4 Bed Semi-Detached House Sold STC
Duddleswell, Uckfield, TN22

Guide Price £700,000 (Freehold)

  • A distinct period country home upon the Ashdown Forest
  • Well known with history dating back to 1659
  • 4 bedroom cottage
  • Established and much loved tea rooms
  • A wealth of period features
  • Private garden
  • Bakery | commercial kitchen
  • Beautifully fitted private kitchen
  • Utility room and cloakroom
  • Garage/storeroom

£700,000 - £750,000. A wonderful opportunity to purchase a historic and iconic Tea Rooms and cottage, beautifully situated on the Ashdown Forest with a south facing rear garden, driveway providing off street parking with a garage/storeroom and further outbuilding.
Duddleswell Tea Rooms is a well-known establishment dwelling found upon the Forest with access to 6,500 acres of breath-taking heathland. The original part of the property dates back to 1659 and has many charming period features and over the years there have been a few later additions, in particular the double fronted Victorian façade. Lying to the front of the property is a level lawn and layby owned by the forest who allow the area to used by the business. 
The property is steeped in history and is regarded as a building of significance, in the 1880s it served as the general village store and bakery which sold many other goods and in 1935 a post office with the cottage let as a bed and breakfast. Further details of the property and its history can be found using the following link https://www.duddleswelltearooms.co.uk. The teas rooms/shop front itself could easy be converted to form a fully residential dwelling and in part provide a self-contained annex STPP.
Duddleswell Tea Rooms and Fern Cottage are connected made up of the tea rooms to the front which has a counter with a well-equipped kitchen found beyond. The sitting area takes up both bays and there are steps descending to a further seating area with a cloakroom found beyond and door providing access to the former garage/storeroom, courtyard and driveway. Continuing on the ground floor there is a useful study/snug which is part of the cottage, a beautifully refitted bespoke kitchen made up of country style units with a sink set in a marble work surface. There is an inner hallway which leads to a utility room with w/c and a stunning 22’9 x 10’6 sitting room with a most captivating fireplace with open fire. Finally on the ground floor there is an additional working kitchen which is used as the bakery. The first floor provides 4 bedrooms with the principal bedroom having an extensive range of built-in wardrobes and a family bathroom comprising an enclosed bath.
Outside the front of the property is approached via a picket style gate with an adjoining seating terrace to the shop front. There is also private access to the property from the courtyard found to the rear and a driveway and garage/storeroom with a further storeroom found nearby. The private garden is predominately laid to level lawn with a detached shed, a seating terrace and enjoys complete seclusion.

Location Summary

Duddleswell Tea Rooms is beautifully situated in a rural position within the adjoining Ashdown Forest, yet within a short drive of Nutley village which offers a village church and convenience store/post office and Inn. The area itself is considered one of the most desirable locations within the Sussex area and offers exceptional riding, walking and country pursuits.
Nearby Uckfield and Crowborough towns offer an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as comprehensive schooling for all age groups. Both towns offer railway services to London 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 a short drive and also offers railway links to London.

Nearest Stations

  • Buxted - 3.37miles
  • Crowborough - 4.28miles
  • Uckfield - 4.38miles
  • Sheffield Park (Bluebell Railway) - 4.80miles
  • Horsted Keynes (Bluebell Railway) - 6.03miles

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