Doma Nursery Offices & Adjacent Buildings
Burrells Lane, Maresfield
East Sussex TN22 3DW
The former managers house and shop of a country Nursery. Currently used as 4 office Suits with attached 2-bedroom Bungalow with Town Planning consent for a 4-bedroom house and a 2-bedroom annex.
When converted, the property will comprise of the bedrooms referred to above and the main dwelling will have a large entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation includes the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, lounge with open fireplace, dining room, study, kitchen and ground floor shower room with an external toilet. In addition to the 3-bedrooms on the first floor, there is a separate toilet and a shower room to serve the upper bedrooms.
The annex which is semi-detached to the main house, in addition to the 2-bedrooms, has a small entrance hall leading to a living room, kitchen and shower room.
Former outbuildings to the Nursery gardens with Town Planning consent for the erection of a large 4-bedroom Chalet Bungalow on 2 floors.
On the ground floor of the Chalet Bungalow, when constructed, there will be a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk through dressing room. The main entrance will provide 2 large storage cupboards and give access to the sitting/dining room with feature staircase rising to the first floor with separate ground floor cloakroom with WC. Leading through from the dining area there will be a large kitchen with attached garden room and separate utility room. The latter giving access to a double garage.
The first floor will comprise of 3-double bedrooms and the second bedroom will have a full en-suite bathroom; the other 2-bedrooms will have their own shower room, WC and hand basin facilities. To the top of the staircase is a possible first floor upper living and dining room area.
Assessments have not been carried out at this stage and would need to be prepared when final decisions and maybe even construction have been completed.
The only outbuildings onsite are the 3 with approval to demolish and re-erect the new 4-bedroomed chalet bungalow.
Gardens and Grounds
The property has 4 separate gated vehicular accesses, 2 of which include pedestrian gates and there is a currently disused Lych gate serving the main frontage. Included are driveways, terraces, parking areas and established trees including fruit trees.
In all, About 1.4 acres.
The site under offer was formally a substantial part of a commercial nursery gardens and the majority of these buildings have been demolished.
The site is situated on the Northern boundary of the village of Maresfield with good road access and lies within 1 mile of the A22 which is the main London – Eastbourne route.
Town Planning consent has been obtained for the conversion of the existing building, housing 4 suites of offices with an attached 2-bedroomed bungalow into a single unit and a further new substantial 4-bedroom unit in the form of a chalet bungalow. These grounds offer an excellent development opportunity of a substantial site on the Southern edge of the Ashdown Forest.
The grounds have been well maintained and serve the office block and 2-bedroom bungalow previously described. The lawns are well established as are certain hedges and flower beds. There are mature trees within the site and generally surrounding the boundaries. Additional parking has already been approved should this be required.
Wealden District Council have granted planning permission for the redevelopment of this site under applications:
In addition to these 2 approvals there is also was an approval for the erection of a detached garage serving the 2-bedroom bungalow under application:
A new application would be required for Town Planning consideration as the original approval has now expired.
Doma Nursery offices and adjacent land is situated on the rural edge of the village of Maresfield at the southern end of Ashdown Forest, which offers superb walking and off road riding (for which a permit is required). World-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events are just some of the local amenities.
The A22 connects to the M25 and national motorway network; the A272 connects to the A23/M23 and Gatwick airport in the east.
Mainline rail services
Buxted (3.3 miles, London Bridge from 70 minutes), Haywards Heath (12 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and Tunbridge Wells (Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 52 minutes)
From Haywards Heath take the A272 east; where it meets the A22 take the first exit at the roundabout. At the next roundabout take the second exit, and immediately turn left into Lampool Road. Burrells Lane is the first lane on the right and Doma can be found after a short distance on the left hand side.
Maresfield village has a primary school, parish church, Post Office, local shop and public house. Comprehensive shopping: Uckfield (3 miles), Lewes (12 miles), Tunbridge Wells (14 miles).
There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Bonners C of E Primary School, Uckfield Community College, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Michael Hall and Ardingly College. A number of the local schools offer bus services for students, which stop in the village.
Oil fired central heating systems to both 2-bedroom bungalow and the building housing the 4 suites of offices. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage exists but modern disposal units need to be installed for both new dwellings.
Wealden District Council, . Still to be assessed for domestic tax rating once these dwellings have been established.
Energy Performance Certificate are not available at this time.
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1. The particulars above do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be depended upon as statements or representations of fact. Miles Property Management have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property.
2. It should be noted that the property does not have all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Purchasers must make their own inspections and investigation through their own Legal Advisor. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate; text, photographs and plans are for guidance only. Miles Property Management have not carried out any testing of services, equipment or facilities.
Final brochure prepared January 2017 and photographs taken in the preceding year.
This unique development opportunity is offered on the market at a guide price of