5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Malling Deanery, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex

Under Offer £1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Large reception rooms plus large kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Peaceful elevated position within delightful riverside hamlet
  • Magnificent private gardens and grounds including private arboretum
  • Garaging and outbuildings
  • In all about 3.6 acres

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

West Wing, Malling Deanery forms a substantial wing of this special historic house. The oldest part of the property is thought to date from circa 1660 with a substantial extension and forms the majority of the West Wing - dated 1907. The main western elevation has a beautiful symmetry with a strong Georgian influence.

Features within the house include large sash windows, high ceilings, some solid oak floors and a number of attractive fireplaces. Other features include window shutters, panelled doors and decorative panelling in the drawing room. The drawing room is a particular feature of the property and is an extremely elegant triple aspect room with some lovely views. Also of note is the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a bespoke range of units with marble work surfaces and include a two oven gas fired Aga with an adjacent electric two oven Aga module. To one corner of the kitchen/breakfast room is a Stovax wood burner.

The well-arranged reception rooms provide ideal space for informal and formal entertaining and are complemented by a spacious principal bedroom, a guest suite comprising bedroom and shower room, three further bedrooms (one of which is currently used as a dressing room) and two bathrooms.

West Wing, Malling Deanery is situated in a delightful riverside hamlet, with its pretty church which is understood to date from the early 1600's, on the edge of the county town of Lewes. The property lies within the South Downs National Park which provides wonderful walking and riding country.

Lewes town centre is only about 1 mile by road, and provides an extensive range of restaurants, shopping and recreational facilities, together with regular food and farmers' markets, a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket. The town centre can also be approached on foot, in part from a riverside walk, from the property and is about 0.9 mile. For the commuter there is a regular mainline train service to London (London Victoria in about 64 mins).

Lewes is a thriving county town and, together with the nearby city of Brighton and Hove, provides excellent recreational and cultural facilities. The internationally renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is about 3 miles to the east.

The A27 lies a short distance to the south of Lewes and provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.

The property is approached through ornate stone entrance pillars which lead through to the property's private gravel drive which provides extensive parking. Bordering one side of the parking area is an extensive lawn, from which there is a lovely view towards St Michael's church.

From the parking area two wrought iron pedestrian gates lead through a beautifully clipped high yew hedge to the main formal garden which lies immediately to the west of the house. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and planted over the years with various stone paved sitting areas, a central ornamental pond with fountain and low symmetrical clipped boxes.

To the far end of the garden there is an attractive paved sitting area, beyond which there is a magnificent Tulip tree. To the south east of the house is a further lawned garden with a number of espalier fruit trees. A short distance from the lawn is the property's garage and a further substantial outbuilding/former stables.

A short distance from the outbuildings is a Hornbeam and fence enclosed kitchen garden with various beds and two fruit cages. Located on the opposite side of the shared entrance drive, is a magnificent private arboretum/paddock area which includes a large selection of mature specimen trees including Black Poplar, Pin Oak, Himalayan Cedar, a Handkerchief tree and a Dawn Redwood. The arboretum/paddock slopes down to the River Ouse. About 3.6 acres.


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Added on Rightmove:
02 April 2017

Nearest stations

  • Lewes (0.7 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (1.8 mi)
  • Glynde (3.1 mi)
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201 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NR

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Nearest stations

  • Lewes (0.7 mi)
  • Cooksbridge (1.8 mi)
  • Glynde (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Lewes

201 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NR

01273 839144 Local call rate

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