Greentrees Estate is located on 170 acres of rolling Sussex countryside and woodland set on the edges of both Cowdray and Brantridge Forests. The estate benefits from an elevated position with far reaching and open views across the valley to the west.
Sympathetically restored and renovated to include many of the distinctive architectural features, Greentrees offers a time-honoured setting but with an innovative and contemporary feel.
Welcome to Greentrees Estate
We bought Greentrees in 2014 with the estate comprising of a derelict farmhouse, outbuildings, fields and woodland. The original 17th century farmhouse was destroyed by fire in 2002 and the chimney is now the only part standing. It took four years to design and build a new house on the brow of the hill taking advantage of the exceptional views.
The farm buildings were built in the 1800’s as a model farm incorporating stables, cattle barns and sheep pens. A 1970’s aerial photograph shows a neat, pristine courtyard surrounding an inner barn, a far-cry from when we first saw it in 2014 when the central barn had entirely collapsed, and the outer buildings had deteriorated. Agricultural use was no longer a viable option, so we had to decide how best to reinstate the buildings and what use to put them to. The original farm buildings have now been completely transformed to create a beautiful country retreat.
A single rose flourished on one of the walls enjoying the sheltered location. We thought, it would be an ideal place for a walled garden with the obvious solution being to reinstate the barn as a hall overlooking the garden as a stand-alone unique wedding space.
The Grand Oak Hall
The Grand Oak Hall was erected from an oak-frame using original construction methods. We were so pleased with the result, that we decided to create an exposed ceiling in the bridal suite using timber from a recently fallen oak tree on the estate.
We are delighted to share Greentrees Estate with you and hope that you enjoy it as much we do…