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6 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Rocks Lane, High Hurstwood, Nr. Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Guide Price £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed Country House
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • 1 bedroom Cottage
  • Equestrian facilities
  • About 21 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Grade II listed country house with equestrian facilities, set in over 21 acres. 4 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 bedroom cottage. Gardens & tennis court. Equestrian facilities, outbuildings, paddocks & woodland.


Stonehouse is located at the end of a long privately owned driveway in the beautiful Sussex countryside, in an area designated as the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sussex offers many and varied leisure pursuits including wonderful walking and permit riding opportunities in the Ashdown Forest, racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton, golf at a number of local courses and sailing at Bewl Water. High Hurstwood is a small rural hamlet located between the towns of Crowborough and Uckfield. It has its own primary school, church and a popular country pub, The Hurstwood, which is a half mile walk from Stonehouse along the footpath.

Uckfield (3.4 miles) and Crowborough (5.6 miles) have a very good range of shops and supermarkets. Comprehensive shopping facilities are available at Tunbridge Wells (12.5 miles).

Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Skippers Hill Preparatory School, Cumnor House, Great Walstead School, Brambletye School Ardingly College and Holmewood House Preparatory School. Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge have grammar schools.

Mainline rail services: Buxted station 2.7 miles: London Bridge, journey time 1 hour 16 minutes.
Tunbridge Wells 12.5 miles: Cannon Street/Charing Cross from 55 mintues. Haywards Heath 13.5 miles: London Victoria/ London Bridge from 44 minutess.

Communications: The A26, A22 and A272 are easily accessible from the property, and they in turn connect to the national motorway network.
Gatwick Airport 23 miles.


Stonehouse is a handsome Grade II listed country residence occupying a wonderful rural position at the end of a long privately owned driveway. The property is believed to date from the 1500s and has been extended over the years to create a delightful and spacious family home. Whilst requiring some updating, Stonehouse offers an excellent opportunity and has full planning permission and Listed Buildings Consent for significant alterations and improvements to the existing layout, including the creation of a superb contemporary open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room.
Full plans can be seen on the Wealden Council planning portal ref: WD/2015/2064/F.

Stonehouse is arranged over three floors and has generously proportioned rooms, good ceiling heights and classic period features including exposed beams, lead light windows, drop latch doors and open fireplaces, with inglenooks in the drawing and dining rooms. The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are situated on the southern elevation and all have delightful views across the gardens to the fields beyond. The farmhouse kitchen has a four oven AGA, granite, tiled and Corian worktops and a quarry tiled floor, and opens to a substantial conservatory. There is a good range of storage and practical space with the utility room, office/storage room, larder and bootroom forming part of the single storey extension beyond the kitchen.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing and en suite bathroom. A long landing leads to the guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, and two further bedrooms served by a Jack and Jill bathroom. A further bedroom and a bathroom requiring renovation are situated on the second floor, together with a large attic room that could be used as a playroom.

Attached to the house, the former stables have been converted into a one bedroom self-contained cottage, which is in need of refurbishment, together with a workshop and boiler/tack room.

The south facing gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property. French doors from the reception hall and conservatory open out onto a broad York stone terrace to the rear of the house, which has an outlook across the gently sloping lawned garden and fields beyond. There is an attractive ornamental pond at the bottom of the garden and through a clipped yew hedge is the refurbished tennis court, beyond which is a small orchard. The cottage also has its own designated garden with a door leading out from the sitting room. There is also a summerhouse and greenhouse in the grounds.

The driveway continues past the house through a pair of wrought iron gates, and leads past the attached cottage to the chicken coop, five bay agricultural storage building and on down to the stable yard (comprising five boxes and a tack/feed room) and floodlit manège.

Agent's note
Stonehouse Cottage has Right of Way over the first part of the drive.
There is a public footpath running along the drive from Rocks Lane, to the entrance gates and along the north west/north east boundary of the land.

Planning permission
Planning permission and Listed Buildings Consent was granted on 16 December 2015 for the 'Removal of existing conservatory and replace with single storey extension. Removal of modern flat roof extension. Formation of enclosed parking courtyard and other internal and external alterations.'
Wealden District Council, ref: WD/2015/2064/F & WD/2015/2065/LB

Square Footage: 5,791 sq ft
Acreage: 21.6 Acres


From Haywards Heath take the A272 east; at Batts Bridge Roundabout take the third exit onto the A22 south. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A26, and continue on the A26 through Five Ash Down. Turn right into Rocks Lane, signposted High Hurstwood. The stone pillared entrance to Stonehouse will be found after a short distance (0.2 of a mile) on the left hand side. Continue past Stonehouse Cottage up to the electric iron gates leading to the main house.

From the M25, take the A22 south through East Grinstead until it joins the A26 (signposted Tunbridge Wells). Continue on the A26 through Five Ash Down. Turn right into Rocks Lane, signposted High Hurstwood. The stone pillared entrance to Stonehouse will be found after a short distance (0.2 of a mile) on the left hand side. Continue past Stonehouse Cottage up to the electric iron gates leading to the main house.

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