Savills | Cottage Hill, Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3JN | Property for sale
6,849 sq ft(636.29 sq m)
Guide price £3,250,000

Cottage HillRotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3JN


    Key features

    • Substantial unlisted country house on the village edge with a long access drive
    • Impressively proportioned accommodation with many character features
    • Same family ownership for over fifty years
    • Brick outbuildings with potential for home office, subject to any necessary consents
    • Beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland making about 8.67 acres in all, with further land available by separate negotiation
    • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 7.5 miles south of Tunbridge Wells
    • Excellent local amenities, including a well-regarded primary school in the village
    • About two miles to mainline station at Jarvis Brook (Crowborough) with direct services to London Bridge from 69 minutes

    An impressive country house, peacefully set on the outskirts of this popular village, with fine views.

    About this property

    • This substantial, unlisted country house offers an abundance of character throughout. The ground floor key entertaining rooms are particularly impressive, with the main entrance opening straight into an impressive double height reception hall, with oak beams, stained glass and a fine turn staircase to the galleried landing. A drinks bar is positioned to one end of the hall and there is an imposing working open fireplace to the other. Leading off from here, there are three impressive formal regency-style reception rooms, including good ceiling heights with mouldings, double aspects, bow windows and period-style fireplaces (working fires in the reception hall and the drawing room).

      Upstairs see a continuation of the rational, modern layout below, with a particularly impressive principal bedroom suite which enjoys a wonderful outlook. In all, over the two levels, there are a total of eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a large recreational room.

      Outside, the house enjoys access along the estate approach road, leading to its own shingled private drive with parking for several cars, flanked by a grass and a rhododendron bank, with tall, mature trees behind. A garage building is positioned to the right on this drive. To the rear, there is a beautiful landscaped formal garden, composed primarily of two large lawns, one on a lower level from the house, accessed via stone steps and the other with a raised terrace from the house. Mature screenings of trees, conifers, hedging and rhododendrons separate the areas in the gardens and borders to the neighbouring land, however the topography of the site gives fine views, including an outlook across to the church spire at Rotherfield.

      There are substantial brick outbuildings with a wood store, screened-off and accessed from the lawns and via the kitchen courtyard area. There is good potential here for a home office or games room, or possibly an annexe, subject to any necessary consents, including planning permission. There is a gateway from here onto a substantial further area of parkland, of about 6.5 acres, making a total of 8.67 acres in all.

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    The entertaining rooms in particular are very memorable for me and this is a truly rare, character home with scale and potential and in a very good position, representing a fine opportunity to create an exceptional family residence.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Dewland Manor is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty off a communal private approach drive which runs off Cottage Hill just outside the charming East Sussex village of Rotherfield.
    • Rotherfield is a thriving community some 7.5 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. The village benefits from a church, village hall, two pubs, the Cuckoo Line farm shop, village store and an antique shop.
    • Crowborough town is reached in about 3.5 miles, with several supermarkets, including a Waitrose and a leisure centre and other character villages with good amenities in the area include Wadhurst and Mayfield.
    • There are golf clubs in Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Ticehurst and Uckfield, fishing, sailing and canoeing at Bewl Water.
    • State and private schools: Rotherfield Primary School is well-regarded in the village and preparatory schools in the area include Skippers Hill (Five Ashes) and Holmewood House (Langton Green). Senior schools include The Beacon Academy (Crowborough) Heathfield and Uplands (Wadhurst) community colleges, Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells (entry via academic performance in the 11 plus) and independent schools in Mayfield (girls), Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Eastbourne and Upper Dicker (Bedes).
    • Mainline rail: Regular commuter services from Crowborough on Southern Rail and Tunbridge Wells on South East Rail.
    • Communications: The A22 and the A26 to the west and the A21 to the east provide access to the south coast and the M25 and thereby to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and coastal ports.

    Additional information

    • The immediate location: Dewland Manor has been in the same family ownership for over fifty years. The surrounding grounds form part of Dewland Manor Golf Course which is open to its members and their guests. As part of this country house sale the golf course will revert to private use only and some of the land from the course is being added into the sale, to enhance the acreage to an appropriate level for such a home. Also if desired, some further land is available to buy, subject to separate negotiation.
    • There are currently two other cottages on the estate and the Golf Club barn and buildings currently have planning permission to be converted into two further homes. The estate's future is intended to be made-up of a small, up-market, residential gated community on the edge of this charming, character village. Dewland Manor is considered as siting very nicely within this environment, affording a good level of seclusion and privacy, away from public roads.
    • Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council (01323) 443322, Tax Band H.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold