Parsonage Farmhouse
3,597 sq ft(334.17 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

Church StreetFletching, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3SJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2019
  • Spacious and well-presented accommodation
  • Five bedrooms plus study/bedroom six
  • Superb views to the Downs and Ashdown Forest
  • Wonderful south-west facing garden
  • Tennis court and paddock

Attractive and ideally located period farmhouse with outbuildings and paddock

About this property

  • Situated on the edge of the sought-after rural village of Fletching, Parsonage Farmhouse is an attractive former farmhouse originally dating from the 18th century with numerous later additions. The sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest properties in the village: ideally located in a slightly elevated position with wonderful village and countryside views stretching from the Downs in one direction to Ashdown Forest in the north.

    Spacious and well presented, the house is clearly a much-loved and comfortable family home, having been in the same ownership for nearly 40 years. Arranged over two floors (excluding the cellar) and extending to nearly 3,600 square feet, it has a pleasing layout, with the three formal reception rooms and four of the five bedrooms extending across the rear (south western) elevation of the house overlooking the gardens. The reception rooms are served by a kitchen with an electric Aga and space for a breakfast table, and a number of traditional service rooms including a generous utility room, larder, rear hall and porch/boot room.

    There are five bedrooms on the first floor (three with basins), two bathrooms and a study or sixth bedroom. The study lies next to the master bedroom and has potential to be converted into an en suite bathroom, subject to the necessary consents.

    Parsonage Farmhouse is set back from Church Street behind hedging and trees, approached from the lane via a gated driveway leading to a generous parking area ahead of the outbuildings and house. There are two detached outbuildings: a single storey former stable with four stores, and a large two storey brick barn comprising two single garages, a store room and a workshop, with a large store room over (used by the current owners as a games room).

    Parsonage Farmhouse's gardens are charming and designed for easy maintenance : a paved terrace adjoins the rear of the house and an expanse of lawn extends away from the house to the south west, beyond which hedging and several mature trees including hornbeam and oak screen the fenced tennis court. To the east of the house is a well-stocked flower garden with timber arbor; an orchard runs along the eastern boundary. A wooden five bar gate opens from the garden to the paddock, which has water laid on and secondary access from Church Street via a gated track to the east.

    In all, about 3 acres.

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This property is absolutely ideal for a family - there's plenty of space both inside and out, and it's within walking distance of the village centre. It really is a "must-see" house!

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Parsonage Farmhouse is situated adjacent to the cricket pitch in the popular village of Fletching, a pretty village with a primary school , cricket club, and deli/village shop. The village is also home to the award winning Griffin pub and 11th century Rose and Crown.
  • Comprehensive shopping is available at Uckfield, Haywards Heath and Lewes.
  • Transport: Haywards Heath has regular fast train services to London Bridge/Blackfriars/Victoria; further services from East Grinstead and Uckfield. The A272 connects to the A22 in the east and the A/M23 in west, giving good access to Brighton, Gatwick airport (20 miles) and the national motorway network.
  • Schools: There is an excellent selection of state and independent schools in the area including Fletching primary school, Chailey secondary school, Uckfield Community Technology College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • Sporting and recreational activities are extensive: with golf at Piltdown, Lindfield and Haywards Heath, racing at Plumpton and Brighton, sailing at Weir Wood and Ardingly reservoirs and along the South Coast, and walking and riding locally including on Ashdown Forest and in the South Downs National Park. The renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is just east of Lewes and the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove (15 miles distant) has a thriving theatre culture, festivals and events.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band H.
  • EPC Rating = D