The Drive, Maresfield Park, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 3ER | Property for sale | Savills
277.59 sq m
Guide price £1,450,000(41,638,377 EGP)

The DriveMaresfield Park, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 3ER

    Key features

    • Detached period home dating from the late 1930s
    • Extended and considerably improved
    • Planning in place to further enhance by over 2,400 sq ft
    • Spacious and well presented reception space
    • Number of working fireplaces and wealth of oak joinery
    • Part-wooded gardens of about 0.8 of an acre

    Attractive and much-improved period home in a sought-after private estate.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from the late 1930s, Red Thimbles is an attractive detached house situated in a wonderful part-wooded setting in Maresfield Park. The house has been extended and the majority considerably improved by the current owners: the southern elevation is in an attractive Tudor style with half tile hung timber framed elevations infilled with render and herringbone brick; internally, the accommodation has been reconfigured to offer very spacious and well-presented reception space with features of note including a wealth of handsome oak joinery, brick open fireplaces, modern oak-framed double glazed windows with leaded panes on the southern side of the house, and bespoke book-shelving in the study.

      There are four well-proportioned bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor, bedroom one with a large roof top balcony overlooking the garden, and bedroom two having a superbly appointed en suite bathroom with classic white Burlington suite, including an elegant slipper bath.

      Whilst having been significantly improved already, Red Thimbles offers a buyer the opportunity to further extend and enhance the house, having planning in place to substantially extend to the northern side of the house by over 2,400 square feet, forming a large kitchen, utility rooms, vaulted entrance hall and additional bedrooms.

      The house is well-positioned within its boundaries and set in beautiful established gardens, originally landscaped by Hilliers Of Winchester. A large split-level terrace sits adjacent to the western side of the house; an expanse of lawn stretches away to the south, enclosed by mature trees such as pine, fir and silver birch, and large woodland shrubs offering a magnificent display of colour in the spring and summer months. There is ample parking on the private driveway to the north of the house, and a detached brick single garage with adjoining store, in the process of being refurbished. In all, about four-fifths of an acre.

      Agent's Notes
      Planning permission: Wealden District Council, ref: WD/2005/1407 (partial foundations in place).

      Maresfield Park is a private estate. Red Thimbles pays an annual fee of £140p/a for the maintenance of the roads.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • Red Thimbles is situated on the semi-rural edge of Maresfield Park, a popular and established private estate in the village of Maresfield. Maresfield has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and an 18th century public house/hotel.
    • Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield (three miles) offers supermarkets, a cinema and a range of day to day shops. Lewes (12 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (14 miles) offer an excellent range of boutiques, restaurants and bars.
    • Maresfield is on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required). There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at one of the many courses across the county.
    • Sussex and neighbouring Kent provide a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells, and the historic County town of Lewes and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Rail Services: Buxted (London Bridge from 63 minutes), Uckfield (London Bridge from 70 minutes), Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and Tunbridge Wells (Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 52 minutes).
    • Schools: There are a number of state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Bonners CEP school, Uckfield Community Technology College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Central heating (electric boiler). Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
    • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • Photographs taken: March 2023. Spring externals April 2020.
    • Directions: From the A272/Batts Bridge roundabout take Batts Bridge Road into Maresfield; at mini-roundabout in the centre of Maresfield village, turn left into Straight Half Mile and after about 1.1 miles left into The Drive. Red Thimbles can be found after 0.2 of a mile of the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G