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Palehouse Common, Uckfield, TN22
Guide price £525,000

Property features

• Farm barns complex with full planning consent for a new dwelling in a superb rural location
• Proposed scheme incorporates:
• a substantial five bedroom family home of about 4,036sq ft
• detached swimming pool/games building of about 1,270sq ft
• detached five bay cart lodge style garage of about 925sq ft
• Gardens with terraces
• Adjoining pasture field
• Uckfield mainline station 2.5 miles
• In all about 2 acres


In a superb rural position within the hamlet of Palehouse Common which is situated in the heart of East Sussex nestled between the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park.  The pretty villages of Blackboys and Framfield are both about 2 miles; Blackboys boasting a fine 14th century pub and restaurant, along with village stores and café.  Uckfield is about 2.5 miles and has a wide range of shopping and recreational amenities with supermarkets, cinema, leisure centre, community hospital and mainline station with services to London Bridge.

The County Town of East Sussex, Lewes, is about 10 miles to the south west and has many independent restaurants, shops, markets and a cinema, and is also well served by a range of supermarkets.  It also has a mailine train station with services to London Victoria.  Tunbridge Wells with its excellent modern shopping centre is about 18 miles to the north whilst the coastal towns of Brighton and Eastbourne are both about 19 miles. 

The nearby A22 gives access to the A26 and A272 providing easy access to surrounding towns and also the M25 and wider national motorway network.

The area offers a diverse choice of leisure and recreational opportunities. Walking and riding can be enjoyed across the South Downs; the Ashdown Forest with over 6,500 acres of open heath and woodland lies to the north and the south coast is readily accessible.  Leisure facilities in the area include golf at Piltdown and East Sussex National (Little Horsted); sailing and fishing on the south coast and at Bewl Water; racing at Plumpton and Lingfield.  There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene across Sussex with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of events. 

There is a very good choice of schooling in the area, in both the state and private sectors including Blackboys and Framfield C of E Primary Schools, Uckfield Community College, Mayfield School, Bedes Senior School at Upper Dicker, Lewes Old Grammar School, St Andrews Preparatory at Eastbourne, Eastbourne College and Brighton College.



The property presently comprises of a partly walled, gated courtyard farm barn complex set over a rectangular level plot of about an acre with two steel framed buildings of 27.5m x 13.5m and 50m x 14m respectively with a further 1 acre paddock adjoining to the east; the whole plot extending to about 2 acres.  There is a private vehicular entrance from the highway leading onto an area of hardstanding to the front of the barns. The site has road frontage along the entire northern boundary and enjoys fabulous southerly views across farmland and to the South Downs.

Planning consent has been established to remove the existing barns and erect a substantial detached dwelling of some 4,036sq ft together with outbuildings.  The proposed dwelling is designed to a very high standard in the style of a ‘new build Sussex Barn conversion’ providing modern family living space with open plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility, cloakroom, two bedrooms, family bathroom and a family room/study on the ground floor.   The first floor comprises three further bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom and dressing room) together with a second family bathroom.

Additionally the proposed scheme includes a detached swimming pool/games building of about 1,270sq ft set to the west of the proposed dwelling and a very good size detached five bay cart lodge style garage with three open bays and two enclosed with a pair of double doors to provide a workshop/store.

Outside the proposed scheme incorporates a formal area of garden to the southern and western elevations with a natural stone terraces There is to be a grassland garden on the proposed dwelling’s eastern elevation.  From the highway, a set of electronic gates enter onto a sizeable gravelled front driveway/turning area which leads into the proposed garage on the property’s northern boundary. 

A separate pasture field of about 1 acre adjoins the plot on the eastern side with road frontage along its entire northern boundary and abutting surrounding farmland to the south and east.


Full planning and Listed Building consent was granted by Wealden District Council on 1st April 2019 and 12th November 2018 under application references WD/2018/0158/F and WD/2018/1569/LB respectively.  All planning documentation is available upon request from Samuel & Son. 

There is a Section 106 Agreement associated with the planning application in relation to Wealden District Council’s SAC (Special Area of Conservation) Contribution payment due in relation to the development, which is presently set at £2,697.

The planning consent is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability unless exemptions apply.  Planning documentation and further information is available upon request from Samuel & Son. 


We understand that the site benefits from an independent mains power and water supply.  Purchasers are however advised to make their own enquiries of service providers to confirm full details.

Local Authority

Wealden District Council  


Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Sole Agent, Samuel & Son.  Tel: 01435 810077.


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