4 bedroom house for sale

Chapel Hill, Lewes

Offers in Region of £999,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Picturesque location in town centre
  • Original features throughout
  • Potential for extra room in roof (stpp)
  • Delightful walled garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Lion House is a truly special property, not least due to its location on the picturesque Chapel Hill, the narrow lane running from the mouth of the east end of Cliffe High Street up to Lewes Golf Course which then offers superb walks over the South Downs to Glynde and even beyond. With the Cliffe hills behind it there is a feeling of privacy and tranquillity and yet, just yards from the bustling Cliffe shopping area, an eclectic mix of shops, pubs cafes and restaurants. The main line Railway Station (London Victoria approximately 65 minutes and London Bridge) is an approximate ten minute walk. The three superstores of Lewes are also in within easy reach, as are riverside walks.

Lion House has a unique double front return elevation facing up Chapel Hill. There is a classic mix of mathematical tile, ship-lap to the rear, clay tile hanging, flintwork and slate to this stunning property, with a large rear garden with upper terrace and potential to build further into the Cliffe Hill. The house has two staircases offering two double bedrooms and a bathroom in each wing, each room being of different character and a delight. The ground floor has three reception rooms (the garden roof requiring refurbishment), with the addition of a large kitchen/breakfast room with timber and red brick floor. With the added benefit of a double garage and parking space, his house has to be viewed.

Energy Efficiency Rating Band: Exempt (Grade II listed)



Approached from by the front staircase from the front Entrance Hall. Window to rear garden. Original plate rail with stucco brackets.

17` x 14`3 (5.18m x 4.36m). Double aspect room with south-easterly view up Chapel Hill towards Lewes Golf Course. Further sash window to south-west with view over South Street roof tops to the South Downs and towards Lewes Castle. Radiator. Chimney breast with open shelves to side reveal. Double doors to Landing.

13`4 x 10`5 (4.08m x 3.20m). Sash window looking south-east up Chapel Hill. Cast iron fireplace with pine wooden mantle. Double radiator. Single wardrobe with stripped pine door and architrave. Stripped pine door to Landing.

12`10 x 4`3 (3.96m x 1.31m). Sash window looking up Chapel Hill. Carved wood panel to cast iron bath with mixer taps. Wash basin with double cupboard under. Wall tiling to bath and basin wall. Heated towel rail. Spotlights.

Small window. Low level w.c.

17`1 x 13`3 (5.21m x 4.05m). Double sash window with attractive view over the rear garden and Cliffe Hill. ‘Barn` style ceiling and painted wooden purlin beams to 3 sides. Radiator with thermostat. 3 Wardrobe cupboards with original doors and brackets. Wall light. Door hatch (chest height) to:-

27` x 8`9 (8.23m x 2.71m) and 5`10 (1.82m) height to collars, although 7` (2.13m) to ridge). Central chimney breast. Pre-lagged copper hot water tank and feeder tank. Part insulation. N.B. Potential for further accommodation subject to Planning Permission and ceiling height.

Rear staircase approach from the central Family Room.

11`8 x 10`4 (3.60m x 3.17m). Attractive cottage style double aspect room with south-east facing sash window to Chapel Hill and sash window overlooking the rear garden. 2 Wood panelled walls and stripped pine dado panelling. Radiator. Cast iron fireplace with brick cheeks and stripped pine mantelpiece. Double wardrobe cupboard to reveal with stripped pine doors.

9` x 7`2 (2.74m x 2.19m). Wood panelled steel bath with brass shower attachment and mixer taps. Glazed ‘postcard` splashback to bath and wash basin with gothic style double cupboard under. Low level w.c. 2 Windows to west over period Lewes roofs. 2 Wood panelled walls. Stipped pine door. Sliding sash window.


Part glazed entrance door from Chapel Hill. Radiator. Feature arch with columns and brackets. Staircase to half landing and steps to lower landing with wood dado panelling. Original painted balustrades and exposed wood hand rail. Meter cupboard.

12`7 x 14`4 (3.87m x 4.39m). Light, attractive double aspect room looking to south-east and south-west with rooftop views. Original dado rail. Painted brick chimney breast with fitted shelves and base cupboards to both sides. Double radiator with thermostat.

15`8 x 12`6 (4.82m x 3.84m). Sash window looking south-east to Chapel Hill and second entrance from brick pathway from Chapel Hill. Central arch with columns. Wood panelled chimney breast and cast iron grate with reeded cast iron surround and wooden mantle. Original dado rail. Double radiator. Telephone point. ‘Secret` door to rear staircase. Small picture rail with Japanese freeze over.

15`9 x 13`1 (4.85m x 3.99m). Casement windows to south-east and the rear garden. Double radiator. Part wooden floorboard area leading to exposed brick floor. Gas fired Aga with 2 hot plates and 2 ovens. Wooden dresser unit with wooden worktops to each side and shelves over. Butlers sink with mixer lever taps. Spotlights. Pine cupboard understairs. Further alcove with base cupboard to reveal with shelves over.

15`5 x 10`9 (4.72m x 3.32m). Tall sash window to westerly aspect and overhead vent light. Sloping wood panelled ceiling. Recess with fitted shelves. Flint wall with wood panelled shuttering over. Double doors to rear garden. Modern gas fired boiler with electronic programmer, approximately 2 years old and serviced by British Gas. Glazed door to lower level garden.

16` max x 5`7 (4.88m x 1.74m). Brick and flint walls and stairs (probably originally joining to next door). Water and gas meters. Electric light.


17`5 x 15`9 (5.33m x 4.85m) with double doors and rear door. Lighting. N.B. Roof requires renewal.
Brick forecourt providing further parking for at least 1 car.

The garden is bordered by brick and flint walls and is approached by an arched gateway and brick footpath from Chapel Hill and brick footpath to rear. Well stocked with more than 40 old English and French roses, flowering cherries and fruiting peach, plum and quince trees. Attractive Wisteria to timber panelled rear elevation. Half round brick steps lead to a higher terrace with superb south-west aspect with Cliffe Hill beyond and view to South Street and St.Thomas Church. Rear retaining wall has footprint for a summerhouse. Potential for a higher terrace platform. Timber gate with right of way for next door.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Lewes (0.5 mi)
  • Glynde (2.4 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (2.4 mi)
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Messrs A Wycherley, Lewes

56 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE

01273 839174 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Lewes (0.5 mi)
  • Glynde (2.4 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Messrs A Wycherley, Lewes

56 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE

01273 839174 Local call rate

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