The farm lies within the rolling countryside within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Sussex, Kent and Surrey borders, one mile south east of Cowden, a quaint rural village which enjoys an unspoilt charm and is well catered for by a public house and train station.
The farm is situated within an extremely accessible and desirable location. Local amenities and an extensive range of shopping, recreational and business facilities are available in the nearby towns; East Grinstead (7.2 miles) and Royal Tunbridge Wells (8.6 miles).
Cowden train station is serviced by Southern Rail and is on the London Bridge to Uckfield line. There is a regular service to London, every hour, and the journey time is approximately 53 minutes. The M25 provides motorway access to London (38 miles) and Heathrow, the A264 to Gatwick (16 miles) and the A22 or A21 provide access to the south coast.
There is a wide selection of schools in the area including Worth School, Ardingly College, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Lingfield Notre Dame and Holmewood House prep school.
The farm is surrounded by open, rolling farmland, offering a wide variety of country pursuits in the area. Recreational pursuits include; Riding - Over its own 230 acres, local bridleways or nearby Ashdown Forest. Racing - at Lingfield, Plumpton and Brighton; Golf - at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club (a par 72, 18 hole, championship standard golf club adjoins the farm), Royal Ashdown,Hever and Holtye; Polo - Polo can be played or spectated at Ascot Park, Cowdray Park, Epsom, Hurtwood Park and Knepp Castle; Sailing & Watersports – Bough Beach, Wierwood Reservoirs, Bewl Water and along the south coast.
Sussex House Farm is available as a whole or in up to 5 lots as follows:
Lot 1: Sussex House Farm, 77.58 acres
Lot 2: Haley Cottage, 10.86 acres
Lot 3: The Lodge, 7.91 acres
Lot 4: Farmland North of Kent Water, 77.17 acres
Lot 5: Farmland South of Sussex House Farm, 55.71 acres
LOT 1: SUSSEX HOUSE FARM, 77.58 ACRES
Superb Grade II* listed, 16th Century Country house set in beautiful gardens including a kitchen garden, lawns and a rockery, outdoor swimming pool and terrace, tennis court. The lot includes a range of outbuildings including gym and office, converted barn providing staff/guest accommodation and a cottage. The lot extends to 77.58 acres and includes productive pasture land and some woodland.
The property includes extensive modern and traditional equestrian facilities including 12 stables, tack rooms, hay barn feed rooms, a horse walker, an indoor manage and an outdoor menage. The indoor menage is impressive in size at approx. 42 x 30m. The grass paddocks provide ample grazing for horses and the local area has excellent riding.
LOT 2: HALEY COTTAGE, 10.86 ACRES
A well maintained brick and tile cottage located adjacent to the Lodge Cottage (Lot 3), at the eastern end of the driveway. The accommodation comprises on the ground floor, kitchen, utility room, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom and on the first floor, two bedrooms. Surrounding the cottage to the north is 10.86 acres of pasture which adds huge amenity to the cottage. The land extends north to and includes Kent Water
LOT 3: THE LODGE, 7.91 ACRES
The 19th century, Grade II listed lodge is situated at the entrance of the driveway. The accommodation comprises of a kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room. To the south of the driveway is 7 acres of pasture and about 0.6 acres of woodland.
LOT 4: FARMLAND NORTH OF KENT WATER, 77.17 ACRES
The Lot 4 farmland north of Kent Water consists of 66.8 acres of attractive rolling pasture land, classified as Grade 3. The woodland comprises a selection of small belts and extends to 9.3 acres. There is separate access to Butterwell Hill to the north.
LOT 5: FARMLAND SOUTH OF SUSSEX HOUSE FARM, 55.71 ACRES
The Lot 5 farmland sits south of Sussex House Farm (Lot 1). The eastern boundary adjoins the Golf Course and the southern boundary abuts the A264, from which there is access. The farmland consists of about 44 acres of attractive rolling pasture land, classified as Grade 3 and consists of slightly acid loamy and clayey soils which suits its current use well. There are two main amenity blocks of mature broadleaf woodland known as Sussex House Wood and Little Heathersome's Wood.
There is an abundance of flora and fauna together with extensive wildlife habitats. Although there is not an established shoot across the whole farm, the topography of the land, interspersed with woodland and a pond, lends itself to provide great sporting potential for a family shoot.
From London proceed south to the M25. Leave the M25 at J7 onto the M23 south towards Gatwick. Continue south and exit the M23 at J10 and proceed eastbound towards East Grinstead.
Continue into East Grinstead and take the A264 to Tunbridge Wells. Continue along the A264 for a few miles and turn left towards Cowden. Drive through the village of Cowden until reaching the B2026. Turn right and the entrance to Sussex House Farm can be found after about 1?2 mile on the right-hand side.
What3Words location for the entrance of the driveway: notes.crass.skill.
What3Words location for the principal House: poetic.notes.beats.
Viewing: All viewings must be accompanied and arranged through Savills. In keeping with the nature of the property, we advise that all viewers bring sensible footwear and clothing to view the property and grounds.