Savills | The Drive, Maresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3ER | Property for sale
Guide price £795,000(€940,440)

The DriveMaresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3ER

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Two-thirds of an acre plot with outline planning permission for a new dwelling
  • Superb position on a private estate
  • Views across open landscape
  • Excellent opportunity to create a wonderful family home
  • Existing property offers one bedroom annexe plus outbuildings

Exciting and rare bespoke build opportunity: generous plot with outline planning permission granted for a new dwelling, in a sought after private estate

About this property

  • The plot at Red Thimbles offers an exciting and rare opportunity to create a bespoke home in a sought-after private estate. This two-thirds of an acre site has outline planning permission for a substantial detached dwelling on the site of an existing one bedroom annexe.

    The existing property currently comprises: annexe with large reception room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and partially completed first floor accommodation ; detached partially-completed workshop with water, power and telecoms to the building (to be connected); two brick outbuildings (to be removed) and the surrounding gardens. The annexe provides the possibility of living on site during the build. Water, power and telecoms are connected to the site.

    The site is set back from The Drive along a private track. Double gates open to the long driveway which leads up to the plot, offering potential to create an impressive approach. The site has a wonderful western outlook with some views across the surrounding Ashdown Forest landscape, and occupies a generous plot extending to about two thirds of an acre in all, bounded on three sides by established planting including trees, shrubs and hedges. The northern boundary has stock fencing and faces open fields.

    Outline planning permission has been granted for a new dwelling, ref WD/2020/0940/O. Full details can be viewed at

This is a really great opportunity to create your dream home in a sought after private estate.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • The plot lies to the west of Red Thimbles (formerly known as “Brambletye”), situated at the northern end of sought-after Maresfield Park, a popular and established private estate in the village of Maresfield. Maresfield has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and a recently refurbished 18th century public house/hotel.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield three miles, Lewes 12 miles, Tunbridge Wells 14 miles.
  • Maresfield is on the outskirts of 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 offers 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

  • Directions: From the mini-roundabout in the centre of Maresfield village, enter Maresfield Park by passing under the stone gate lodge. Proceed along The Drive, keep right at the sharp bend and then take the left at the fork. Keep forward into The Drive and at the crossroads turn left. The entrance to the plot is on the right.