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Marshalls Manor a Grade II* listed property is one of the most prominent houses in Cuckfield, located on the High Street with far reaching views. Steeped in history the current property is believed to date back to the mid-17th century with later additions. It was once the home of Captain John Pilfold, commander of HMS Ajax under Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. Pilfold's nephew, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was a regular visitor. Marshalls Manor has been improved by the current owners and they have been granted full planning permission to extend and modernise the property. Planning includes a stunning new crittal glazed kitchen/dining/living room extension to the rear of the property together with the rearrangement of the ground floor accommodation. There is also permission to convert the current garage to a significant detached dwelling with 2/3 bedrooms with new windows which will offer stunning views of Cuckfield Church and a separate private entrance. Plus, relocation of the garage to provide extra parking. See proposed floorplans. The property does offer stamp duty relief due to its multi dwelling status, subject to approval. To the front of the property is a formal parterre garden, with clipped buxus hedges, column balls and delightful perennial borders, leading up to the majestic front door of the property. The rear south-west facing garden is particularly large for a central village location. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a feature pond, well established herbaceous borders, and a large vegetable garden. There is a gate in the rear wall of the garden offering direct access to Cuckfield recreation ground, with a playground and tennis courts, New England Wood and the open countryside beyond. The charming village of Cuckfield 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 wonderful and renowned range of local amenities including independent shops and boutiques, a convenience store, a 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's mainline railway station is less than a 10-minute drive, 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 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 school in Cuckfield itself. Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly Showground and Plumpton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks from the village, many leading towards the South Down and Ashdown National Parks. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby and reservoirs for water sports.