Howbourne Lane, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4QB | Property for sale | Savills
2,420 sq ft(224.83 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000

Howbourne LaneBuxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4QB

    Key features

    • Victorian home dating from 18xx
    • Very well presented modern interiors
    • Modern shaker-style kitchen and stylish bathroom suites
    • Detached home office
    • Buxted railway station only 1.3 miles

    Beautifully presented period home on the edge of the village.

    About this property

    • Guide price £1,000,000 - 1,050,000

      Believed to date from c.1900, Harvest Cottage is an attractive detached period home, situated in a country lane on the outskirts of the village of Buxted. Set down from the lane, the house's cottage-style tile-hung façade belies a spacious and modern family home extending to over 2,400 square feet, with an excellent flow between the living spaces and well-proportioned room sizes, particularly on the ground floor. Points of note include high ceilings on the ground floor, neutral decoration throughout, oak internal doors, stylish period-style modern bathroom suites, and luxury vinyl tiled flooring in the hall, kitchen and bathrooms.

      The house also benefits from a detached brick outbuilding, formerly a consulting room, but with potential for conversion to a home office or annexe, subject to the necessary consents.

      The floor plans give a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the house. There are three generously-sized reception rooms, all facing west over the garden with doors opening to the terrace: the hall is partially open to the dining room which features a fireplace set with a woodburner; there is an elegant dual-aspect sitting room with a full height glazed bay framing the view over the garden, and a cosy family room.

      The kitchen is fitted with a good range of modern shaker-style units in pale grey and French blue, complemented by white quartz worktops and a number of integrated appliances; there is ample space for a breakfast table, bi-fold doors opening to the garden, and a walk-in pantry. A utility and cloakroom, with WC and spaces for laundry appliances, completes the ground floor.

      Stairs rise from the dining room to the first floor, where there are five bedrooms. Bedroom one is dual aspect with views over the garden, and benefits from built in wardrobes together with an en suite shower room; three of the four remaining bedrooms also have built in wardrobes and are served by a large family bathroom and separate shower room, both superbly appointed.

      A hatch and ladder rises to a boarded and carpeted loft room with Velux windows, which is used as a hobby room.

      Harvest Cottage is accessed from the lane via a short driveway with parking space for two cars and an electric car charging point; there is a secondary driveway further along Howbourne Lane in the north-easter corner of the property with space for an extra car and gated access to the garden (ideal for the detached office).

      Steps descend to the front door and to a paved terrace extending across the front of the house and around to the garden; the house is well screened from the road by fencing, young laurel and a newly-planted raised bed.

      The paved terrace extends around the house to the north and west, offering plenty of space for a table and chairs, and outdoor seating. Steps descend to an expanse of lawn which is arranged in two level sections, well enclosed by fencing and mature shrubs. The brick office 'Harvest Lodge' is situated in one corner of the garden and has power, water, drainage and gas connected, as well a having an internet connection; in addition to the office is a large chalet-style timber summerhouse, also with power connected.

      In all, about 0.4 of an acre.

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    Local information

    • Harvest Cottage is situated on a country lane on the north eastern edge of the village of Buxted, a popular village benefiting from a primary school, health centre with pharmacy, two public houses, a village store and farm shop, together with a mainline railway station (just 1.3 miles distant).
    • Uckfield (four miles) offers a more comprehensive range of facilities including High Street shops, supermarkets and a leisure centre. Further amenities can be found in Tunbridge Wells (12 miles), the County Town of Lewes (13 miles) and Haywards Heath (14 miles).
    • Buxted is on the southern edge of Ashdown Forest which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required). There is a vibrant cultural scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells, the historic County town of Lewes - famous for its bonfire celebrations, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Transport: Buxted (London Bridge from 63 minutes), Uckfield (London Bridge from 70 minutes), Haywards Heath (12.5 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and Tunbridge Wells (Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 52 minutes). Gatwick airport 22 miles.
    • Schools: There are a number of state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including village primary schools in Buxted, Maresfield and High Hurstwood, Uckfield College, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Gas fired central heating (LPG). Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
    • Photographs taken: October 2023.
    • 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: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G