Isfield, Uckfield

£800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A stunning farmhouse with a deep rooted history in the village of Isfield, benefitting from incredible views and access to the River Uck. In need of modernisation this property has so much potential and is being offered to the market chain free.

Rowland Gorringe is delighted to be marketing this stunning, detached Grade II listed property, with potential to extend into the existing 44.1 sq m/475 sq ft outbuilding STPP. Set within just under three quarters of an acre(to be verified) , and with full garden frontage to the River Uck at a lower level, this is a truly unique property.

On the market for the first time in 60 years, Rocks Farm House dates from at least the time of Elizabeth I, when it is documented as the vicarage for St Margaret s Isfield. William Attersol the Vicar appointed in 1599 was Grandfather to the famous herbalist Nicholas Culpepper who spent his childhood living there, until he left for Cambridge.

The timber framed, hung tile property is raised up on a sandstone outcrop, hidden from the road and benefits from many original features. From the front door you turn left into the main reception room formally the Vicars office and study, which features a wood-burning stove, marble fire surround, bay window and Holy Communion cupboard. To the right of the entrance hall you will find the dining room, with inglenook fireplace and to the rear the kitchen with high cielings and exposed beams, pantry and bathroom. Moving to the first floor, there are currently four bedrooms all with views over the gardens.

Outside off road parking cut into the sandstone adjoins the steps up to the house. Mature gardens surround the property on all sides with lawns leading down through an arch in the hedge to a woodland area containing many unusual specimen trees including Magnolias, Liriodendron (Tulip tree) Davidia (Handkerchief tree) and a Mulberry. The river frontage extends the full width of the plot. To the left of the house is a large conservatory that could benefit from a connecting extension to the house STPP.

This really is a unique opportunity to own a piece of local and national history, with a chance to enhance what is already a beautiful home.

Location: Rocks Farm House is situated in the heart of the sought after village of Isfield with its Good Pub Guide featured and CAMRA award winning Pub, The Laughing Fish as well as heritage steam railway station The Lavender Line , and a village farm shop and church. The property is a short drive from Uckfield town centre with its comprehensive range of shopping facilities including two supermarkets, restaurants, public houses, schooling for all ages and mainline railway station with commuter links to London Bridge. The county town of Lewes is also within easy striking distance with its boutique shops, restaurants, schooling for all ages and mainline rail station. Sporting and recreational facilities are within close range including golf courses at the East Sussex National and the Royal Ashdown at Forest Row. There is also a good variety of local walks and easy access to South Downs, Ashdown Forest and the High Weald. The town of Uckfield is within 3 miles, and Lewes 5 miles, with Brighton, Haywards Heath and Tunbridge Wells also within easy each. The property is also conveniently located for access to Gatwick airport.

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Rowland Gorringe - Uckfield

108-110 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex

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