Cackle Hill

Graffham, West Sussex

Cackle Hill comprises just five 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes located within a sought after conservation area in the midst of the South Downs National Park

This 1.5-acre site is situated at the southern end of Graffham, a quiet Sussex village within the South Downs National Park. The site incorporates two pairs of 1960’s one bedroom semi-detached bungalows, which are in poor condition. Integral to the site but under separate ownership are three almshouses that were built in 1928 and are Grade II listed. The properties were originally built to accommodate retired workers from the surrounding Lavington Estate.

The site was purchased in joint venture with Reside Developments on an unconditional basis with a view to redesigning the site. Detailed Planning Permission has recently been granted to replace the existing four bungalows with an exclusive development of five 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. This scheme has been sensitively designed to blend with the site’s location within a conservation area, the setting of the adjacent Grade II listed buildings and neighbouring properties. The new dwellings range from a pair of semi-detached cottages to three detached dwellings in the form of a barn, a lodge and a large cottage.

High quality traditional facing materials and detailing have been specified throughout. Simple dormer windows to the upper floors, bonnet hipped roofs, and working chimneys serving open fireplaces. All homes will of course be highly insulated and energy efficient.

Building work is due to commence in Autumn 2015 and work is scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2016.