Rear Elevation
3,715 sq ft(345.13 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

Lower DriveMaresfield Park, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 2BW

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Set in a cul-de-sac in a popular and established private estate
  • Impressive entrance hall with elegant imperial staircase
  • Superb formal drawing room, complemented by open plan kitchen/family room
  • Five bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • Gardens of just under half an acre.

A fine detached modern family house set in a private estate.

About this property

  • 11 Lower Drive is a beautifully presented detached home, built by Charles Church in 2010 in classic Sussex style with tile-hung and brick elevations. It offers stylish and spacious accommodation extending to 3,715 square feet, with high ceilings, double glazing and partial underfloor heating.

    The property has a pleasing layout which is well-suited to family life. The entrance hall sets the scene with an impressive central split staircase in light oak, and glazed double doors to the drawing room which has a feature fireplace and French doors to the terrace. The dining room and sitting room/study room have bay windows to the front.

    The open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is an excellent space for day to day life, with space for table and chairs, and a seating area with TV point and French doors opening to the sandstone terrace. The fitted kitchen has granite surfaces, with a good range of wall-hung and under-counter units, and integrated AEG appliances including a five burner gas hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is a stainless steel sink with a waste disposal unit, and a utility room lying off the kitchen with space for a washing machine and plenty of storage. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

    From the hall, the staircase rises and separates, leading up to a galleried landing, which opens to a study space with views to the front.

    The master bedroom suite has French doors opening to a balcony, with views over the rear garden. Two large wardrobes provide built-in storage, and there is an en suite bathroom with separate shower. There are four further bedrooms (two en suite), one with a Juliet balcony. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

    The property sits in a generous plot which extends to just under half an acre. It is approached via a brick paved driveway, opening out to provide off-street parking ahead of the detached triple bay garage, which has one electronically operated and two manual doors.

    The rear garden has been landscaped and is fully enclosed by panelled fencing and hedging, with gated access at either side of the house. Adjoining the house is a sandstone terrace with space for table and chairs. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn, with established borders planted with topiaried shrubs. There is a summerhouse and a timber storage shed.

    Agent's Note
    All light fittings and soft furnishings are available by separate negotiation.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A superb home with plenty of space for the family, I particularly like its location in the heart of Maresfield Park.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Lower Drive is a private cul-de-sac situated in Maresfield Park, a popular and established private estate in the village of Maresfield.
  • Maresfield is positioned on the southern end of Ashdown Forest, and close to the South Downs National Park.
  • Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Local amenities: Maresfield village has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and public house.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield 3 miles, Lewes 12 miles, Tunbridge Wells 14 miles.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Uckfield - London Bridge 75 minutes, Haywards Heath - 12 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes and Tunbridge Wells - Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 52 minutes.
  • Schools: There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Bonners C of E Primary School in the village, Uckfield Community College, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Mayfield, Brambletye, Michael Hall and Ardingly College. A number of the local schools offer bus services for students, which stop in the village.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council 01892 653311. Council Tax band G. All households in Lower Drive are members of the Residents Association and pay an annual maintenance charge.
  • Directions: Take the A272 east and 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 first exit through the gateway onto The Drive, a private road. After about a third of a mile turn right into Lower Drive; 11 Lower Drive is the first property on the right .
  • EPC Rating = C