Savills | Lewes Road, Blackboys, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5JA | Property for sale
2.27 Ha(5.60 Ac)
Guide price £1,500,000(€1,736,511)

Lewes RoadBlackboys, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5JA

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A charming character home with substantial outbuildings and a generous land holding of about 5.6 acres
  • Spacious light rooms with open plan living space
  • Attractive setting in established grounds with tennis court and swimming pool
  • Supplementary accommodation ideal as party room or home office
  • Option to convert cart lodge - see planning reference WD/2021/1207F
  • Village primary school in Blackboys and a good choice of private and state senior schools in the area
  • About 4.4 miles to Uckfield and Heathfield, about 10 miles Lewes, Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath about 16 miles
  • Buxted mainline station with services to London just over 3 miles

A wonderful edge of village family house in a ‘mini country estate' setting with lovely gardens and grounds, secondary converted barn, outbuildings, swimming pool and tennis court.

About this property

  • Grade II listed and originally dating from the 16th century, with modern alterations and extensions, this charming character family house was once an even larger estate, but retains exceptional infrastructure, including substantial outbuildings and a generous land-holding, where the present owners have recently planted a large number of fruit trees.

    The house itself offers an abundance of character, with spacious light rooms, exposed timbers and generous ceiling heights, including vaulted beamed ceilings to the two main bedrooms. The accommodation offers a surprising modern, open-plan layout downstairs and also has a good ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms upstairs.

    The property benefits from an attractive setting which greatly adds to its appeal, with dual approach driveways. One of these is very long, giving access off Stonebridge lane and also accesses the secondary outbuilding. The other drive is shared, with right of way for the neighbouring property, leading down to an approach off the Lewes Road (B2192).

    The rear garden and grounds are very special, having been attractively laid out with specimen shrubs and some magnificent mature trees. Amenities include a beautifully set swimming pool and tennis court, with a shower/changing room in the cart lodge and also the secondary outbuilding, which provides supplementary accommodation and would make an excellent party venue, or home office.

    In addition, there is the option to convert the open bay cart lodge, at the end of the formal garden behind the house into an annexe - see planning reference WD/2020/1207F.

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Local information

  • Duckings is located to the edge of the village of Blackboys approached vis its entrance drives, from either the Lewes Road (B2192) or Stonebridge lane. This small village is well known for the Blackboys Inn, dating from the 1300s and has its own primary school.
  • Shopping and entertainment amenities can be found nearby at Uckfield and Heathfield, both reached within about 4.4 miles.
  • Main towns in the vicinity include Lewes to the south-west, about 10 miles, Tunbridge Wells to the north and Haywards Heath to the west, both being about 16 miles and with mainline stations providing commuting options to London.
  • The nearest London station is Buxted, just over 3 miles away.
  • Secondary schooling is available at Heathfield and Uckfield community colleges, with private schooling at Mayfield School for girls, Tonbridge to the north for boys and there are co-ed options at Eastbourne, Brighton and Bedes at Upper Dicker.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: We draw your attention to the recently confirmed planning application off the Framfield Road in Blackboys, close to the top of Stonebridge Lane. This is an outline application for up to 50 new homes. The proposed buildings are a good distance away from Duckings itself, and the access is from the Framfield Road but, as the landholding at its extreme borders the Duckings boundary, we would therefore anticipate that this will flag-up in a buyers solicitors search - WD/2020/0700/MAO.
  • A public footpath runs along the length of the driveway as illustrated in blue on the accompanying boundary plan.
  • Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil-fired central heating
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council (01323) 443322, Tax Band ‘H'
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A267 for about 12.5 miles, through Frant and Mark Cross, by-passing Mayfield and heading through Five Ashes. Before Cross-in-Hand, turn off to the right onto Mayfield Flat (B2012), turning right again at the end of this stretch of road to stay on the B2012 heading towards Blackboys. Proceed on this road into Blackboys, passing The Blackboys Inn on your right, and continue down the hill, looking out for Stonebridge Lane on the right. Turn here and drive up the lane looking out for an entrance on the right, marked as Duckings
  • EPC Exempt