6 bedroom semi-detached house for saleKeere Street, Lewes
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Situated on this delightful period cobbled street off Lewes High Street, where it is said that the Prince Regent rode his carriage as a wager to the bottom where the Grange Gardens and the Manor House are located. Just five minutes` walk to Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria approx 1 hour & London Bridge). Keere Street is in the highly popular Southover ‘old town` area where it, and the High Street, has a stunning mix of period property and historical attractions. Lewes town centre has individual shops and a range of public houses, antique emporiums, cafes and restaurants.
A magnificent end of terrace, double-fronted house on three storeys. The property was originally an old town inn and still has many original features. There are three large reception rooms as well as a good size kitchen with downstairs cloakroom and good cellarage. The bedroom accommodation is extremely spacious with six rooms and two bathrooms and has excellent views to the south and west. The garden is a particular feature on two levels, with superb established flower and shrubs and arbors and a top private terrace with superb flint and brick walls with glorious views to the South Downs, Southover and the Newhaven Valley.
The property has a significant history, namely: There is a plaque by the front door claiming that the property was a Beadles House of St. Michael (c. 1690) relating to the former alms-houses adjacent. Further above the door there is a Sun Insurance Fire Plaque meaning that the house was insured with Sun by Thomas Boore in 1790 for an annual premium of 7s 6d. The property was formerly the Britannia Inn from the 19th Century, which was closed down by the licensing authorities in the 1920s and subsequently bought by a certain Mr Alfred Wycherley! The deeds now contain a covenant to the effect that the property may no longer be used as a beer house for the sale of intoxicating liquors. The property was later owned by the Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Sir John Maitland Salmond G.C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O.,D.S.O. and Bar. He founded the Royal Flying Air Corps and went on to lead the RAF and be Chief of the Air Staff. In the 1920s he was commander of all British Military Forces in Iraq.
Energy Efficiency Rating Band: Exempt (Grade II listed)
THE ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Panelled staircase to first floor with exposed wooden hand rail and painted wooden balustrades.
14`5 x 9`10 (4.41m x 2.77m). Superb southerly view to Priory Crescent, Southover Church and South Downs and Newhaven Valley beyond. Radiator. Open wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over. Exposed wooden floorboards. Cast iron fireplace with ‘ducks nest` fireplace, tiled inset and wooden mirror fronting. Painted latch door.
14`5 x 8`10 (4.41m x 2.46m), currently used as study. Superb view over Southover to the Church and Priory Crescent with South Downs backdrop. Radiator. Telephone point. Exposed wooden floorboards. Painted latch door.
12` max x 9`7 (3.65m x 2.95m). Conservation roof light with westerly aspect to Keere Street with South Downs beyond. Partly floored roof space, loft ladder and electric light.
10` x 8`7 max (3.04m x 2.65m). North facing window towards Lewes High Street. Fitted shower with jacuzzi jets and shower cubicle with tray. White suite with contemporary wash basin and mixer taps. Low level w.c. Radiator. Spotlights. Latch door.
Original sash window with secondary glazing looking to Keere Street. Radiator. Panelled staircases with exposed wooden hand rail and painted balustrade to ground and second floors.
11`5 x 9`8 (3.50m x 2.98m). Sash window with secondary glazing, looking to Keere Street. Stone fireplace with tiled inset and cast iron grate with wooden mantle and tiled hearth. Exposed wooden floorboards. Radiator. Dado rail. 2 Fitted wardrobe cupboards to reveals with hanging rails and shelves. Picture rail. Original panelled door.
12`10 x 9` (3.68m x 2.74m). Sash window to westerly aspect to Keere Street over gardens with glimpse of South Downs beyond. Exposed floorboards. Radiator. Fitted shelves. Stone fireplace with wooden mantle. Shelved cupboard and wooden cupboard to each reveal. Dado rail. Picture rail. Original panelled door.
MAIN BEDROOM 6
12` narrowing to 9`4 x 15`1 (3.66m x 4.60m). Sash window with secondary glazing to superb rear garden. Cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and wooden mantle. Exposed floorboards. Telephone point. Radiator.
9`8 x 8`6 (2.98m x 2.62m). Window with secondary glazing to rear garden. Modern white suite of panelled bath with mixer taps. Tiled bath area with shower curtain and rail. Low level w.c. Bidet. Pedestal wash basin with mixer taps. Chromium heated towel rail. Bathroom cupboards. Extractor fan.
16`8 x 14`2 (5.12m x 4.32m). Original oak entrance door. Sash window with secondary glazing to Keere Street to west. Magnificent fireplace with large oak mantle and cast iron wood burner. Original tall dado panelling. Wood parquet flooring. Staircase to first floor landing. Radiator.
Cosy SITTING ROOM
13`6 x 9`9 (4.14m x 3.01m). Sash window with secondary glazing to Keere Street. Radiator. Dado wooden panelling. Wood parquet flooring. Fireplace with wooden mantle. Tile inset and hearth. Fitted shelves. Original cornice.
Central DINING ROOM
16`2 x 11`7 (4.93m x 3.56m). Magnificent oak French windows to garden with attractive fan light over. Wooden dado panelling. Wooden parquet flooring. 2 Radiators. Central beam. TV point. 3 wall lights. Door to utility/cloakroom area and door to:-
13`9 x 11`2 (4.23m x 3.41m). Double glazed casement windows to garden. Fitted white kitchen with point for gas cooker and worktops to each side with drawers and cupboards under. Whirlpool extractor fan. Wall cupboards and tiled splashbacks. 1.5 Bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer taps. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and cupboards under. Further worktop with cupboard and shelves over. Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer. Original style dresser with wooden top and shelves, with cupboards under. Fitted storage cupboard with shelves. Eye-level cupboards. Wood parquet flooring. Spotlights.
Approached from dining room. Wood parquet flooring and fitted shelves. Wooden dado rail. Electric fuse box. Lobby to side with part glazed door to side access. 2 Deep shelved storage cupboards.
7`5 x 5`8 (2.28m x 1.76m). Window to rear garden. Worktop with Worcester Bosch Highflow 400 gas fired boiler. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloaks hanging space. Fitted shelves. Pine louvered doors.
Window. White suite of low level w.c. and wash basin with mixer taps. Double radiator. Wood parquet flooring. Wall light point.
13`4 x 9`8 (4.08m x 2.98m). With brick steps from internal hallway. Side window. Brick floor. Arched chimney breast. Electric light and power. Electric and gas meters. Cool temperature to cellar room.
Rear east facing brick patio/path with central steps to attractive brick seating area and well stocked and established flower and shrub borders to each side. To the north side, there are 2 brick garden stores and 2 outside water taps with brick steps to Mediterranean style shaded seating area with timber arbor and vine. The path/patio also leads to the south to the side entrance, with wooden access gate from Keere Street, supplying the side house entrance. 2 Central feature steel arbors walk through the garden, with established flowers and climbing plants to a stunning walled water feature with fountain. The property is bordered by brick and flint walls and bordered centrally with a wall and steps to an elevated and private afternoon garden with cast iron hand rail. This area has lawn and views, including glimpses of the South Downs, with the town wall to the rear. A brick path leads to a totally private fenced section to the south with a stone patio and seating area with magnificent views of the South Downs to the south-west and Priory Court and the Newhaven Valley to the south.
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