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5 bedroom house for sale

Willingford Lane, Burwash Weald, East Sussex, TN19 7HR

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning rural location
  • PP to extend to 5,830 sq ft
  • Large storage building
  • Planning for stables and other
  • About 12.8 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Crabtree Farm is located in a tucked away, elevated position on the rural outskirts of Burwash Weald, off a country lane in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house occupies a spectacular vantage point overlooking the Dudwell Valley. No footpaths cross the property. The hamlet of Burwash Weald has a public house and the neighbouring village of Burwash offers a good selection of shops and services.

Comprehensive shopping: Heathfield (5 miles), Tunbridge Wells (14 miles), Eastbourne (20 miles).

Communications: The A21 provides access to the M25 and national motorway networks, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The M20 at Ashford provides access to the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Schools: There is a good selection of schools in the area including primary schools in Burwash, Dallington, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak and Stonegate; community colleges in Heathfield and Robertsbridge; Bricklehurst Manor School in Stonegate, St Leonards School for Girls in Mayfield, Vinehall School in Robertsbridge and Battle Abbey School.


An exciting opportunity to develop this wonderfully positioned country estate.

Planning permission [RR/2011/371/P] has been granted to convert the existing house into a stunning, traditional 'Sussex design' farmhouse by building up into a new steeper pitched roof on the existing footprint. The new design should amount to a substantial 5,830 sq ft and will be better suited to modern family living requirements. It will also provide the purchaser with the opportunity to install improved thermal insulation and more efficient heating systems. The proposal includes new timber windows and doors and new chimney stacks. See proposed floor plans and elevations.

The current dwelling at Crabtree Farm is a modern, functional split level house with basement level garage. The accommodation is well presented throughout and comprises:


Reception hall with built-in cupboards.

Sitting room with glazed doors leading out to the rear garden and terrace and a fireplace with woodburning stove.

Dining room with attractive Victorian style fireplace and sliding glazed doors leading out to the rear garden terrace.

Kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wall and base units, Stoves gas hob and double oven. There is space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer. Windows look out to the front and over the valley to the rear. Strip wood floor.

Double aspect family room.

Secondary kitchen/utility room with fitted wall and base units, space for a cooker, washing machine and tumble dryer. View to the side. Strip wood floor.

Study with window to the rear and through to the garden room.

Garden room with door to the rear garden terrace, large skylights in the roof and a quarry tiled floor.

Double aspect master bedroom with French doors to the rear garden, built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.

Four further bedrooms, three with built-in wardrobes.

Family bathroom and separate shower room accessed off the reception hall.

The lower ground floor comprises an integral double garage with up-and-over doors. Leading off the garage is a hallway with stairs ascending to the house. Planning was passed [RR/2003/1906/P] to convert the garage into a games room/gym, and to erect a new detached English Heritage triple bay garage instead.

Gardens & Grounds

The plot comprises approximately 12.8 acres (approx. 6.2 acres of woodland, 1.4 acres of gardens and 5.2 acres of fields/paddocks).

Planning was granted [RR/2009/827/P] to change the use of the land to equestrian and to construct two new timber framed and clad outbuildings (four box stable block and 21m x 8.4m general feed/equipment store). See the site plan for positioning of proposed outbuildings. Both buildings are to have softwood shiplap boarding.

Planning was granted [RR/203/1906/P] to erect a new English Heritage triple bay garage and to erect a new steel framed storage barn in replacement of an existing outbuilding. The new 'Miracle Span' barn has been erected - see existing floor plans - and the planning for the garage remains extant as this was granted under the same application. The site of the proposed garage can be seen on the site plan.

Crabtree Farm is approached via a set of electric gates at the far eastern boundary of the property. The drive proceeds through fields and splits to the storage barn on the right and the house on the left. There is a parking and turning area to the front of the house.

The gardens surrounding the house are predominantly laid to lawn with raised beds and rockeries to the rear of the house, including a water feature. There are various terraces from which to enjoy the view over the valley.

The paddock adjacent to the gardens is partially enclosed by post and rail fencing.


From Tunbridge Wells head south on the A267. Continue through Frant before turning left onto the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Proceed through Wadhurst village and then turn right towards Stonegate (signposted Burwash Common and Bricklehurst Manor School). Follow this road to the very end, through Stonegate and past the rail station. At the T junction turn left on to the A265 towards Hawkhurst. You are then entering Burwash Weald. Turn right directly opposite The Wheel Inn into Willingford Lane. Continue down this lane for about half a mile and turn right immediately before a road narrowing sign (signposted Pugshole Oast and Crabtree Farm). Follow this drive past the farmhouse and bear right by the oast. Electric gates provide access to Crabtree Farm.

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17 June 2011


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