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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Brighton Road, Lewes, BN7

Withdrawn from Market £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Scope For Development
  • Two Family Homes
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Four / Five Bedrooms
  • Five Bathrooms
  • Two Kitchens
  • Utility Room
  • 24' Walk-In Attic Room
  • Secure Gated Access
  • Solar Panels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A substantial gable fronted detached gated property with a separate double garage, single garage/workshop, greenhouse, paddock area and abundant parking. The property benefits from Solar Power Energy, and Oil fired Central Heating.

This exceptional family home, which enjoys fantastic rural views, the property, out buildings and gardens sit in just under an acre of land. The impressive character home offers light and spacious accommodation spanning two floors and extending to a single floor adjoining and self contained annex. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature extending to approximately three quarters of an acre. Within which is an abundance of Fruit Trees consisting of Many varieties of Apples, Pears, Cherry and Plums, the remainder laid to areas of lawn, with well established, fir trees and shrubs. The Paddock area is at present untouched and enjoying a natural status of trees and wild flowers to encourage the variety of Wildlife in the area.

The property is approached via a long private driveway and through electric gated entrance, also providing parking for a number of vehicles, with further large electric gates to exit the property.

This fine family home of considerable charm and character has been carefully maintained, meticulously refurbished by the current owners and is presented to an extremely high standard throughout. The well-appointed accommodation is particularly light, bright and spacious with generously proportioned rooms

Energy Efficiency Rating D.

Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this rare opportunity and substantial Lewes residence.

Orchard Cottage is nestled on the edge of the South Downs National Park and is pleasantly positioned on the rural outskirts of Lewes, Between Kingston and Falmer with views of the Downs. . Walk out of the rear of the property and there are bridle paths and public footpaths offering numerous scenic walks along the South Downs Way, and across the nearby countryside. Situated behind and off the A27 Lewes to Brighton Road, yet within a short distance to the Amex - BHA Football ground, a Local Public House and Hotel. The A27 provides swift vehicular access to Falmer Station, Lewes and Brighton which boasts a faster commuter service (London/Victoria 45 minutes).

Entrance Hall
Wood effect flooring, Radiator, Stairs rising to the first floor, Doors to Double aspect Lounge, Office/Bedroom 4, Ground floor bathroom and doorway to the kitchen.

Living Room
27’8” x 11’3”
Front aspect double glazed leaded light Bay Window with stunning views of the South Downs. Featured Curved Radiator to Bay Window, Fire Place with Wood Burning Stove, Solid Oak wood flooring. Further Radiator, Rear Aspect with Double Glazed Patio Doors to Patio and Rear Garden. Six double electrical outlets and housing unit for entertainment centre. TV Point, Satellite TV point, two Telephone points, Door to the Annexe.

Dining Room
16’2” x 9’8”
Front aspect, double glazed leaded light window, looking out over the front garden and views to the South Downs, Radiator, Wood effect flooring, Three floor to ceiling shelved storage cupboards, five double electrical outlets, Three Telephone points. Door to Laundry/Utility Room, Access panel to underground wine cellar/storage area Door to Kitchen.

12’2” X 10’2”
Rear aspect Double glazed window, Tile effect Flooring, Beautifully designed and fitted kitchen, with an extensive range of white high gloss matching base and eye level wall units, accommodating inset down lighting. Double Glass display Wall Unit. Built in Integral fridge with full height white high gloss door, Built in integral Double Oven, Dishwasher, Under Cupboard and Base lighting, Work surfaces with black granite inset round bowl sink and drainer, with ‘Waste-King’ waste disposal unit and ‘In-Sinkerator’ hot tap, producing instant boiling water , Five ring induction Hob with large modern filter canopy over, Breakfast Bar, Large Pantry and under stairs storage. In-floor access to underground cellar area. Doorways to Dining Room and Hall.

Utility Room
Rear Aspect. Wood effect flooring, Fitted Base Unit. Fitted Double wall Unit. Space for Washing Machine with Dryer over. Round Bowl sink unit, Floor standing Oil fuelled Boiler, Floor to ceiling built in cupboard housing, Electrical and Solar meters and storage area, window into kitchen Double glazed door to Patio and Rear Garden. Door to Dining Room.

Study / Bedroom 5
Front Aspect Double Glazed, Leaded light Bay window, Wood effect flooring, Radiator and Six Electrical Outlets, Telephone Point. At present used as study office but also a good sized ground floor double bedroom. Door to Hall.

Bathroom One
Rear Aspect double glazed, tilt and Turn Window, Wood effect flooring, Vanity Unit with two inset wash basins, cupboards and drawers under , Two wall mounted mirrors with concealed medicine cupboards behind, Subtle wall lighting, Corner Shower Unit with power shower, Low level close-coupled w.c. with soft closed seat, Radiator. Matching Towel Rails and vanity wear, Door to Hall.

First Floor Landing
Side aspect double glazed, leaded light window, Original Linen/storage Cupboard, Radiator, Power points, Access to loft via fitted, pull down loft ladder, Loft has been insulated, partially boarded has electric lighting. From the landing there are doors to three further Bedrooms.

Master Bedroom
16’8”x 12’2”
Front and Side duel aspect double glazed and leaded light windows, Overlooking the South Downs and the front garden. Fitted Blind, Fitted wardrobes with four bi-fold doors along one complete wall fully fitted with hanging space and drawer units. Integral down lighting. Wood effect flooring, Radiator, Ceiling Fan and Light. Eight power outlets, Telephone Point, TV Point, Door to Inner lobby with shelving and full length hanging rail, Door to Large Room in Roof/Attic Room. Door to first floor landing.

Master En-suite
Rear and side duel aspect double glazed frosted and leaded light windows, overlooking, Rear garden and paddock area, Fitted Blinds, Large Corner Bath with seat and mixer taps, Built in recess with back lit, glass shelving, and towel rails, Radiator under window. Double width Shower with curved glass screen and ceiling mounted, gravity fed power rain shower, Hand held Shower attachment. Vanity Unit with inset basin with drawers under, Recessed mirror lighting and shave outlet, Tile effect flooring. Low level close-coupled w.c in nook with corner shelves above. Archway to Master Bedroom.

Attic Room
24’0” x 13’0” (sloping ceiling with restricted head height)
Walk in access via inner lobby from Master bedroom, fully boarded ceiling, double glazed skylight Velux window overlooking westerly aspect of garden. At present used as extra storage with an abundance of shelving units the length of both sides.

Bedroom Two
Rear Aspect double glazed and leaded light window. Fitted Blind. Double Bedroom, Built in Wardrobe with Mirrored Glass sliding Doors, with hanging space and shelving, TV point, Radiator, Four double power outlets, Wood effect flooring, Door to en-suite shower room Door to first floor landing.

En-suite Two
8’7” x4’0”
Rear Aspect double glazed frosted and leaded light window, Views to rear garden and Paddock area, Large fully tiled shower enclosure with Triton Electric Shower, glass shower door. Woof effect flooring, White Ceramic Wash basin, close couple w.c, Radiator, Fitted Mirror, shelving and Towel Rails, Door to Bedroom Two.

Bedroom Three
Front and East Aspect double glazed and leaded light windows. Views over front and east facing garden. Fitted Blinds. Wood effect flooring, Built in Wardrobe with Mirrored Glass sliding Doors, with hanging space and ample shelving for storage, TV point, Radiator, Four power outlets. Door to first floor landing.

Annex Entrance
From the Patio, Double glazed UPVC Door being a separate private entrance to the annexe.
With Storage/Coats cupboard, Radiator. Doors opening to cloakroom, Bedroom and lounge, doorway to opening onto Kitchen.

Annex Cloakroom
Rear Aspect double glazed frosted window. Matching white close couple w.c and wash basin, Storage/airing cupboard, housing hot water tank and shelving, Radiator, Door to Hallway.

Annex Dining Room
Rear Aspect double glazed. Overlooking Patio and rear garden, Four double power outlets, Radiator, Telephone point, Open plan to:

Annex Living Room
12’9” x11’0”
Front Aspect double glazed and leaded light bay window, Superb views overlooking front garden and South Downs, Duel aspect. Carpeted throughout, TV point, five double power outlets, Fire place with coal effect electric fire, Featured Curved Radiator to Bay Window. Ceiling Fan. Open plan to dining room and Door to Hallway.

Annex Bedroom
13’3” x 9’9”
Front Aspect double glazed and leaded light window, Double Bedroom with superb views overlooking front garden and South Downs, Radiator, four double Power Outlets, TV point, Telephone point, Ceiling Fan, Door to Large Walk-in Wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving, Door to En-suite.

Annex Bathroom
7’2 x 6’8”
Front Aspect double glazed and leaded light frosted window, Newly installed and updated with walk-in-shower, Range of fitted vanity units with cupboards and drawers under, integral basin and w.c., Radiator and Extractor.

Annex Kitchen
12’2” X 10’2”
Rear Aspect double glazed leaded light window. Overlooking Patio and rear garden.
Extensive range of fitted wall and base units and full height larder unit. Built in eye level integral double oven with cupboard above and below, Inset sink with drainer and mixer taps, Electric ceramic Hob, Open shelving unit. Radiator and eight double power outlets, Telephone and TV points, opening to hallway.

Large parking area via privately owned road set back and leading from A27. Remotely operated electric swing gate leading onto long driveway traversing the rear and west side of property, opening onto parking area for up to twelve vehicles, Exit on to Old Brighton Road via separate remotely operated Tall iron gates.

The mature gardens surround the property, principally laid to Lawn with an abundance of mature fruit trees, and a large Koi Carp Pond. Tall conifer and pine trees border the property, the gardens and outstanding property is well concealed from the access road with a six foot wooden fence and tall trees making the grounds exceedingly private and secluded. The rear garden has a full length of the property patio with green house to the side, oil storage tank hidden behind a selection of conifer trees. Laid mainly to lawn with sweeping steps up to the driveway. Single garage/workshop with side entrance and up and over door. There is also a double garage with up and over door which is accessed from the driveway. The rear of the property beyond the rear garden and driveway leads onto a large paddock area, at present this area is of natural beauty with trees and bushes to support the plentiful wildlife in the area.

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Added on Rightmove:
07 October 2016


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