Terrible Down Road, Shortgate, Lewes, East Sussex
- Entrance Hall
- Drawing room & Dining Room
- Superb 21ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Larder
- Cloakroom/Utility Room & Boot Room
- Principal bedroom with dressing room & en-suite
- 4 Further Bedrooms & Family Bathroom
- Tractor Store & Two Greenhouses
- Beautiful Marture Garden with Kitchen
- Two Passock Areas
The house is set in a stunning elevated rural
position and from the house, there are stunning views over the beautiful surrounding rolling East Sussex countryside towards the South Downs. The property has five bedrooms and spacious, flexible accommodation, with light and airy reception rooms and various attractive original features.
The ground floor has three comfortable reception rooms, including the wellproportioned drawing room, which has a large original fireplace, fitted with a woodburning stove. Doors lead from the rawing room to the study and to the formal dining room, which has a beautiful wooden floor, fireplace and two sets of French doors opening onto the garden.
The open plan 21' kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature of the house and is fitted with an extensive range of attractive cream units with black granite work surfaces and includes a fouroven Aga, as well as a larder and space for a large breakfast table. French doors give further access to the terrace and the garden.
A generous boot room and cloakroom/utility completes the accommodation on the ground floor, which is ideally arranged for modern family living.
From the hall, the staircase leads to the particuarly spacious first floor landing. Arranged over the first floor is a large principal suite comprising bedroom, spacious dressing room and a well appointed en-suite shower room. In addition to the principal suite, there are four further bedrooms, one of which has glazed doors leading out on to a balcony. Other features within the house include panelled doors and some exposed timbers.
Terrible Down House is located in a rural position at Shortgate, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The property lies in a quiet, elevated setting, just over 1.5 miles from the village of Laughton, which provides a general store / post office, primary school, church and public house.
The town of Uckfield is about 4 miles away and offers an excellent range of shops and facilities including a Waitrose, together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge approximately 80 minutes).
The vibrant and historic county town of Lewes is about 6 miles, and offers an excellent range of restaurants, shops and recreational facilities, together with a further mainline train service to London (London Bridge / Victoria about 64 minutes).
The coastal business and entertainment centres of Brighton & Hove and Eastbourne are about 16 and 17 miles respectively, whilst Glyndebourne Opera House is within easy reach.
The A27, which lies just to the south of Lewes, connects to the A23 / M23, providing fast access to Gatwick Airport, and the national motorway network.
There are an excellent selection of schools in the area including Brighton College, Roedean, Eastbourne College , St Andrews, and St Bede's.
Terrible Down House is approached via a beautiful sweeping tree lined shared entrance drive, from which a gate leads to the property's private entrance drive. To one side is the large partly fenced paddock which is bordered by some lovely mature oak trees.
The entrance drive leads down to the house, adjacent to which is a large parking area with the carport to one side with light, power and a secure store to one corner.
Immediately adjacent to two sides of the house is a beautiful wide, sandstone paved terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining and provides the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the stunning far-reaching views.
To the rear of the house and adjacent to the dining room and kitchen/breakfast room is a charming sheltered gravel courtyard with four raised beds to one side of which are two greenhouses and a timber garden tractor store.
From the terrace, steps lead down to the lawned garden with four further raised beds, and two composting bins to one side. Bordering the lawn is a post and rail fence, beyond which is a further paddock area with a lovely mature willow tree.
The garden, grounds and land at Terrible Down House provide a lovely setting for this superb family home. In all about 3.45 acres.
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Terrible Down Road, Shortgate, Lewes, East Sussex
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Uckfield Station3.5 miles
- Glynde Station5.2 miles
- Buxted Station4.6 miles
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