Savills | Truleigh Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FB | Property for sale
11.96 Ac(4.84 Ha)
Guide price £1,800,000

Truleigh HillShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FB

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Superbly located smallholding located high on the South Downs
  • Stunning views over the West Sussex coastline and English Channel to the south, from the Hogs Back into East Sussex to the north and over the Adur valley to the west
  • Detached farmhouse with 6 bedrooms extending to around 2,345 sq.ft
  • Agricultural and equestrian building with stables, and assorted additional buildings extending to around 2,985 sq.ft in total
  • About 11.5 acres of pasture in the throes of re-wilding, including disused ménage
  • In need of improvement, presenting an exciting renovation or redevelopment project
  • In all about 11.96 acres

Unrivalled views in all directions

About this property

  • Occupying a wonderful position within a small hamlet at the top of the South Downs at Truleigh Hill, Summersdeane Farm is an idyllic smallholding presenting an extremely rare opportunity to restore or redevelop this charming rural property to its former glory.

    There is a rear garden with a garage and various outbuildings with 2 stables and a tack room, previously used for the rearing of livestock and wild fowl, which have potential for alternative uses subject to necessary consents. To the north of the farmhouse lies around 11.5 acres of pasture within which lies a former ménage.

    There is a separate barn and stabling, extending to over 1,000 sq.ft, making Summersdeane ideal for the keeping of horses. The spectacular 360 degree views from the property cannot adequately be described and are a ‘must-see'.

    Summersdeane Farmhouse

    Summersdeane Farmhouse is a light and spacious detached dwelling originally built as a pair of cottages circa 1950. Entrance is via the conservatory to the front door that leads to an entrance hall from which there is good size sitting room and a large kitchen/breakfast. In addition, there is a study, utility room, cloakroom and walk-in store on the ground floor.

    On the first floor there is a landing off which lie six bedrooms, those on the south-side having the benefit of the views. There is a bathroom, a WC with plumbing for shower or bathroom facilities and a walk-in airing cupboard housing the mains gas boiler.

    The attic is spacious, giving potential for conversion subject to necessary consents.

    Summersdeane Farmhouse requires modernisation throughout and presents a rare opportunity to renovate or redevelop into a truly spectacular family home, the likes of which seldom come to the market.

    Summersdeane Buildings

    To the rear to the farmhouse, within its curtilage, lie a range of buildings that have been previously used in the running of the smallholding to rear livestock and wildfowl. These buildings include 2 stables and a tack room and have potential for alternative uses subject to necessary consents.

    To the west of the farmhouse is an agricultural and equestrian building which includes three stables along with a tractor/storage barn. There is also a disused menage and the footprint of a yard of former pole barns.

    The agricultural and equestrian building with stables, and assorted additional buildings extend to around 2,985 sq.ft in total.


    The property extends to approximately 11.96 acres in total and is predominantly pasture and is the process of partial rewilding however it could be returned to productive pasture should a prospective purchaser wish to do so or could be incorporated into an interesting environmental project complimenting the Beeding Hill to Newtimber Hill SSSI which adjoins the Summersdeane land to the north.

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Local information

  • Summersdeane Farm is surrounded by scenic countryside of the South Downs Park yet conveniently lies within easy reach of Shoreham, which provides for everyday needs, and the cosmopolitan City of Brighton and Hove which offers a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
  • The holding is located off the South Downs Way which provides extensive riding or walking over many miles in either direction.
  • Communications: Shoreham has a mainline railway station with a regular direct service to London Victoria which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Gatwick airport is approximately 35 miles distant and the A23 is 10 miles to the East with links to the M23 and M25. Central London is 60 miles to the north.

Additional information

  • Method of Sale: Summersdeane Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.
  • Tenure and Possession: Summersdeane Farm is a freehold property with vacant possession to be granted upon completion.
  • Plans, Areas and Schedules: The plans and associated acreages have been prepared for illustrative purposes and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
  • Planning: Interested parties should contact the relevant local authority with regard to planning guidance.
  • Local Authorities: South Downs National Park Authority, Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council
  • Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way: The property is offered for sale, subject to and with benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not. There is one public footpath that runs to the west and north of the farmhouse and then heads in a northerly direction along the eastern boundary.
  • Services: There is mains gas and electricity. Private drainage and private water from a borehole, which is regulated by Southern Water.
  • Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights: The minerals, sporting and timber rights, so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on +44 (0) 1732 879050
  • Directions: BN43 5FB Passing the Truleigh Hill Youth Hostel, Summersdeane Farmhouse is the next property on the left, opposite the entrance to Freshcombe Lodge, Truleigh House and the track to Summersdeane Farm buildings.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold