Savills | Forewood Lane, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9AJ | Property for sale
6.50 Ac(2.63 Ha)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,273,441)

Forewood LaneCrowhurst, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9AJ

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2021
  • South facing kitchen
  • Fantastic proportions and light
  • Dog walks from your front door
  • Excellent cellar
  • Outbuildings offering much scope
  • Scheduled monument in the garden

Grand period house in need of updating in an edge of village setting.

About this property

  • A magnificent period house in need of cosmetic completion. Court Lodge has been part-renovated but would benefit from the project to be finished. The house has excellent natural light and nearly all rooms have very good ceiling heights and proportions. An historic larder room complements the homely kitchen with its Aga and terracotta floor tiles.

    Believed to have been built in 1875 the house comprises Ragstone elevations with jettied extensions. To the west are a series of linked but unmodernised store rooms which would once have been essential parts of the house. There is also a "gardeners loo" which is functioning.

    The house has six bedrooms although one would make an obvious en suite bathroom in due course.

    The house sits on a south-facing slope in the lee of St George's Church with its 950 year old Yew tree. The house has an extensive and attractive planted garden. There is a lawned area that would suit a tennis court whilst terraces of lawn and planted beds leads on to a productive vegetable patch. To the north west of the main garden are the remains of a small medieval manor house built by Walter de Scotney in around 1250 which is a scheduled monument.

    To the west of the house is a field and beyond this a wooded copse, in all, together with the garden totalling about 6.5 acres. The land is informally let to a farmer for grazing but could suit equine use.

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A fabulous house with rooms reminding me of a grand Dulwich house

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • The linear settlement of Crowhurst benefits from a C of E Primary School, National Rail station, Church, village hall, public house, recreation field and is on the 1066 walking route. The house sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a nature reserve and RSPB wood within walking distance of the house.
  • Further afield shopping and other facilities can be found at Battle, Bexhill and Hastings, whilst the A21 provides a main road link towards the M25 motorway and London. Crowhurst station (0.4 miles) provides services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street.

Additional information

  • There is a public footpath running along the drive and across a 5 acre field belonging to this property.
  • Directions: From the centre of Battle follow the main road (A2100) south in the direction of Hastings. After 1.8 miles turn right along Telham Lane and follow this road for 2.1 miles as it becomes Forewood Lane. After passing St Geiorge's Church the first turning on the right takes you to a track and the house is found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F