4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Avenue, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7
Guide Price £1,450,000
- Beautiful Arts & Crafts features
- 2 reception rooms
- 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
- Potential for 2nd bathroom
- South-facing garden
- Off street parking & garage
- EPC Rating = E
West Corner House is in a prime situation on The Avenue, a premier road in one of Lewes' most sought after areas. The garden shares a boundary with Baxter's Field, which is owned by a local charity and used by the community for recreational activities. The Avenue is conveniently located to reach all that Lewes has to offer, and is under a mile from Lewes mainline station.
Lewes is the picturesque and historic County Town of East Sussex, situated in the superb South Downs National Park. It offers many excellent independent shops and markets, and is well served by a range of supermarkets and High Street chains. It has a wide variety of restaurants and recreational opportunities, and is famous for its Bonfire Night celebrations. There is a vibrant cultural scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events. West Corner House is ideally located for walks across the South Downs; Ashdown Forest lies to the north and the south coast is readily accessible.
Brighton: 8 miles, Gatwick Airport: 26 miles, London: 47 miles.
West Corner House is a superb detached four bedroom family home, dating from about 1913 and built in the Arts & Crafts style with rendered pebbledash elevations under a tiled roof, and a curved exterior chimney.
The property occupies a largely south-facing corner plot of about a third of an acre on one of Lewes' most prestigious roads, The Avenue.
The house has been sympathetically updated by the current owners, and has recently been rewired and replumbed. It offers over 2,300 sq ft of accommodation which is well-suited to family life.
The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are arranged along the east and south facing elevations, meaning that the house benefits from lots of natural light. There are good ceiling heights, picture rails and stripped oak skirting boards in most rooms and many period details throughout the house including leaded windows with quarry tiled sills, decorative plasterwork, pine herringbone parquet flooring, a lovely turned wooden staircase and solid wood doors. The arched, oak-panelled doors to the drawing room and kitchen/dining room are of particular note.
A fine working inglenook fireplace is a focal point of the drawing room, and has pretty stained glass windows set above the seats either side of the chimney breast. Both the fireplace and the window surrounds are made of undressed stone, emphasising their natural beauty in the tradition of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The family room faces both south and west and has French doors to the terrace; a study with an attractive bay window lies off the drawing room.
The reconfigured kitchen/dining room has the original oak panelled walls and an impressive bay window with an oak storage seat. These beautiful period features are successfully combined with modern kitchen fittings. The electric AGA is available by separate negotiation.
The dual-aspect master bedroom has some views over Baxter's Field to Lewes Castle in winter months, and also has excellent original storage. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom situated on the first floor; additionally there is a room requiring some refurbishment which has capped-off plumbing and would be suitable for conversion to a second bathroom.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the house.
West Corner House is surrounded by its garden, with steps leading down through well stocked flowerbeds to the front of the house. The major portion of the garden is south-facing and laid to lawn with flowerbeds, mature trees including a number of apple trees and a timber framed summer house.
The south-facing terrace has space for table and chairs. The garden is fully enclosed and in summer established trees at the boundary offer good screening.
West Corner House also has the benefit of a semi-detached, secure single garage with an area of hard standing providing off-street parking, and secure storage room/workshop underneath (accessed via the garden).
Square Footage: 2,303 sq ft
Acreage: 0.32 Acres
From the A27 west of Lewes take the A277 into Lewes; go through two sets of traffic lights and take the left turn into Irelands Lane, opposite St Anne's Church, and continue straight over into Bradford Road. Turn right into The Avenue and West Corner House is immediately on the right, with the entrance marked by "30" on the gatepost.
From the A275 north of Lewes, go through Offham and take the left fork onto the A2029 (signposted Town Centre); after 0.9 miles take the second exit at the mini roundabout into The Avenue. West Corner House is on the left after about a third of a mile, at the corner with Bradford Road.
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