Savills | Middle Drive, Maresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HG | Property for sale
2,531 sq ft(235.14 sq m)
Guide price £1,325,000

Middle DriveMaresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Excellent Sussex-style family home in a sought-after private estate
  • Light and bright accommodation, well presented throughout
  • Recently re-fitted kitchen with quartz worktops and range of Neff appliances
  • Private and well-enclosed plot
  • South-east facing rear garden and swimming pool

Well-presented detached house in mature gardens, in a sought-after private estate.

About this property

  • Built in 1994, Fir Trees is an impressive detached family home characterised in an attractive Sussex style with brick, part tile-hung and part timbered elevations. The house is located in the sought-after Maresfield Park private estate and set in established, well-stocked gardens of just over half an acre, allowing privacy without seclusion. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, has a pleasing layout and is well presented throughout, with features including high ceilings, picture and dado rails, some ceiling roses, and replacement double glazing.

    The house extends to over 2,500 square feet, the layout of which can be seen on the floor plan. The front door opens from an overhung porch canopy to a spacious and welcoming entrance hall, around which the majority of the ground floor accommodation lies; an elegant turned staircase rises to the first floor. There are two reception rooms lying off the hall: a formal dining room, and a light and bright triple aspect sitting room with French doors opening to the garden and a feature electric fireplace. Also lying off the hall is a good-sized study, and a cloakroom.

    The kitchen and breakfast room has been recently re-fitted with an attractive range of cream-coloured high-gloss units, complemented by black quartz worktops, Quick Step flooring and a range of integrated Neff appliances; there is ample space for a breakfast table. The kitchen is served by a utility room fitted with the same units as the kitchen, with space and plumbing for laundry appliances and a larder-style fridge/freezer, in turn leading to a rear hall/boot room, and a second cloakroom.

    Lying off the kitchen is a cosy snug, which would also make an ideal playroom, with French doors to the garden.

    There are five bedrooms on the first floor arranged around a galleried landing, four with useful built in storage. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower; bedroom two has an en suite shower room and the remaining bedrooms are served by a fully tiled family bathroom.

    Outside
    Fir Trees is surrounded by mature established gardens, bounded by a number of mature trees allowing a good degree of privacy. The house is accessed from Middle Drive via a gated block-paved driveway, which leads to a parking area ahead of the house and the detached double garage; the front garden is well-enclosed by hedging and fencing and is mainly laid to lawn, planted with a number of eponymous fir trees.

    There is gated access around both sides of the house to the rear garden, where a paved terrace with hot tub extends around two sides of the house, offering a number of different outdoor seating areas overlooking the swimming pool and expanse of lawned garden beyond. There are two timber sheds, one housing the pool equipment (new in 2020) and another used for garden storage.

    In all, about 0.57 of an acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A superb home with plenty of space for the family, I particularly like the sunny swimming pool terrace and the house's location in the heart of Maresfield Park.

Oliver MackminProperty agent

Local information

  • Fir Trees is situated in a private and well-enclosed plot in the 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 an 18th century public house/hotel.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield (three miles) offers supermarkets, a cinema and a range of day to day shops. Lewes (12 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (14 miles) offer 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

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. 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. After about a third of a mile turn left into Middle Drive and Fir Trees can be found on the left hand side, as the road curves around to the left.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold