Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this unique double-fronted house on Grange Road in the Southover area, with the most exceptional garden of approximately half an acre. The property, originally 2 houses, has the main section of 5 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, 3 reception areas, utility and luxury kitchen opening onto the garden. A section of no.5 is currently a separate apartment comprising 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility and 2 reception areas including a fitted kitchen and its own separate garden to the south side. The house has been superbly updated throughout with top quality bath/shower rooms and kitchens. The garden is listed of local interest and is a secret garden with an attractive approach from no.6, but also with its own separate walled entrance. The garden is a magnificently kept half acre oasis in central Lewes, and is completely unique and one to shape to the next gardener's aspirations. The property has many original features, double glazed sash windows and gas central heating.
This is probably the most sought after property in Grange Road and has only been owned by 2 households. Grange Road is well located, close to the cobbled Keere Street, Southover Grange & Gardens, Priory Crescent, Anne of Cleves and the Priory Monastery Ruins. There are 2 excellent primary schools within yards of the property and Priory School, the South Downs College and Lewes Leisure Centre are also within easy reach, as well as access to superb country and South Downs walks. Lewes town centre is approximately a 5 minute walk with the Norman Castle, attractive period properties, a vast array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and also the mainline Railway Station with connections to London Victoria (65 mins), London Bridge (90 mins) and Brighton (20 mins). Grange Road is in the highly popular Southover ‘old' town district, and is a level walk to the Depot Cinema and the main Eastgate shopping centre with Waitrose adjoining.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
LANDING: Velux rooflight. Stairs to half-landing. Recessed spotlights. Underfloor heating and control.
SHOWER ROOM: 6'6 x 4'8 (1.98m x 1.42m). Modern glazed shower with glazed splashback and shower tray. White suite of wash basin and low level w.c. Chrome ladder towel rail. Tiled walls. Fitted mirror. Recessed spotlights. Slate tiled floor.
BEDROOM 1: 19'4 x 13'2 (5.89m x 4.01m). Triple aspect room with bay window and double glazed door to balcony with view to garden with playing fields and South Downs beyond. Double glazed sash windows. Double wardrobe cupboard. 2 Eaves hatches to roof space. Chimney breast with alcove. Attractive wood panelled door.
BEDROOM 2: 19'4 into bay x 12'9 (5.89m x 3.89m). Double aspect with sash window to Grange Road, double glazed sash windows to bay and double glazed side door to south facing balcony with superb outlook over the garden with playing fields and South Downs beyond. Alcove with fitted shelves. 2 Eaves cupboards. Chimney arch. Bulkhead with fitted shelves. Fitted shelves to alcove. Recessed spotlights.
South facing BALCONY: 8'3 x 3'10 (2.51m x 1.17m). Wooden deck with iron railings.
LANDING: Galleried staircase to second and ground floors, cupboard understairs with fuse box. 3 Domed wall lights. Bookshelves. Airing cupboard with Gledhill Megaflow hot water cylinder. 2 Radiators. Display alcove.
BEDROOM 3: 14'2 x 11'10 (4.32m x 3.61m). Double glazed sash bay window looking south over the garden. Painted brick fireplace with wooden mantle and slated tiled hearth. 2 Single wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Glazed panelled shower with glazed splashback and independent ‘drench' shower and Grohe hand shower. Contemporary wash basin and low level w.c. Tiled alcove. Inset mirror. Recessed spotlighting. Tiled floor. Glazed door.
BEDROOM 4: 15'9 x 11'10 (4.80m x 3.61m). Double glazed sash window overlooking the garden to south. Arched alcove with fitted shelves and cupboard under. Corner cupboard. Radiator. 2 Wall lights.
BEDROOM 5: 13'4 x 9'9 (4.06m x 2.97m). Double glazed bay window with shutters, looking to Grange Road. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards with space over. Chimney alcove. Radiator. Glazed door.
BATH/SHOWER ROOM: 10'3 x 9' (3.12m x 2.74m). Double glazed bay window. Villeroy & Boch tiled panelled bath, low level w.c. and wash basin within counter top. Contemporary walk-in shower with 'drench' shower, Grohe hand shower and tiled ‘wet' floor. Underfloor heating. Chrome ladder towel rail. Extractor fan. Tiled walls. Recessed spotlights. Glazed door.
ENTRANCE HALL (No.6): Original door with glazed panel over. Panelled walls.
FRONT RECEPTION ROOM: 15'6 x 13'4 (4.72m x 4.06m). Double glazed sash bay window looking to Grange Road. Vertical radiator. Oak tops to double base cupboards to each side of fireplace with wood inset. Maple wood balustrade, post and hand rail to stairs to garden and first floors. Wood panelling. Key cupboard. Telephone point.
SITTING ROOM: 13'4 x 9'9 (4.06m x 2.97m). Double glazed sash window to south facing garden. Open fireplace with slate hearth. Fitted shelves to each alcove and cupboards under. Original cornice. TV point. 2 Retro drop lights.
LOWER ENTRANCE HALL: Glazed door and security grill. Radiator. 3 Cupboards understairs. Brick floor.
UTILITY ROOM: 12'4 x 8'10 (3.76m x 2.69m). Sash window to stairs to front entrance. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-dryer. Brick floor. Fitted shelves. Electric meter. Solar panel control. Chimney arch with shelves. Space for freezer. Latch door.
Central FAMILY/DINING ROOM: 15'5 x 10'2 (4.70m x 3.10m). Vintage style dining cupboards including 3 double cupboards. Dresser with drawers and cupboards under. Rayburn Nouvelle range with 2 hot plates and oven under. 2 Sets of double cupboards to reveal with cupboards under. Brick floor. 2 Arches to:-
KITCHEN: 15'7 x 12'7 (4.75m x 3.84m). Double glazed picture window and door to garden. Lantern roof light. Modern Butler's style ceramic sink with mixer taps, grooved drainers and granite tops to each side. Birch wood cupboards under. Fitted Siemans dishwasher. Fitted Neff 4-ring gas hob and gas double Neff oven. Space for fridge/freezer. Stainless steel extractor fan with wall cupboard over. Larder style cupboard. 2 Radiators. Recessed spotlights. Brick floor.
EXTERNAL W.C.: Double glazed overhead window. Low level w.c. Wash basin. Ladder towel rail. Quarry tiled floor. Latch door.
APARTMENT (No.5) GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL: Radiator. Cloaks hanging space. Wooden balustrades and handrail. Smoke alarm. Wood shelving.
BEDROOM (6): 11'7 x 10'3 (3.53m x 3.12m). Double glazed bay window looking to Grange Road. Radiator.
BEDROOM (7): 15'5 x 12' (4.70m x 3.66m). Double glazed sash window overlooking the garden. Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Double wardrobe cupboards with fitted shelves, hanging rail and cupboards over. Radiator. Cornice.
APARTMENT (No.5) GARDEN FLOOR
Separate entrance steps from Grange Road lead to entrance with seating area. Double glazed entrance door to-
ENTRANCE HALL: Stairs to ground floor with understairs storage cupboard. Radiator. Brick floor.
BATHROOM: 8'8 x 8' (2.64m x 2.44m). Frosted sash window. Panelled steel bath with hand grips, independent shower and glazed screen. Low level w.c. Contemporary sink with mixer taps, cupboards under. Arch with mirror. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Vertical ladder towel rail. Underfloor heating.
UTILITY ROOM: 9'6 x 3'8 (2.90m x 1.12m). Ideal Combi gas fired boiler. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Brick walls and floor. Latch door.
SITTING ROOM: 14'9 x 9'8 (4.50m x 2.95m). Fireplace with tiled inset. 2 Sections of double cupboards with cupboards under. 2 Wall lights. Radiator. 2 Arches to:-
KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM: 15' x 11'9 (4.57m x 3.58m). Lantern roof light and further ceiling lights. Contemporary twin bowl sink unit with mixer taps and granite top. Work unit with drawers and cupboards under. Smeg stainless steel dishwasher. Stoves 4-ring gas hob with stainless steel Neff double oven and cupboard over and pan drawer under. Space for fridge/freezer. Radiator. Recessed spotlights. Slate floor. Picture window and double glazed door to:-
APARTMENT (No.5) OUTSIDE
GARDEN (No.5): Covered area and brick patio. Lawned garden with flower and shrub borders. Attractive cast iron fence.
The garden at 5/6 Grange Road is one of the most noted private gardens in Lewes, and what you see today was laid out in the 1930s by the Martin sisters. Winifred and Olive purchased two parts in 1925, and in 1937 the eastern part was purchased for two hundred pounds, and the western section behind no.10 and no.14 for fifty pounds. This area was originally part of the orchard of Southover Grange, and was sold by Charles Wyndham of Southover Grange. The garden has been part of the National Garden Scheme, raising money for charity. The garden can be appreciated from nos.5 & 6, but principally from no.6, which itself has a covered rear porch area and is laid in brick and stone paving gradually walking to the entrance of the main garden with iron fencing and shrubs, and with no.5 also laid to lawn with a terrace and borders. Both have rear lead and aluminium clad areas and outside water. The main garden is half an acre, an extraordinary size for central Lewes, and is a secret with its own separate entrance between nos. 2 and 3 Grange Road, and sits behind 2 Lewes primary schools. Walking through the cobbled and brick twitten and oak door, what is revealed cannot avoid a gasp of excitement and admiration. There is a long south facing stone terrace with brick trim, the garden is fully walled with a mix of brick stone and flint. 3 Apple trees remain from the orchard but a main feature is the extraordinary Yew tree and hedge as seen in our pictures, with brick rustic paths or stone walk across the beautifully shaded rear section with bamboo southern screen, and with a variety of pines and assorted trees. There is a most attractive central stone seating terrace with fine vista over shaped lawns, and a circular pond with circular millstones and shaped border, including a lavender hedge. Peonies are a strong feature from the 1930s with evergreen, ornamental cherries, cracked Willow and a fabulous Cornelian cherry. Stone benches are placed strategically looking from south-west and over the pond, and the brick pavier pathways snake through the intricacies including plinths for display. There is a giant Redwood, a Dawn Redwood and a Foxglove tree. There is a garden working area in the south-west corner.
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.