Marshalls Manor is a striking handsome Grade II property that is iconic to Cuckfield high street. It offers the perfect combination of convenience and countryside in a large family home. Well known for its history, 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. More recently for over 130 years it was the home and surgery of the local Doctors.
Marshalls Manor has been extended and well maintained by the current owners. An enlarged kitchen and two conservatories have been added to create a plethora of living and entertaining space spanning 4,596 sq ft in the main house. It has the additional advantage of a separate one-bedroom stable cottage of 738 sq ft providing the ideal set up for multigenerational living, live-in help or rental income. Marshalls enjoys an extremely large 2 storey garage with parking for up to 5 cars, and a huge studio room above which would work perfectly to accommodate a games room or home office set up.
The owners of Marshalls own title WSX197219 which adjoins the garden, providing an indoor swimming pool (currently not in use), delightful summer/pool house and additional outdoor space.
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 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 Cumnor House, Great Walstead, 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. State schools include Holy Trinity Primary and Warden Park Secondary in Cuckfield itself.
The South West facing garden is particularly large for a high street property. The garden is 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, to New England Wood and open countryside beyond.