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4 bedroom house for sale

Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Central location
  • Beautiful south facing garden
  • Well proportioned and light kitchen
  • Large drawing room with open fireplace
  • 4 bedrooms
  • From the drawing room views towards South Downs and Firle Beacon
  • Understood to date from circa 1783 with, later additions
  • Grade II listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Understood to date from circa 1783, with later additions, the house is believed to have been built for a Lewes glove maker and in the kitchen/breakfast room there are still hooks that were thought to have been used at this time. The house provides elegant and well-proportioned accommodation over three floors. Features of note include attractive fireplaces, panelled doors, brick and wooden floors and sash windows. The panelled front door leads through into the spacious entrance hall, from which there is a lovely aspect through to the garden.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an attractive range of cream fronted units with polished granite work surfaces and has an integrated fridge and dishwasher. There is also a walk-in pantry, a built-in dresser and a serving hatch into the dining room. On the first floor is the large drawing room which has an open fireplace and a lovely outlook over the garden with the South Downs and Firle Beacon beyond. The reception rooms are complemented by a spacious principal suite, three further bedrooms and a further bathroom.

16 Southover High Street is situated on one of the most historic and attractive streets in Lewes it is close to the centre of the town and a short distance from Lewes mainline railway station with its regular service to London (London Victoria/London Bridge in about 64 minutes).

Lewes is a thriving county town situated within the South Downs National Park. The town has a good range of individual shops, including antique shops, flea markets and book sellers. There are a number of popular cafes and restaurants, as well as regular food and farmers' markets, and several supermarkets. The city of Brighton and Hove is about 8 miles to the south west and provides a comprehensive range of cultural and shopping facilities. The South Downs National Park provides wonderful opportunities for walking, riding and recreation.

The south facing garden is a particular feature of the property. It has been beautifully landscaped and planted over the years, with various brick paths, a paved sitting area, two ornamental ponds, one with a marble seat to one side, clipped boxes, two magnolias and an ornamental pear. To the far end of the garden is a lawn with a brick built barbeque to one side.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 August 2016

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