Price Guide £2,500,000

Sharpsbridge Lane

Piltdown, Uckfield

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A fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of history, located in the semi-rural Hamlet of Piltdown and set in glorious surroundings of approximately 8 acres of land featuring woodland, a kitchen garden, formal lawns and a natural pond full of wildlife. The house itself was a former farmhouse with a separate Oast House dating from the early 1800’s, with later additions. The two properties have been skilfully combined together and now provide a stunning character property with expansive living space, 4/5 bedrooms and options for a separate annexe. Within the extensive grounds are numerous outbuildings including the adjacent barn suitable for 5 cars with a mezzanine area over, piggery for garden storage, further heritage oak 2 car garage, potting shed, greenhouse. At the top of the grounds is a separate French Oak barn with full planning permission for conversion to residential use approximately. 1800 sq. ft. Approximate area of 6,500 sq. ft. across the house and outbuildings in total.

The house itself offers ideal family accommodation with ample options for entertaining. The main house comprises of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, 2 reception rooms - superb kitchen opening onto a south facing terrace. The Oast house comprises of flexible accommodation with a reception space opening to a sitting room/orangery, bedroom, bathroom and opening to the roundel of the Oast.

  • Detached Former Farmhouse
  • Adjoining Oast House
  • French Barn With P/P
  • Stunning Rural Setting
  • Flexible Accommodation
  • 5 Car Barn
  • Approx 8 Acres
  • EPC-44

A fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of history, located in the semi-rural Hamlet of Piltdown and set in glorious surroundings of approximately 8 acres of land featuring woodland, a kitchen garden, formal lawns and a natural pond full of wildlife. The house itself was a former farmhouse with a separate Oast House dating from the early 1800’s, with later additions. The two properties have been skilfully combined together and now provide a stunning character property with expansive living space, 4/5 bedrooms and options for a separate annexe. Within the extensive grounds are numerous outbuildings including the adjacent barn suitable for 5 cars with a mezzanine area over, piggery for garden storage, further heritage oak 2 car garage, potting shed, greenhouse. At the top of the grounds is a separate French Oak barn with full planning permission for conversion to residential use approximately. 1800 sq. ft. Approximate area of 6,500 sq. ft. across the house and outbuildings in total.

The house itself offers ideal family accommodation with ample options for entertaining. The main house comprises of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, 2 reception rooms - superb kitchen opening onto a south facing terrace. The Oast house comprises of flexible accommodation with a reception space opening to a sitting room/orangery, bedroom, bathroom and opening to the roundel of the Oast.

Entrance Hall

Front door leading into entrance vestibule with coat hooks and door leading through into the kitchen.

Downstairs Cloakroom

Low level WC, wash hand basin, wood flooring.

Ground floor Roundel

Front door to outside, wall lights, flagstone flooring and exposed brickwork.

Library/ Study

Double aspect room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and feature wood panelling, wood flooring continues throughout this room.

Drawing Room

Opening into drawing room with a latch door, step down to heavily beamed drawing room with windows to both sides overlooking the beautiful gardens. A large brick fireplace with wood burning stove, wooden mantel over and cupboard and shelving to the side. Full wall of fitted bookshelves and opening to library/study.

Utility Area

Built in cupboards, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and further shelving steps down to:
Walk in larder with stone flooring, fitted shelves one of which is slate, exposed beams.

Kitchen

Designer kitchen with composite work surface extending to include a twin Belfast sink with mixer taps over and Quooker tap. Window overlooking the garden, ample storage cupboards and drawers. Glass display units, two integrated Neff dishwashers and inset chopping board and tray recess. Integrated rubbish/recycling bin. Central island with drawers and storage below. Impressive electric four oven Aga with warming drawer set in the fireplace with stone mantel over, recessed area with French doors opening out on to the patio area with a southerly aspect. Wood flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights and door to utility area.

First Floor Landing

Hatch to loft space, doors to all principal rooms and a linen cupboard with slatted shelving and a further hatch to loft space.

Upstairs:

Double aspect bedroom/study with door to: Shower room fitted with a shower unit fully tiled, low level WC wash hand basin and then latch door to the stunning Roundel with exposed brickwork and wall lights.
Steps up to first floor Roundel with vaulted ceiling.

Primary Bedroom

A stunning double aspect room with views across the meadow and over the gardens, feature fireplace, small recessed cupboard with shelving, further storage cupboard and opening to en suite bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom

Fitted with a contemporary style suite comprising of a panelled bath with hand shower over, wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.

Family Bathroom

Modern suite, comprising of a panelled bath, handheld shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated chrome towel rail and vaulted ceiling.

Bedroom

Double aspect room with windows overlooking the gardens, exposed beams, small hatch to loft and recessed lights.

Bedroom

Fitted with extensive storage shelving, window overlooking garden and exposed beams.

Bedroom

Exposed beams, feature fireplace, window overlooking the garden and recessed spotlights.
Opening from hallway to the original Oast house:

Reception Room

Exposed beams, flagstone flooring, flooring step to inner hallway with a recessed vestibule for coats and step into the Roundel and stairs to upstairs.

Garden room/ orangery:

With vaulted ceiling flagstone flooring step to inner hallway.

Garden, Grounds & Outbuildings

Little Sharpes is set within 8 acres of gardens, woodland and meadows. Opening out from the kitchen area a south facing large stone paved terrace area with an impressive outlook across the meadow. Space for entertaining, opening through into a large lawned area garden bordered by mature hedging which leads round to the side of the property and towards the front gate. Archway opening through into the kitchen garden with a selection of raised flower/veg beds. planting areas and piggery garden store.

The main barn with lighting and power is a traditional barn with original beams and space for five cars. On the upper level is a raised mezzanine area ideal for a workspace / potential home office or accommodation.

The property is approached by a large set of electric gates which lead up the drive to an open parking area for several vehicles. Further two car heritage oak garage with sheds and green house behind.

At the top of the grounds is the French oak barn outbuilding, originally constructed to house a swimming pool, which now has full planning permission for conversion to residential use of circa 1800 square foot. If converted this would make for a beautiful house or annex with a large garden behind.

The grounds further extend with an opening through into a large meadow area and centrally to the residence is an impressive wild pond with a selection of mature trees, shrubs, bushes and abundance of wildlife including ducks and geese amongst others. Surrounding the property there are various walks and paths around the woodland.

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Location

Piltdown is a beautiful semi rural Hamlet conveniently located within easy access of Uckfield, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and the County town of Lewes.

The mainline railway stations at Haywards Heath, Lewes, Buxted and Uckfield lead to Victoria and London Bridge respectively.

Two major supermarkets are located in Uckfield, along with several independent shops. Schooling at some the region's most prestigious private schools such as Worth, Burgess Hill for Girls, Great Walstead, Hurst and Lewes Old Grammar School is also readily accessible. Leisure pursuits are also on the doorstep, with The Piltdown Golf Club a stone’s throw away, the renowned East Sussex National Golf course is a very short drive away with its fabulous leisure centre.

There is also The Old Spot farm shop very close by and some charming country pubs including the local Peacock Inn.

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