An outstanding opportunity to acquire a site with stunning views to the South Downs, with planning permission to create a contemporary four bedroom home with a one bedroom annexe, separate home office, garage, stabling and a paddock.

There is currently a substantial sub-standard, single storey dwelling on the site and the approved plans provide an exciting and rare opportunity in this location to build a striking, contemporary home of approximately 2,528 sq ft (235 sq m). The proposed accommodation in the main house will include a magnificent, large open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen, a utility room and a cloakroom. In addition, there will be a principal suite, guest suite, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

In addition to the main house, there is to be an interconnecting one bedroom annexe. The annexe would be ideal for guests, extended family or dependent relatives. Both the house and annexe will have a number of full-height windows to take maximum advantage of the lovely views and will flood the spaces with natural light. Prospective purchasers are advised that they should make their own enquiries of Wealden District Council.

Services Our clients inform us that the existing dwelling is connected to mains electricity and water. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser(s) to connect the property to a new waste treatment plant.

Planning Planning permission was granted by Wealden District Council on the 13th February 2019 under application number WD/2018/2329/F for the removal of mobile home and replacement with a single storey dwelling (approved under WD/2017/2863/F) plus an annexe, demolition of kennels and erection of home office, demolition of stables and erection of new stables, erection of garage with storage. Copies of the approved plans can be found on Wealden District Council's website:

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This property has 2.45 acres of land.


The site is approached from a minor country lane via its own private entrance drive which will lead to the proposed new dwelling. Lying a short distance to the south-east of the proposed main house and annexe there is to be a separate home office, attached to which there will be a two-bay outbuilding providing a garage in one bay and storage in the other. In addition, the approved plans allow for a separate stable block which will provide two loose boxes and a tack room.

To the south of the proposed buildings is the property's paddock which is bordered in part by some mature trees. From the site there are spectacular, unspoilt southerly views over the adjoining countryside to the South Downs. About 2.45 acres.


The site lies in a peaceful rural position, well away from main roads, and the pretty village of Ripe is only about 0.75 mile to the north-east. The village has a post office/store/delicatessen, a nursery school and a church. Berwick Station is about 3 miles with trains to both London and Brighton. There is a good selection of both state and private schools within easy reach including Bede's, Eastbourne College and Brighton College.

Lewes is about 7.5 miles and provides an excellent range of facilities, together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 68 minutes). Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove are approximately 11 miles and 15 miles respectively.


Travelling eastbound on the A27 turn left signposted to Laughton and Ripe. Continue along the lane for 1.8 miles and at the minor crossroads turn left into Darp Lane. Continue along the lane for 0.2 of a mile and the entrance to the site will be found on the left, immediately after a property known as 'Lime Barnett'.

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Other features

  • Rare opportunity to build striking contemporary home
  • Stunning views to the South Downs
  • Peaceful rural position well away from main roads
  • Approved plans for four bedroom main house
  • Magnificent open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen
  • Additional one bedroom annexe
  • Separate home office
  • Garage & store
  • Stable block
  • Just under 2.5 acres

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Ref: LEW200020

Darp Lane, Ripe Nr Lewes East Sussex BN8

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Ref: LEW200020

Darp Lane, Ripe Nr Lewes East Sussex BN8

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