Savills | Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ | Property for sale
51.22 Ac(20.73 Ha)
Guide price £1,950,000

Sheepstreet LaneEtchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • To be sold as a whole
  • Four bedroom character home, together with associated farm buildings offering huge potential
  • Exceptional rural position with wonderful views
  • Sought-after location between the villages of Ticehurst and Etchingham
  • Unlisted barn with planning permission to create a five bedroom Stephen Langer designed home
  • Expired planning permission for conversion of further barn/annexe for holiday lets
  • About 51.22 acres in total comprising fields, woodland and ponds
  • Etchingham mainline station about two miles
  • Tunbridge Wells about 12.8 miles

Character granary and complex of farm buildings set in an exceptional rural position.

About this property

  • A rare opportunity to acquire a delightful residential farm comprising a character four bedroom granary, a substantial barn with lapsed planning permission for holiday let units, an annexe and a further detached barn with planning permission for conversion to a five bedroom house.

    The buildings are all well set back from the lane with far-reaching southerly views and the farm is located in a superb setting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Sheepstreet Lane links the popular villages of Ticehurst (2.1 miles) and Etchingham (2 miles), the latter with its mainline station providing commuters with a regular service to London from 1hr 17mins. The farm is currently accessed via a right of way over the entrance to Shortridge House next door. However, the planning consents involve for the creation of a new private drive from the lane to serve the Shortridge Farm buildings.

    The land-holding extends to about 51 acres in total with fields, woodland and ponds and no public rights of way, creating a lovely backdrop for the buildings and a delightful haven for wildlife.

    The Granary:
    A handsome and characterful weather boarded converted granary, dating back to around the 1800s and providing two reception rooms plus a study, four good-sized bedrooms and enjoying an attractive outlook to all sides.

    The Barn (marked yellow on the plan) is located to the north of The Granary with a sheltered courtyard forecourt, this is a substantial building divided into several rooms, including a studio, a spacious open plan workshop with double doors to either side, several store rooms, a large games room and a gardener's bathroom.

    Lapsed planning permission (Ref: RR/2012/2360/P expired 5/05/2016) to convert part of this barn into holiday let units comprising three two-bedroom apartments and one one-bedroom apartment.

    The Annexe adjoins the Barn to the north, this self-contained one bedroom annexe is useful ancillary accommodation for The Granary.

    The detached Barn to the south is located below the main group of buildings and believed to have been erected around 1895, is an unlisted agricultural barn which stands on its own in a lovely rural position, with a southerly aspect and far-reaching views.

    Planning permission Ref: RR/2020/148/P, dated 12/06/2020 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.

    A landscaping scheme has been prepared to mitigate any concerns in relation to the impact that the proposal may have on the surrounding area.

    A detached timber open garage with adjoining store rooms.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

One of my favourite country settings; nestled between two villages high on a ridge and with Etchingham station to hand.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Sheepstreet Lane is a delightful rural lane in an historic area linking the villages of Ticehurst (2.1 miles) and Etchingham (2 miles). Local amenities in Ticehurst include a Londis general store with post office, pharmacy, greengrocer, dry clearners, public houses and several other individual shops, whilst Etchingham has a bistro, butchers and a delicatessen. Wadhurst (5.5 miles), Hawkhurst (5.9 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (12.8 miles) offer a wider choice of amenities.
  • Schools: State and private schools include primary schools in Ticehurst, Stonegate and Etchingham, preparatory schools in Hawkhurst (Marlborough House and St. Ronan's) and Cranbrook (Dulwich). Senior schools include Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Mayfield School for girls, Benenden, Eastbourne, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
  • Mainline rail: Etchingham (2 miles) has station parking and commuter services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and London Cannon Street. Wadhurst (5.5 miles) is also on this line.
  • Bus: Regular bus services operate from Ticehurst to Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Communications: 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 (about an hour's drive).

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: The area hatched yellow on the boundary plan offers a right of way for the neighbour to access their field.
  • We would refer you to Rother District Council's Community Infrastructure Levy policy relating to new development at
  • The neigbouring property, Shortridge House, has planning permission, dated 9/11/2021 for demolition of the existing dwelling and replacement with a new dwelling Ref: RR/2021/1153/P.
  • Further information on the planning applications can be obtained from Rother District Council
  • Services: Mains water, electricity and private drainage.
  • Local Authority: Rother District Council. Shortridge Farm: Tax band G.
  • 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
  • Tenure = Freehold