Savills | Fletching, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3YB | Property for sale
86.30 Ac(34.92 Ha)
Guide price £2,950,000

FletchingUckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3YB

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Available as a whole or in 3 lots
  • Period barn converted in 2003/4 to offer a spacious modern home
  • Formal garden, terrace and swimming pool
  • Extensive range of outbuildings and stabling
  • Ideal location between the pretty villages of Fletching & Nutley

Modern barn conversion in a glorious rural position, with extensive range of stables and outbuildings.

About this property

  • Woolpack Farm Barn is set in a wonderful, slightly elevated semi-rural position with impressive southerly views over its own gardens and land to the countryside beyond. It is ideally situated: rural and yet not remote, being within just a few minutes' drive of the villages Fletching and Nutley.

    The barn was converted in 2003/4 to offer a spacious, light and airy home that is both sympathetic to the architecture of the barn, and contemporary in its finish. Arranged over two floors and extending to over 2,700 square feet, the barn has a stylish Scandinavian feel with points of note including partial tiled floors with underfloor heating, white-painted walls, vaulted ceilings, and large expanses of glass to enhance the light and frame the rural views.

    The front door opens to a spacious entrance hall and boot room, fitted with a good range of useful storage cupboards. A door opens to the home office, which has a shower room, kitchenette and its own separate entrance, offering the potential for use as a small studio annexe.

    Steps descend from the hall to the kitchen and breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of modern white units, with a central island, quartz and stone worktops and stainless steel detailing; there is a four-oven Aga and additional appliances by Fisher & Paykel and Gaggenau, including an oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Two sets of double doors open to a large vaulted orangery overlooking the garden, with ample space for both a formal dining area and seating area. Steps rise to a small rear porch, allowing easy access to the neighbouring stables and outbuildings.

    The sitting room is particularly impressive: part double-storey with full height windows and French doors set into the original cart openings. The room features a raised fireplace; steps rise to a secondary entrance hall with a door opening to the driveway.

    There are four bedrooms on the first floor, lying off a part-galleried landing with a glazed balustrade. The principal bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom; bedrooms two to four are served by a bathroom and shower room. A small laundry room completes the first floor.

    Formal gardens
    Woolpack Farm Barn is accessed from the lane via a tarmac driveway which leads directly up to the barn, continuing around to a large gated parking area immediately to the south of the house.

    The enclosed formal garden lies to the rear (west) of the house, mainly laid to well-tended level lawn enclosed by post and rail fencing and dotted with five handsome oaks. A large paved terrace extends across the back of the house offering plenty of space for an outside table and chairs; the fence-enclosed swimming pool lies in the south-western corner of the garden, edged with paving and with a timber pool house.

    Outbuildings
    An extensive range of large outbuildings lie to the north of the house, separately accessed via two further gated entrances off Bell Lane. Briefly, the outbuildings comprise:

    - Versatile office/garage/workshop with adjoining stables
    - Stable block with 10 loose boxes together with tack rooms and stores;
    - Large part-open animal barn with a number of animal pens and space for machinery storage
    - Large enclosed barn with metal roller door
    - Open hay barn with WC and wash bay
    - Large field shelter (located in the field immediately to the west of the outbuildings)

    For a comprehensive overview of the full extent of the house, outbuildings and land please refer to the floor plan and site plan.

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Local information

  • Woolpack Farm Barn is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, almost equidistant between the sought-after villages of Fletching (about 1.7 miles to the south) and Nutley (about 1.5 miles to the north).
  • Fletching is a pretty village with a primary school, cricket club and deli/village shop, and is home to the award winning Griffin Inn public house; Nutley offers a village shop, public house, two restaurants, a church and a primary school. There are a number of popular farm shops stocking local produce, including Denniker and Old Spot; Trading Boundaries, with its cafe, boutique furniture shop and live music events is just two miles away in Sheffield Park.
  • Comprehensive shopping is available at Uckfield (six miles), Haywards Heath (10 miles) and Lewes (13 miles).
  • Outdoor pursuits include golf, sailing along the south coast, and walking and riding across the local countryside and on Ashdown Forest (for which a permit is required). Sussex offers a superb cultural and arts 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.
  • The area offers excellent transport links with mainline rail services from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). Gatwick airport (19 miles).
  • Schools: There is an excellent selection of highly regarded state and independent school in the area including Fletching primary school, Chailey secondary school, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating and underfloor heating through the ground floor. Solar panels generate electricity. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath, head east on the A272, through the villages of Scaynes Hill and Newick. After passing the petrol station in Piltdown, take the next turning on the left and follow the road into Fletching, bearing sharp right at the Church. Continue out of the village and at Splaynes Green bear right, continuing north. Woolpack Farm Barn can be found after about 1.5 miles on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold