Old Forge Lane, Horney Common, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3EL | Property for sale | Savills
2,161 sq ft(200.76 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000

Old Forge LaneHorney Common, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3EL

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • Stylish interiors
  • Substantial landscaped gardens
  • Breeze house offering excellent space for entertaining
  • Edge of Ashdown Forest

Beautifully presented detached family home with generous landscaped gardens.

About this property

  • Woodview is a beautifully presented detached house, set in generous landscaped gardens. The property dates from 1945, and has been subsequently improved and extended by the current owners, who added a significant ground floor extension in 2015 to create a superb home which is ideally suited to modern family life.

    The property offers stylish, well-appointed accommodation arranged over two floors; much of the ground floor has Karndean flooring and is decorated in a soft neutral palette. The entrance hall gives access to a study, which has an excellent range of fitted shelving, filing cabinets and desk.

    The open plan kitchen/dining/living room is a wonderful space which is both the hub of day-to-day life and well-suited to entertaining. The kitchen is well-equipped with an excellent range of Miele appliances including microwave, oven, griddle, warming drawer, induction hob and gas hob; there is a large central island set with a Franke sink and waste disposal, Grohe hot water tap a and Miele dishwasher, with a breakfast bar at one end.

    Beyond lies the dining room, which spans the rear elevation and has the benefit of French doors and bi-fold doors opening to the south facing elevated terrace; roof lights ensure plenty of natural light. The sitting room has a fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove.

    To the front of the house is a workshop/utility room, fitted with an excellent rage of cabinets and a sink, and giving access to the garden and the cloakroom.

    On the first floor, the main bedroom is fitted with elegant bespoke wardrobes and a dressing table, and has the benefit of an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms, served by a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

    Woodview is approached by electronically operated wrought iron gates which open to a wide block paved driveway, offering parking ahead of the house and the detached double garage. The garage is secure, with an electronically operated up and over door, and has plenty of storage with two sheds attached at the rear.

    The gardens at Woodview are a particularly fine feature of the property and have been beautifully landscaped to create different zones. The house is wrapped on two sides by south and west facing terraces, offering plenty of space for tables and chairs; a striking pergola shelters a Cole Henson eight-person barbecue table. The rear terrace, accessed from the dining room, is elevated and enclosed by a glass balustrade, offering lovely views across the garden to the pond.

    Steps lead down to the oval breeze house, which incorporates a circular sofa bench, dining table, chairs and power, an impressive place to host guests and relax.

    At the head of the lawn is a well-stocked kitchen garden, with fruit cages and raised beds; a greenhouse lies beyond. The lawn slopes down to a beautifully planted bed edging the waterfall and the large pond, stocked with mature koi.

    The garden is bordered by mature beds, planted with a range of flowers, shrubs and trees, screening the garden to the rear and creating interest throughout the year.

    Agent's Note
    Woodview's total plot extends to about 0.94 of an acre, of which a minor portion is unregistered. Please refer to the Agent for more details.

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The gardens are beautifully tended and create wonderful spaces for entertaining.

Oliver MackminProperty agent

Local information

  • Horney Common is a hamlet on the edge of Ashdown Forest, just outside the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is rural yet not remote; Nutley (two miles) offers a village shop, church and primary school and nearby Fletching has an award-winning pub and restaurant, The Griffin.
  • Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are found at Uckfield (four miles), East Grinstead (10 miles), Lewes (12 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (14 miles). There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, 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.
  • There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside, as well as riding on nearby Ashdown Forest by permit.
  • Mainline rail service: Uckfield to London Bridge from 1hr 10, East Grinstead to London Bridge/Victoria from 57 minutes, Haywards Heath (12 miles) to London Bridge/Victoria from 45 minutes.
  • There are many highly regarded schools in the area, including Nutley Primary School, Uckfield Community College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Brighton College and Roedean.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: LPG fired central heating (wet underfloor heating to ground floor extension). Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank).
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council 01892 653311. Council tax band F(i).
  • Directions: From Uckfield, take the A22 north. At Lampool Roundabout, take the first exit onto Horney Common Rd/A22. Turn right in to Old Forge Lane; Woodview is the third house on the right.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F