Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to announce the sale of this elegant and spacious double-fronted Edwardian house privately set above and back from the street, which has been superbly and painstakingly renovated by its current owners at considerable expense. Large front to rear landings with Edwardian-scale windows fill this house with natural light. The second floor hallway has views to Lewes Castle and Firle Beacon, one very large double bedroom and a second double with a new en-suite shower room. The first floor has a further three double bedrooms, the front two with attractive bay windows offering direct views of the Castle and Baxter's Field. The large family bath/shower room with craftsman-built panelling and cupboards includes a roll-top bath and spacious shower. The ground floor entrance hall includes its original 1910 leaded stained glass front door and surround. It leads onto the drawing room with French doors to the garden and the 27'2 x 12'6 through sitting room/dining room, both of which have new log-burners and Chesneys marble fireplaces. A rear cloakroom with access to the garden leads onto a w.c. and a magnificent newly fitted wood and granite Neptune kitchen. The generous town garden was designed by a local landscape gardener in 2022 and is set out to three sides of the house, offering a range of shrubs and trees, a small pond and lighting, with many seating areas. The rear garden offers a private haven to enjoy the summer sunshine and rear access. All the original sash windows have their Edwardian glass intact and have been completely refurbished, the original wooden floors throughout are a particular feature, and a new boiler was installed in 2021. The external brickwork was re-pointed in lime mortar and the external woodwork was painted in 2023. The current owners have loved living in this peaceful, light-filled and spacious period home, sympathetically restoring it to its Edwardian splendour with major investment. The new owners will find that all the hard work has been done!
Situated in a premier Lewes location, having excellent views across Baxter's Field and The Paddock to Lewes Castle with a backdrop of the South Downs. Bradford Road is a quiet road and in the popular leafy Wallands district, and yet only just over 100 yards to the west end of Lewes High Street and the county town's historic core. The town centre has many cultural attractions with a unique centre of attractive period buildings, a vast array of independent shops, thriving public houses and an abundance of cafes and restaurants in this bustling community. There are 3 superstores in the town, with Waitrose walkable in approximately 10 minutes, as is the excellent Depot Cinema next to Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria 65 mins, London Bridge 90 mins, and Brighton 15 mins).
Full depth, double aspect landing with sash window overlooking Baxter's Field, with Lewes Castle and the South Downs beyond. Painted original wood balustrade and handrail with step to lower landing with further sash window looking over The Avenue. Exposed floorboards, radiator, telephone point.
17'2 x 12'3. Sloping ceilings. Sash window overlooking The Avenue. Exposed floorboards. Original 1910 cast-iron fireplace with mantle and tiled hearth. Fitted shelves to alcoves. Radiator. Eaves cupboard. Exposed floorboards.
BEDROOM 2/STUDY/DRESSING ROOM
11'6 x 8'2 widening to 10'3. Sloping ceiling. Sash window looking east over the garden. Exposed floorboards. Radiator. Eaves cupboard. Recessed spotlights.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
8'7 x 4'11 widening to 7'5 (into shower). C P Hart drench shower and glazed door. Extractor fan. C P Hart pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback. Illuminated mirror. Low level w.c. Radiator with chrome heated towel rail. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting. Eaves cupboard.
Full depth landing, 24'5 x 6'5 with sash windows looking to Bradford Road and the Castle at the front and garden and The Avenue to the rear. Exposed floorboards, two radiators. Stairs with part panelling and exposed wooden balustrade and handrail, with sisal carpeting to second floor.
BEDROOM 3 (MASTER)
15'3 x 14'. Feature bay window to south-east and the Castle and sash window to east over the garden. Exposed floorboards. Bespoke wooden storage cupboards to each side of the chimney breast and fitted shelves over. Cornice, ceiling rose, high skirting and picture rail. Radiator.
15'3 x 12'8. Feature bay window overlooking Bradford Road and Baxter's Field. Fitted cupboard. Original Art-Deco fireplace with tiled hearth. Cornice, picture rail and high skirting. Exposed floorboards.
REAR LANDING/INNER LOBBY
Opening into inner lobby with large double cupboard housing plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and original laundry pulley. Exposed floorboards.
12'4 x 11.10. Sash window to the rear garden and The Avenue. Chimney breast with original cast-iron fireplace. Fitted bookshelves to all four walls. Shelf tops with covered radiator and storage below. Exposed floorboards.
10'8 x 9'10. Double aspect with casement window to rear and sash window to east. White C P Hart suite of pedestal wash basin and low-level w.c. Magnificent high-quality rolltop bath with mixer taps. Large shower unit with drench shower and hand shower attachment, tiles and glazed door. Two radiators with heated chrome towel rails. Bespoke dado panelling with fitted shelving and recessed bathroom cupboards within panelling. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlighting. Extractor fan.
OPEN ENTRANCE PORCH
Original black and white tiled floor. Original leaded stained glass front door and side panelling to:
16'9 x 6'5. Stairs to first floor landing with original wooden balustrade, newel post and handrail with double cupboard under the stairs. Cornice. Radiator. Exposed floorboards.
THROUGH SITTING/DINING ROOM
27'2 x 12'6. Double aspect room with feature bay window to the front garden and sash window to the rear. Sitting room with Chesneys marble fireplace and log burner. Radiator. Picture rail, cornice, ceiling rose and high skirting. TV point. Dining room with log burner. Base cupboards. Radiator. Picture rail, ceiling rose and high skirting. Wooden door to entrance hall.
15'2 x 13'10. Double aspect room with feature bay window looking south east to front garden. French doors to garden. Exposed floorboards. Chesneys marble fireplace with log burner. Picture rail, cornice, ceiling rose and high skirting. Two radiators. Hive thermostat control.
Original 1910 clay tile floor. Wooden door to entrance hall. Glazed door to rear garden. Fitted freezer within wooden cupboard.
13'4 x 11'4. Double aspect with views over garden. Three walls of white granite work surfaces with granite upstands. Villeroy & Boch recessed sink with grooved drainer. Fitted bespoke wooden cupboards with fitted Bosch dishwasher and integrated larder fridge. Pull-out bin. Two corner cupboards with revolving shelves. Neff five-ring induction hob and stainless steel Smeg electric double width oven within tiled recess and spotlights. Wooden folding double door pantry with deep pull-out drawers below. Vertical radiator. Original 1910 clay tile floor. Glazed wall cupboards. Open shelving. Recessed spotlights and two hanging lights on dimmer switches.
FRONT, SIDE AND REAR GARDENS
The garden was professionally designed and landscaped in 2022, winning Gold in its category in the Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2023.
The plot is surrounded by original flint and brick walls which have been properly restored. Front entrance with oak gate and entry bell. Brick steps to south-facing front garden with laurel hedge and willow fencing.
Large side garden, 50' max depth, with brick pathway and seating terrace with shrubs and flowers. Central arbor with laurel hedge to front with raised brick border. Small pond with fountain feature. Outside pillar and wall lights. Outside water tap and electrical point.
Timber gate to rear garden, with brick pathway leading to shed and steps to seating terrace. Brick and flint walls with rear gate to The Avenue. Yellow stone seating terrace for all-day sun in the summer. New Rhino greenhouse (8' x 6') and steps to upper section and new timber shed (10' x 7'6).
Lewes District Council, Band F
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