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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Edwardian Residence
  • Beautifully Presented & Maintained
  • Flexible & Spacious Accommodation
  • 16 ft Living Room
  • Two Further Reception Rooms
  • 22 ft Kitchen/Day Room
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite
  • Three Further Double Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom & Shower Room
  • Additional Ground Floor Cloakroom

Full description

Downlands is a unique and inspired Edwardian residence of approximately 2675 sq ft (TBV) situated in a sought after location at the heart of Ringmer Village whilst being just moments from the foot of the remarkable South Downs and all that this Sussex location has to offer. This beautiful home offers four double bedrooms, three reception rooms and provides flexible, well-planned accommodation of considerable charm and character. Many of the rooms of this attractive property boast an array of period and decorative features including wood panelled internal doors, three triple aspect bay windows, dado and picture rails, ceiling cornicing and fireplaces. Not to mention all the exceptional, modern conveniences such as underfloor heating to the kitchen/day room, luxury bathroom suites, double glazing and gas central heating throughout. Of particular note internally is the 22 ft kitchen/day room which incorporates a modern fitted kitchen in a cream gloss design with polished granite work surfaces, a convenient kitchen island and integrated appliances. This impressive family space benefits from bi-folding glazed doors which allow views and direct access to the rear garden terrace providing an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. To the ground floor of this substantial home the flexible accommodation further comprises in brief; 16 ft living room centring round an open fireplace, 17 ft second reception room, a third reception space and a ground floor cloakroom. To the basement level a cellar - with an approximate head height of 6 ft - provides ample storage space or the potential for use as a playroom, studio or wine cellar. Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor where the extensive accommodation continues; 12 ft master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms, a family shower room and a splendid family bathroom. Externally, the landscaped gardens are, in our opinion, a truly delightful feature being predominantly of a southerly aspect and therefore benefitting from an abundance of light throughout the day with well established planting of specimen trees and shrubs to all areas. The gardens afford a number of secluded areas which include a paved terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining, a manicured lawn and a rose arch and gate leading to a further lawned area with a summer house surrounded by mature fruit trees. Views extend to the rear, from both the house and gardens, to the rolling Sussex Downland beyond giving a reassuring sense of the property's enviable location. To the front, the property is approached via a brick-laid driveway providing off street parking for numerous vehicles, leading to a single garage with pedestrian access to the rear garden and a useful store. Downlands was previously home to ship owner John Byron and his wife Clara, the proud parents of Second Lieutenant Clement John Bryon (1896-1917) commemorated on Ringmer memorial located opposite the property as well as having 'The Lynchgate' at Ringmer Parish Church built in his honour. With proof of human habitation since the Roman times, today the thriving community of Ringmer is evident throughout the village with many events and societies as well as excellent recreational facilities in the surrounding area including riding and walking in the South Downs National Park and sailing from Brighton Marina. There are also many private and state schools in the area including Brighton College, Roedean Independent School, Lancing College, Eastbourne College, St Bedes School, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Lewes Grammar School. The A27 is within easy reach and provides easy access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network. Nearby Lewes offers an extensive range of independent and High Street shops, places of cultural interest and other amenities including a mainline railway station providing a regular service to London Victoria in approximately 70 minutes. Agent's note: Energy Efficiency Rating E. No onward chain.

Every care is taken in preparing our sales particulars and they are usually verified by the vendor. We do not guarantee appliances, electrical fittings, plumbing, etc; you must satisfy yourself that they operate correctly. Room sizes are approximate. Please do not use them to buy carpets or furniture. We cannot verify the tenure as we do not have access to the legal title. We cannot guarantee boundaries or rights of way. You must take the advice of your legal representative.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 May 2016


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