Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to announce their marketing of The Old Dairy in Lewes. This property, just set back, is one of those in Lewes High Street that you look at and say `I love Lewes`. The double bay window with recessed entrance area and original tiled floor, leadlight upper panels advertising the School Hill Creamery with the original attractive slate hanging and Sussex Barn style roof line, all contributing to the Grade II listing of this property. The property has dual use with potential for shop/office as originally to the ground floor, if required, bringing in more of the accommodation, particularly the cellar. The property has immense character and much potential, with a large kitchen/breakfast room opening to the extraordinary town centre walled garden and an upstairs south facing sitting room with open fire, exposed floorboards and period beams, which also prevail throughout the house in this spacious five bedroom accommodation. There is a ground floor cloakroom, utility room, store room and additional study, thus giving superb family living.
The Old Dairy is in an extremely convenient position, just 100 yards from the Eastgate Shopping Centre with Bills restaurant just over the bridge to the vibrant Cliffe High Street and Waitrose superstore just around the corner. Lewes has a picturesque past medieval historic core with period buildings, individual shops, public houses, increasing number of cafes and restaurants and the exceptional Depot Cinema overlooking Lewes` mainline Railway Station (London Victoria 1 hour & London Bridge 90mins). Country walks are close by to the South Downs via Chapel Hill and across the Wildlife Park along the river.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
12`6 x 6`2 (3.84m x 1.88m). Spacesaver wooden stairs to second floor. Beamed ceiling in arch. Exposed ceiling beams and wall beams.
18` x 12`9 (5.45m x 3.85m). Window overlooking the attractive rear garden and views of the South Downs beyond. Velux window to east to South Downs beyond. Attractive sloping ceilings. Radiator.
14`6 x 11`6 (4.40m x 3.50m). South facing casement window to southern aspect. Arched ceiling beam with exposed ceiling and wall beams. Double aspect with attractive Velux windows to east and west with far reaching views over Lewes High Street to the South Downs, including Lewes Golf Course and west over roof tops to Lewes House.
Stairs to first and third floors. Deep store room, 4`10 (1.52m) depth, with hanging rail for wardrobe space. Exposed ceiling beams.
BEDROOM 3 (MAIN)
15` x 14`6 (4.55m x 4.40m). Tall sash window facing south to Lewes High Street. Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Stainless steel spotlights.
13` x 12`9 (3.95m x 3.85m). Casement window overlooking the rear garden. Double wardrobe cupboard. Exposed ceiling beam. Fitted shelves. Radiator.
13` x 5`9 (3.95m x 1.75m). Window to east. Wood panelling. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Exposed brick chimney. Fitted shelves. Radiator.
Exposed pine staircase. Pine panelling. Exposed timbers. Double radiator. Stainless steel spotlights. Exposed upright timbers. Arch to rear bedroom.
‘L` shaped SITTING ROOM
22`9 x 15` (6.95m x 4.55m). Sash window to High Street. Exposed floorboards. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Open fireplace with brick chimney breast and tiled hearth.
13`6 x 9`6 (4.10m x 2.90m). Sash window overlooking the rear garden. Fireplace. Side cupboard. Dresser. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Telephone point.
Casement window to rear garden. Panelled white bath. Pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. with wooden seat. Tiled splashback. Pine wall cupboard. Exposed ceiling beam.
SEPARATE ENTRANCE HALL
Front door to hallway with entrance to shop/reception hall and to first floor stairs and kitchen.
RECEPTION ROOM/SHOP (originally the Old Dairy)
21` x 11` (6.37m 3.32m). Double bay window with attractive coloured leadlight panels and display to Lewes High Street. Recessed glazed door to shop with original floor tiling. Exposed floorboards. 6` (1.83m) depth storage cupboard with electric light. Hatch with stairs to cellar of similar size to shop area, with electric light.
15` x 12`9 (4.55m x 3.90m). Sash window to large rear garden and glazed door. Wood parquet flooring. Ceramic sink unit with mixer taps. Solid wood worktops with cupboards under. Rangemaster 110 with 4 rings, 2 hot plates and 2 ovens. Wood dado panelling. Exposed ceiling beams. Spotlights. Radiator.
9` x 6`6 (2.75m x 2.00m). Door to rear garden. Worktop with space for washing machine and freezer. Potterton gas fired boiler for hot water and central heating. Electronic programmer. Radiator.
Low level w.c. Wash hand basin. Wash hand basin.
22`9 x 11` (6.90m x 3.35m).
The garden is accessible from both the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and the Utility Room. There is a large brick paved seating terrace adjacent to the rear of the house, ideal for alfresco dining. Outside water tap. The length of the walled garden is approximately 115` (35.05m) with a central arch and trellising with a long lawn, apple trees, pond and walled throughout. 2 External storage cupboards.
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.