Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton

Sale Agreed
OIEO £425,000

Linneysfield, Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YJ


  • Beautifully presented rural retreat
  • Superb location within the South Downs National Park taking in stunning views
  • Within 5 miles of Brighton city centre
  • Planning consent (partially implemented) for day lodge and stabling
  • Mains power connected
  • Private sewage treatment plant installed
  • Water from private borehole with pump and pressurised system
  • About 2.7 acres

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A superb rural retreat nestled in the South Downs National Park with outbuildings and services connected and full planning consent (partially completed) for a day lodge and stabling, located within 5 miles of Brighton city centre and with excellent access for London and the south coast.



An exceptional opportunity to acquire a beautifully maintained and most attractive rural retreat of about 2.7 acres tucked away amidst the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park. The entrance to the property is via a wooden field gate set off the bridleway from where a hard surfaced track winds its way down to the buildings and opens into a designated parking area for a good number of vehicles. The Vendor has carried out various landscaping and planting works over a number of years and there are now mature trees and hedges creating distinctive areas and screening both from the Bridleway and around the buildings and parking areas. Beyond the buildings and parking area is a pretty parcel of pasture gently sloping down to the south west taking in glorious views of the surrounding countryside.

The property is suitable for a range of purposes including leisure and amenity use. On the land itself, subject to the twenty-eight day rule and, any other necessary consents, the owner can enjoy and potentially earn income from a variety of recreational activities, including equestrian pursuits, clay pigeon and, target shooting, caravanning, camping and glamping.

Linneysfield is just off the Devil’s Dyke Road nestled in the South Downs National Park in a secluded yet accessible location on the edge of the renowned Devil’s Dyke valley tucked away off a public bridleway enjoying a superb outlook over surrounding countryside with far reaching views to the south and west.  The property is just 5 miles from Brighton city centre with its seafront and beaches, host of cultural attractions, shopping and leisure opportunities and main line train station with services to London Victoria.

The main A27 road is within 2 miles of the property providing excellent connections to the south coast whilst the A23 London Road is within 3 miles and provides easy access to London and connects to the M23, M25 and wider national motorway network. A local bus service operates direct services from Brighton station and Brighton city centre to Devil’s Dyke, with a bus stop located just a couple of hundred metres from the property.

As part of a partially implemented planning consent and works, accommodation presently comprises of a temporary ground level cabin with wc and wash basin and separate kitchen set on the concrete foundations forming part of the proposed lodge and stable development. From the cabin, a set of timber stairs lead down to the lower ground floor level which has been finished to a good standard with white washed walls, vinyl flooring and ceiling lights throughout. There is a large storage room with internal measurements of about 9.2m x 4.4m with a ceiling height of 2.1m. A door leads into a smaller service room off which is a cupboard housing the electrical fuse box and meter and the water tank and associated controls. The building is well secured and is fitted with a security alarm.

Close to the entrance is a dilapidated Nissen Hut of approximately 10.9m x 4.8m. Additionally there is a small dilapidated shed of timber construction measuring about 6.2m x 4m (max) located close to the lodge.

The property benefits from formal access rights ‘for all purposes’ off Public Bridleway 21. A secured metal field gate is set at the entrance to the bridleway to preclude unauthorised vehicular access.

Works have been implemented but not completed in respect of full planning consent BH/2008/01585 granted on 16th June 2009 by Brighton & Hove City Council for replacement of existing buildings with lodge, stables and tack room. The consented proposed scheme comprises an ‘L’ shaped building with pitched tiled roof comprising of a lodge (13.2m x 5.7m) with kitchen, cloakroom and French doors opening onto a south west facing veranda looking over the property and open countryside beyond. From ground floor level, stairs lead down to the basement storage room with service area. Forming the other half of the ‘L’, a stable block (9.5m x 3.2m) with three loose boxes and tack room.


An independent mains metered power supply is connected to the property. A six person private sewage treatment plant is installed, presently serving the temporary wash room and kitchen facilities. The property also benefits from a natural spring water supply provided by a 330 foot borehole located within the grounds pumped and fed into a pressurized system already installed to serve the development.

Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
There are no public rights of way over the property. The property is sold with any easements, wayleaves, covenants and rights of way that exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Local Authority
Brighton & Hove City Council

Local Planning Authority
South Downs National Park Authority

Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by private treaty. Any offers to be submitted in writing to the Vendor’s Sole Agent, Samuel & Son.

Strictly by prior appointment only with the Vendor’s Sole Agent, Samuel & Son.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.   2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.