Land at Silverhill, Hurst Green, East Sussex


Hurst Green, East Sussex, TN19 7QD



A former reservoir and pumping station within a substantial plot offering potential for development subject to all necessary consents, enjoying an elevated and peaceful position with panoramic views over the Sussex High Weald.

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A former reservoir and pumping station within a substantial plot offering potential for development subject to all necessary consents, enjoying an elevated and peaceful position with panoramic views over the Sussex High Weald.



The plot is located on the rural outskirts of the picturesque Sussex village of Hurst Green within the High Weald AONB. With a good range of local shops nearby including a village store, butchers, Post Office, and farm shop, together with amenities including a variety of restaurants, public houses and church. Mainline Rail Services are from Etchingham, Robertsbridge or Wadhurst with regular commuter services to London Charing Cross / Cannon Street. There are many highly regarded schools in the area, including Hurst Green and Etchingham primary schools, Bricklehurst Manor at Stonegate, Vinehall at Robertsbridge, Battle Abbey at Battle, Marlborough House and St Ronan’s at Hawkhurst, and Eastbourne College and Robertsbridge Community College. The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed via the A21, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.  The well-known Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club is also within reach as is the popular Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest offering excellent sporting and leisure facilities along with beautiful countryside walks.

An extremely rare and unique opportunity to acquire a former reservoir site and pumping station in an outstanding location in the heart of the Sussex High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The site extends to approximately 0.94 Acres (0.38 Hectares) in an elevated and peaceful position with outstanding far reaching panoramic views over the countryside.  The old pumping station is a cylindrical concrete building sitting on a footprint of approximately 95m2 above a large underground tank offering potential for a variety of different uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.  The building is surrounded and enclosed by a combination of mature woodland and hedging with stock fencing in parts. There is a vehicular road access via a timber field gate off the Bodiam Road.

A public right of way traverses the length of the land from north to south. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, wayleaves and easements, public or private and whether specifically identified or not.

There are no services presently connected to the land but it is considered that mains services would be available for connection nearby. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of service providers.

Rother District Council. Tel: 01424 787000

For Sale by auction on the 27th July 2016 (unless sold prior) in conjunction with Clive Emson Auctioneers at The Hilton Brighton Metropole, King’s Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FU. Auction Lot No. TBC. For a catalogue and legal pack please contact Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.
Tel: 0345 8500333

Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of planning queries relating to the site.

Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Joint Sole Agent, Samuel & Son. All viewings are undertaken at the viewer’s own risk.

Approaching from the north and from Tunbridge Wells, follow the A21 through Hurst Green, after approximately one mile take the left hand turn onto the Bodiam Road, into Silver Hill. Continue for half a mile and the entrance to the property will be seen on the left hand side indicated by a Samuel & Son ‘For Sale’ board on the gate.

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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.