Savills | Rocks Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3PT | Property for sale
0.49 Ac(0.20 Ha)
Guide price £830,000

Rocks RoadUckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3PT

    Key features

    • Period cottage with plenty of character
    • Opportunity to create ground floor annexe
    • Mature garden, parking and car port
    • Currently operating as a Bed & Breakfast
    • Uckfield station 1.6 miles

    Period semi-detached cottage with an abundance of original features.

    About this property

    • Old Copwood is a pretty semi-detached cottage, arranged over three floors and believed to date from the early 17th century. The property offers delightful accommodation, with plenty of character and original features including exposed beams.

      On the ground floor are two sitting rooms, the larger of which has an open brick fireplace with a heavy oak bressummer, cast iron backplate and grate, and a dining room, with original bottle glass windows. The charming country style kitchen has space for a table, and includes an Aga, granite surfaces and a good range of wood cabinets.

      There are three bedrooms (two en suite) and a bathroom on the first floor; on the second floor, bedroom four leads to bedroom five, which has an en suite shower room.

      Planning permission was granted in 2018 to create a further ground floor bedroom and bathroom on the site of the old garaging and porch; work has begun and is in progress. The purchaser will need to undertake completion. Plans can be view at Wealden ref WD/2018/0540/F and Building Notice Acceptance ref B/201/2441.

      Old Copwood is approached from Rocks Lane via a drive, owned by Copwood House and over which Old Copwood has right of access.

      To the rear of the extension is an enclosed courtyard garden.

      The principal portion of the garden lies across the drive, and offers hardstanding leading to a carport and providing parking for a number of vehicles; to the side and rear of this lie the mature gardens, which have been planted with an array of shrubs, flowers and bulbs, with a pond. In all, about half an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is an extremely characterful home oozing period features in a rural setting; the potential of the annexe is particularly appealing.

    Jason NorthProperty agent

    Local information

    • Old Copwood is situated in a lovely rural position, on the outskirts of Uckfield in East Sussex, close to Ashdown Forest and the South Downs. Uckfield (1.6 miles) is a bustling former market town offering a railway station, leisure centre, a number of high street and independent shops, various cafes and restaurants, two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco) and an independent cinema, one of the oldest in the country.
    • For a further variety of shops and recreational amenities the County Town of Lewes lies about nine miles to the south, with the City of Brighton & Hove on the south coast beyond. Haywards Heath and Royal Tunbridge Wells are also within easy reach. Sussex offers excellent and varied opportunities for a range of equestrian and sporting pursuits, with many walks across the surrounding countryside, golf at Piltdown and East Sussex National, and sailing at the coast.
    • The area has a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Uckfield offers a direct rail service to London Bridge (journey time from 80 minutes); Haywards Heath offers services to Gatwick, London Bridge/Victoria and St Pancras International (from 45 minutes).
    • The A22 lies to the east, connecting to the A272, the A26 and the M25. Gatwick airport 23 miles.
    • There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including Little Horsted CEP School, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Worth, Lewes Priory, Lewes Old Grammar School, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Eastbourne College.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Services: Oil fired central heating; mains electricity and water; private drainage. Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band G.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold