Savills | The Drive, Maresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HD | Properties for sale
236.62 sq m
Guide price £975,000(28.322.523.139 ₫)

The DriveMaresfield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Handsome Victorian stable and coach house conversion, now an elegant and well-presented home
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with wild flower meadow and orchard
  • Modern detached double garage with store and versatile office room over
  • Situated in Maresfield Park, a popular and well-established private estate
  • Haywards Heath mainline station 12 miles

Elegant wing of an historic Victorian stable conversion.

About this property

  • Believed to date from the turn of the 20th Century, North Cottage comprises the northern wing of the former stabling and coach house for the nearby Manor House, echoing its handsome, classically Victorian architecture. In 1914, the owner of The Manor House, the German Count Munster, was deemed ‘an enemy alien' and his property was sequestrated and handed over to the army. In 1925, The Public Trustee sold off the estate and it was broken up into parcels and the residential development began.

    It is understood that the building was converted in 1929 to form North Cottage and its neighbours; the house has since been carefully extended and improved resulting in an elegant and well-presented home, further enhanced by mature and beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, and a modern detached double garage with office over.

    The floor plan gives a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the house; there are high ceilings throughout most of the house and many of the rooms benefit from a dual aspect with delightful outlooks over the gardens. There are two formal reception rooms on the ground floor: a dining room and a spacious sitting room featuring a fireplace set with a Clearview woodburner and with doors opening to a charming sun room in turn opening to the east terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke handmade cabinets with granite worktops and an Esse range; the original clay tiled floor, exposed brick wall and tongue and groove panelling hint at the property's former life.

    A bookshelf-lined study, useful utility room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.

    There are four bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has been fitted with wardrobes and is currently used as a dressing room. The bedrooms are served by two generous bathrooms, both with classic white suites including baths and separate shower cubicles, and a separate WC.

    North Cottage's gardens and grounds are of particular note, extending to about 1.04 acres and being carefully landscaped to form a variety of private seating areas, formal and informal planting. A long, gated gravel driveway, screened from the road by mature trees and flanked by areas of lawn dotted with shrubs, leads up to the house and to the detached double garage which has an adjoining store room and versatile office room over. Immediately to the front (east) of the house is a paved terrace accessed from the sun room; to the rear of the house a further gravel terrace lies adjacent to the house. Beyond here is a large and well-stocked herbaceous border with a stepped pathway rising to a beautiful wild flower meadow and orchard.

    Agent's Note
    Maresfield Park is a private estate and each household contributes towards the upkeep of the roads.

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This lovely home is brimming with history and character, and its beautiful, mature garden and wildflower meadow is such a peaceful spot.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • North Cottage is 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 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, the nearby historic County town of Lewes - famous for its bonfire celebrations, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Maresfield has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and a recently refurbished 18th century public house/hotel. Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield three miles, Lewes 12 miles, Tunbridge Wells 14 miles.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Buxted (London Bridge from 63 minutes), Uckfield (London Bridge from 70 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 state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Bonners C of E Primary School in the village, Uckfield Community Technology College, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College. A number both local and private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the mini-roundabout in the centre of Maresfield village, enter Maresfield Park by passing under the stone gate lodge. Proceed along The Drive and the driveway to North Cottage is the third on the left hand side after the sharp right hand bend.
  • EPC Rating = D