SOLD: An imposing and substantial Grade II listed house with enormous potential, accommodation arranged over four floors extending to over 5000 sq.ft and a large garden with plenty of private parking. Offered with immediate vacant possession.
ENTRANCE HALL, GALLERIED RECEPTION HALL, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, 3 PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOMS, CLOAKROOM, 4 FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS ONE WITH POTENTIAL EN SUITE, 2 BATHROOMS, SECOND FLOOR ARRANGED AS APARTMENT WITH HALL, KITCHEN, SITTING ROOM, BEDROOM AND BATHROOM. ADJOINING ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION COMPRISING RECEPTION ROOM, BATHROOM, UTILITY/KITCHEN AND TWO FURTHER BEDROOMS, EXTENSIVE CELLAR, GARDEN STORE, GRAVELLED DRIVEWAY WITH PARKING FOR NUMEROUS VEHICLES, GOOD SIZED GARDENS WITH MATURE TREES.
SITUATION: The property is situated on the southern side of Uckfield. There is a well regarded primary school and inn/restaurant within a short walk. The town centre is close by with an excellent range of shopping facilities, bars, restaurants, secondary school with adjoining leisure centre/swimming pool complex, an excellent privately owned cinema and a railway station with services to East Croydon and London Bridge. There are a number of golf courses locally and the Ashdown Forest is within about four miles.
DESCRIPTION: The Belfry is a real local landmark. Built in the late 1800s, it stayed in the same family ownership until just a few years ago. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and can be reconfigured to suit many different lifestyles subject to any necessary consents being obtained.
The main house on the ground floor features the three large principal reception rooms as well as the kitchen/breakfast room. Each of these rooms is approached off the magnificent full height galleried reception hall with open fireplace and beautiful mosaic floor. An impressive staircase leads up to the first and second floors. Each reception room has an open fireplace and part panelled walls. There are, in addition, store rooms and a small ante room off the dining room.
On the first floor the galleried landing is a truly stunning feature. Leading off the landing are four large bedrooms one of which has an adjoining room which may be suitable to form an en suite bathroom. There are two bathrooms approached off half landings.
The main staircase continues up to the second floor which at present is arranged as a separate apartment comprising a hallway, sitting room, bedroom, small kitchen and bathroom. This area would be ideal for those seeking to work from home or as self-contained relative accommodation.
On the northern side of the house, accessed from the reception hall, is a doorway leading through to further accommodation known as Little Belfry. This area has its own front door leading into an entrance hall. There is a sitting room, utility room (potential kitchen) and a bathroom. On the first floor are two further bedrooms. Below Little Belfry there is a staircase leading to the cellars.
Externally the property is approached through a gated driveway leading to a gravelled driveway with space for many vehicles. The gardens surround the property and are screened from the road by a mature hedge. There are newly reseeded areas of lawn with mature trees. Further large area to the southern side of the property with steps leading up to a large lawn on the eastern side. Gravelled pathways run around the house and there are two garden stores.
The property has been the subject of considerable improvement in recent years but there is still huge scope for a purchaser to adapt the accommodation to their needs and create what will be a truly stunning home. The property is offered with immediate vacant possession and no on-going chain. An internal inspection is strongly recommended.