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Land with Planning for An Exceptional New Home

Land in Sussex with planning to build an exceptional country house

The Hermitage is a unique opportunity, comprising approximately 11 acres of land for sale in Sussex with an existing farmhouse requiring modernisation and full planning to build an impressive Georgian-inspired country house.

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The Hermitage

The Hermitage has been designed for modern family living.

This substantial property, when built, will offer a unique home complete with a self-contained leisure complex set in its own grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Sussex / Kent border.

  • Full planning & designs for the development of 3 principle floors spanning approx. 7000 sq ft (650 sq m), or 9000 sq ft (840 sq m) with a top floor, exc. the garage block and optional accommodation wing above
  • Classic Georgian design with beautiful Bath stone detailing, a natural Welsh slate roof, symmetrical facade and deep sliding sash windows
  • A grand, central entrance porch flanked by stone columns
  • Light and airy contemporary interior with high ceilings
  • Contemporary bi-fold doors across the width of the rear elevation enabling the drawing room and kitchen / living space to open to the gardens and grounds
  • Predominantly south-facing orientation from the rear of the house
  • Excellent green efficiency credentials; solar PV and air source heat pump technology
  • Luxurious leisure suite on the lower ground floor which may be accessed separately to the main house – see details below
  • Tranquil countryside setting at the end of a long driveway off a quiet country lane

The ground floor design offers a considered and well-proportioned interior:

  • Stunning entrance hall with a sweeping stairway, glass balustrading and magnificent light-filled central atrium
  • Double aspect drawing room with garden views feature fireplace and bi-fold doors opening to the patio
  • Spacious kitchen / living / family room and orangery, also with bi-fold doors opening to the patio and gardens
  • Glazed, double-sided fireplace between the kitchen / living space and drawing room
  • Large double aspect dining room with views to the gardens from French doors opening to a south-east facing balcony
  • Generously sized study / home office with potential to use as a library / snooker room
  • Utility, boot room and two g/f WCs
  • Garage block with space for three cars beyond a gated courtyard
  • Extensive loggia behind the garage
  • Opportunity for a further self-contained annexe above the garage

The first floor offers scope for a minimum of four or five bedroom suites. Planning is also in place for the development of a second floor creating opportunity for three further bedroom suites and a large gymnasium.

The Hermitage also features a fabulous self-contained lower ground floor leisure complex:

  • Large indoor pool with integrated hot tub
  • 10-person steam room and saunas with glass doors
  • Bar and multi-use games room with feature glass wall which can open to the pool
  • Luxury home cinema with tiered seating for 12
  • Large temperature-controlled wine cave
  • Secure Gentleman’s gun room
  • Two WCs and services room
  • French doors from the pool and games room

Superb Location on the Sussex / Kent border

The Hermitage occupies a peaceful yet accessible location:

  • 1 mile from Wadhurst with its mainline railway station and traditional high street
  • 6.5 miles from the nearby spa town of Tunbridge Wells
  • 1hr to Central London by train

(distances and journey times are approximate)

The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 10 minutes by car and offers fantastic shopping. Along with designer brands and boutiques there is a wide choice of high quality restaurants, hotels, bars and a theatre, plus parks and a further mainline station.

Within the area you will also find an excellent selection of independent schools and top-ranking state schools. Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School and The Skinners’ School nearby, along with The Weald of Kent Grammar School, Benenden School, Holmewood House School, Marlborough House School and Battle Abbey School represent just a handful of some of the favoured and well known schools near Wadhurst.

Brochure Available

A printed 24 page brochure for The Hermitage is available on request. For more information please call The Park Lane Group Sales team:

Tel: 07469 153 362


Please note, the information contained online and within the brochure does not provide an infallible guide to the plans and specifications for The Hermitage. The artists’ impressions, illustrations, photographs, plan drawings and dimensions contained within are purely indicative and may not be representative. Furthermore, distances and travelling times stated are provided for guidance only and should not be relied upon. Computer Generated Images.