1960's Modernist Ranch House in an english village setting

1960's Modernist Ranch House in an english village setting


Apr 2014

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our 5 bedroom Modernist Ranch house was commissioned for a retiring sea captain in the 1960's , and completely refurbished in 2021.

Set out on the ground floor on one level it comprises: entrance hall, large kitchen/diner with breakfast island , south facing living /dining room , childrens playroom/study (with shower Room) , Office/Study , cloakroom , & pantry/boot /laundry room .
In the east wing are 5 large bedrooms: 2 master suites (both with baths and showers) , and 3 further bedrooms with a communal family bathroom.

Genota. (named after a sea snail!) is located in a fully secure half acre south facing private garden with an outdoor hot tub entertainment terrace , breakfast/BBQ deck, and childrens play area. To the front is a courtyard entrance garden with fish pond and terrace, and substantial parking for cars including a 2 bay car port with EV charging.

We are situated in the private Maresfield Park estate on the edge of the Ashdown Forest (Winnie the Pooh country), with the local amenities of Maresfield village two minutes walk away (pub, post office, church and local shop,) and the amenities of Uckfield Town just 5 minutes drive away including the 100 year old PictureHouse cinema.

London is an hour a way by train, Brighton and the sea 30 minutes drive , Gatwick Airport 30 mins, along with numerous historical attractions nearby for day trips.


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More about us

  1. We're a family of four children (16, 14, 7 and a 4 year old ), plus a dog (who will stay with his friends!)

  2. i'm an entrepreneur working in the property and hospitality industries.

  3. We love mid - century design which our home reflects and enjoy travelling to experience new countries and cultures

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Where is it?


Maresfield is a classic English village located on the edge of the Ashdown Forest , while being near to both the sea (Brighton and Eastbourne), the historical towns of Tunbridge Wells and Lewes , and benefiting from excellent transport links (Gatwick 30 mins drive) and London 1 hour by train.

Buzzy restaurants
La Casa Italian (Nutley), Thai Terre (Uckfield) , Hathi (Nutley) , Pizza Express (Uckfield) , The Ram (Firle) , The Griffin (Fletching)
Cool bars
The Hurstwood (High Hurstwood), The Anchor (Hartfield), The Hatch Inn (Coleman Hatch) , and The Chequers (the local Maresfield pub)
Cozy cafés
Hartfields (uckfield) , and the first/original Bills in Lewes
Retail therapy
The Lanes Brighton, The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells
Bit of culture
Glyndeborne Opera House, Penshurst Place, Pooh Bridge (Hartfield)
Walks in the park
Ashdown Forest, The South Downs (Firle beacon)
Spot of exercise
Horse Riding and Golf in the Ashdown Forest
Day tripping
London (1 hour by train), Lewes (20 mins), Brighton (30 mins),

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