Two Self Build Plots at Burwash Common

, East Sussex

Site Description

The site slopes gently from South to North and formed part of the garden to the former, Ashwood Nursing Home. Both plots are irregular in shape.


The site is situated in a pleasant rural position, adjoining a cricket ground and playing fields with far reaching views across the valley. It is in an area within the High Weald Area of Natural Outstanding beauty and lies within the upper Rother Valley Landscape Character Area. The small village of Burwash Common is within easy access, providing shops, garden centre/café, church and recreational playground. The larger historical village of Burwash is approx. 2.8 miles distant with its beautiful High Street having many listed buildings set in a conservation area. The village provides various shops for everyday needs, 2 public houses, 3 churches and primary school. Batemans, now a National Trust House, is famous for being the former home of Rudyard Kipling and is just a short distance away. It is a popular tourist attraction set within acres od beautiful gardens. The larger market town of Heathfield is approx. 6.5 miles distance, providing excellent shopping facilities , schools for all ages and sporting facilities. There are many beautiful country walks through High Weald area. Etchingham railway station being approx. 3 miles distance provides a main line service to London going North and Hastings going South. Stonegate Station is also approx. 3 miles. The main A21 road giving access to London & Coastal towns is appox. 5 miles distant.


Detailed Planning Consent was granted by Rother District Council under Ref: RR/2021/1608/p dated 20th December 2021 for the demolition of the Ashwood Nursing Home and redevelopment of the site to provide 12 residential units. As part of the application 2 detached houses were for Self Build shown as Phase 1 which we are now offering on an individual or joint basis. The other part of the consented scheme (Phases 2 & 3) is currently under construction. All conditions relating to the 2 plots have been discharged with the exception of the pre-occupation condition which the owners are currently seeking to discharge

Proposed Scheme ( Known as Hunt House and Collins Green House)

The plots now to be sold will comprise a separate access off Swing Gate Hill and provides for two contemporary, eco-friendly Houses each approx. 133 m2 (1440 ft2) including basement and comprising:

Middle to lower Floors

Upper and Lower. halls with spiral staircase

Bedrooms 1&2 with ensuites

2 Further bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Utility Room

Basement—intended as fully habitable, perhaps a cinema room or gym plus plant room.

Storage Cupboard

Middle & Upper Floors

Living Room


Full Length balcony


Gardens front and rear

2 parking spaces with electric charging



The plots are not subject to any CIL payments.


We understand water, gas, electricity and foul drainage are available to the property.

We understand there is an agreement with Southern Water to connect the surface water into the foul drain.”

There is provision for an attenuation tank to the rear.

Interested parties must make their own enquiries to the relevant statutory authorities to ensure availability and capacity.


Each Plot will be sold freehold with Vacant Possession on Completion.


£295,000 for each plot.

Method of Sale

In making any bid please include the following:

1) Offer subject to contract

2) Confirmation of funds

3) Whether the proposed purchase is dependent on any related sale.


The Plots may be viewed from the road or by prior telephone appointment with the Agents.

Further Information is available at the Rother Planning Portal (Ref:RR/2021/1608/P)


Contact : Peter Randall

Data Room Documents to Download

Sales Details


Further Information