Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present to the market a property with three packages of which all, or three can be purchased individually. The main dwelling is an elegant and iconic windmill with attractive weatherboarding, being detached with eight sided elevations and a tiled roof. The property is well priced to sell, offering a unique and exciting living space. The second floor has superb views over Lewes to the South Downs and has two bedrooms, including a master with ensuite bathroom. The first floor is a stunning one reception room floor, bathed with light and embracing the full windmill feel. The ground floor has an attractive entrance hall showing the attractive wrought iron staircase climbing all three floors, with shower/wet room and the 26` depth open-plan kitchen/sitting room through the middle of the property with utility and bedroom 3/study off of it. The plan shows a large plot with parking and private side and rear garden, which has eight stables, but these could be removed to provide a south and west facing walled garden and a three acre parcel of land is offered separately in case of equestrian interest, a few hundred yards distant on the South Downs for riding out but not paddock.
The second section is a detached property arranged as two flats. The upper flat has been recently renovated with south facing balcony from the 19` depth sitting room with separate stair access. The kitchen and bathroom have been modernised and the views are excellent with a double bedroom. The ground floor flat has a large store room entering to a 15` sitting room, opening to a kitchen/dining area, altogether a large open-plan space which then connects to a double bedroom with ensuite shower. This property is allocated a section of garden to the front south side and the northern stable boxes to the front of the site are to be demolished and this property will have two allocated car parking spaces.
The third section of the property is a building plot with outline planning permission to convert four stables into a detached two-bedroom bungalow, which has a renewed permission granted by Lewes District Council (LW/07/0988). The bungalow, for which plans are available, will be sold after a buyer is in place for the Windmill, or could be purchased together with an ‘eye` for future development. The property is sold with an area of ground for development for a patio seating area and off-road parking for two vehicles.
The property has been a family residence for many years and used as a racing stables with apartments for separate living. It borders onto the vast and beautiful expanse of the South Downs, walking for miles up and beyond Lewes Old Racecourse to Ditchling Beacon on the South Downs Way. If equestrian use is continued to be sought, a parcel of three acres can be purchased for riding out above Houndean Rise to the west of the property. Spital Road is a private lane off Western Road to the west of Lewes High Street and is thus a 15-20 minute walk to the heart of Lewes` historic town centre. The town has a plethora of period buildings, individual shops, public houses, cafes and restaurants, as well as three superstores. To the south of the High Street is the attractive period Southover area and Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins). The property is well located for easy access onto the A27/A23 to Brighton and Hove city, the universities, Gatwick and London.
WINDMILL LODGE: £595,000
The property is approached via a concrete lane off Spital Road and into the original stable site, leading into the designated front entrance and garden of Windmill Lodge.
Cast iron spiral staircase to first floor. Wood panelled wall.
15`11 x 10`3 (4.85m x 3.12m). Double glazed casement window with South Downs views. 2 Sets of double wardrobe cupboards. Electric storage heater.
8`4 x 6`8 (2.54m x 2.03m). Corner bath. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin. Exposed ceiling beam. Glen electric convector heater. Tile splashbacks.
10`7 x 8`8 (3.23m x 2.64m). Casement window to South Downs and Lewes Castle. Fitted oak wardrobe cupboard. Storage heater. Exposed ceiling beam.
OCTANONAL SITTING ROOM
22`4 x 21`7 (6.81m x 6.58m). 4-Way aspect with 3 sets of double casement windows. Glazed door to balcony. Wrought iron staircase to ground and second floors. Dado wood rail. 2 Large exposed support beams and exposed ceiling beams. 2 Electric storage heaters. 3 Wall lights. Shelf display beams. TV point.
SOUTH-EAST FACING BALCONY
5`9 x 3`3 (1.75m x 0.99m). Cast iron railing and steel floor. Views to east to South Downs and the town centre.
Solid oak double doors. Wood panelling. Wall light point. Cast iron circular staircase to first floor. Exposed wood beam. Electric storage heater. Double glazed picture window.
8`2 x 7`3 max (2.49m x 2.21m). Half-circular room with porthole window. Tiled shower area with Triton Riba electric shower, tiled floor and drain. Low level w.c.. Wash basin with mixer tap. Shelf top.
26`7 x 10`5 (8.10m x 3.18m). Double glazed casement window to east. Fitted kitchen with 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit, single drainer and mixer tap. Worktop with pine cupboards below. Indesit 4-ring electric hob and Beko electric oven under with extractor fan. Wall cupboards. Tiled floor. Wall cupboards including glazed cupboard. Exposed ceiling beam. Breakfast bar. Family/dining area with doors to rear garden/stables. 2 Panel heaters.
8` x 7`2 (2.44m x 2.18m). Porthole window. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Recessed cupboard. Cloaks hanging space. Space for fridge.
9` x 8`7 (2.74m x 2.61m). Double glazed casement window. Exposed rafter. Telephone point. Fitted shelves. Storage cupboard. Exposed ceiling beam.
FRONT EAST FACING AREA
Pergola and seating area to side. Rear west and south stable blocks with potential for a walled garden.
DETACHED BUILDING WITH 2 APARTMENTS: £375,000
This property is a detached building with two full floor 1-bedroom apartments. The property is approached through the main entrance and has 2 car parking spaces to the north-east of the site, adjoining a separate pathway to the front yard/garden of the property facing south and leading to the timber stairs approaching the first floor apartment.
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT
19`7 x 10`5 (5.97m x 3.18m). Double glazed double doors to south facing balcony. Storage heater. Picture rail. Telephone point. Wood panelled door.
18`6 x 4`7 (5.64m x 1.40m). Wooden hand rail and balustrade. Southerly aspect with South Down views.
Space for fridge/freezer.
13`7 x 8`3 (4.14m x 2.52m). Window with westerly aspect over Heath Stables with downland beyond. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Worktops with drawers and cupboards under, wall cupboards over. Stainless steel spotlights. Schott Ceran 4-ring electric hob with Whirlpool double oven. Cupboards over and under. Space for fridge.
11`9 x 10`9 (3.58m x 3.28m). Casement window with easterly aspect. Range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. Electric storage heater. TV point.
8`4 x 6` (2.54m x 1.83m). White suite of modern wood panelled bath, low level w.c. and contemporary wash basin with mixer tap and cupboard under. Fitted mirror. Airline electric shower with mixer tap. Ladder heated towel rail. Pine dado rail.
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
ENTRANCE STORAGE ROOM
15` x 4` (4.57m x 1.22m). Entrance door. Fitted shelves.
15`5 x 13`4 (4.70m x 4.06m). Casement window with southerly aspect to front garden/yard.
20` x 5`5 (6.10m x 1.65m). West facing window. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer. Worktops. Space for electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
13`3 x 9` (4.04m x 2.74m). West facing window. Shelf top.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Window. Triton Ivy 4 electric shower with cubicle. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin. Shelf top. Radiator.
STABLE BLOCK/BUILDING PLOT: £250,000
This property, as shown on the plan, is to the front east end of the site, approached via a concrete lane running from Spital Road. The property is currently two brick stable blocks, one of which is to be demolished for car parking to the detached building of two apartments, and parking for the subject property and a patio garden. Outline planning permission has been achieved to convert four stables into a 2-bedroom bungalow (plans available). Planning permission has been renewed by Lewes District Council (LW/07/10988)
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