A Reverend’s Residence

Part vacant Grade II* listed Queen Anne former vicarage in East Sussex to be auctioned online (due to the coronavirus outbreak)

With social distancing becoming increasingly common due to coronavirus, sellers are resorting to different ways of marketing their properties. Whilst estate agents report that some vendors will not allow viewings by Chinese and Italian applicants, in the case of a Grade II* listed former vicarage in the heart of the Sussex market town of Hailsham, it will be sold at auction online later this month.


Built between 1701 and 1705 and adjacent to the parish church, Hailsham Grange (also known as ‘The Old Vicarage’) was used to house clergy until the mid-1950s and extends to 4,644 square foot. Over three floors in total, there are amongst other things 3 reception rooms, a conservatory and 4 bedrooms in the main house. The self-contained second floor is currently used as a 3 bedroomed flat that is let for £11,000 per year.


Standing in 0.74 acres of gardens that have previously been opened as part of the National Gardens Scheme, Hailsham Grange has previously been used as a B&B and events venue and featured in Country Life, the FT and the Wealden Times magazine.


Savills will offer the property on 26th March 2020 via remote bidding with a guide price of £975,000+. To register, contact them via


The adjoining 1,605 square foot coach house to the property, which is currently divided into four one-bedroom flats, is available separately at a price of £500,000, but not included in the auction listing.


The Numbers – Hailsham Grange, Vicarage Road, Hailsham, Wealden, East Sussex, BN27 1BL


March 2020 – To be sold at auction by Savills in conjunction with Taylor Engley with a guide of £975,000 ($1.13 million, €1.06 million or درهم4.17 million). The coach house remains available separately for £500,000 ($581,000, €545,000 or درهم2.13 million). Total: £1.475 million ($1.72 million, €1.61 million or درهم6.30 million).


Early 2020 – For sale privately for £1.35 million ($1.57 million, €1.47 million or درهم5.77 million) plus £500,000 ($581,000, €545,000 or درهم2.13 million) for the coach house. Total: £1.85 million ($2.15 million, €2.02 million or درهم7.90 million).


November 2017 – For sale via Fine & Country for £1.35 million ($1.57 million, €1.47 million or درهم5.77 million excluding the coach house (now as four apartments).


October 2015 – Sold for £980,000 ($1.14 million, €1.07 million or درهم4.19 million) including the coach house.


May 2015 – For sale via Batcheller Monkhouse for £1.25 million to £1.35 million ($1.45 million to $1.57 million, €1.36 million to €1.47 million or درهم5.34 million to درهم5.77 million) including the coach house as two apartments.


September 1978 – Offered for sale at auction by Jackson-Stops & Staff at an unknown guide.


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The staircase.
The drawing room.
A sitting room.
A bedroom.
Another bedroom.
The sitting room of the second floor apartment.
The view across the garden to the church.
Another vista.
Formal gardens.
The rear of the house.
The front elevation.
The separately available coach house.
When used for events, there was a bar in the garden.
A floor plan of the house.
The 1978 advertisement for the auction of Hailsham Grange and the floor plan of the coach house.

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  • I doubt that this property will go for anything like the guide price, though it may well still be something of a bargain from it's value six months ago. As in times of recession, the current situation will do little more than allow Landlords to increase the size of their property portfolio at a knock down price. As a (very) wealthy acquaintance of mine said to me in 2008, "I love a recession, when recession comes, that's when I go shopping"...

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