The Former Oak Inn, The Street, Ardingly South East


Key Features

  • Conversion
  • Full planning
  • New Build
  • Parking
  • Planning pack available


The former Oak Inn sits on a plot extending to 0.2 hectares and is being offered for sale with the benefit of full planning permission for the conversion of the public house to a 5 bedroom dwelling and the construction of a new build 4 bedroom detached dwelling on the existing car park.  The property is located on The Street in the affluent village of Ardingly with excellent transport connections to the nearby towns of Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Crawley whilst Brighton and the south coast are a short drive along with A23.

The site is an ideal opportunity to acquire a bespoke development in a sought after location.


A planning application (DM/16/1483) was allowed at appeal on 17th July 2017 for:

The converted Grade II Listed public house to a 5 bedroom dwelling will provide a GIA of 3337sqft/310sqm.  Two of the bedrooms will be located on the first floor, whilst three further bedrooms will be located on the ground floor, along with a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, study, family room and a garden room.

The new build 4 bedroom detached dwelling will provide a GIA of 1574sqft/146.2sqm.  Of the four bedrooms, two will have en-suite bathrooms with the remaining two bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.  The ground floor comprises an open plan kitchen/family room but also benefit from a dedicated living room, study, utility room and w.c.

Both dwellings will include a oak framed and timber clad car barn.


We believe that all main services are located in the vicinity of the site; however prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate service providers.


The property can be found in the heart of the village of Ardingly, and is approximately 4 miles north of Haywards Heath and approximately 7 miles south east of East Grinstead.  The property is within walking distance of the local primary school and the village amenities.

Information Pack

A planning information pack which includes supporting surveys, detailed planning drawings and decision notice is available upon request. The pack can be sent via email free of charge.


Freehold. The site is offered with vacant possession upon legal completion.

Legal Cost

Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs.

Upon an offer being formerly accepted the purchaser will have 3 working days within which they must lodge a £10,000 non-refundable deposit with the vendor’s solicitor. The deposit will be held by the vendor’s solicitor until the point of completion, at which point it will then be deducted from the completion balance. The legal pack will not be issued until this deposit is lodged. If the deposit is not lodged within this period then the vendor reserves the right to remarket the site

If the sale is aborted due to a title matter coming to light which would not be acceptable to a prudent buyer (or mortgagee) acting reasonably and which cannot be remedied by title indemnity insurance, then the deposit will be returned to the buyer. If the sale is aborted for any other reason, then the £10,000 deposit will be forfeited.

The £10,000 deposit will grant the purchaser exclusivity up to the point of exchange of contracts.

Upon receiving the legal pack the legal pack the purchaser will have 15 working days to exchange contracts on 10% of the purchase price. Following exchange of contracts the purchaser will then have a further 15 working days to complete the transaction.


VAT will be applicable at the prevailing rate.

Property type: Development sites

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