Savills | Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ | Property for sale
4,165 sq ft(386.94 sq m)
Guide price £1,850,000

Sheepstreet LaneEtchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Privately set in an idyllic position in the Rother Valley
  • Currently run as a very successful luxury country bed and breakfast business
  • Characterful living space opening out to the garden
  • Scope to reconfigure the accommodation to create a secondary annexe, subject to any necessary planning consents
  • Wonderful outdoor space with park-like grounds, kitchen garden and duck pond
  • 12.8 miles Tunbridge Wells in AONB between the popular villages of Ticehurst and Etchingham
  • Mainline stations: 2 miles Etchingham, 3.5 miles Stonegate and 5.5 miles Wadhurst,
  • Good choice of private and state schools in the area

A spacious and adaptable family home in a wonderful position within extensive grounds.

About this property

  • Dating back in to the 1920s, with later additions, Shoyswell Cottage is a most attractive property, nestled in an idyllic elevated position with a good level of privacy and far-reaching rural views to the north and extensive private park-like grounds to the rear.

    The current owners of this delightful home moved from London in 2012 and have transformed the property into a very successful luxury country bed and breakfast business, offering a total of eight individual en suite double bedrooms, all enjoying a wonderful outlook.

    The ground floor rooms are light and spacious and open directly out to the garden for full enjoyment of the lovely setting. There are three good-sized reception rooms; a dining room, open plan to a well fitted kitchen with an Aga, an interlinking sitting room and a separate study, all full of character with good ceiling heights and fitted with wood burning stoves.

    The extensive ground floor accommodation offers huge scope and could be reconfigured to suit a buyer's own needs, with the flexibility to create a large secondary private annexe, subject to any necessary planning consents.

    The position of the property within its own private grounds of about 3.28 acres is superb offering wonderful outdoor space with a level lawn and many mature trees to the boundaries.

    The well-stocked borders create a wonderful display of year round colour and the large duck pond is a lovely feature. The main rooms open directly out onto the wide terrace on the southerly side, ideal for al fresco entertaining. For those wanting to fully embrace country living, the well laid out kitchen garden will provide inspiration. To the front, the views towards Ticehurst over rolling country side can be enjoyed from the north-facing rooms.

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A charming, individual and versatile property. I've always loved this location, set along a semi-rural country lane, with views in both directions. Near to Ticehurst and Wadhurst villages and with Etchingham station down the hill, offering trains to London. No wonder it's been run as a successful B & B!

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Sheepstreet Lane is a rural lane in the Rother Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking the East Sussex villages of Ticehurst (2.1 miles) and Etchingham (2 miles).
  • Local amenities in Ticehurst include a Londis general store with post office, pharmacy, Natwest Bank, greengrocer, dry cleaners, publichouses, a village hall and recreation ground and several individual shops. Both villages have a thriving local community with clubs and social events.
  • Wadhurst (5.5 miles), Hawkhurst (5.9 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (12.8 miles) offer wider facilities. There are golf courses at Dale Hill and Lamberhurst, many footpaths in the vicinity and local attractions including Bewl Water reservoir with walking and horse riding trails, sailing and fishing and Bedgebury Forest. There are sandy beaches at Camber and the popular coastal towns of Rye, Hastings and Eastbourne are easily accessible.
  • There are primary schools in Ticehurst, Stonegate and Etchingham, preparatory schools in Wadhurst (Sacred Heart), Hawkhurst (Marlborough House and St. Ronan's) and Cranbrook (Dulwich). Secondary schools include Uplands Community Technology College in Wadhurst and independent senior schools at Mayfield, Eastbourne, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Etchingham station (2 miles) has parking available and services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and London Cannon Street. Alternatively, Stonegate (3.5 miles) and Wadhurst (5.5 miles) are also on this line.
  • Regular bus services operate from Ticehurst to Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells.
  • The A21 is easily accessible at Hurst Green (about 2.6 miles), providing a direct link to the South Coast and M25 London orbital. Gatwick Airport lies about 35 miles to the west.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: Due to the delays caused by COVID 19, our clients are currently awaiting confirmation from Rother District Council on the following points:
  • 1) The “mixed use/residential status” of Shoyswell Cottage
  • 2) That the planning permission references: RR/2006/3293/P and RR/2016/2499/P are extant in connection with the creation of an orangery and conversion of the garage.
  • 3) Building regulations sign-off which has resulted in our clients currently being unable to obtain a updated EPC rating to reflect the works done.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating. mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Rother District Council. House: Tax Band 'B' (mixed property use).
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed out of the town on Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant and, on leaving the village, take the next road on the left towards Wadhurst (B2099). Continue through Wadhurst and Wallcrouch into Ticehurst. In the centre of the village turn right opposite The Bell pub into Church Road. Follow this road, passing the church on your left down into the valley. As the road starts to ascend, turn left into Sheepstreet Lane. Shoyswell Cottage will be found on the right-hand side. If you reach King Johns Lodge, you have gone too far.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold