An opportunity to own the highest point in Sussex and create a dream home

25th June 2019

We are currently marketing one of the most unique and impressive private residential self-build opportunities that we have seen in 25 years at Oakley Property. Land at the former site of the Streat Hill farmhouse is listed for best offers for a limited amount of time. You have until 5th July to submit an offer to purchase this idyllic location with planning permission for a grand 6,500 sq. ft modern residence. The site itself is 670ft above sea level and thought to be the highest residential land in Sussex. It is part of the stunning South Downs National Park so needless to say, the views from the 9.2-acre plot are breath-taking – overlooking rolling green countryside and a tapestry of farmland. Situated in a village location close to historic Lewes and just 7 miles away from Brighton the finished home would easily command a 7-figure sum but also creates a fantastic lifestyle for its new owner occupier. If you have always dreamed of creating a grand design in one of the UK's most desirable locations, then this is a truly one-off opportunity. The surrounding area is home to an exceptional choice of private schools, golf clubs, and award-winning country pubs in addition to the bright lights of Brighton and easy access to the coast. What’s more, there is a small train station nearby connected to Lewes, with direct lines to London and beyond.  

Planning permission granted for an incredible home with outbuildings

BBM Sustainable Design are the Lewes based award-winning architects who have carefully crafted the plans for an expansive dwelling on the site, with multiple living spaces, several bedrooms and bathrooms and a design that capitalises on the impressive views and open space surrounding the home. Current plans include a fitness studio and study, a double garage, stables, and a 2-bedroom annexe. There is plenty of opportunity for generating additional income from the site as it stands, and the further option of including an additional 7.2 acres of equestrian land. In order to respect the local surroundings he design incorporates sustainable construction methods to make use of local natural materials and recyclables to reduce waste.

The Offer Process

We are instructed by the current owner on the sale of this land. Best offers are to be submitted in writing on or before the close of business on July 5th 2019. Offers should be addressed to David Beaken at Oakley Lewes. Offers can be emailed to or delivered to the office 14a High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LN. Offers should confirm the following:- 
1. Your offer for freehold interest. 
2. The name of the purchasing entity. 
3. The manner in which your purchase will be funded, together with suitable evidence to demonstrate your ability to purchase the property and timescale for both exchange and completion.
4. Whether or not your offer is subject to any other conditions.
5. Oakley will need to follow their compliance procedure with any potential buyer, details available upon request.


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