The Hermitage
261.15 sq m
Guide price £1,250,000(36.928.760.279 ₫)

FairwarpUckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3BG

    Key features

    • Large open plan sitting and dining room with Aga woodburner
    • Cosy snug with inglenook fireplace
    • Four bedrooms, all with en suite facilities
    • Situated in gated and enclosed grounds on Ashdown Forest
    • Swimming pool terrace and covered hot tub, ideal for entertaining

    Very well presented and comfortable family home on Ashdown Forest.

    About this property

    • Situated in well-enclosed gardens on Ashdown Forest, The Hermitage is a charming family home believed to date from the 1660s with later additions. The house has been much improved by the current owners, who have extended and reconfigured the accommodation to create a very well presented and comfortable home; it extends to over 2,800 square feet, the layout and full extent of which can be seen on the floor plan.

      Of particular note is the large open plan sitting and dining room, a lovely room with an Aga woodburning stove as its focal point and with French doors opening from the dining area to the pool terrace. The cosy snug, with its wonderful inglenook fireplace, offers a further reception room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units and display cupboards featuring an elegant Rennie-Mackintosh style rose motif; it is served by a good-sized utility/boot room and is open to the conservatory which has ample space for a table and chairs.

      The staircase rises from the hall to a spacious galleried landing and study area, filled with light by way of two roof lights. There are four bedrooms, all with en suite bath or shower facilities, including an excellent master suite with extensive range of fitted wardrobes and a granite-tiled bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower/steam room, and French doors opening to the roof terrace.

      The Hermitage is approached via a private track over Ashdown Forest. Electronically operated wrought-iron gates open to the house's private driveway, which in turn leads to the garaging and parking area. To the south of the house is an area of lawn enclosed by mature hedging and trees; adjacent to the east of the house is the swimming pool terrace and a pergola-covered hot tub, an excellent area for entertaining.

      There is a further area of raised lawn to the north of the house, on which is the charming open-fronted summer house with woodburner/pizza oven, a second hot tub and the large timber workshop (formerly a stable). In all, about 0.6 of an acre.

      Agent's Note
      The marble fire surround in the hall and some of the light fittings may be excluded from the sale. For more details please contact the Agent.

      There is an annual licence fee in the region of £70 payable to the Conservators of Ashdown Forest for use of the track leading to the property. The cost of maintaining the track is shared by The Hermitage and its eight neighbouring properties.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a great location on Ashdown Forest - perfect for walking the dogs!

    Mark TaylorProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Hermitage is situated in the rural village of Fairwarp, at the southern end of Ashdown Forest, which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required). There is a vibrant cultural 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.
    • Local amenities: Fairwarp has a village pub and church, and there is a popular tea room in the hamlet of Duddleswell just to the north. Maresfield (2 miles to the south) has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and public house. Further facilities and amenities can be found at Uckfield (3 miles), Lewes (12 miles), Tunbridge Wells (14 miles).
    • Mainline rail services: Buxted (4.6 miles, London Bridge from 70 minutes), Haywards Heath (13.5 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and Tunbridge Wells (Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 52 minutes).
    • State and independent schools in the area include Bonners C of E Primary School in Maresfield, Uckfield Community Technology College, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Brambletye, Michael Hall and Ardingly College. A number of the local schools offer bus services for students, which stop in Maresfield.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the A272 east; where it meets the A22 take the first exit at the roundabout. At the next roundabout take the second exit, and immediately turn left into Lampool Road (B2026). Continue for about a mile and a half and the track leading to The Hermitage can be found on the left hand side, immediately after the stone bus shelter.
    • EPC Rating = E