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Deaks Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17

£3,250,000

Under offer

5 Beds 4 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: MSX210011

A superb small county estate.

THE PROPERTY

Old Deaks is a small country estate consisting of the main house, two cottages and an extensive range of outbuildings. This unique property will be ideally suited to a buyer looking for a lifestyle based around the incredible and unique strengths offered by the estate. The main farmhouse is Grade II listed and originates from the 17th century. The accommodation, with a wealth of period features, is arranged over 3 floors and offers a drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, cloakroom and utility on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a main bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom along with two further ensuite double bedrooms and a further family bathroom and dressing room (potentially another bedroom). On the second floor there are two smaller bedrooms. The ground floor also leads through to an attractive indoor swimming pool complex housed in a Sussex barn style building with very high vaulted ceilings. Alongside the electrically operated covered pool there is a spa bath, sauna, cloakroom and two showers. The Entertainment Hall is an impressive Sussex Heritage Trust award winning timber framed barn, situated across the drive from the main house. This amazing, vaulted space is perfect for large scale entertaining and also benefits from a sitting room, two mezzanine bedrooms (one currently an equipped billiard room), kitchen, two cloakrooms, shower room, study and music room. The two separate cottages within the grounds consist of; Old Deaks Lodge, situated across the flagstone courtyard from the Hall and also accessed by the main drive. It has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The Little Cottage, next to the main house, has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Both cottages have their own gardens Also offered is a very substantial garage block (for 7 cars) with large gymnasium and extensive storage room above. In addition, there is a modern and highly versatile steel framed barn circa 80ft by 60ft along with stables, workshops and further garaging. The gardens and grounds are an important feature of Old Deaks. Double gates open onto the gravel drive that sweeps around under an arch onto a circular drive in front of the main farmhouse. To one side of this there is a beautiful courtyard style garden with a striking 400 year old oak tree. The main, mature gardens lie to the south side of the house with pleasing views towards the South Downs. To one side of these lies an excellent tennis court. The farmland which surrounds the property on three sides is principally grassland, with some areas of woodland. The grounds are beautiful and undulating in an aesthetically pleasing way. The land would clearly be ideal for those wanting the security of being surrounded by their own grounds but also those who have horses, other farm animals or even those with the urge to plant their own vineyard. The property is being sold with around circa 35.28 (circa) acres of grounds; a further, adjoining 31.87 acres (circa), with separate access, are available by separate agreement. Old Deaks is situated in a beautiful rural location within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but also just outside the beautiful and historic village of Cuckfield in West Sussex. This peaceful setting also benefits from being only a five minute drive from the motorway network. Cuckfield Village is located in the heart of Mid Sussex, but less than an hour from London and 20 mins from Brighton and Gatwick Airport. It has a good range of local amenities including independent shops and boutiques, a convenience store, a petrol station, medical centre, dentist, pubs, restaurants, cafes and the award winning Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa. The village enjoys a local bus service to Haywards Heath where more comprehensive shopping facilities may be found, including a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a modern leisure centre. Haywards Heath has a mainline railway station with fast and frequent commuter services to both London Victoria and London Bridge (from 42 mins), Gatwick Airport and Brighton. The A23 offers direct access to the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and the South coast. There is an excellent range of educational facilities locally both in the private and state sectors. Private schools include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Handcross Park, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Roedean and Burgess Hill School for Girls - many of which run a minibus pick up service to and from Cuckfield. The superb local state schools include Holy Trinity Primary and Warden Park Secondary in Cuckfield itself.