High Street, Maresfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2EG | Property for sale | Savills
2,486 sq ft(230.96 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000(€1,350,206)

High StreetMaresfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2EG

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Elegant and stylish detached five bedroom family home
  • Modern family kitchen and dining room with adjoining snug
  • Two formal reception rooms with open fireplaces
  • Detached double garage with home office over
  • Buxted railway station less than two miles distant

Beautifully presented period family home off a private lane on the edge of the village.

About this property

  • Understood to date from the 1920s, The Larches is an extended period home, with half tile hung, rendered elevations under a tiled roof with double glazed casement windows. Beautifully presented throughout in a stylish muted colour palette and finished with high-end fixtures and fittings, this desirable family home is well positioned off a private lane on the edge of Maresfield, in private and well enclosed mature gardens of about half an acre.

    The house is arranged over three floors, extending to 2,486 square feet, with an additional 463 sq ft of outbuildings, the full extent of which can be seen on the floor plan. There are two reception rooms lying off the entrance hall with Karndean limed-oak effect flooring: an elegant and spacious dual aspect drawing room featuring a wide square bay and a stone fireplace with inset Heta woodburner; across the hall is a cosy sitting room (or playroom) with cast iron open fireplace.

    Beyond the reception rooms is an inner hall, off which lies a cloakroom. The kitchen and dining room is of particular note: a modern extension to the house, it is a spacious, light-filled room with natural stone tiled floor and an extensive range of modern, shaker-style units with Earthstone acrylic-wrapped worktops, boiling and cold filtered water tap and a number of integrated appliances. Two sets of bi-fold doors open the house to the garden, and there is ample space for a large dining table, together with space for a seating area in the adjoining snug. The kitchen is served by a large, equally well-fitted utility room with further cupboard space, laundry appliances and space and plumbing for an additional American-style fridge/freezer.

    There are five bedrooms, four of which are doubles, arranged over the first and second floors, bedroom five currently set up as a dressing room. The dual aspect principal bedroom has a dressing area with a built in wardrobe, and an en suite shower room with stylish modern suite including a large shower and twin basins; bedrooms three and four share a newly-installed (2023) family bathroom.

    Bedroom two is on the second floor and benefits from an en suite bathroom; it would make an ideal guest bedroom or alternative principal suite.

    The Larches is approached via a private lane, from which electronically-operated timber gates open to a large gravel parking area, with space for several cars. The detached double garage (currently set up as a gym) has twin electronically-operated roller doors, and an external staircase rising to a home office over, which benefits from fibre to premises internet up to 1000Mbps.

    The mature garden is predominantly laid to well-maintained level lawn, well enclosed by fencing and hedging, edged by shrub and flower borders and with three prolific apple trees. Two sets of bi-fold doors open from the kitchen/dining room on to a sunny south and west facing paved terrace; from the terrace a pathway extends around the house, and to the east where there is a timber shed and metal garden store.

    In all, about 0.58 of an acre (including the private lane).

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Local information

  • The Larches is situated in the village of Maresfield, which has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop, and an 18th century public house/hotel in the centre of the village, together with a Marks & Spencer food hall. The town of Uckfield (two miles) offers supermarkets, a cinema and a range of day to day shops. Lewes (11 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (13 miles) have an excellent range of boutiques, restaurants and bars.
  • Maresfield is on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required). There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at one of the many courses across the county.
  • Sussex and neighbouring Kent provide a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells, and the historic County town of Lewes and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Rail Services: Buxted (1.8 miles, London Bridge from 63 minutes), Uckfield (1.9 miles, London Bridge from 70 minutes), Haywards Heath (12 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and Tunbridge Wells (13 miles, 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 College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's, Hurstpierpoint College and Brighton College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's Notes: The Larches owns the first section of the private lane, over which its neighbours have a right of way and contribute towards the cost of maintenance.
  • Services: Oil fired central heating (underfloor in the kitchen). Electric underfloor heating in the snug and principal en suite. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Fibre to premises internet.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
  • Photographs taken: February 2024.
  • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G