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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Pets Not accepted Region Sussex Town/village Uckfield

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Pretty Family Retreat, near Uckfield (SX174FR)

A superb detached character country house set in 2.5 acres of lovely grounds which back onto forest. Enjoying a wonderful location up a long private drive with no passing traffic but just a short distance from the attractive town of Uckfield. It is about 10 miles from ancient Lewes, 14 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and 18 miles from the coast at Brighton and Eastbourne. The surrounding area is full of places to visit and things to do - historic houses to see, lovely villages with traditional pubs to try, beautiful gardens such as Sheffield Park Gardens to enjoy, the Bluebell steam railway, plus excellent local golf courses and 14,000 acres of Ashdown Forest to explore. Ideal for more than one family to share, this house is beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and has wonderful facilities for children of all ages making it a dream holiday home. Shop: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile Coast: 20 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room is an outstanding oak beamed room with a large inglenook fireplace - elegantly furnished with large comfortable sofa and lounge chairs, coffee table, dining table with chairs, pine dresser. French doors lead to an attractive paved sun-trap courtyard with garden furniture for alfresco meals and for relaxing
Kitchen/Breakfast Room has attractive pine cupboards, Aga cooker, microwave, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pine dresser and dining table seating eight. Bi-fold windows to garden
Cloakroom with washbasin and w.c
Laundry Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
Playroom with sofa, shelves full of books, selection of indoor toys and TV/DVD

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First Floor:
Drawing Room is a panelled room with feature fireplace and comfortable seating, TV/DVD. As there are varying ground levels round the house this room has French doors leading directly via a few steps to the gardens
Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables, desk, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobes and En-Suite Bathroom with a bath, shower, washbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 2 has a king size bed, bedside tables, dressing table, desk, two chairs and En-Suite Bathroom with a shower over the bath, washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 3 has twin beds, chair, wardrobe and bookcase
Bathroom with a shower over the bath and washbasin
Cloakroom with a washbasin and w.c.

Second Floor:
Bedroom 4 has twin beds, bedside tables, cupboard, table and desk and chairs
Bedroom 5 has a 4' small double bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers plus chair

Garden: Grounds cover 2.5 acres, backing onto forest and the house is surrounded by extensive gardens with lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, pretty ornamental ponds and a rock area. There is a barbecue, magnificent tree house, several swings and badminton equipment.
Parking: Ample parking space near the property.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Notes: There is a refundable deposit of £100 payable by cheque on arrival. The owners have provided many simple garden toys such as rope swings which do not have any Safety Certification and therefore are used at your own risk. Sorry - no mini-breaks available at this property.

Detached character country house set in 2.5 acres of lovely grounds which back onto forest.Utterley charming, elegant room with hgue inglenook fireplaceSpacious Dining Area at end of the kitchen.View showing door to en-suite bathroonView showing the sweeping staircase to first floorFamily Kitchen very spacious and homelyFantastic room flooded with light through the glazed patio French doors to patio and garden Imposing bedroom with acres of space and an en-suite bathroomVery feminine bedroom with pretty furnishingsSuch a pretty twin room with superb views over the groundsAnother lovely bedroom with wonderful artworkImpressive sweeping staircase with chandelierLovely dining tableShower and BathroomView to garden gateView of the house from the side garden
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Ensuite
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


Located just on the south edge of the High Weald AONB and with Ashdown Forest on the door step, this market town is ideal for a quiet countryside get away or a walking holiday. The nearby forest is a mix of woodland and heath, and points of interest including Wilderness Wood, the Enchanted Place and the famous Pooh Bridge. The Bluebell Railway makes for a great family day out with plenty of fun events to choose from such as seaside weekends, vintage displays and food festivals. From this line you can reach Sheffield Park which has over 250 acres of gardens to explore, with play trails and den building areas for the younger ones.

Another wonderfully preserved steam railway nearby is The Lavender Line with a small museum and model railway also on site. Just a short drive from the town is the Bentley Motor Museum, which has a large collection of cars and motorcycles, along with lots of outdoor activities for children. The Wildfowl reserve is home to many rare species, and there are woodland walks, a craft barn and a miniature railway.

The restored Nutley Windmill is an impressive local landmark and just on the edge of Sheffield Park is Spring Farm where alpaca walking can be pre booked. Heaven Farm has a rural life museum, bluebell nature trail and stable tea rooms.

Area Sussex Nearest shop 1 miles Nearest pub 1 miles


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