5 Bed Detached For Sale
School Lane, Uckfield
- A magnificent country home occupying one of the finest positions in the Ashdown Forest
- Enjoying complete seclusion and incredible far-reaching views towards the Forest, Weald and South Downs
- Approx. 10 acres of gardens, grounds, woodland and a stream
- Outdoor swimming pool
- A range of outbuildings plus workshop with a separate WC
- Integral double garage plus a further detached garage
- Generous living accommodation with the principal rooms facing south
- Large open plan kitchen/breakfast room
- Sitting room with open fireplace
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite
A magnificent 5 bedroom 2 bathroom detached 1930’s country home occupying 10 acres of gardens and grounds with an outdoor swimming, two garages and a number of substantial outbuildings. Commanding one of the finest positions within the Ashdown Forest enjoying breath taking far reaching southerly views.
Morrisfield is an exceptional grand home of much distinction with an imposing façade, occupying an elevated position with the most incredible views across the Forest and South Downs. The property was designed by a well know Architect, Mr Keir Hett in 1937 for his sisters and two friends, having chosen one of finest sites on the south slopes of the Ashdown Forest to take full advantage of the setting and views.
The property was originally built as a 6 bedroom home and enters the market for the first time in over 40 years, having been well maintained over the years with meticulous attention to the grounds and fine array of tree specimens. The gardens predominantly lie to the rear of the property, bounded by woodland affording complete seclusion with the swimming pool and pool house found nearby. Within the grounds are a number of detached outbuildings, in particular a brick workshop with a separate WC.
The accommodation is generous and wonderful for entertaining, boasting high ceilings, many character features typical of a 1930’s home with the principal rooms enjoying uninterrupted and far reaching views. The property is entered via a heavy panelled door leading to a spacious reception hall with a cloakroom, personal door into the garage and main staircase leading to the first floor. There are two large principal rooms both south facing and having French doors opening to the stone seating terrace. The sitting room has an attractive open fireplace and the dining room continues through to a double aspect and open plan kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is made up with a range of matching units with space and plumbing for domestic appliances, a freestanding AGA and flows through to the breakfast room which has a sliding patio door giving access to the seating terrace. There is a sperate utility room which provides access to the plant room and a concealed secondary staircase leading to a bedroom on the first floor.
The first floor provides a large landing with an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and a number of built-in cupboards. The impressive master bedroom is generous, enjoying a fine view with a separate 15’11 x 11’11 dressing room continuing through to an en-suite bathroom comprising an enclosed bath and separate shower cubicle. There are 4 further bedrooms, most of a generous size with bedroom two enjoying a double aspect and continuing from the landing is a re-fitted shower room and a separate WC.
The property is found at the end of a forest track where in turn it meets a five-bar gate and a long sweeping private driveway passing a detached garage and finally meeting a parking area. The integral double garage has an electric up and over door. A stone seating terrace adjoins the rear of the property flanked by well stocked flower beds. The garden and grounds are beautifully maintained with a range of useful outbuildings to one side and a vegetable garden with Greenhouse. The formal lawns are enclosed in part by post and rail fencing, the remainder of the grounds slop south with the outdoor swimming pool found to the far boundary and pool house offering a changing room and pump room, enclosed by hedging. All in approx. 10 acres, bounded by woodland and a stream. Enjoying complete seclusion and breath-taking views.
EPC rating E
Council tax band G
Services: Oil fired heating and private drainage
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