- Grade II Listed
- Double Garage/Workshop
- Beautiful Views
- Superb Original Features
- Approx 1 Acre Part Walled Garden
Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents announce The Old Vicarage onto the open market for the first time in many years. The property is a stunning Grade II listed detached Georgian house, with large private garden including a pond. The house has beautiful Georgian features including ornate staircase, windows, picture and dado rails, cornices and ceiling roses, as well as a fine cellar with stone walls, and an exposed brick and flint wall to the farmhouse kitchen. The property has 3 staircases and a roof room, and 3 bedrooms and bathroom to the second floor with 4 bedrooms from the main Georgian first floor landing. The ground floor is most spacious with a sitting room with bay window, a panelled dining room and an attractive Georgian style drawing room to add to the high ceiling conversion to a farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with house well. There is a large double garage with added utility and cloakroom as well as upper study. The property has parking for 4 cars externally and the garden and views, including to Lewes Castle, are stunning, in an almost semi-rural position. The property has gas central heating.
The Old Vicarage is quietly situated in the South Malling conversation area, on lane which leads down towards the River Ouse past Malling Church and with walks along the riverbank and the old railway line. Lewes` main centre is approximately 15 minutes walk, with Tesco and Aldi superstores just a few hundred yards away and Waitrose in the town centre, and also into the Pells and old town sector with its pond and open air swimming pool and beyond to the historic core with period buildings, tourist attractions, individual shops, public houses, restaurants and cafes, and the superb newly built Depot Cinema. Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria approximately 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins) is approximately 20 minutes walk from the property.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Main Georgian staircase to first floor landing. 2 Wall lights. Radiator.
17`9 x 17`4 (5.45m x 5.30m). Velux window with southerly aspect and far-reaching views to South Downs including Lewes Golf Course to the south-east and south to the town centre and Lewes Castle. Double aspect window to west with glimpses of the South Downs. Exposed wooden ceiling beams. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf over. Eaves cupboard. Recessed spotlight.
13`1 x 12`7 (3.99m x 3.87m). Sloping ceiling with 2 exposed ceiling beams. Velux window with southerly view to Lewes town centre and the Castle. Window to east. Triple cupboard with hanging rail and shelf. Radiator with thermostat.
14`1 x 10`10 max (4.29m x 3.35m). Exposed ceiling beams to double sloping roof. Velux window to easterly aspect with magnificent South Down views and west facing window. Hatch to eaves. Double radiator.
7`6 into shower x 5`8 (2.32m x 1.77m). Shower cubicle with Triton Ivory electric shower, shower tray and tiled walls. Wash basin with tiled splashback. Low level w.c. Recessed spotlighting. Radiator. East facing small Velux window.
SECOND FLOOR (approached from second staircase)
18`10 x 8`1 (5.79m x 2.46m). Sloping ceilings and exposed beams with 2 east facing Velux windows. 2 Eaves cupboards. Further cupboard to cold water tank and storage. Stairs to first floor inner landing.
Large Georgian window overlooking the garden to the east. Superb Georgian staircase with exposed wooden hand rail and painted balustrades, and with typical Georgian curvature. Georgian door architraves. Double radiator.
14`11 x 19`2 (4.57m x 5.85m) into feature bay window with view to South Downs to the east and over the main garden, including the pond towards the town centre with the Castle, to the south. 2 Cased ceiling beams. Picture rail. 2 Wardrobe recesses. 2 Double radiators.
15`1 x 12`2 (4.60m x 3.72m). Double aspect room with Georgian sash window with wooden shutters, to southerly aspect over the garden to Lewes Castle and the town centre. Further east facing Georgian sash window with wooden shutters. Dado rail. Cased wooden ceiling beam. Cast iron Georgian fireplace with wooden indentured mantlepiece and cupboards to side. 2 Wall lights.
16`1 x 12`9 (4.91m x 3.93m). Georgian sash window to east facing aspect over garden. Wash hand basin. Dressing cupboard with shelved double cupboard and drawers under and further shelved cupboards. Double wardrobe cupboard with shelves over. Original fireplace with cast iron ‘ducks nest` grate and wooden mantle. Double radiator.
11`10 x 5`8 (3.65m x 1.76m). East facing Georgian window with South Down views. Wood panelled steel bath with hand grips. Wide bowl pedestal wash basin. Low level wc with wooden seat. Bidet. Half tiled walls with patterned top tile and curvature trim. Radiator with towel rail.
Double airing cupboard with pre-lagged copper hot water tank and immersion heater.
BEDROOM 7/SITTING ROOM
19`2 x 15`7 (5.85m x 4.79m). Sash window with side panels to each side, overlooking driveway to the west. Chimney breast with double and single wardrobe cupboards to each side, cupboards over. Wash basin. Double radiator. Single shelved cupboard. Double wardrobe. TV point.
Small sash window. High-level w.c. with wooden seat. Wash hand basin. Timber panelled walls.
Original solid wood front entrance door and Georgian arched window with fanlight. Georgian staircase to first floor landing with curved exposed wood hand rail. Oak floor. Dado rail Georgian door architraves. Radiator. Alarm panel. Door to cellar.
19`4 x 15` (5.91m x 4.57m). Feature bay window with double French doors and sides, opening to south facing upper terrace. Georgian open fireplace with ‘ducks nest` cast iron grate and marble mantlepiece. Oak floor. Cornice and high skirtings. Double radiator.
19`10 x 16`9 (6.09m x 5.15m). 2 Sash windows with oak cills, overlooking the garden to the east. Magnificent tall fireplace of brick and slate hearth and ornamental marble mantlepiece. Oak panelled walls. Cased ceiling beam. Oak floor. 3 Radiators with covers. Cornice and ceiling rose.
13`7 x 11` (4.18m x 3.35m). Large Georgian side window to south facing garden. Brick fireplace with cast iron wood-burner, brick hearth and wooden mantle. Oak floor. Full-width book-shelving and fitted shelving over the recess and to south-east corner. Cupboards to other recess. Dado rail and cornice. Double radiator.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN (‘L` SHAPED)
21`9 max x 19`5 (6.67m x 5.94m). Picture window looking to the driveway. Flagstone floor and glazed light to house well. Space for a large central dining table. Huge exposed ceiling beam. Large gas range with 2 hot plates, warming top and 3 ovens. Wooden worktops to each side with drawers and cupboards under and wooden pan shelf. Double wooden drainer with Butler`s sink and cupboard under. Space for dishwasher. Return with wooden worktop, drawers and cupboards under and shelves over. Space for gas cooker. Space for fridge/freezer. Exposed brick and flint southern wall. Recessed spotlights. Double radiator. Arched glazed door to main hallway and glazed door to:-
SECOND HALLWAY (from driveway)
Double glazed door. Dado rail. 2 Radiators. Cloaks hanging space. 3 Wall lights. Black & white tiled floor. Staircase to additional first floor. Exposed brick & flint wall. Understairs cupboard. Door to workshop/garage.
Shower cubicle with Triton Jade electric shower, tiled walls and shower tray. White low level w.c. and pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback. Radiator. Wall light/shaver point. Extractor fan. Window.
ADDITIONAL FIRST FLOOR STUDY AREA
27` max x 9`9 (8.23m x 3.01m). Double glazed south facing window to garden. Galleried landing to first floor. Fitted bookshelves. Fluorescent light. Radiator.
First Room: 17`6 x 11`4 (5.36m x 3.47m). Double glazed windows and garden door to south aspect. Butlers sink and worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine. Fitted shelves. Quarry tiled floor. Double garage door.
Further Garage/Storage Room: Double garage doors.
Front brick pavier driveway with space for 4 cars. Flagstone path leading to boiler room and path to east side with wrought iron gate to main garden. The east side garden has a flagstone path from the main entrance, with beds and wooden entrance gate from Church Lane. To the front there is a flagstone terrace, a brick front boundary wall and timber shed 7` x 4` (2.13m x 1.22m). Large lawned garden to the eastern aspect with enclosed seating area with 2 outside lights and hedge boundary. To the rear there is a large south facing garden with an attractive stone terrace with space for tables and chairs, approached from the fine bay in the sitting room, and also access from the driveway and garage. Long south facing lawned garden with further timber shed 7` x 5` (2.13m x 1.52m) and outside water tap. Octagonal shaped patio area with brick path and steps past a rockery and beds to a further lawn with small apple orchard. Large pond to the far end with wildlife and pond plantation. Brick holding wall to east side with rope swing and summerhouse.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.