Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present a most attractive tile hung period cottage, built probably in the 17th Century but having medieval fragments within the house and thus considered as a Grade II Listed property to be of national and special interest. The property has a wealth of original features to include to its 19th century shop front. There are large exposed period beams including ceiling beams to the 21`(6.4m) sitting room, an arched beam to the first floor landing and main front bedroom and an exposed strut to the second floor ‘L` shaped bedroom which also has original exposed medieval wattle and daub. There is a magnificent bath/shower room mixing old and new and having a superb Victorian roll-top bath, an appropriate fitted kitchen and gas central heating. A major feature is the 26`6 (8.11m) brick built garden studio in the good size garden, which is useable for work, culture or living. The property has been, to the majority, re-built including the studio and restored to high Listed/Heritage standards. It is also fully insulated using traditional materials.
The property is situated on the quieter spur of Malling Street, on the little cul-de-sac section by the entrance to Cuilfail and yards from the eastern mouth of Cliffe High Street. All 3 superstores are within easy level walking distance and the attractive pedestrianised Cliffe High Street with its individual shops, public houses, cafes and restaurants, with the original Bill`s, along with Lewes High Street and the Eastgate Centre. Lewes` historic core has so much to offer with its historic period buildings and yet within 10 minutes walk to Lewes Railway Station (with trains to London Victoria in 1 hour and London Bridge 90 minutes) opposite the exciting new Depot Cinema.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
‘L` SHAPED BEDROOM 1
16`4 x 10 (5m x 3.05m). Original sash window with westerly outlook and attractive town view towards Harvey`s Brewery and Lewes Castle. Further sash window looking east to the rear garden. Exposed floorboards and roof beams. Double radiator. Pine platform . Exposed wattle & daub. Recessed spotlights. Cloaks rails. Fitted shelves. Latch door and painted wooden stairs with 2 storage cupboards and further storage area, reputed to be a ‘priest hole`. Panelled staircase area leading to:-
Characterful U-shaped galleried landing with small minstrel area with fitted shelves. Exposed floorboards and original upright beams and ceiling beams. Wood panelled stairs. Wall lights. Original wooden balustrades, hand rail and newel post. Spotlights. Door to second floor staircase.
12`5 x 11`10 (3.81 x 3.66) with additional dressing area. Sash window with superb view west towards the town centre. Exposed brick fireplace and large clay tiled hearth and wooden mantle. Magnificent arched beam and wall beam upright. Full-width wall beam and ‘T` beam to south internal wall. Exposed wide floorboards. 3 wall light points. Storage cupboard. Panelled wall with folding doors opening to bedroom 3.
DRESSING AREA/potential ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
4`10 x 4`9 ( 1.53m x 1.49). Chimney breast . Exposed floorboards and wall beam. Electric light.
9`9 x 9`3 (3.02 x 2.83m). Sash window with outlook to the rear garden and Studio. Exposed floorboards. Wood panelled wall with folding doors to bedroom 2. Double radiator. 2 wall light points.
Magnificent bath/shower room having Victorian roll top bath with clawed feet. Double shower unit with independent shower, glass screen, double shower tray and tiled walls. Extractor fan. Recessed spotlight . ‘Butlers` wash basin with granite top and double bracketed wooden cupboards under. Low level w.c. Double radiator. Conservation roof light to south side and sash window to the east overlooking the rear garden and studio.
21` x 13`6 (6.40m x 4.15m). Double aspect room with casement window to Malling Street and western aspect to Lewes town centre. Sash window to rear garden to the east. Exposed brick floor. Exposed wall and a plethora of ceiling beams. Magnificent original large fireplace with brick hearth and wooden mantle. Further ornate wooden mantle with cast iron woodburner. Fitted original bookcase. Smoke alarm. Telephone point. Glazed door. Walk-in cloaks/storage cupboard 6` x 4`5 (1.83m x 1.37m) with cloaks hanging rail, gas and electric meters, fuse box, exposed brick floor and fitted shelves. Door to:-
Painted wooden staircase with panelled walls to first floor. Clay tiled floor. Deep larder cupboard with fitted shelves and boarded walls. Book shelves. Door to:-
11` x 8`1 (3.35m x 2.47m). Sash window to east facing patio. Fitted cottage kitchen with ceramic 1.5 bowl sink unit and mixer tap. Thick oak wood worktop with double cupboards under. Space for dishwasher and washing machine. Point for free standing gas cooker. Further oak worktop with drawer and fitted shelves over. Space for fridge/freezer. Wood panelled wall. Small base cupboard. Spotlight rail and further spotlight. Radiator. Cupboard housing Alpha CD 28C Gas fired boiler and thermostat. Door to rear garden.
INDEPENDENT GARDEN STUDIO
26`6 x 9` (8.11 x 2.74m). Tall arched double sloping ceiling, 9` (2.74) height with 2 conservation roof lights. Double patio doors with arch lights over. 2 double glazed windows to side pathway. Cast iron woodburner with steel flue. Boarded floor. ‘Butlers` sink with mixer/lever taps with mahogany drainer and cupboards under. Fitted shelves. Storage platform over. Door to:-
6` x 4`7 (1.83m x 1.43m). Window to garden. Glazed shower cubicle with tiled walls and shower tray. White suite of contemporary wash basin and low level w.c. Extractor fan. Radiator. Bathroom cabinet.
Brick patio seating area which receives the morning sun to the east. Brick pathway past the studio to further rear raised brick patio with timber shed. Brick steps to small upper section.
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.