Savills | School Lane, Nutley, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3PG | Property for sale
4,350 sq ft(404.13 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

School LaneNutley, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3PG


    Key features

    • Handsome Tudor-style country house built in 1990
    • Located at the end of a private country lane near to the centre of the village
    • Established landscaped gardens with swimming pool and lovely rural outlook
    • Paddocks and a timber stable building available by separate negotiation
    • Moments from Ashdown Forest, offering miles of off-road riding (permit required)

    Impressive modern country house with swimming pool, paddock and a lovely rural outlook.

    About this property

    • Built in the early 1990s, Nutley Place is a handsome modern country house characterised in a Tudor style, with black and white timbered elevations under a tiled roof. The house is located down a private lane just off the High Street in the popular village of Nutley, and is set in established landscaped gardens with a lovely rural outlook, allowing privacy without seclusion. The spacious and well-presented accommodation is arranged over two floors, extending to a generous 4,350 square feet with features of note including very well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings with timber beams, and wooden framed double glazed windows with leaded light panes; double doors between many of the rooms on the ground floor enhance the spacious feel and create a pleasing flow between the living spaces.

      The full extent and layout of the house can be seen on the accompanying floor plan. A solid wood front door under a stone archway opens to the impressive part-vaulted dining hall, from which a turned staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing overlooking the hall. Double doors open to the elegant triple-aspect drawing room which features a brick inglenook fireplace with heavy oak bressumer and hammered iron canopy as its focal point; three-quarter height windows and French doors frame the views over the gardens. The drawing room adjoins the games/family room, a more informal reception room ideal for entertaining, with fitted drinks bar and space for a pool table.

      The kitchen and breakfast room is well-appointed with a range of wooden units, granite worktops and space for a range oven and central breakfast table; the kitchen is served by the adjacent utility and boot room. A wonderful south-east facing conservatory, a study with fitted desk and shelving, and a cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.

      There are five spacious bedrooms and a shower room lying off the galleried first floor landing, including a generous principal suite with dressing area and en suite shower room, and an equally large guest bedroom with en suite bathroom.

      Outside
      Nutley Place is situated at the end of a private lane, accessed via electronically operated wrought iron gates mounted on brick pillars, which open to a gravel parking and turning circle ahead of the house and triple garage.

      The gardens and grounds are of particular note, the formal gardens lying predominantly to the south and west, sloping gently down away from the house enhancing the view over the rural landscape beyond. A paved terrace spans the rear of the house and extends around to the south, a lovely spot for dining al fresco, part covered by a timber pergola. A detached outbuilding is currently used as a gym.

      Steps descend from the terrace to the swimming pool, which has a paved surround and a timber cabin housing the pool equipment. Beyond the swimming pool, the garden is laid to level lawn, dotted with spring bulbs and mature trees, and enclosed by post and rail fencing. A fenced paddock lies to the north of the house.

      In all, about 2.1 acres.

      Agent's Notes
      Further paddocks and a timber stable building lying to the east of the house (marked as Lot 2 of the site plan) are available by separate negotiation.
      About 0.97 of an acre.

      A footpath runs up the driveway and continues adjacent to the western boundary, well screened by fencing, hedging and mature trees.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    What a superb location, beautifully tucked away - it's really lovely.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Nutley Place is situated in the village of Nutley, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, moments from Ashdown Forest (over which the property has Commoners' Rights).
    • The Forest extends to approximately 6,500 acres, approximately two-thirds of which is heathland, and was once used as a medieval hunting ground; it is also famously the 'home' of A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. The Forest provides spectacular walking and horse-riding opportunities (permit required) and is a fascinating place for anyone with an interest in conservation.
    • Nutley is a thriving village and offers a village shop, two restaurants, church and primary school, while more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are found at Uckfield, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells.
    • Outdoor pursuits include golf, walking and riding; Sussex offers a superb cultural and arts scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • The area offers excellent transport links with mainline rail services from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed via the A23, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick airport (18 miles) and central London (55 miles).
    • There are many highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including Nutley primary school, Uckfield Community Technology College, Brambletye, Cumnor House, Michael Hall (Rudolph Steiner), Ardingly College and Eastbourne College.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
    • Directions: Heading north on the A22, enter Nutley. After passing the petrol station on the left hand side, take the next right hand turning into School Lane (immediately before the primary school). Take the first left into the lane and Nutley Place can be found at the end.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold