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5 bedroom maisonette for sale

English's Passage, LEWES

Offers in Region of £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed
  • Wealth of exposed beams throughout
  • Prime town centre location
  • Independent one bedroom annex

Full description

A Grade II listed property with independent annex. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, sep w.c., open-plan lounge/dining room/kitchen. 1 Bedroom annex with lounge, kitchen & bathroom. Gas ch & double glazing. Walled garden.

Situated in a prime town centre position with rooms fronting Cliffe High Street, a vibrant pedestrianised, cobbled precinct, though the majority of the rooms are directed towards peaceful English's Passage.  Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants of traditional Lewes' individual style are therefore instantly accessible and the mainline Railway Station (London Victoria approx 65 mins) is a level 10 minute walk.

A most unusual Grade II listed property being the original Merchant's House built in the 1600s.  The house has a long leasehold and has a superb penthouse floor reception space with kitchen, sitting room and study.  There is a wealth of exposed beams throughout with fireplaces and exposed floorboards.  The property is most spacious and has a walled garden together with the huge benefit of an independent one bedroom annex.


9.2m x 4.4m. Triple aspect room with sloping ceilings. Double glazed wood casement dormer windows looking east with views of the South Downs. Velux style window with westerly aspect. Double radiator. Wooden floorboards. Exposed beams.
Kitchen area;  Double glazed wooden casement window overlooking the rear garden. Fitted wooden kitchen with wood effect worktops and a range of base and wall units. Tiled splashbacks. Stainless steel double sink unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine, fridge/freezer and electric cooker.

Steps from living area to:-
5.7m x 4.2m (max measurements) with sloping ceilings. Double aspect room with double glazed wooden casement window to Cliffe High Street and Velux style windows to west. Eaves storage cupboard. Double radiator. Built-in platform for double bed. Wooden floors. Exposed beams.


Large 'L' shaped LANDING
4.6m x 5.7m narrowing to 1.3m. Small high-level window to west. Stairs to ground floor and open-tread wooden stairs to second floor. Large double airing cupboard housing hot water tank and Potterton gas fired boiler. Double radiator. Exposed beams. Doors to:-

5.7m x 3.58m. Double aspect room with wooden sash window overlooking the rear garden. Double glazed wooden casement window to east and original leadlight 15th century window to east. Double radiator. Exposed beams. 2 Built-in double wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves over.

4.9m x 3.5m. Double aspect room with wooden casement window with fanlights overlooking Cliffe High Street and west facing double glazed picture window looking up Cliffe High Street. Double radiator. Feature brick fireplace. Exposed beams.

4.2m x 2.2m. Double glazed wooden casement window with fanlights overlooking Cliffe High Street. Radiator. Exposed beams.

2.2m x 1.6m. Small frosted glass casement window looking west. White bathroom suite comprising low level w.c., pedestal wash basin and bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Tiled splashbacks. Radiator.

2.2m x 1.4m. Small frosted glass casement window to west. Radiator. Tiled splashbacks. White low level w.c., pedestal wash basin and bidet.


Approached from English's Passage with brick entrance path with wrought iron gate leading to paved patio and to the entrance doors of both The Merchant House and the Annex. Central arbor with paved central area and lawned verge.
Summerhouse; 2.3m x 3.09m. Double glazed door and side panel. Timber deck to side receiving all day sun and raised wooden borders with shrubs and plants.


4.84m x 3.58m. Bay window with double glazed wooden sliding sash. Exposed beams including 6x3 original support beam and upright. Exposed brick chimney breast with brick hearth and Morso cast iron wood burner. Walk-in storage area with fitted shelves. Further fitted shelves.

4.93m narrowing to 3.4m x 2.47m. Double glazed casement window and glazed entrance door to patio garden with easterly aspect. Fitted kitchen with stainless steel sink unit with 1.5 bowls and single drainer, worktops to each side and cupboards and drawers under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tricity Bendix 4-ring gas hob. Moffat 2040 electric oven with worktop to side and drawer and cupboard under. Moffat extractor fan and light over and wall cupboards to side. Hatch to insulated roof space over. Tiled floor. Breakfast shelf top with radiator under. Additional kitchen area with exposed chimney breast and wooden bressumer. Tiled floor. Overhead window. Pine door to:-

2.6m x 2.57m. 2 Windows to east facing patio. Pine panelling. Radiator. TV point.

3.56m x 1.89m. Double glazed casement window. White suite of corner bath with Triton Amber shower, curtain and rail. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin with mixer taps. Tiled bath area. Airing cupboard with Alpha gas fired combination boiler. Double cupboard with fitted shelves. Radiator. Vinolay floor.

LEASE DETAILS:  Original 999 year lease. No ground rent or service charges

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Added on Rightmove:
25 April 2012

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