Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DX | Property for sale | Savills
14.85 to 228.22 Ac(6.01 to 92.36 Ha)
Guide price £2,950,000 -​ £6,500,000(€3,363,622 -​ €7,411,372)

CowdenEdenbridge, Kent, TN8 7DX

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Substantial Grade II* listed Country House
  • A converted barn providing additional accommodation and leisure facilities
  • Additional accommodation and rental income
  • Extensive equestrian facilities including large indoor school
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
  • Biomass boiler
  • In all about 228.22 acres

Idyllic ringfenced farm with beautiful period house and extensive equestrian facilities

About this property

  • Sussex House Farm is available as a whole or in 6 lots as follows:

    ?Lot 1: Sussex House Farm House and Equestrian, 14.85 acres
    ?Lot 2: Sussex House Barns with planning for two substantial
    dwellings, over 2 acres
    ?Lot 3: Farmland South of Kent Water, 134.05 acres
    ?Lot 4: Farmland North of Kent Water, 77.17 acres
    ?Lot 5: Hayley Cottage
    ?Lot 6: The Lodge

    Lot 1: Sussex House Farm, 14.85 Acres

    Superb Grade II* listed, 16th Century Country house set in beautiful gardens including a kitchen garden, lawns and a rockery, outdoor swimming pool and terrace, tennis court. The lot includes a range of outbuildings including gym and office, converted barn providing staff/guest accommodation and a cottage. There are extensive equestrian facilities including 12 stables, horse walker, large indoor menage, outdoor menage and paddocks. The lot extends to 14.85
    acres and includes pasture land for turn-out.

    Lot 2: Sussex House Barns

    A range of modern farm buildings with consent (see planning) to two substantial family homes. The combined plots extend to over two acres and currently incorporate an oast roundel, tennis court and outdoor menage.

    Lot 3: Farmland South of Kent Water, 134.05 Acres

    The Lot 3 farmland sits south of Kent Water and Sussex House Farm House (Lot 1). The eastern boundary adjoins Sweetwoods Golf Course and the southern boundary abuts the A264, from which there is access.

    The farmland consists of about 119 acres of attractive rolling pasture land, classified as Grade 3 and consists of slightly acid loamy and clayey soils which suits its current use well. There are two main amenity blocks of mature broadleaf woodland known as Sussex House Wood and Little Heathersome's Wood.

    There is an abundance of flora and fauna together with extensive wildlife habitats. Although there is not an established shoot across the whole farm, the topography of the land, interspersed with woodland and a pond, lends itself to provide great sporting potential for a family shoot.

    Lot 4: Farmland North of Kent Water, 77.17 Acres

    The Lot 4 farmland north of Kent Water consists of 66.8 acres of attractive rolling pasture land, classified as Grade 3. The woodland comprises a selection of small belts and extends to 9.3 acres. There is separate access to Butterwell Hill to the north.

    Much of the land in Lots 3 and 4 is down as temporary pasture and has been arable cropped until recently.

    Lot 5: Hayley Cottage

    A well maintained brick and tile cottage located adjacent to The Lodge (Lot 6), at the eastern end of the driveway. The
    accommodation comprises on the ground floor, kitchen, utility room, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom and on the first floor, two bedrooms.

    Hayley Cottage is surrounded by a well kept garden and has attractive rural views to the north over Kent Water.

    Lot 6: The Lodge

    The 19th century, Grade II listed lodge is situated at the entrance of the driveway. The accommodation comprises of a kitchen, sitting/ dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room.

    The Lodge has recently been redecorated, is surrounded by its own gardens and has ample parking.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Straddling the Sussex/Kent border between Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and East Grinstead, Sussex House Farm is the perfect family home for horse lovers with facilities and an indoor school that would be the envy of many an owner. The house lies in the middle of its own land and the various elements generate good income with further potential to develop some of the buildings should the new owner wish to.

Chris SpofforthProperty agent

Local information

  • Situation
  • The farm lies within the rolling countryside within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Sussex, Kent and Surrey borders, one mile south east of Cowden, a quaint rural village which enjoys an unspoilt charm and is well catered for by a public house and train station.
  • The farm is situated within an extremely accessible and desirable location. Local amenities and an extensive range of shopping, recreational and business facilities are available in the nearby towns; East Grinstead (7.2 miles) and Royal Tunbridge Wells (8.6 miles). Cowden train station is serviced by Southern Rail and is on the London Bridge to Uckfield line. There is a regular service to London, every hour, and the journey time is approximately 53 minutes. The M25 provides motorway access to London (38 miles) and Heathrow,
  • the A264 to Gatwick (16 miles) and the A22 or A21 provide access to the south coast.
  • The farm is surrounded by open, rolling farmland, offering excellent riding country, and a wide variety of country pursuits in the area.
  • Further recreational pursuits:
  • Riding – Over its own 228 acres, local bridleways or nearby
  • Ashdown Forest.
  • Racing - at Lingfield, Plumpton and Brighton.
  • Golf - at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club (a par 72, 18 hole,
  • championship standard golf club adjoins the farm), Royal Ashdown, Hever and Holtye.
  • Polo - Polo can be played or spectated at Ascot Park and Cowdray.
  • Sailing & Watersports – Bough Beach, Wierwood Reservoirs, Bewl Water and along the south coast.
  • There is a wide selection of schools in the area including Worth School, Ardingly College, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Lingfield Notre Dame and Holmewood House prep school.

Additional information

  • General Remarks
  • Method of Sale
  • The property is offered to sale as private treaty as a whole and in 6 lots.
  • Tenure and Possession
  • Vacant possession will be offered on completion subject to the existing tenancies and licenses.
  • Basic Payment Entitlements
  • The farmland is let on an annual grazing licence, details of which will be available from the vendor's agent.
  • BPS Entitlements are available by separate negotiation.
  • Grant Schemes
  • There are no grant schemes in place across the farm.
  • Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
  • Rights over the property are included in so far as they are owned.
  • Improvements, Fixtures and Fittings
  • All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, and agricultural machinery.
  • Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
  • The property is offered for sale subject to and with benefit to all rights including, rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants. Sale includes existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains,
  • water and gas and other pipes.
  • VAT
  • Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. Such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price in the event that the sale of the property or any part of it, or right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for VAT. The vendor's agents are not aware that VAT will be payable.
  • Services
  • The main house, Garden Cottage and barn are connected to mains electricity and water, and use a biomass boiler for heating.
  • Drainage is by way of private systems.
  • Local Authorities
  • Wealden District Council:
  • East Sussex County Council:
  • The main house, cottage and all buildings lie in East Sussex (Wealden DC). Kent Water is the Kent/Sussex border so the land (Lot 2) to the north, where there are no buildings, lies in Kent (Sevenoaks DC).
  • Planning
  • Planning permission was granted in February 2022 for Change of Use of two of the agricultural buildings into two substantial residential dwellings (WD/2021/2253/F).
  • Listings
  • Sussex House Farm House is a Grade II* listed building.
  • The Lodge is a Grade II listed building.
  • Designations
  • The property is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Solicitors
  • Cripps Solicitors, 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8AS
  • Employees
  • There are no employees to be transferred under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations.
  • EPC Exempt