4 bedroom detached house for sale

Uckfield, East Sussex

Guide Price £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lovely Grade II listed detached house
  • Circa 1.2 acre plot with large pond
  • Tucked away yet central position
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite)
  • 3 Attic Rooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Poggenpohl fitted Kitchen
  • Cloakroom & Utility Room
  • Double Garage & Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented Grade II listed detached family house situated in a lovely tucked away position that few will know about, yet within a few hundred yards of the town centre facilities. The property sits on a lightly wooded circa 1.2 acre plot that includes a large pond, and it comes with a rowing boat. 

THE PROPERTY According to the listing register Bell Farmhouse is believed to be of 17th century origins with subsequent side and rear extensions in the mid-19th century and later. However according to the vendor local historians suggest that there may have been a house on the site dating back to around 1560.

The house was formerly called The Old Workhouse or The Poor House and is listed in the 1831 census as having over 40 residents, including the Beadle or Pilpole. However, this would probably have included residents of a large thatched cottage that stood within the grounds to the right of the main house but has long since been pulled down.

This is an imposing timber-framed building with some red brick elevations and some plaster infilling. It has tile hung upper elevations with a slight bellcast below, all under a hipped tiled roof. There is brick built double garage close to the house (on the site of the thatched cottage) and a wooden former garage in the grounds now used as a log store.

This delightful home has been modernised to a very high standard whilst keeping the key features of the period, including leaded glass windows, a large inglenook fireplace, a wealth of beautiful exposed timbers and polished oak floors. There is gas heating, some double glazing and the kitchen and bathrooms have been refurbished. On the ground floor there is a large hall, four reception rooms, a Poggenpohl fitted kitchen, laundry/utility room and cloakroom. At first floor level there are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms that also include showers, one of which is en suite. On the second floor are three further rooms; these rooms do have some low headroom issues and low access doors but they would be suitable for storage, office or studio purposes.

 

THE LOCATION Situated just to the west of the town centre in a no through road that provides access to the primary school and just a handful of houses, this property being towards the bottom of the lane in the narrow section that is not suitable for large vehicles. Whilst being really tucked away, it is within about 600 yards of the shopping centre, supermarkets, primary school, doctor's surgery, bus station and rail station on foot.

Uckfield also offers numerous public houses, restaurants, cinema, library, several primary schools, Community College and Leisure Centre with swimming pool. The rail station provides services to London Victoria and London Bridge from about 75 minutes.

The A22 by-passes Uckfield, linking with the A26 and the A272 to provide access to many surrounding towns and the main road/motorway network, with Gatwick Airport about 26 miles. The town is surrounded by open countryside and just to the north is the Ashdown Forest; at about 6,500 acres it is the largest free public access open space in the South East and a venue for many leisure pursuits. It is also the home of Winnie the Pooh and friends, as immortalised in the books of A.A. Milne. 

THE ACCOMMODATION Wooden front door to 

ENTRANCE HALL 14' 7" x 12' 3" (4.44m x 3.73m) Wooden fireplace with cast iron insert and slate hearth, oak floor, radiator behind decorative grill, door to Drawing Room and door to 

LOBBY Double cloaks cupboard, door to laundry, door to 

CLOAKROOM Low level wc, wash basin in vanity unit, tiled floor, radiator. 

DRAWING ROOM 23' 11" x 13' 6" (7.29m x 4.11m) A lovely double aspect room with feature Inglenook fireplace, Bressumer beam and brick hearth, fan assisted flue, small front bay, oak floor, two radiators. Step down at the rear with door out to the garden. Door to 

CELLAR 14' 3" x 14' 1" (4.34m x 4.29m) Original stone steps, dual aspect, storage shelves. 

FAMILY ROOM 14' 7" x 11' 4" (4.44m x 3.45m) Wooden fireplace with cast iron insert, TV point, oak floor, stairs to the first floor, doorway to 

STUDY 7' 0" x 6' 4" (2.13m x 1.93m) Double radiator, oak floor, door to 

DINING ROOM 13' 6" x 10' 5" (4.11m x 3.18m) Tiled floor, radiator, wide opening to 

KITCHEN 13' 9" x 13' 4" (4.19m x 4.06m) Attractively fitted with Poggenpohl units, 1.25 bowl under-slung white sink set in extensive Corian work surface, cupboards and drawers, larder cupboard with pull out drawers, integrated dishwasher, 4 ring gas hob with extractor over in canopy, tall cupboard housing fridge/freezer, oven with warming drawer and microwave over, island unit with further cupboards and drawers and a breakfast bar, double radiator, TV point, stable door to the garden. 

LOBBY Worcester boiler, quarry tiled floor, door to 

LAUNDRY/UTILITY ROOM 14' 6" x 6' 9" (4.42m x 2.06m) Single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink, separate circular stainless steel sink, cupboards and drawers, wall cupboard, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for freezer, raised meters cupboard, quarry tiled floor, stable door to garden. 

FIRSTFLOOR LANDING Double radiator, airing cupboard with hot water tank and window. 

MASTER BEDROOM 20' 9" into recess x 13' 11" (6.32m x 4.24m) Walk-in triple wardrobe cupboard with light, two windows, two radiators. Door to 

EN SUITE BATHROOM Jacuzzi bath, side mixer tap, large wash basin, low level wc, bidet, separate corner shower cubicle, radiator, mirror, heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM TWO 10' 5" x 9' 10" (3.18m x 3m) Double wardrobe, radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 15' 1" x 14' 3" (4.6m x 4.34m) Brick fireplace, radiator, wide wooden floorboards, recess. 

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 3" x 10' 5" (4.65m x 3.18m) Double aspect, radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM White bath, brass mixer tap with hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail, bidet, low level wc, separate shower cubicle, double radiator, storage niches. 

TURNING STAIRCASE TO SECOND FLOOR  

ROOM ONE 12' 7" x 11' 2" (3.84m x 3.4m) Front aspect. 

ROOM TWO 11' 1" x 10' 3" (3.38m x 3.12m) Front aspect, wood floor, doorway to  

ROOM THREE 11' 9" x 10' 4" (3.58m x 3.15m) Side aspect, open eaves storage area. 

OUTSIDE Double gates and driveway leading to parking/turning area. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 21' 8" x 17' 4" (6.6m x 5.28m) Two double doors, light and power. 

WOODSTORE Approached also via a secondary access gate further down the lane, a former garage of cedar wood construction, currently used as a wood store. 

THE GARDEN AND GROUNDS Extending to about 1.2 acres in all, with a large pond/lake on the western side. Extensive lawned area, mature trees and bushes, large side terrace, firs, three outside taps, outside lights, gardener's wc, chair store, side wall with two gates to the driveway, small bridge and a pathway around the pond. A small rowing boat is included in the sale. 


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11 March 2017

Nearest stations

  • Uckfield (0.3 mi)
  • Buxted (2.0 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (6.5 mi)
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  • Buxted (2.0 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (6.5 mi)
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