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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Southover High Street, LEWES, East Sussex


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In our opinion, this is a unique opportunity to acquire a substantial Grade II listed five bedroom double fronted detached Georgian residence of approximately 3401 sq ft (TBV), being one of Lewes' most individual properties and situated in a central location within the highly desirable and historical Southover area. Earliest documentary evidence for a house on the site is 1681 when Thomas Swane of Southover (a stone mason) died and his will states that he had lately purchased the property from Richard Earl of Thanet. At one stage Priory Lodge became the Rectory for Southover and it was sold to the church in January 1927. The property offers great potential, requires modernisation throughout and a wealth of features have been retained including leaded-light windows, sash windows, stained glass windows, picture rails, exposed wall and ceiling beams, wood panelled walls, wooden floors, exposed floor-boards, decorative ceiling cornicing and cast iron radiators in part. Externally, the southerly aspect (TBV) rear garden is, in our opinion, a particular feature being mostly laid to lawn and enjoying a paved area adjacent to the property, an ornamental pond, specimen trees and a rockery and flowerbeds well stocked with a range of mature plants and shrubs. There is also an inner courtyard, a further enclosed courtyard, a garage with storage room above and further off street parking. The principal accommodation is arranged over three floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor; 38 ft entrance hall with a wooden staircase providing access to the upper floors, 20 ft dining room, 20 ft double aspect drawing room with a fireplace, 13 ft breakfast room which is used as an office by the current owners, laundry room with space for appliances and access to both courtyards, kitchen comprised of a range of bespoke units with wooden worksurfaces, Victorian/Edwardian style conservatory (TBV) with a glazed roof and double doors to the rear garden and a cloakroom. There is also a 17 ft cellar comprised of two rooms which is accessed from the entrance hall. On the first and second floors the accommodation further comprises; five bedrooms (one with access to eaves storage), an en suite shower room to one of the bedrooms on the first floor, first floor family bathroom with a white suite to include a corner bath and a separate cloakroom. Lewes town centre is located within walking distance and offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and a mainline railway station (London Victoria approx. 1hr). Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this rare opportunity.

Room Dimensions
Entrance Hall 38'9 x 12'10
Dining Room 20'6 x 15'1
Drawing Room 20'6 x 13'9
Breakfast Room 13'8 x 12'6
Laundry Room 10'6 x 5'7
Kitchen 10'0 x 9'4
Conservatory 13'5 x 10'10
Ground Floor Cloakroom
Cellar 17'8 x 11'11
Stairs To First Floor Landing 27'10 x 11'9
Bedroom 1 20'6 x 15'2
Bedroom 2 20'6 x 13'9
Bedroom 3 With En Suite Shower Room 13'8 x 10'8
Family Bathroom & Separate Cloakroom
Stairs To Second Floor Landing
Bedroom 4 13'9 x 12'7
Bedroom 5 20'6 x 12'6
Inner Courtyard, Enclosed Courtyard, Rear Garden & Driveway
Garage 18'6 x 14'4

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19 August 2011


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