4 bedroom detached house for sale

Pounsley Hill, Blackboys, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Sold STC £1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • substantial character house
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • 3 reception rooms plus a study
  • southerly aspect with rural views
  • 3,586 sq ft
  • 2 miles Buxted MLS, London from 75 mins
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful and substantial 4 bedroom character house
set within 7.02 acres of gardens and grounds with a southerly aspect and countryside views


Location

Buxted mainline station 2 miles, Lewes 13 miles, Tunbridge Wells 16 miles, Eastbourne 18.6 miles, Gatwick Airport 27.8 miles (all mileages are approximate)

Laphams Down is located off a small rural lane within reach of the B2012 Heathfield to Lewes Road. Local amenities in the village of Buxted (2 miles) include a general store, florist, Buxted Park Hotel, and a doctors' surgery, whilst Heathfield offers a choice of supermarkets and many individual shops.

Private and State Schools:
Blackboys C of E Primary School, Cumnor House Prep School (11.4 miles), Brambletye Prep School (14.6 miles), Heathfield Community College (5.8 miles), Uckfield Community College (5.2 miles), Mayfield School (7.2 miles), Bedes, Upper Dicker (10.9 miles), Eastbourne College (19 miles), Brighton College (22.6 miles).

Directions:
From Tunbridge Wells, head South on the A267, passing through Frant and Mark Cross and the turning for Mayfield. Continue for a further 3 miles, to the right-hand turn onto the A272, signposted Hadlow Down and Uckfield. Proceed for about 2.9 miles and take the left-hand fork into Pound Lane, just after the 40 mph sign. After some 400 yards, turn left into Rosers Common and, after about half a mile, follow the road round to the left into Shepherds Hill. After a further 400 yards, there is a T-junction. Keep straight on for about 30 yards and Laphams Down is the first house on the right-hand side of this road (Pounsley Hill).

Description

Total of 4,359 sq ft comprising:
- entrance porch
- entrance hall
- 3 reception rooms
- study
- kitchen
- walk-in pantry
- utility room
- boot room
- garden room
- cloakroom
- master bedroom with en suite bathroom and adjoining eaves dressing room
- 3 further bedrooms (one en suite)
- family bathroom
- 35'3" x 14'6" indoor swimming pool
- integral double garage

Outside:
- wood store
- garden store
- landscaped gardens to 3 sides
- level field of about 6.20 acres
- in total about 7 acres
- EPC = E

An individual detached family home nestled in a tucked-away position with a private South-facing aspect and a lovely outlook over landscaped gardens with fields and open country-side beyond.

Originally built as two cottages around the late 1800s, the property has been improved and extended over the years and is now beautifully-presented with light and spacious accommodation, complete with a superb indoor swimming pool.

The property is located on the edge of the small hamlet of Blackboys, South of the market town of Heathfield and within easy reach of the South Downs National Park. Blackboys is known for its 14th century coaching inn and has a well-regarded church primary school, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. For commuters, Buxted mainline station is just two miles from the property, offering regular services to London Bridge from about 1hr 15mins. Further points of note include:
- dual-aspect drawing room featuring a brick fireplace, big multi-paned windows framing an outlook over the garden and opening out to the terrace on the South side;
- spacious family room with a feature fireplace and an outlook to the garden;
- delightful light-filled dual-aspect garden room opening through to the indoor swimming pool;
- dining room with stripped pine flooring, fitted drinks cupboard, alcove shelving and an archway opening through to the kitchen;
- well-proportioned country-style fitted kitchen with Corian work-tops, a Hotpoint electric oven and grill, a De Dietrich halogen hob, stripped pine flooring, space for a dishwasher and a large traditional walk-in pantry with wine store;
- separate utility room fitted with a butler sink, wall and base cupboards with space for appliances and a door through to a useful boot room, in turn giving access to the integral double garage;
- master bedroom with a high-vaulted ceiling and a far-reaching view over the field, with a range of built-in cupboards and an en suite bathroom. An adjoining eaves room, currently used as a dressing room, offers adaptable space for a variety of uses;
- 3 further double bedrooms (one en suite), all with a lovely outlook and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.

Indoor Pool
Of particular note is the thoughtfully-designed indoor pool, forming part of a coach-house-style extension on the North West side of the house and linked via the pretty garden room.

Heated by a dedicated oil-fired boiler and with a specialised Heatstar environmental control system in place, it is a superb facility for year-round use, with a retractable electric cover and double doors opening out to the terrace.

Outside:
The established and carefully maintained gardens extend to three sides of the house and were designed by a Chelsea Gold Medal winner to be labour-saving, with a progression of colour and interest throughout the year and attractive structural features.

Mature hedging and trees to the boundaries provide a high level of privacy and shelter. A large area of level lawn stretches to the South from the terrace, with a back-drop of mixed shrub and herbaceous borders with under-planted spring bulbs and many specimen trees.

A part-walled courtyard area to the South West is accessed from the pool, garden room and hall, enhanced by an arbour-covered seating area for enjoyment of the delightful surroundings. A from here, a gate gives access to the field, with another opening through to a further level area of ground, considered suitable for a tennis court, subject to any necessary consents.

The Field
Lying beyond the curtilage of the garden is a picturesque meadow of about 6.20 acres bordered by deep hedging to the borders and suitable for livestock.

The property is set well back from the lane with an attractive formal approach through high palisade gates opening into a gravel driveway with a generous parking and turning area in front of the double garage.

Services:
Oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage.
Outgoings:
Wealden District Council (01892) 653311. Tax Band: "F".

Agent's Note:
The property is referenced on some council databases with an alternative post code of TN22 5HU.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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Square Footage: 3,586 sq ft
Acreage: 7.02 Acres

Directions

From Tunbridge Wells, head South on the A267, passing through Frant and Mark Cross and the turning for Mayfield. Continue for a further 3 miles, to the right-hand turn onto the A272, signposted Hadlow Down and Uckfield. Proceed for about 2.9 miles and take the left-hand fork into Pound Lane, just after the 40 mph sign. After some 400 yards, turn left into Rosers Common and, after about half a mile, follow the road round to the left into Shepherds Hill. After a further 400 yards, there is a T-junction. Keep straight on for about 30 yards and Laphams Down is the first house on the right-hand side of this road (Pounsley Hill).


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Added on Rightmove:
08 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Buxted (1.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (3.2 mi)
  • Crowborough (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Buxted (1.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (3.2 mi)
  • Crowborough (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Tunbridge Wells

53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

01892 323042 Local call rate

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