OIEO £1,800,000 Sold

Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to market this magnificent detached house on the east side of Gundreda Road. The house was built in the 1930s and has been magnificently improved and converted by the current owners. There is an entrance porch opening to a magnificent entrance hall with open beamed staircase and oak panelling with immediately sight through to this property's extraordinary views. The kitchen and family room is a large contemporary extension and is 25 sq.ft. with double glass rear elevation, drinking in the long range vista to the Ashdown Forest framed by the South Downs, as well as the very large garden plot on two levels. This walled garden has timber seating areas, a large lawn (originally a tennis court), attractive flower, shrub, fruit and vegetable beds and is very private. The front of the property is a lawned garden and an extended front driveway for parking at least 4 cars, leading to the garage and has automatic gates and door and has ample parking. In addition to the exceptional fitted kitchen with wood-burner and wine cellar, the extension has a new utility room with a modern gas boiler with added solar power. There are 3 further reception spaces with a through sitting room having an attractive part glazed fireplace, a conservatory and a dining room (currently used as a music room). The first floor landing is light and very spacious and there are 3 large double bedrooms with a superb family bath/shower room including the principal bedroom with a high quality shower room and dressing room. The second floor can be a private floor having 2 double bedrooms and a shower room.

Gundreda Road is one of Lewes' premier roads, the east side in general having large gardens, this property in particular, and the most amazing uninterrupted panoramic views, notably to the north-east and east but also to the south-east over Lewes town and the Norman Castle. Gundreda Road is one of the quietest Lewes streets, with wide grass verges and a tree-lined road, characteristic of this leafy and attractive Wallands area which is interspersed with Edwardian and attractive 1930s houses, no.15 being a stunning and notable example. There is a good primary school just a couple of hundred yards away, as are the South Down walks. Lewes is a highly popular historic town with many cultural attractions and beautiful and significant period buildings. There is a vast array of independent shops complimenting the 3 superstores, together with many cafes and restaurants, as well as a fine new cinema just opposite the main line Railway Station (London Victoria approx. 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins).


Stairs to first floor. Hatch to full-width roof space with electric light. Eaves cupboard.

15'10 x 11' (4.83m x 3.35m). Double glazed window with outstanding view to Lewes town and Castle with the South Downs, including Mount Caburn and Lewes Golf Club. Door to eaves cupboard. TV point. Radiator. Spotlights. Pine door.

14'10 x 14'10 max (4.52m x 4.52m). Double glazed window having sensational view over open fields, past Old Malling Farmhouse to Hamsey. Exposed timber purlins. Central chimney breast. Eaves cupboard. Fitted range of double and single wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails.

8'5 x 6'9 (2.57m x 2.06m). Glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Triton Jewel electric shower and shower tray. Pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Radiator with thermostat. Recessed spotlights. Tiled floor. Extractor fan.


Spacious open landing, 22'10 x 13'10 max (6.96m x 4.22m). Double glazed window facing west to the front garden and Gundreda Road. Galleried staircase with exposed wood newel posts, curved hand rail and painted wooden balustrades. Wooden flooring. Exposed oak panelling to stairwell. Covered radiator with shelf top. Recessed spotlights. Smoke alarm. Recessed alcove with fitted shelves. Picture rail. Cupboard understairs with light and programmer.

17'7 x 13'7 (5.36m x 4.14m). Superb main suite with double aspect and double glazed windows to Gundreda Road. Fireplace. Limed oak floor. Picture rail. Radiator with thermostat. Pine doors to landing, dressing room and ensuite.

9'5 x 5' (2.87m x 1.52m). Double glazed window with tiled cill. Hanging rails and shelves, including overhead and currently with pull-out drawers. Recessed spotlights.

9'4 x 7'8 (2.84m x 2.34m). Double glazed window with magnificent picture view to the Crowborough Valley. Luxury double shower with drench and hand shower, glazed screens, tiled walls and floor. Twin contemporary wash basins with mixer taps and drawers under. Triple mirrored and illuminated bathroom cupboard. Low level w.c. with oak top. Recessed spotlight. Chrome ladder towel rail. Pine door.

15'1 x 13'9 (4.60m x 4.19m). Double aspect room with double glazed window and magnificent easterly view over the garden to the South Downs including Malling Coombe and the Crowborough Valley beyond, also southerly view to Mount Caburn and Firle Beacon. Fitted double wardrobe cupboard with stripped pine cupboards. Limed oak floor. Picture rail.

15'9 x 11'6 (4.80m x 3.51m). Double glazed window with tiled cill, looking east to Mount Caburn and Firle Beacon, and west to Gundreda Road. Double wardrobe cupboard with pine doors. Picture rail. Double radiator.

12'2 x 10'1 (3.71m x 3.07m). 2 Double glazed windows with sensational views to the Crowborough Valley and South Downs. Luxury bathroom with modern deep toll-top bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Contemporary double wash basin with mixer taps and drawer under. Glazed shower with drench shower and shower tray, marble style tiled walls and floor. Illuminated and mirrored double cupboard. Chromium ladder towel rail. Pine door.


Antique oak front entrance door with double glazed leadlight windows looking to the front garden. Tiled floor with mosaic feature. Cloaks hanging space with hanging rail and shelf over and wooden dado panelling. Oak door with glazed leadlight and side window to:-

14'8 x 12'8 (4.47m x 3.86m). Magnificent open staircase with vertical oak posts, exposed wooden treads, curved hand rail, spiral balustrade and oak panelling. Oak parquet floor. Exposed oak beam. Original service bell system. Smoke alarm. Double doors to sitting room and kitchen.

White suite of low level w.c. and contemporary wash basin with mixer tap. Tiled splashback. Recessed spotlights. Radiator with thermostat.

27' max x 15'5 (8.23m x 4.70m). Triple aspect room with double glazed leadlight window overlooking the rear garden to the Crowborough Valley and to the side garden to the south and front garden to the west. Featured bayed window with 2 attractive leadlight windows, coloured leadlight trims and original clay tile cills. Exposed brick fireplace with oak bressumer and shelf top, with cast iron wood-burner and tiled hearth. Oak ceiling beams and frame to fireplace. Oak parquet floor. Recessed spotlights. Double doors from entrance hall and double glazed double doors to:-

16'4 x 9'5 (4.98m x 2.87m). Triple aspect room with double glazed doors and aspect to east, south and west over the garden. Exposed brick wall and oak wood flooring. Double glazed panel ceiling.

13'3 x 17' into bay (4.04m x 5.18m) increasing to 20' (6.10m) into study alcove. Double glazed bay window to west over the front garden. Feature study area with double glazed window, oak study desk, computer shelf and wood floor. Fitted base cupboards with shelves and 3 wall lights. Further fitted storage cupboards with oak top. Cast iron fireplace with mantle and slate hearth with tile inset. Recessed spotlights.

25'10 x 25'8 (7.87m x 7.82m). Magnificent 25' square extension kitchen with double aspect and full-glazed elevations taking in the exceptional views. The kitchen has magnificent craftsman-built wood units with grey granite worktops and a central island. The island has cupboards and drawers, tray shelf, wine rack and feature drop lights over. Leckford electric Rangemaster with induction 5-ring hob, triple oven and warming drawer. Glazed splashback. Extractor fan with hood and spotlight. Granite tops to each side with drawers under and glazed wall display cupboards over. Space for American style fridge/freezer with fitted shelf under. Recessed stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, spray gun and Quooker boiling water tap. Granite top with grooved drainer. Fitted dishwasher. Pull-out bin. Fitted larder style cupboard with shelves, spice trays and pull-out drawers. Cathedral dome light over table area. East facing double doors to rear garden and high window side elevation to the south over the lower terrace. Stone tile floor with underfloor heating. Cast iron contemporary wood-burner. Exposed brick wall. Recessed spotlights with dimmer switch. Modern levered glass door and wooden steps to Wine Cellar, kept at cool temperature, with shelving and light.

Double glazed door to secondary entrance from the front driveway. Door to garage. Door to:-

15'10 x 5'3 (4.83m x 1.60m). Recessed sink unit with high pressure mixer taps. Worktops with cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled splashbacks. Fitted storage cupboards. Stone tile floor with underfloor heating. Recessed spotlights with dimmer switches. Double glazed door to east facing rear deck.


19'11 x 10'3 (6.07m x 3.12m). Side double glazed window. Up-and-over door. Vaulted ceiling and overhead storage. Volkera HE gas fired boiler. Solar power control box. Electric fuse box.

10'6 x 9'9 (3.20m x 2.97m). Double glazed window to garden. Curtained storage area. Extractor fan. Modern hot water cylinder.

Wooden entrance gate to west facing front garden with stone footpath across the lawn and standard ‘street style' lamps. Stainless steel front light and security system to entrance porch. Double gates from Gundreda Road to brick pavier driveway for possibly up to 6 cars. Stone raised beds. Screened front boundary.

East facing timber deck/terrace with glazed panels, stainless steel hand rails and fascia spotlights with under deck storage. Fully secluded lower garden south facing deck, 17'6 x 15' (5.33m x 4.57m), with outside light. Raised vegetable beds. Central arbor with stone steps. Crazy-paved stone seating terrace leading to the front garden, with flower and shrub beds. Large lawn, formally a tennis court, with west facing seating terrace, enjoying the evening sun. Timber summerhouse with double doors and attractive contemporary water feature. Timber shed 8' x 4' (2.44m x 1.22m) with compost area. The garden is approximately 90' x 87' (27.43m x 26.52m) and has fruit and vegetable beds, fruit trees and a greenhouse. Side entrance to north with timber gate.

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.

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