Savills | Rocks Road, East Sussex, TN22 3PT | Property for sale
302.49 sq m
Guide price £1,750,000(€2,025,930)

Rocks RoadEast Sussex, TN22 3PT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Generous accommodation
  • Cleverly landscaped gardens
  • Swimming pool & tennis court
  • 4 bedrooms plus 1-2 bedroom annexe
  • Lovely outlook across own gardens & grounds

Spacious family house with charm and superb outside spaces, set in lovely grounds with southerly views.

About this property

  • A charming family house with part brick, part weather boarded elevations under a tiled roof, and set in lovely gardens with a superb outlook across its own land, Copwood House is believed to date from the 1950s.

    The property has a pleasing layout; the light and well-presented accommodation is arranged over two floors, with most rooms having a wonderful southerly outlook across the property's own land.

    The full extent and layout of the house and annexe can be seen on the accompanying floorplans.

    Points of particular note include the triple aspect drawing room, an excellent space for formal entertaining with an impressive marble fireplace set with a wood-burning stove, and direct access to the dining room, and the garden room, which has French doors to the south facing terrace.

    The open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is the hub of day to day life. The kitchen is well-equipped with a good range of wooden cabinetry and a separate pantry. The breakfast/ family room has plenty of space for table and chairs, and sofas.

    To the rear lies the utility/boot room and a shower room; there is access to the annexe.

    On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom is complemented by a dressing room and en suite bathroom. t

    There are three further bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate WC and a laundry room situated on the first floor.

    The annexe offers a flexible space, suitable for guests and comprising a ground floor open plan living room/kitchen, and first floor bedroom, dressing room/bedroom 2 and bathroom. It has the benefit of its own private access, and can also be accessed from the main portion of the house on both floors.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The grounds are a particular feature of Copwood House. The property is approached via a long driveway from Rocks Road, leading past the neighbouring houses and turning into a short private drive with an electronically operated five bar gate. The gate opens to the parking area ahead of the house, with a further gate giving access to the fully enclosed paddock and pond which lie to the south of the house. To the front, the wisteria-clad front elevation creates a beautiful back-drop to the south-facing terrace.

    The major portion of the formal gardens lie to the rear of the property and have been cleverly landscaped into a series of outdoor rooms, creating a fantastic space for entertaining al fresco.

    Adjoining the house is a sunken terrace, with steps up to the heated outdoor pool; at the head is a large pergola, shaded by established vines and climbing plants, with ample space for dining table and chairs. Beyond is an outdoor bar with water and power connected, a spacious seating area and plumbing for a hot tub.

    The decked path leads on to the pool house, and behind the pool house is a fully enclosed, productive kitchen garden with adjoining chicken run.

    The lawn leads up to the all-weather tennis court and the summer house; a timber machinery store is situated in the north corner of the grounds, and there is woodland at the northwest boundary, creating a screen.

    In all, about 18.2 acres.

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A superb house with a really lovely feel - the grounds are perfect for relaxing outdoors, and it offers flexible living space suitable for working from home as well.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Copwood House is situated in a lovely rural position, on the outskirts of Uckfield in East Sussex, close to Ashdown Forest and the South Downs. Uckfield is within a couple of miles and is a bustling former market town offering a railway station, leisure centre, a number of high street and independent shops, various cafes and restaurants, two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco) and an independent cinema, one of the oldest in the country.
  • For a further variety of shops and recreational amenities the County Town of Lewes lies about 9 miles to the south, with the City of Brighton & Hove on the south coast beyond. Haywards Heath and Royal Tunbridge Wells are also within easy reach. Sussex offers excellent and varied opportunities for a range of equestrian and sporting pursuits, with many walks across the surrounding countryside, golf at Piltdown and East Sussex National, and sailing at the coast.
  • The area has a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Uckfield offers a direct rail service to London Bridge (journey time from 80 minutes); Haywards Heath offers services to Gatwick, London Bridge/Victoria and St Pancras International (from 45 minutes).
  • The A22 lies to the east, connecting to the A272, the A26 and the M25. Gatwick airport 23 miles.
  • There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including Little Horsted CEP School, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Worth, Lewes Priory, Lewes Old Grammar School, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Eastbourne College.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note The neighbouring properties have right of access over the first portion of the drive from Rocks Road.
  • Directions: satnav postcode TN22 3PT From Haywards Heath take the A272 east into Piltdown and turn right into Shortbridge Road. Keep left to stay on Shortbridge Road and keep left onto Rocks Road. The driveway leading to Copwood House is on the right after about 0.1 of a mile. From Uckfield B2102, take Church Street west. Keep forward onto Rocks Road and continue for just under a mile; the driveway to Copwood House is on the left. On the shared drive, continue past Maple House and turn right into the private entrance to Copwood House
  • EPC Rating = E