Lot 131


Crows Nest, Duddleswell, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3JJ
Crows Nest, Duddleswell, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3JJ
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A rare opportunity to acquire five residential dwellings situated within the Ashdown Forest at Duddleswell. Originally forming part of the grounds of a larger estate the group of properties, now known as Crows Nest, have most recently been used for letting.

Accessed via a shared driveway the main building comprises four independent residential units over three floors. The first, known as ‘The Crowcote’, has undergone refurbishment work and now provides first floor living accommodation with ground floor entrance and bathroom. The remaining units within this block now require some modernisation and repair. Also in need of some refurbishment work is the fifth unit, which is separate to the main building, and known as ‘The Dovecote’.

Surrounded by established gardens and with direct access into Ashdown Forest the Crows Nest has an original stone pond, miniature maze and viewing platform/sun terrace, which is in need of repair. There is also a well room that is designed to take water from the well to irrigate the surrounding garden.

Once all refurbishment work has been carried out the site would be an ideal investment opportunity for holiday lets, AirBnB or longer term rentals.

It is also considered that the property holds great potential for future conversion to reduce the overall number of residential units to create a larger single residential dwelling with associated annexe, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

Duddleswell is located 4.5 miles west of Crowborough and 5.5 miles north of Uckfield and forms one of the many villages surrounded by the forest.

The Crowcote

Ground Floor

Entrance, utility room and bathroom with W.C.

First Floor

Bedroom and open plan living room/kitchen with dining area.

The Doocot

Ground Floor

Studio room with kitchen area and bathroom with W.C.

The Columbary

Lower Ground Floor

Former bedroom and bathroom with W.C.

Ground Floor

Entrance and former living room with kitchen.


Courtyard area.

The Bothy

Open plan bedroom/living room, kitchen and bathroom.

The Dovecote

Lower Ground Floor

Former living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Ground Floor



Shared driveway leading to parking area. Mature gardens with access over bridge to Ashdown Forest, original stone pond and hedge maze.

Auctioneer's Note

The current owner has produced a number of architects drawings showing possible intended uses for the Crows Nest and also has information regarding a pre-application meeting held with the Local Authority. All of which are available from the Auctioneer's Office.

Local Planning Authority

Wealden District Council. Website: wealden.gov.uk. Tel: 01323 443322.

Freehold with Vacant Possession


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