New Town, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

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Hamptons Sales, Haywards Heath

Key features

  • Eight Bedrooms
  • Dressing Room
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Cellars
  • 5889 sq ft. Driveway
  • Gardens
  • Brick Built Outbuilding.

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

The Belfry is believed to have been built circa 1892 by Alfred Chilton and designed by Lainson & Sons of Brighton. The Grade II-listed property forms an imposing presence, constructed in the Vernacular Revival style with its varied brick and tile elevations, turret with domed cupola and timber balconies. The house is designated as having significant architectural interest and has been widely featured in Pevsner’s literature on Buildings of England. The house has an asymmetrical footprint of four floors, including attic accommodation and cellars, and provides well-arranged and elegantly proportioned rooms. In recent years the property has been sympathetically improved and is currently undergoing significant renovations, providing an exciting opportunity for the incoming purchaser.

The property retains many of its existing original features, which include tessellated floors and joinery such as panelling, wall seating and fireplaces, a fabulous full-height entrance hall with feature oak staircase, an impressive internal door with stained-glass fanlight, and a galleried landing to the first floor. Much of these period features have been exceptionally well preserved and have been well incorporated into the modern renovations.

The footprint of the property is substantial with the accommodations extending to over 5000 square feet and providing exceptionally versatile space for entertaining. The ground floor has an entrance porch leading to a staircase hall, reception room, study, kitchen, dining room and family room, plus additional service rooms. To the first floor there are six bedrooms, a bathroom and a dressing room. There are a further two bedrooms in the attic plus bathrooms and an additional service kitchen providing annexe potential. There are also extensive cellars.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of local history that provides exciting scope for significant internal redevelopment, either as an entire home as separate dwellings.


The village of Uckfield provides a good range of shopping and public facilities including numerous bars/restaurants, a library, a cinema, several small shops, boutiques, and supermarkets to include Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. The area is well served with railway stations offering commuter services with Uckfield railway station providing services to London in just over 60 minutes and faster commuter services from Lewes (8 miles). The historic town of Lewes, the home of Harvey's Brewery and famous Guy Fawkes displays, offers further amenities while the south coast is within easy reach. Extensive walking and riding can be found locally within the South Downs National Park and High Weald AONB and there is sailing at Brighton and along the coast.


The grounds of the property have been recently landscaped and include recently reseeded lawns surrounding the house and a larger lawned garden to the rear enclosed by mature trees. There is fantastic scope to create wonderful complementary grounds to suit the style of the property and individual requirements. There is also a gravel driveway to the side of the house providing ample off-street parking.



New Town, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

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

  • Uckfield Station0.4 miles
  • Buxted Station2.3 miles
  • Cooksbridge Station6.2 miles
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Hamptons Sales, Haywards Heath

28 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, RH16 3AL

Hamptons Sales, Haywards Heath

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