Savills | The Lane, Straight Half Mile, Maresfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AF | Property for sale
3,225 sq ft(299.61 sq m)
Guide price £1,435,000

The LaneStraight Half Mile, Maresfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AF


    Key features

    • Beautifully presented modern family home built in 2008
    • Versatile layout with number of solutions for an annexe and/or home working
    • Stylish modern German-made kitchen with large central island
    • Ideally situated in a private lane in the centre of the village
    • Large driveway, double garage and south-facing garden

    Superbly presented modern family home with south-facing garden, in a private lane.

    About this property

    • Built in 2008, Oak Leaf House is a superbly presented, light and bright family home, ideally situated in the centre of Maresfield yet tucked away in a private lane with just two other houses. The house offers a versatile layout, with a number of solutions for home working and the potential to create a single or double-storey self-contained annexe in the western wing of the property.

      The full extent and layout of Oak Leaf House, which extends to over 3,200 square feet, can be seen on the floor plan; points of particular note include the striking curved wall to the front elevation, oak flooring through most of the ground floor, oak internal doors, modern white bathroom suites, a stylish contemporary kitchen and neutral décor throughout.

      A wide solid wood front door opens from an overhung porch canopy to an elegant and welcoming entrance hall, off which lies a cloakroom and the formal reception rooms. The sitting room is a spacious, dual-aspect room featuring a raised open fireplace with a Portland stone hearth; the beautifully light and bright garden room is part vaulted and has bi-fold doors opening on to the terrace. The kitchen and dining room is an excellent room for everyday family life, fitted with a range of stylish Siematic matt white and wood units, with black granite worktops, a large central island, range of integrated Miele appliances, space for a sofa and a generous curved dining area.

      Lying off the kitchen is a boot room with shelved larder cupboard, in turn leading to a good-sized study, the inner hall, and a useful utility room. A spiral staircase rises from the hall to the home office or guest bedroom and bathroom, which is an ideal space for home-working or, together with some of the ground floor rooms, allows the potential to create a self-contained annexe (subject to the necessary consents).

      There are four bedrooms in the main part of the first floor, lying off the vaulted galleried landing. The principal bedroom has a walk-wardrobe and a large en suite bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower cubicle; the remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with equally well-fitted modern white suite.

      Outside
      Oak Leaf House is accessed from the private road through double five bar gates, which open to a generous block paved parking area lying to the front of the house and double garage. A second pair of double gates opens to the side garden, allowing vehicular access to the side and rear gardens and allowing for additional guest parking.

      There is gated pedestrian access at both sides of the house leading to the rear garden, which wraps around the house to three sides, the principal section being south-facing. The garden is largely laid to level lawn, well-enclosed by laurel hedging, with a sunny sandstone terrace lying adjacent to the house.

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    I often ask myself when I see clients' houses whether I could see myself living in their houses. I certainly could with Oak Leaf House! It has a very comfortable feel to it throughout, and importantly also has the flexibility for change in circumstance, something we are all experiencing in one form or another.

    Jason NorthProperty agent

    Local information

    • Oak Leaf House is situated in a private lane in the centre of Maresfield, with just two other properties. Within the village is a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and an 18th century public house/hotel; the town of Uckfield (three miles) offers supermarkets, a cinema and a range of day to day shops. Lewes (12 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (14 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 (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. 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 Note: The Lane is a private road, owned by The Lane Maresfield (Management) Limited, of which the owners of Oak Leaf House have one share.
    • Services: Gas fired central heating (underfloor to the kitchen and dining room). All mains services.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
    • Directions: Heading east on the A272, at the junction with the A22 take the second exit at the roundabout, signposted Maresfield. Drive into the village; at the mini roundabout by The Chequers public house take the left exit onto Straight Half Mile. Pass Mulberry Park on the left and take the next left turn into The Lane. Oak Leaf House is the third on the left.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold