Uckfield Road


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A most impressive Grade II listed Farmhouse constructed in the mid 16th Century by William Newton, who also built Southover Grange in Lewes, around a similar time. This house would provide a fantastic family home with many opportunities for the substantial outbuildings, and is located within just a few minutes’ drive of Lewes, Ringmer village and Uckfield. The property is Timber framed and constructive with mellow brick under a clay roof. The South wing was re-built in the 17th Century with later additions.

The whole farmhouse is surrounded by its own farmland amounting to 22 acres and enjoys many outbuildings including a Sussex Barn – ideal for entertaining, former milking parlour, cow sheds, a separate granary and cart shed and an open garage with potential annexe.

Clayhill House has many historic features including wooden banisters believed to be from Ringmer Parish Church and carved stone from Lewes Priory in the impressive inglenook fireplace.

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Period features
  • Circa 22 acres
  • Formal gardens and pastureland
  • Sussex Barn
  • Additional outbuildings


Front Entrance

Feature stone archway with a solid wood front door leading into;

Reception Hall

Window to the side, quarry tiled floor with step up, wall lighting, exposed wooden beams throughout, stairs rising to the first floor and solid oak doors throughout. Under stairs cupboard housing a secure ‘Gun Cupboard’.

Cloak Room

Door and step to the cloakroom with quarry tiled floor, window to the front, exposed wooden beams and door through to the downstairs WC.

Downstairs WC

Low level WC, wash hand basin in recess, exposed wooden beams and quarry tiled floor.

Reception/ Music Room

A double aspect room with full wood panelling to the walls and ceiling, wall lighting, windows to the rear and side with door leading outside.

Drawing Room

Magnificent inglenook fireplace with oak Bressumer beam above, wood burning stove, tiled hearth and surround. Extensive exposed wooden beams, semi-circular window with seating overlooking the gardens, oak flooring, wall lights and staircase with wooden banisters made with wood from Ringmer Parish Church leading to the first floor. Door leading into;

Dining Room

A double aspect room with windows overlooking the formal gardens, exposed timbers, parquet flooring, stone feature fireplace with wooden mantle over and stone hearth. Door leading into;


A double aspect kitchen fitted with a range of units with a wooden worksurface extending to incorporate a twin stainless steel sink unit with drainer and mixer taps, a four ring Bosch electric hob with extractor above, eye level built in electric oven and grill, space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Ample storage cupboards, part tiled walls, ceiling spotlight fittings, windows to both side aspects and door leading to outside. Door leading into;

Utility Room

Space and plumbing for washing machine, base and wall units incorporating a twin stainless steel sink unit with drainer and mixer taps, window to the side, door opening to walk-in pantry and step down into boot room.


Fitted shelving and window to the side aspect.

Boot Room

Door leading to outside with window to the side, deep butler sink with tap and wooden drainer. Part tiled walls, ample shelving, loft hatch and door to downstairs WC and store room.

Downstairs WC

Low level WC and window to the front aspect.

Store Room

Potterton oil fired boiler, corner cupboard, further shelving and window to the front aspect.

Reception Room

A double aspect room with door leading into the garden and windows overlooking the garden. Stone fireplace with brick hearth and shelving above, further display shelving and exposed timbers.


First Floor Landing

Ceiling pendant light over the stair case and window overlooking the formal gardens, Impressive fireplace with oak mantle over and brick hearth, storage cupboard to the side, two further ceiling pendant lights and further windows, exposed timbers, staircase leading from the entrance hall, storage cupboards, door opening to staircase leading to the second floor and doors to all first floor rooms.


Low level WC, exposed timber, radiator and window to the side aspect.

Shower Room

Part wood panelled walls, shower cubicle, wash hand basin with vanity mirror and light above, chrome heated towel rail and window to the side aspect.

Family Bathroom

Jack & Jill doors opening into the family bathroom fitted with a panelled bath with shower above and shower curtain rail, low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin with vanity mirror and light above, part tiled walls and window to the side aspect.


Two sash windows to the side aspect, wall lighting, built in wardrobes with storage cupboards over, exposed timbers, door to family bathroom, marble fireplace with cast iron hearth, brick insert and marble mantle over.


A double aspect room with views to the downs and views overlooking the formal garden and fields beyond. Deep storage cupboard with hanging rail, exposed timbers and exposed floor boards.


Two windows to the rear overlooking the gardens, barn and the Downs beyond and exposed timbers.


Window to the front overlooking the fields, exposed timbers, built in wardrobes and wall lighting.

Inner Hallway

Further fitted wardrobes with sliding doors and doors to further rooms.

Shower Room

Two windows to the side aspect, exposed timbers, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, fully tiled shower cubicle, chrome heated towel rail, wall lights.


Bay window to the rear aspect, exposed timbers and wall lighting.


Second Floor Landing

Door opening to wooden staircase leading to the second floor landing, exposed brick wall and timbers, wood flooring and doors to second floor bedrooms.


Window to the rear aspect, exposed beams, two radiators, built-in wardrobe, built in cupboard, wall lighting, loft access hatch, cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle and brick hearth.


Windows to the side aspect, exposed timbers, door to loft space, wall lighting and a fitted wardrobe cupboard.

Storage Room



The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading to a large parking area and the garaging. Brick steps lead up to a brick courtyard with mature shrubs and outside lighting. To one side of the property is a large pond with water lilies. The garden is walled and has a wooden gate, beautiful pergola with wisteria climbing over a brick path leading to the principal outbuildings and a covered walk way of climbing roses. The formal garden is totally enclosed and has a large area of lawn with deep flower and shrub borders surrounded by many specimen plants, fig tree, oak tree, mulberry tree, yew hedging, a gate leading to the walled kitchen garden. Outside of the kitchen is a large brick paved area for eating out and entertaining with outside lighting and an established pergola and grape vine winding through. There is an orchard that houses a variety of fruit trees all enclosed in wooden post and rail fencing. The oil tank is concealed in a shed. The boundary to the front of the land is formed by a beech hedge.

The land amounts to 22 acres (TBV) arranged as fields each with a pond and water trough. The house sits in the middle of the land and the fields surround it providing a good degree of privacy all around. There is a public footpath up the gravel driveway and through the South Field.


There are a range of substantial outbuildings including A Sussex Barn, cow sheds, milking parlour, separate Granary with Cart shed, and an open garage.

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