Character granary and complex of farm buildings set in an exceptional rural position.
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.
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.
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One of my favourite country settings; nestled between two villages high on a ridge and with Etchingham station to hand.Robert Jacobs