Splaynes Green, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3TE | Property for sale | Savills
1,822 sq ft(169.27 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

Splaynes GreenUckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3TE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • Refurbished to the highest of standards
  • Superbly appointed handmade kitchen with Aga
  • State of the art cinema room
  • Beautifully tended mature gardens with detached home office and open barn

Stylish and beautifully presented Grade II listed house on the edge of a sought-after village.

About this property

  • Believed to date from 1660 and originally three cottages, Fermoys is a wonderful detached Grade II listed cottage situated in an ideal location in the hamlet of Splaynes Green, on the outskirts of the popular village of Fletching. Modernised by a previous owner in 1994, during our clients' ownership the house has been further enhanced and refurbished to the highest of standards, the result being a superb country home that retains its period character whist being both stylish and comfortable.

    Points of particular note include a luxury cinema room converted from the garage in 2020, the beautifully appointed handmade kitchen and adjoining utility room, refitted in 2021, and good ceiling heights for a property of its age.

    There are three good-sized reception rooms: the custom-made solid oak front door opens directly the dining room which has an electric wood burner, engineered oak floor and a staircase rising to the first floor. The triple aspect sitting room is a spacious yet cosy room, with range of cupboards and bookshelving and a handsome brick fireplace with inset wood burner as its focal point.

    Adjoining the sitting room is the superb cinema room, converted in 2020 from the double garage and fitted with state of the art equipment including an impressive 120-inch screen, Sony projector and an integrated audio system. Additional luxury features include stunning starlight ceiling panels and accent LED lighting; a full specification is available on request from the agent.

    The kitchen and adjoining utility room have been recently refitted with a range of handmade cabinetry by Middleton Bespoke of Cowfold, complemented by marble-veined quartz worktops, a three-oven electric Aga, deep larder cupboard with cold shelf, integrated appliances and a Villeroy & Boch ceramic sink and Quooker tap supplying both boiling and sparkling water. A cloakroom with WC completes the ground floor.

    There are four bedrooms on the first floor, bedrooms one and two with timbered vaulted ceilings and bedroom two featuring exposed ‘wattle and daub' panels. Bedroom one has a brick fireplace with wood burner, and a large en suite bathroom with Chadder & Co suite including a roll top bath and marble-topped basin on a brushed chrome washstand; the remaining bedrooms are served by a fully-tiled shower room with large walk-in shower.

    Gardens and grounds
    Fermoys is accessed via a gated gravelled driveway, which offers ample parking space for a number of cars. A brick path leads to the front door and onto the rear of the house, where there is an original well (refurbished in 2015) and two useful outhouses with power connected: one used as a pantry and separate store, the other (the former smoke house) as a log store.

    The garden is mature, well-stocked with flower and shrub beds, and is beautifully tended, mainly arranged over two tiers and with some lovely countryside views to the east over the neighbouring organic dairy farm. The lower lawn is bordered by a low hedgerow and mature trees and has a pretty part-open brick and timber barn with power and light, an enclosed storage area and an adjacent terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining.

    Step rise to the upper garden, where there is a greenhouse and a large detached timber home office, well-fitted with a range of Neville Johnson furniture and ideal for home-working; adjacent to the office is a private decked terrace with hot tub. The southern section of the garden opens out to a delightful expanse of open lawn, dotted with both mature trees and young fruit trees, with a productive fenced kitchen garden and a small pond.

    In all, about 0.72 of an acre.

    Agent's Note
    The sofas in the cinema room are available by separate negotiation.

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An absolutely gorgeous cottage with contemporary finish and traditional feel. The cinema room is incredible and the gardens beautiful.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Fermoys is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the hamlet of Splaynes Green, on the edge of the sought-after village of Fletching and near Ashdown Forest.
  • Fletching is a pretty village with a primary school, cricket club and deli/village shop, and is home to the award winning Griffin Inn public house; the larger village of Newick (two miles) offers further village amenities including shops, three public houses, a medical centre and primary school. There are a number of popular farm shops stocking local produce, including Denniker and Old Spot; Trading Boundaries, with its cafe, boutique furniture shop and live music events is just two miles away in Sheffield Park.
  • Comprehensive shopping is available at Uckfield (six miles), Haywards Heath (10 miles) and Lewes (13 miles).
  • Sporting and recreational activities are extensive: with golf at Piltdown, Lindfield and Haywards Heath, racing at Plumpton and Brighton, sailing at Weir Wood and Ardingly reservoirs and along the South Coast, and walking and riding locally including on Ashdown Forest and in the South Downs National Park. The renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is just east of Lewes and the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove (15 miles distant) has a thriving theatre culture, festivals and events.
  • The area offers excellent transport links with mainline rail services from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). Gatwick airport (19 miles).
  • Schools: There is an excellent selection of highly regarded state and independent school in the area including Fletching primary school, Chailey secondary school, Uckfield Community Technology College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. Electric under floor heating in the kitchen. Air conditioning to the cinema room and detached home office. Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band F.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F