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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Maresfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lovely Grade II listed cottage
  • Beautifully presented
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Edge of Ashdown Forest
  • Double garage
  • Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom Grade II listed cottage situated in a Conservation Area in the village of Maresfield, on the southern edge of Ashdown Forest. 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pp for 3rd bathroom, garaging and off street parking.


Forge Cottage is situated in a Conservation Area in the village of Maresfield, on the southern edge of Ashdown Forest which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required).

Local amenities: Maresfield village has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and public house.
Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield, Lewes, Brighton & Tunbridge Wells.

Mainline rail Services: Uckfield (2.4 miles), Haywards Heath (12 miles) & East Grinstead (12 miles)

Schools: There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Maresfield Primary School, Uckfield Community College, Great Walstead School, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Michael Hall and Ardingly College. A number of the local schools offer bus services for students, which stop in the village.


Grade II listed Forge Cottage is a charming and beautifully presented property, believed to date from the 16th century or earlier, and typical of this period with tile hung brick elevations beneath a tiled roof.
This picturesque property has been refurbished to complement the original period style and meet modern expectations. It has many superb period features including exposed beams set in plasterwork and lovely bow windows in the dining room and drawing room; an open walk-in brick inglenook in the dining room, with exposed bressumer, and open fireplace set with wood burner in the drawing room. Of particular note is the well appointed kitchen/breakfast room which has reclaimed stone surfaces and a range of under counter cupboards and appliances, and a glazed door to the utility/boot room. The master bedroom has a modern en suite shower room with underfloor heating; there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. An enclosed staircase leads up to the second floor bedroom, and the fully boarded attic room which has planning permission granted for conversion to a shower room (Wealden District Council planning ref: WD/2015/0216/F).
The full extent of the accommodation can be seen on the floorplans.

Forge Cottage is set in pretty gardens, and approached from Underhill through a wrought iron gate opening to a brick path leading to the wooden front door. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by a brick wall, A side gate opens to the enclosed side and rear garden, and the rear paved terrace. The garden has a well, and extensive raised beds which are formed from the hillside and planted with a range of mature shrubs with a path leading to the top of the garden. At the rear of the terrace is a brick potting shed; and to the side of the house is a timber garden shed. The double garage with attached log store and bin store has a gravelled parking area to the side, and is situated on the southern side of Underhill. The garage has electricity connected and a gravelled area providing off street parking.

Agent's Note
The Aga is excluded from the sale.

Square Footage: 2,414 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres


Take the A272 east; at the junction with the A22 take the second exit at the roundabout, signposted Maresfield. Drive into the village; take the first exit at the mini roundabout next to The Chequers public house. Take the first right turn after Forest Vets, and then turn right into Nursery Lane (signposted Underhill). Forge Cottage is on the right towards the bottom of the hill; opposite the property there is a gravelled parking area next to the white garage on the left hand side of the road.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 September 2016

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