A stunning detached family house set in approximately 2.50 acres of gardens and grounds with a large lake and 2653 sqft of accommodation together with a detached studio/home office.
A stunning detached family house completed in 2016 to a high specification, set in a semi-rural location with wonderful gardens and grounds
approximately 2.50 acres (to be verified) incorporating a large lake, detached studio/home office and oak framed double garage.
The spacious, well-appointed accommodation extends to around 2653 sqft, carefully designed to offer versatility, space and light.
In the semi-rural outskirts of this highly sought after village, in a tranquil setting, ideal for a broad range of services and amenities. Buxted has a mainline rail station (London Bridge), convenience store for day to day needs, doctors surgery, church, recreational area and a C of E Primary School. The nearest town is Uckfield with an extensive of shopping facilities, supermarkets (Waitrose), banks, post office, restaurants, family owned cinema and the beginning of the mainline route into London. For scenic walks, the picturesque Ashdown Forest with some 6000 acres of heathland is within easy reach as are the coastal resorts of Brighton and Seaford. For schooling, the area provides an excellent range of primary and secondary education along with a sixth form college. The private sector is also well catered for with St Leonards Convent in Mayfield, Skippers Hill Prep at Five Ashes and Bedes in Upper Dicker.
Commissioned by the current owners and completed in 2016 to a high specification, the property is a bespoke build, skilfully designed to create a family home of distinction with the benefit of having the remainder of the original 10 year Buildzone warranty. Approached via electrically operated double gates set on curved brick walls, the drive approach provides a large area for parking with a heritage type double garage/log store to one side. Your eye is then drawn to a quite unique vista over your own large lake which is bordered by a number of mature trees - a quite stunning, tranquil setting.
The accommodation is approached via an oak framed pitched porch. The oak detailing continues throughout the house with oak doors and oak engineered flooring to a number of rooms. Notable features include zoned underfloor heating, recessed low voltage lighting and Cat 6 cabling. The initial entrance comprises an open-plan arrangement to the reception hall, kitchen/dining room and family room with porcelain tiles throughout. There is a walk in cloak cupboard off the hall and access to the double aspect sitting room with views over the lake and also the 'L' shaped study with oak shelving to one wall. The fabulous kitchen has an extensive range of units to base and eye level, in a 'stone' finish, along with complementing granite work surfaces. AEG appliances including a double oven with warming drawer, 5 ring induction hob and concealed dishwasher. A tall unit has a retractable larder and there are pan drawers, 'fridge and further bank of floor mounted units to one wall for additional storage. A matching island has a moulded drainer, sink unit, extendable mixer tap, wine rack and wine cooler. A particular feature is the vaulted ceiling above the triple aspect dining area with skylight windows, exposed oak beam and a high level oak framed 'pyramid window'. Access to the extensive Indian sandstone paved terrace can be gained from here via bi-fold doors and a pair of French doors to the side. The family room has a fitted woodburner set into a brick fireplace and oak mantel and has double doors to the sitting room. The separate utility room is approached off an inner hallway, housing further appliances having plumbing for the washing machine, tumble dryer, American style 'fridge/freezer as well as a range of units to base and eye level, solid wooden work surfaces, sink unit and access to the plant room housing the boiler, hot water tank etc. To complete the ground floor accommodation and in order to highlight how versatile the arrangement can be, there is a bedroom with adjacent shower room suite.
The first floor has been designed so that the master bedroom is to one end with views over the lake, with oak engineered flooring that continues through into the walk-in dressing room and the en-suite bath & shower room. There are two further double bedrooms being served by a family bathroom and off the landing are a linen cupboard and walk in storage cupboard.
The gardens and grounds provide a lovely setting, with the extensive paved terrace that wraps itself around the property to two sides taking full advantage of the views over the lawns and lake.
Positioned close to the house is a useful large timber clad outbuilding which could have a variety of uses including a studio or home office. It is independently heated with its own gas boiler and has a loggia extending to one side where the current owners have their hot tub.
Tucked behind, the studio is a large timber workshop and shed with brick paved path leading to a greenhouse. A path leads around the lake, interspersed by plants and oak trees and a wooden bridge leads on to the island.
DIRECTIONS: Proceeding in an easterly direction from Uckfield along the A272, proceed under the railway bridge, turning right at the mini-roundabout into Framfield Road. After approximately quarter of a mile turn right and upon reaching the 'T' junction turn right into Etchingwood Lane. The property will be found after just over a third of a mile on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G