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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Shortgate Lane, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex

Under Offer £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial and charming Victorian house in peaceful rural position
  • Spectacular 36' vaulted drawing room/dining room
  • Lovely 31' kitchen/breakfast room
  • Beautiful garden
  • Paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Laughton House is a substantial Victorian house, which is understood to date from 1879, having been converted from a Wesleyan Chapel, Minister's house and Sunday School. The property presents attractive red brick and partly tile hung elevations, under a mainly pitched clay tile roof.

Internally, the house provides impressive and beautifully presented accommodation over two floors. Features of note include a spectacular 36' vaulted drawing room/dining room with a large open fireplace and three sets of glazed casement doors which lead out to a wide paved terrace. Other features include polished wood floors, panelled doors, sash windows, a number of unusual arched windows, and an attractive range of bespoke pine units with polished granite work surfaces in the 31' kitchen/breakfast room. In addition to the drawing room/dining and kitchen/breakfast room, there is a triple aspect study with a wood burning stove, a large sitting room and a playroom/bedroom 5.

The well arranged reception rooms are complimented by a spacious principal suite, which is approached via its own staircase, and a guest suite. In addition, there is a third suite, comprising bedroom, dressing room and study, a further bedroom and an additional bathroom.

The property is approached from a minor country lane via electrically operated entrance gates, which lead to a wide gravel parking area. Beyond the parking area, the gardens have been landscaped over the years, and incorporate a sitting area enclosed by a circular yew and laurel hedge, a wisteria and clematis clad walkway and numerous well stocked beds.

To the west of the house, and immediately adjacent to the drawing room/dining room is a wide terrace, with outside lighting. From the terrace, there is a delightful outlook over the property's paddock.

Approached from the lane via a further set of electrically operated gates is an additional parking area, which lies to the rear of the house. Beyond the parking area, there is an additional area of garden with various brick paved paths and a raised ornamental pond. The gardens and grounds at Laughton House provide a wonderful setting for the house. In all about 3 acres.

Laughton House lies in a quiet rural position, just over 0.5 mile from the village of Laughton, which provides a general store/post office, primary school, church and public house. The vibrant and historic county town of Lewes is about 7 miles, and offers an excellent range of restaurants, shops and recreational facilities, together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 64 minutes).

The coastal business and entertainment centres of Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove, are both about 14 miles and 16 miles respectively, whilst Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4.5 miles. The A27 lies some distance to the south, and 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 Bedes.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 May 2017

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