Chartners Farm
3,814 sq ft(354.33 sq m)
Guide price £500,000

Butcherfield LaneHartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4JU

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Planning permission for a detached 5 bedroom dwelling of 3,814 sq ft.
  • Long private shared driveway approach
  • An adjoining plot with planning permission for a barn-style home is also available

A rare opportunity to acquire a rural building plot within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with planning permission for a Sussex-style farmhouse.

About this property

  • The building plots at Chartners Farm are located in an idyllic, yet not remote, position on the rural outskirts of the popular village of Hartfield, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its undulating countryside, swathes of woodland and farmland.

    Lots 1 and 2 comprise adjoining plots with planning permission in place for residential development emulating the style of a traditional Sussex farmstead. The plots are nestled at the end of a long private driveway with automatic gates at the top entrance from Butcherfield Lane, a small country lane off the B2026 Edenbridge Road.

    The driveway currently gives access to Chartners Farmhouse and will ultimately serve a total of four properties, including a potential Lot 3 comprising the current stable yard which will come to the market at a future date, subject to planning consent being granted.

    Lot 1:
    Currently the site of a pair of semi-detached cottages, which will be demolished under the planning consent granted, the plot is tucked-away at the end of a private track to the south east of the proposed development and amounts to about an acre, including woodland.

    Plans have been approved for a detached four bedroom barn-style family home, designed by John Bullock, with a modern open plan kitchen/dining/family room with bi-fold doors opening to the garden, sitting room, study and a utility room.

    The barn has been sympathetically designed to aesthetically sit well within the local landscape, with traditional weatherboard elevations and bespoke timber joinery.

    Alternatively, it is considered that there is potentially an opportunity to convert the two cottages into one house and extend to the rear, subject to further planning consent being granted.

    Lot 2:
    A substantial disused agricultural barn currently occupies the site which extends to about an acre and is set within mature woodland, with far reaching southerly views over adjoining farmland from the western boundary.

    Planning permission is in place to demolish the barn and replace
    it with a spacious detached Sussex-style weatherboarded farmhouse, designed by John Bullock, and comprising five bedrooms, a contemporary open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with bi-fold doors on three sides opening to the garden, 2 reception rooms and a study.

    An access drive will need to be created to the site of the new farmhouse, requiring cutting into the slope up through woodland to the top corner.

    Agent's notes:
    A public bridleway runs from west to east, past the north boundary of Lot 2 as shown on the boundary plan.

    We are advised by Wealden District Council that no CIL, SANGS or SAMMS contributions will be due on the plots.

    Please refer to Wealden District Council (01892) 653311 Planning Reference WD/2017/1377/F for full details on the conditions of the permission granted in respect of trees and clearance of the sites.

    The Cottages: mains electricity (on separate meters), shared private drainage. Number 2, oil-fired central heating, Number 1, TBC.

    WATER: A new water supply will be necessary to serve the 2 new properties, the stable yard (if planning is granted in the future) and the farmhouse. Costs are estimated at £14,850.00, plus VAT, to be divided 2 ways between the 2 new plot owners.

    There are currently no services in place to the barn.

    The electricity supply may need to be upgraded.

    Our client has disclosed that his son-in-law is employed by Savills, in the Hong Kong office.

An excellent opportunity to build in a delightful country setting within a small farmstead community, with a long driveway approach.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Lots 1 and 2 Chartners Farm are set in an idyllic position at the bottom of a long driveway, surrounded by farmland and woodland and accessed from automatic entrance gates from Butcherfield Lane. The rural approach descends past Chartners Famhouse to the site of the cottages and the barn. Hartfield village (about 1.5 miles) offers a good range of individual local shops with a wider choice available in East Grinstead (6.8 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (9.7 miles).
  • State and Private Schools: Primary school in Hartfield village and other highly regarded schools in the area (both state and private) including Brambletye (East Grinstead) Cumnor House (Danehill), Ashdown House (Forest Row) and Holmewood House (Langton Green), Mayfield School for Girls and Tonbridge, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks public schools.
  • Mainline rail: Cowden (5.8 miles): Commuter services to London Bridge; East Grinstead (7.2 miles) to London Victoria, or Tunbridge Wells (9.7 miles) to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street, via London Bridge.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed out of town on the Langton Road (A264). Continue on the B2100 into Groombridge and at the roundabout take the second exit (B2110). Stay on this road, passing through Withyham and, on reaching Hartfield village, take a sharp right-hand turn onto the Edenbridge Road. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn left into Butcherfield Lane. Stay on the lane for a further 0.6 miles and the gate to Chartners Farm will be found on the left-hand side. Proceed down the drive through the stable yard and the cottages and barn will be found straight ahead.
  • EPC Exempt