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Old Forge Lane, TN22

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Mansell McTaggart, Uckfield

Key features

  • Exceptional 4 bedroom detached country home
  • Occupying secluded 0.36 acre plot
  • Detached chalet/home office/studio
  • Decked veranda with hot tub
  • Stunning kitchen/breakfast room
  • Detached double garage
  • Adjoining the 6,500 acre Ashdown Forest
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Dining room with French doors opening to the decked veranda
  • Master bedroom with en-suite

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


An exceptional four bedroom (two bath/shower room) detached country home occupying a plot of 0.36 of an acre with a detached chalet and double garage. Located on the edge of the breath-taking Ashdown Forest the inspiration behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books.

This stunning home has undergone a significant renovation programme throughout, affording spacious and versatile living accommodation on the ground floor. A distinguishing feature of the home is the kitchen/breakfast room with a part vaulted ceiling and an elegant kitchen with Range Induction stove, Ouooker tap providing boiling water, integrated appliances and stylish door furniture. The bathroom suites have been beautifully fitted with contemporary white sanity ware and have underfloor heating. The property is complemented by tiled flooring to the hallway and cloakroom, karndean to the living space and wool carpets to the first floor. In addition, the property benefits from a new oil fired boiler and central heating system with Nest, LED lighting and venetians blinds throughout much of the property.

The accommodation extends to 2033 sq ft and comprises in brief on the ground floor; an attractive tall timber gabled storm porch, an entrance hallway with cloakroom, a stunning double aspect sitting room with wood burning stove and French doors opening to a rear garden, a separate dining room with further French doors opening to the raised decked veranda, a ground floor bedroom 4/study, an 25'3 x 12'3 impressive kitchen/breakfast room and a separate utility room.

The first floor which provides a double aspect master bedroom enjoying a pleasant view towards the adjoining forest with an extensive range of bespoke built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower room, two further good sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the front of the property is approached via a five bar gate with a block paved driveway, level lawns and a detached double garage. The rear garden surrounds the property on two sides with a raised decked veranda and hot tub enjoying a pleasant view towards the forest. Within the gardens is an attractive pitched roof chalet, newly carpeted with power and light connected and further timber sheds.

N.B: Eco friendly - Solar panels provide hot water and electricity, excess is exported to the grid and provides an annual income.

- Recently fitted Kitchen (LED lighting, tiled splash back, solid white marble Silestone worktop). Integrated NEFF dishwasher, 2x bins, and top induction Range Cooker. Matching utility room with Maple worktop, door to side of house. Installation by Kitchens Bespoke.
- Recently fitted Composite front door, and standard UPVC windows/doors through-out.
- Recently fitted flooring through-out of downstairs, mix of tiles, Karndean Knight Tile (KP94) and 15mm engineered wood (V4Flooring UN101, top layer 4mm European oak, £79.20/m).
- 100% un-dyed wool carpets to all of upstairs (Barefoot Wool Hatha Sanksrit Carpet, £77.90/m).
- Recently fitted Consumer Board & dimmable LED down-lights to most rooms.
- Recently fitted High Pressure water system together with NEST.
- Recently fitted Oil Boiler, double-walled Oil Tank + feeder pipe, and radiators.
- Recently fitted bathrooms through-out with underfloor heating.
- Freshly decorated and new skirting to most rooms..
- Wireless alarm system by Visonic, with motion, window and door sensors through-out (inc. garage).
- Custom built-in Wardrobes by Spacemaker in Master Bedroom and Bedroom 3.
- Excellent BT Fiber (top deal approx. £80/m with 300MBPS/download).
- Solar Panels with Feed in Tariff (not leased)
- White Venetian blinds through-out most of house by Sovereign Blinds
- Fully functional large Wood Burner to Large Sitting Room.
- Double garage with electric garage door opener, with storage above, and wood storage shed adjacent. Block-paved Driveway has ample parking for 6+ cars.
- Recently fitted front gates with approx. 0.36 acres of garden.
- Outdoor wood cabin with electrics and plumbing with new carpet.
- Large decking at in excess of 150sqm to rear with Jacuzzi.
- Beautiful stream to rear (never flooded!)
- Mains electricity, mains water, cesspit.
- Area is 2,572 sqft, and internal house area is 2,033 sqft.

Badgers is beautifully situated in a rural position close to open countryside on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, yet within striking distance of Fairwarp village which offers a public inn, an historic church and a village green. Additional facilities can be found at nearby Maresfield offering a general store, a post office, an additional public inn and a popular primary school. The area itself is considered one of the most desirable locations within the Sussex area and offers exceptional riding, walking and country pursuits across the Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind A.A Milne's Winnie The Pooh books. Uckfield is approx 3 1/2 miles distant and offer
an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities including numerous bars/restaurants, a public library and cinema, supermarkets as well as comprehensive schooling for all age groups. The town offers a railway service to London in just over an hour and the nearby
A272 provides swift vehicular access to Haywards Heath which boasts commuting times to London Victoria (47mins approx). The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is also within driving distance and also offers railway links to London Bridge/Charing cross 49 mins.


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Old Forge Lane, TN22

Approximate location

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Buxted Station2.8 miles
  • Uckfield Station3.2 miles
  • Crowborough Station5.3 miles
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Mansell McTaggart, Uckfield

204-206 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1RD

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