Savills | Marsh Green, Colemans Hatch, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4ET | Properties for sale
2,561 sq ft(237.92 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000

Marsh GreenColemans Hatch, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4ET

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A wonderful country retreat in an idyllic setting
  • Opportunity to renovate a characterful and attractive property in a tucked away position
  • Long tree-lined driveway, surrounded by fields yet just 2.6 miles from Hartfield village and 12 miles from Tunbridge Wells
  • Access to the Ashdown Forest
  • Self-contained ground floor annexe
  • Choice of convenient mainline stations for services to London

An exceptional rural position on the edge of the Ashdown Forest.

About this property

  • A most attractive property, built as a country retreat in the 1920s and enjoyed as a much-loved family home for the last thirty-one years in this idyllic Ashdown Forest setting within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    This is a rarely-found opportunity for renovation in a wonderful tucked away position at the end of a long tree-lined driveway, surrounded by fields, yet conveniently placed just 2.6 miles from the popular village of Hartfield and about 12 miles from Tunbridge Wells.

    Brook House is built in a traditional local style and enjoys access and commoners' rights to the Forest, famed for being the fictional home of ‘Winnie the Pooh', created by the author AA Milne who lived near-by.

    The living space currently comprises a characterful principal reception room featuring a wide fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove and linking through to a dining room, kitchen and a utility area.

    This in turn gives access to a wing, ideal for teenagers or elderly relatives being a self-contained ground floor annexe, or office, and comprising a living area, a bedroom, a wet room and a kitchen. Five further bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the accommodation.

    The property enjoys a rural outlook to all sides, surrounded by pastureland studded with wild flowers in the spring and with established woodland to the boundaries creating a haven for wildlife and a superb natural environment for children and animals.

    A gate in the rear boundary leads to a ‘twitten' providing access to the Forest, an ancient area of heathland which covers about ten square miles in total, with extensive walking and horse riding trails (by permit) see

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Wonderfully positioned in its own land, off a quiet lane and with good Forest access. A dream project!

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Brook House is set off a narrow country lane in the hamlet of Marsh Green, near Colemans Hatch, known for the historic Hatch Inn and close to the famous Ashdown Forest
  • landmarks of the ‘Winnie the Pooh' stories, including Pooh Bridge and the ‘100 Aker Wood'.
  • Hartfield Village (2.6 miles) has a good range of local amenities including a farm shop, general store, public houses, church, gift shop, tennis club and medical centre, whilst Forest Row (3.2 miles) is the home of the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, and offers many individual shops, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. Crowborough (8 miles), East Grinstead (6.1 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (12 miles) offer further options.
  • State and private schools: Primary schools in Hartfield and Forest Row; other highly regarded schools include Brambletye (East Grinstead) Cumnor House (Danehill) and Ashdown House (Forest Row) at preparatory level, the Steiner school in Forest Row and independent senior schools in Eastbourne, Mayfield, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
  • Mainline rail: Cowden (6.7 miles) has services to London Bridge from 45 minutes and East Grinstead (6.1 miles) has services to London Victoria from 57 minutes. Dormans (Lingfield 10.3 miles) also serves London Victoria and London St Pancreas International
  • Communications: The A22 provides access to the M25 and London, the South coast, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Additional information

  • Directions: TN7 4ET From Tunbridge Wells, take the Langton Road (A264), then down the hill to Groombridge village. On reaching the roundabout take the second exit onto the B2110. Remain on this road through Withyham to Hartfield, then continue through the village and turn left onto the B2026 Cotchford Hill towards Maresfield. After a short distance, turn right into Chuck Hatch Lane, then right again into Marsh Green Lane. The lane twists and turns down the hill and the gate to Brook House will found after half a mile on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = E