A wonderful and seldom found development opportunity set in approximately 5.58 acres on the sought after Ashdown Forest, currently arranged as two dwellings under a certificate of lawful use, with numerous outbuildings, lakes and paddocks.
SITUATION: In an idyllic rural location with views over the Ashdown Forest with 6400 acres of heathland and woodland within the High Weald area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Herries sits within an enclave of houses accessed by a private road.
Colemans Hatch provides easy access to the neighbouring village of Forest Row (3.5 miles together with the surrounding towns of Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Uckfield and Crowborough, all of which offer an excellent range of shopping facilities and mainline rail services to London. There are an excellent range of schools in both the state and private sector for all age groups including Cumnor House (Danehill), Brambletye (Forest Row), Sackville and Crowborough Beacon along with a number of primary schools.
The nearby and larger village of Hartfield has a good range of local amenities including a local store, delicatessen, farm shop, Winnie the Pooh shop, primary school, church and health centre. There is a good choice of Public Houses and Inns including The Hatch, Gallipot, Anchor and Dorset Arms.
Recreation interests include a number of golf clubs, cricket, rugby and football clubs and horse racing. Gatwick airport and the M23/M25 are easily accessible (approximately 18 miles distant).
DESCRIPTION: A wonderful opportunity to acquire a detached dwelling, currently arranged as two properties, under a Certificate of Lawful Use granted by Wealden District Council under application number WD/2020/2551/LDE.
Set in 5.58 acres of stunning grounds with views over the picturesque Ashdown Forest, this is considered to be a seldom found development opportunity to build your own 'Grand Design' in this unique setting. It is considered that the site lends itself for re-development into one or two dwellings (subject to local authority consent).
Approached via a sweeping private driveway which serves just a handful of properties, Herries comprises a detached timber framed dwelling with approx. 1786 sq ft of accommodation plus an undercroft used for parking and storage, together with an adjacent attached annexe, taking full advantage of the south and west aspect.
The land falls away gently from the property and has numerous outbuildings including a workshop, barn, store, stables, summerhouse and greenhouses. There also two ponds and paddocks.
COUNCIL TAX: Band E