Ancillary school buildings at Homestall Manor, Homestall Road, Ashurst Wood, West Sussex RG19 3PG


Homestall Manor is on the edge of the village of Ashurst Wood, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the border of East and West Sussex. The main house, formerly one of East Sussex’s finest country houses, occupies a beautiful tucked away position well away from roads at the end of a long private drive and is set in wonderful gardens and grounds.
Ashurst Wood provides a range of local shopping facilities. A wider range of shopping, facilities can be found at Forest Row, East Grinstead, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath.
The mainline railway station at East Grinstead provides direct services to Victoria & London Bridge.
The M23 provides access to Gatwick, Brighton and the M25 and thence motorway network, Heathrow and Stansted, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports.
Schools in the local area include Brambletye, the renowned Michael Hall Steiner School and Cumnor House. Nearby is Ashdown Forest and the Royal Ashdown Golf Course.


The subject buildings comprise six detached former school buildings, and the site of an indoor swimming pool. The existing properties currently have consent, as part of Phase1 of the wider planning consent, to convert into 16 no. holiday lets.

There is a pending application to vary the use on these buildings to C3 – residential, together with 3 new build apartments, and to create a total of 19 dwellings, 16 of which being houses.

Existing Planning Application reference is WD/2020/0914/MAJ – Wealden District Council

The plan below is an indicative curtilage plan – to be agreed. Plans and supporting documents available on request.

Proposed Accommodation Schedule

                              Description             sq ft         sq m

Play Barn              

1                            3 beds. House        1001        93

2                            3 beds. House        1001        93

Indoor Pool

3                            1 bed apt.             538          50

4                            1 bed apt.             538          50

5                            2 beds. apt.           753          70

Sports Hall

6                            3 beds. house        1162        102

7                            3 beds. house        1162        102

8                            3 beds. house        1162        102

Games Barn

9                            3 beds. house        980          91

10                           3 beds. house        969          90

11                           3 beds. house        969          90

12                           3 beds. house        980          91                          

Garden Store

13                           3 beds. house        1130        105

14                           3 beds. house        1130        105

15                          3 beds. house        1130        105


16                           2 beds. house        926           86

17                           2 beds. house        657           61


18                           2 beds. house        818           76

19                           2 beds. house        797           74

Totals                                                   17803      1636 – Gross Internal Floor Areas


Our client is proposing to sell these building, subject to formal planning consent.

Guide Price

On application.

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Property Details

Location: Ashurst Wood (East Grinstead)
Description: Residential development opportunity to convert and extend 6 separate former ancillary school buildings to 16 houses, and 3 new build apartments, all in a courtyard setting - subject to planning approval.
The buildings forms part of Homestall Manor.
There is existing consent to create 16 holiday letting houses.
Conversions to provide 16 houses and new build block of 3 apartments - subject to planning approval
Size: 19 dwellings
Tenure: Freehold
Price: Guide Price - On application
Terms: Subject to planning offers invited.

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