The Drive, Maresfield Park, Maresfield, TN22

For Sale
Guide Price £500,000

The Drive, Maresfield Park, Maresfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2HA


An exceptional opportunity to acquire a garden plot with planning consent for a fabulous 4 bedroom family home in a delightful park private setting.

The proposed accommodation offers 298sq m of living space comprising:

  • Entrance Hall
  • Lounge
  • Study
  • Playroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility Room
  • Landing
  • Principal en suite Bedroom
  • Guest Bedroom with en suite shower room
  • 2 further bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Integral double garage
  • Parking
  • Gardens


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+44 (0) 1435 864020

An exceptional opportunity to acquire a large plot with consent to build a fabulous 4 bedroom family home in a delightful private setting within this popular private park.


Consent has been established for a substantial family home of about 298sq m on a garden plot of about ¾ acre with some majestic mature trees to the boundaries, nestled in a delightful position within this exclusive and sought after private park. The proposed dwelling is designed to a very high standard in a Sussex vernacular style using traditional local Wealden materials yet with modern touches such as composite aluminium windows and doors. Outside the proposed scheme allows for plentiful parking and areas of lawned garden.

The property enjoys an enviable and tranquil location within the grounds of the private Maresfield Park Estate set on the edge of the magnificent Ashdown Forest, famous as the setting for A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories and with 6,500 acres of open heath and woodland to explore. Maresfield village provides a good range of facilities including village store, post office, primary school, the Chequers Inn with rooms and restaurant and the historic parish church of St Bartholomews together with a recreation ground, cricket, bowls and tennis clubs.

The town of Uckfield is some 3 miles distant and offers a wide range of shopping and leisure opportunities including a Waitrose supermarket, cinema, leisure centre with pool and numerous bars and eateries. It also has a main line train station with services to London Bridge. Alternatively, Buxted station (2.5 miles) is closer to the property and is on the same line. Haywards Heath (10 miles) offers main line services to London Victoria.
The property is close to the main A22 and A26 roads providing easy access to surrounding towns and the national motorway network. Royal Tunbridge Wells is about 14 miles to the north whilst the coastal towns of Brighton and Eastbourne are 22 and 26 miles distant respectively to the south. Gatwick airport is about 21 miles distant.

There is a wide range of highly respected schools in the area. Independent schools include Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Brambletye in East Grinstead, Burgess Hill School, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint and Brighton Colleges.

The general area offers a diverse selection of leisure and recreation with golf at Piltdown Golf Club and the East Sussex National at Little Horsted, sailing at Eastbourne and Brighton marinas and equestrian centres at Golden Cross and Crockstead. Glyndebourne Opera House is just 10 miles away offering world class opera surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs.

Full planning consent was granted by Wealden District Council on 26th April 2016, application ref WD/2016/0509/F. The consent is subject to SANGS/SAMMS payments and potentially CIL. Documentation and further information can be requested from Samuel & Son.

The site benefits from sufficient rights to connect into mains services. Purchasers are however advised to make their own enquiries of service providers in respect of the associated logistics and costs.

LOCAL AUTHORITY    Wealden District Council

Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Agent.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.   2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.