high specification using traditional building methods. It is arranged as a function room with well-appointed en-suite bedrooms above. There is potential for the building to be turned into residential accommodation, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

The English Wine Centre and associated barns occupies a delightful rural setting in the Cuckmere Valley overlooking the South Downs within the South Down National Park. It is located on the Alfriston Road between Lewes and Eastbourne lying just off the main A27. There are comprehensive local shopping facilities and amenities located in nearby Alfriston with Berwick railway station just over a mile away with links to Lewes, Eastbourne, Brighton, Gatwick and London mainline railway stations. There are also excellent road links to surrounding areas via the A27 and A22.

The English Wine Centre is a multi-faceted leisure, hospitality and retail premises established since 1972 and successfully run by the present owners from January 2008 until their retirement last year. It provides a fantastic opportunity to continue as an existing business or potential to provide additional residential accommodation, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

The buildings, which are being offered as one Lot in the first instance, are set in landscaped grounds and comprise a wine retail shop with a 25 cover restaurant, an oak barn licenced for wedding ceremonies, a detached function venue with luxury en-suite letting facilities and a thatched cottage. There are extensive parking and storage facilities within the 0.89 hectare (2.24 acre) site.

The Seller may consider including fixtures and fittings for sale by negotiation. Interested applicants are advised to contact the Auctioneer’s Office.

Site Measurements

0.24 hectares (0.6 acres).

Ground Floor

Entrance lobby, reception/function room (bar and seating for around 90 people) ladies and gents W.Cs, fully fitted catering kitchen and lift (designed specifically for disabled guests).

First Floor

Five double bedrooms with en-suite facilities and panoramic views over the valley and The Downs.


Landscaped gardens by an award winning Chelsea Flower Show judge and driveway with parking for multiple vehicles.


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Freehold with Vacant Possession

Commercial EPC: C