Middle Drive, Maresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HG | Property for sale | Savills
291.07 sq m
Guide price £1,395,000(40,058,990 EGP)

Middle DriveMaresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HG

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2023
  • Superb open plan dining room and kitchen with sliding doors to the terrace
  • Situated in Maresfield Park private estate, close to Ashdown Forest
  • Mature south-facing landscaped gardens, off street parking and car barn
  • Buxted station three miles, Uckfield station three miles, Haywards Heath station 12 miles

Superbly presented and refurbished detached house with generous landscaped gardens in a sought-after private estate.

About this property

  • Cedar Cottage is a substantial detached house set in beautiful gardens, on the edge of a sought after private estate. The original property is believed to date from the mid 1930s, and was substantially renovated and extended by the current owners when they acquired the property in 2016. It has rendered brick and block built walls under a tiled and part flat roof, set with a roof lantern. The first floor is partially tile hung with some cedar cladding to the dormer windows.

    Cedar Cottage offers approximately 3,133 sq ft of beautifully presented accommodation which is arranged over two floors, and ideally suited to modern family life.

    The ground floor offers an excellent flow, with the principal rooms accessed via the generous entrance hall; the spacious sitting room has a fireplace set with a woodburning stove, and double doors to the family room which in turn leads to the superb open plan dining room/ kitchen, which has sliding doors to the terrace, creating a fantastic space for entertaining. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of grey gloss units and wood worktops, with a central island of pale composite stone. There is space for a range cooker and fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. The kitchen is served by a utility room, offering space for the usual appliances and access to the rear garden and the integral garage. Lying off the hall are a study, and a cloakroom.

    The staircase rises to the galleried landing, with the roof lantern ensuring natural light floods through the property. The principal bedroom suite spans the entire rear elevation, with double doors opening to a Juliet balcony, framing the lovely outlook over the garden. It has the benefit of two built-in wardrobes and a modern en suite bathroom with contemporary fittings including bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. There are three further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room; a family bathroom completes the accommodation.

    Cedar Cottage is approached via a five bar gate which opens to the gravelled driveway and generous parking area ahead of the double open bay timber framed car barn.

    The gardens extend to almost half an acre, with a pretty front garden and extensive south-facing rear garden, with a stone terrace and a seven metre awning spanning the rear elevation. The terrace is a particular feature, providing an excellent space for entertaining al fresco, and the garden stretches away from the house, giving a large expanse of lawn, raised beds and an adventure playground at the far end.

    The garden is fully enclosed to the sides and rear by fencing with some mature hedging planted, and a side gate ensures the rear garden is secure. About 0.49 of an acre.

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This house really impresses from the moment you walk through the front door. I think the high quality finish, beautiful presentation and excellent flow make the property really appealing.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Cedar Cottage is situated in Maresfield Park, a popular and established private estate in the village of Maresfield. Maresfield is positioned on the southern end of Ashdown Forest which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required).
  • There is a vibrant cultural scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells, and the nearby historic County town of Lewes and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Maresfield has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and a recently refurbished 18th century public house/hotel.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield three miles, Lewes 12 miles, Tunbridge Wells 14 miles.
  • 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 College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College. Some private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. All mains services.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band G.
  • Maresfield Park Residents Association road and park maintenance fund: £140 on 2022.
  • 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 a third of a mile turn left into Middle Drive. Cedar Cottage is the fourth house on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G