Shortridge Barn
295.25 sq m
Guide price £685,000(€776,567)

Sheepstreet LaneEtchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Unlisted barn with planning permission for single storey residential dwelling
  • Exceptional plot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with southerly views
  • Rural position between the villages of Ticehurst and Etchingham
  • About 2.2 acres in total
  • 2 miles Etchingham mainline station
  • 12.8 miles Tunbridge Wells

A rare opportunity to purchase a detached unlisted barn with planning permission for conversion to create a five bedroom Stephen Langer-designed family home in a wonderful rural location.

About this property

  • The Barn at Shortridge Farm enjoys a superb rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well set back from Sheepstreet Lane, which links the popular villages of Ticehurst and Etchingham.

    The Barn is located below the main group of farm buildings to the north and is an unlisted agricultural structure, believed to have been erected around 1895 and standing on its own, with a southerly aspect and far-reaching views.

    Planning permission Ref: RR/2016/3134/P, dated 3/03/2017 has been granted to convert this barn into a Stephen Langer-designed single-storey detached house with proposed accommodation of about 3,178 sq feet comprising spacious open plan reception rooms, five bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms, a south facing raised deck with access from the principal reception areas, cloakroom and parking.

    The property will sit within grounds of about 2.2 acres and a landscaping scheme has been prepared to mitigate any concerns in relation to the impact that the proposal may have on the surrounding area.

    Further information on the planning applications can be obtained from Rother District Council:
    http://planweb01.rother.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningSearch.

    We would refer you to Rother District Council's Community Infrastructure Levy policy relating to new development at http://www.rother.gov.uk/CIL.

    The site is currently accessed via a right of way over the entrance to Shortridge House next door. However, the planning consent allows for the creation of a new shared private drive which will be implemented at the point of sale.

    Agent's Note: The site plans are provided for guidance only and are not suitable for use for Land Registry compliant purposes.

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Local information

  • Shortridge Farm Barn is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a delightful rural lane between Ticehurst and Etchingham which are both about two miles away. The A21 is accessible at Hurst Green about 2.6 miles to the east and has recently benefitted from a major upgrade which has significantly improved access north to Tonbridge (about 18 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 25 miles) and thereby the M25 London orbital for Gatwick Airport (via M23). The Channel Tunnel lies about 45 miles to the east via Hawkhurst/Tenterden and Hastings (about 16.5 miles) via the A21 to the south.
  • Local amenities include a Londis general store with post office, artisan bakery, pharmacy, greengrocer, dry cleaners, award winning pub and individual shops in Ticehurst, and a good range of services in Wadhurst (about 5.5 miles) and Hawkhurst (about 5.9 miles). Tunbridge Wells (about 12.8 miles) offers more comprehensive amenities including theatres and restaurants.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, proceed out of town on Frant Road (A267). Pass through Frant and then turn left on the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Continue through Wadhurst and Wallcrouch into Ticehurst and turn right into Church Road opposite The Bell. Pass the church on the left, down the hill and then turn left into Sheepstreet Lane which will be found on the left on the bend as you ascend. The entrance to Shortridge House can be found on the right-hand side after about 1.5 miles. Shortridge Farm is located at the end of this drive.
  • EPC Rating = F