Savills | The Drive, Maresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HE | Property for sale
2,865 sq ft(266.17 sq m)
Guide price £1,475,000

The DriveMaresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HE


    Key features

    • Spacious accommodation with excellent reception space
    • Situated in Maresfield Park private estate, close to Ashdown Forest
    • Generous gardens with heated outdoor pool
    • Detached timber home office
    • Buxted station three miles, Uckfield three miles, Haywards Heath station 12 miles

    Spacious detached house with heated outdoor pool in a sought-after private estate.

    About this property

    • Pinedrive is a substantial detached house, with partially tile-hung and brick elevations, situated on a no-through close within the heart of Maresfield Park, a peaceful private estate on the edge of Ashdown Forest.

      The property dates from the 1960s, and was the subject of improvements in 2016, including the conversion of the previous garage to further accommodation and the addition of a detached double garage.

      The result is a generous family house, with excellent reception space including a superb triple-aspect sitting room with a working fireplace fitted with graceful marble mantelpiece. There are bi-fold doors opening to the conservatory, and a study area to the side, which all combine to create a wonderful space for entertaining; additional reception space is offered by the family room, a tranquil space which adjoins the open plan kitchen/dining room, which is about 30ft in length.

      The dining area has a roof lantern, ensuring plenty of natural light, and French doors to the side terrace. The kitchen has a central island, and an Aga; it is served by a utility room, which leads through to the office. Lying off the entrance hall, which offers plenty of built in storage, is a cloakroom.

      There are four bedrooms on the first floor, two have en suite shower rooms and all have fitted cupboards or wardrobes. A family bathroom, complete with a free standing roll top, claw foot bath and separate shower cubicle complete the accommodation.

      Outside
      Pinedrive is approached via a carriage driveway, leading around the front lawn which is graced by a central water feature and flanked by mature coniferous hedging. The driveway is block paved, and offers plenty of parking of ahead of the house and the detached double garage, which has power connected and electronically operated up and over doors.

      To the side of the house, a wrought iron gate opens to the side terrace, which in turn leads to the expansive terrace which spans the rear elevation and offers plenty of space for table and chairs. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, sloping gently up past the timber framed detached home office, which is fully connected with power, heating and telecoms. At the top of the garden is the outdoor heated swimming pool, which has a paved surround offering space for loungers and is well-sheltered by the established mature hedging which forms the garden's boundary.

      The gardens extend in all to about 0.6 of an acre.

      Agent's Note
      Maresfield Park is a private estate and each household contributes towards the upkeep of the roads.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a classic family house in a desirable location, I particularly like the pool area.

    Jason NorthProperty agent

    Local information

    • Pinedrive 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 Community Technology 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.
    • 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. Turn left on to The Drive and take the next left turn; Pinedrive is the second house on the left.
    • EPC Rating = C
    • Tenure = Freehold