Muddles Green, Chiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HR | Property for sale | Savills
2,621 sq ft(243.50 sq m)
Guide price £850,000

Muddles GreenChiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HR

    Key features

    • Situated in a popular rural village
    • Well-presented accommodation arranged over three floors
    • Pretty gardens and parking area
    • Planning permission granted for additional one bedroom annexe (expires July 2023)
    • Uckfield eight miles, Lewes 10 miles

    Well-presented detached Victorian house with pretty gardens in a semi-rural position.

    About this property

    • Believed to date from 1890, Oaklands is a classically Victorian detached village house; double fronted and attractively characterised by brick elevations with a red brick string course and window dressings. The property is very well presented throughout, combining both period features and modern fittings, including a number of working and feature fireplaces, wooden internal doors and recessed spot lighting.
      There are three reception rooms accessed from the entrance hall; the dual-aspect sitting room has a woodburning stove, and there is a family/TV room with fitted shelving, and a dining room. The spacious kitchen has an electric range cooker with Shaker-style painted oak units and granite worktops, and is open to the breakfast room. There is an adjoining utility room with separate cloakroom.
      On the first floor, the principal suite offers a large bedroom, a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with walk-in shower.
      There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, served by a luxury bathroom with free standing bath and a pair of basins.
      The second floor is reached via a spiral staircase, and offers two bedrooms, a seating area and a shower room.
      The pretty garden lies all around the house and is mainly laid to lawn, well enclosed by mature hedging and trees. There are a number of charming outdoor seating areas, including a raised, decked terrace with a pergola over in the south western corner of the garden, creating a lovely spot to enjoy the outside space. To the side of the house is a vegetable garden.

      Lying to the north are two outbuildings: a timber shed and a detached brick outhouse, comprising two store rooms. There is planning permission to develop this section of the property to create a one bedroom annexe, which can be viewed online: WD/2020/0456/F. Permission is due to expire in July 2023. Beyond the brick outhouse is a gravelled parking area, providing off street parking for three vehicles.

      In all, about 0.26 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I really like Victorian architecture and this property offers lots of period features, including some fine fireplaces.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is situated the rural East Sussex parish of Chiddingly, close to the South Downs National Park. Chiddingly has a thriving community, with two pubs, a primary school, a church, a village hall and a village shop and café in nearby Muddles Green.
    • Uckfield (eight miles, about 17 minutes by car), Lewes (10 miles) and Eastbourne (13 miles) provide more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, including independent cinemas, leisure centres, swimming pools, supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants.
    • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Eastbourne and Brighton and golf at one of the many courses across the county, including East Sussex National which also provides a hotel, spa and gym. Nearby Glyndebourne hosts the world class opera house, and there are many historic houses across the region. The surrounding countryside and the South Downs National Park offer miles of footpaths and bridleways.
    • Communications: The surrounding areas are linked by the A22, which in turn links to the coast and the M25 orbital motorway, Gatwick and Heathrow airport.
    • Mainline Rail Service: Uckfield (London Bridge from 70 minutes), Lewes (London Victoria from 70 minutes), Polegate (7.8 miles, London Victoria from 90 minutes).
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St Bede's, Chiddingly Primary School, Eastbourne College, Lewes Old Grammar School and Uckfield College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop near or in the village.
    • All distances and times are approximate. Journey times taken from Google.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band G
    • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. 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: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G