- Iconic Grade II listed Georgian house
- 500 sq.m (5380 sq.ft) of flexible accommodation
- Second floor apartment/workspace with separate access
- Large south facing garden
- Panoramic southerly views
- 3 Garages and 4/5 parking spaces
- Original features throughout
- Town centre location
Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are proud to offer the prestigious Hill Lodge to the open market. This property is an iconic double-fronted Grade II listed house which stands on St. Annes Hill, High Street, with 500 sq.m (5,380 sq.ft.) of flexible accommodation. The property dates back to the early 1700s with a stunning Georgian façade and has a most generous entrance hall with a feature Georgian staircase. The property is distinguished by large sash windows giving light accommodation with exceptional views over Southover and down the Ouse Valley between the South Downs to the English Channel. Hill Lodge has been in the same family ownership for approximately 55 years, providing the family home, an architectural business and a top floor flat with separate independent entrance. The accommodation comprises 10 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms and 3 bathrooms, together with cellarage which could easily be adapted into further living accommodation (subject to appropriate permission). The garden is south facing and large being approximately 27m, also with marvellous views. There are 3 garages and 4-5 parking spaces just yards across the road, separately valued at £175,000. Entering the house gives immediate pleasure with an open dining hall and sight of the feature staircase and through to the garden. The main sitting room is bayed and a full 7.87m depth, a family room and west area of bathroom, breakfast room and kitchen, with the opportunity of extending into the garden outbuilding area (subject to planning permission). The first floor has large bedrooms including an 8 meter room, which could equally be a first floor sitting room and the west wing opening up amazing easterly views.
Lewes is a gem within East Sussex, the county town and a past market town, with important and attractive period buildings throughout the historic core of the High Street area and Southover. A town of great history with Lewes' Norman Castle, Bull House where Thomas Paine constructed his writings for American independence, the Town Hall with the martyrs memorial, cobbled Keere Street, Southover Grange Manor House and Gardens, Anne of Cleves House and the Priory Cluniac Monastery, demolished by King Henry VIII. Lewes is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, with the River Ouse running through the centre of the town within the valley and running down to the English Channel. Close to the Universities at Falmer and Brighton with the city centre off the A27 and connecting to the A23/M23 Gatwick-London motorway. Lewes has excellent schools, however there are also highly regarded public schools such as Brighton, Eastbourne and Ardingly College and Bedes. Glyndebourne Opera House is close by. Lewes is a commuting town, connected by rail to London (Victoria approx. 65 mins & London Bridge 80 mins) and the station is just over 5 minutes' walk from Hill Lodge.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Superb RECEPTION HALL
Magnificent Georgian door with fanlight. Parquet wooden floor. Wall light. Dentilled cornice. Brass and glass wall light. Dado rail. 2 Georgian arches to-
6.44m x 3.70m. 2 Sash windows to St. Annes Hill. Parquet wooden floor. Antique radiator. Tiled fireplace with wooden mantle. Dado rail. Dentilled cornice. Tapestry rails.
Magnificent Georgian staircase with half-landing and ornate handrail and balustrade. Brass and glass wall light. Dado panelling. Fitted shelving to arched area. Tapestry rails.
7.87m x 4.34m. Bay window with glazed door to garden. Antique radiator. Dentilled cornice. Dado rail. Tapestry rails. Exposed wooden floorboards. Brass and glass wall lights. Cast iron fireplace with granite inset and wooden mantle. Cased beam. Rear door to garden lobby.
4.64m x 3.70m. 2 Sash windows to St. Annes Hill. Rounded wall to passageway. Arched display alcove. Brass and glass wall lights. Dado rail.
Original clay tiled floor. Double storage cupboard. Door to side entrance. Door and brick steps to cellars.
3.05m x 1.27m. Window. Panelled bath. Pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Shelved alcove. Hatch to roof space. Tiled walls. Heated towel rail.
‘L' shaped KITCHEN
4.14m x 3.71m. Sash window with outlook to the garden terrace. Stainless steel sink unit with double drainer, cupboards under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Point for electric cooker. Worktops and cupboards under.
4.31m x 3.80m. Double aspect with glazed door to garden and sash window to garden. Pine shelved breakfast cupboard. Cast iron fireplace. Exposed wooden floorboards.
Glazed door and side window to garden. 2 Storage cupboards.
Low level w.c.
Approached by brick steps with handrail. Store room 1: 8.62m x 2.46m. Store room 2: 5.59m x 2.11m. Room: 2.92m x 1.57m with rear window to south. Boiler room: 3.12m x 2.22m with gas fired boiler. Wine cellar 2.31m x 1.83m.
Door to separate landing and stairs from main house and leading to second and ground floor independent access. Hatch to original lead sink. Door to bedroom. Separate door from:-
Extraordinary Georgian staircase and landing with exceptional arched window overlooking the rear garden and to the Newhaven Valley. Dentilled cornice. Wooden dado panelling. Exposed wooden floorboards. Galleried landing with columns and ornate hand rails and balustrade.
BEDROOM 6 (Main)/DRAWING ROOM
8.00m x 4.41m. Magnificent bay window overlooking the garden and uninterrupted views to the South Downs and the English Channel. Pine floorboards. Arched alcove with shelves. Superb ornate fireplace with tiled inset and grate. Ornate cornice. Dado rail. Tapestry rails. Original door.
4.83m x 3.69m. 2 Sash windows to St. Annes Hill. Fireplace with wooden mantle. Fitted shelves. Wardrobe cupboard. Cornice. Dado rail.
4.44m x 3.40m. 2 Sash windows with aspect to the High Street and St. Peters Place. Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Cornice. Dado rail.
1.98m x 1.85m. Sash window to St. Peters Place. Radiator. Fitted shelves. Cornice. Dado rail.
SECONDARY LANDING (west wing)
5.58m x 3.95m. Superb bay window with views to the Newhaven Valley and to Firle Beacon and Mount Caburn, obliquely to Lewes Golf Course and over the garden to Priory Crescent and Southover Church. Pine floorboards. Dado rail. Wooden mantle with cast iron grate and tiled inset and hearth. Cornice.
KITCHENETTE (possible bathroom)
3.03m x 2.45m. Bay window with an extraordinary easterly view over the garden to South Downs including High Street rooftops and the Golf Course. Enamel sink with drawers and cupboards under. Point for electric cooker. Exposed wooden floorboards.
4.43m x 3.69m. Double aspect with sash window to St. Annes Hill gardens and to the High Street. Pine floorboards. Antique radiator. Fitted double wardrobe. Painted tile inset to cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Dado rail.
3.25m x 2.51m max. Double casement window. Panelled cast iron bath. Wash basin with cupboard under. Fireplace.
Window. Low level w.c. Door to secondary staircase.
SECOND FLOOR APARTMENT
The apartment has a 2-storey staircase and separate access from a side door to the High Street, allowing the flat or workspace to be wholly independent.
Roof light. Double radiator. Tank cupboard and over-stairs cupboard. Stairs to half-landing with casement window. Arch over space for study desk area. Lobby and further landing with deep storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 1/SITTING ROOM
5.58m x 3.96m, with sloping ceilings. Feature bay window with exceptional views of the South Downs across the valley to the English Channel and including Firle Beacon, Mount Caburn and Southover with Priory Crescent and Southover Church. Pine floorboards. Cast iron fireplace. Double radiator. Picture rail.
4.51m x 3.68m. Double aspect room with sash window looking over gardens of St. Annes Hill and window to the High Street. Cast iron fireplace. Double radiator. Double wardrobe cupboard. Picture rail.
3.34m x 2.80m. Sash window with westerly outlook over gardens. Stainless steel sink unit. Worktop with drawers and cupboards under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Worcester gas fired combination boiler. Point for electric cooker. Double radiator. Cast iron fireplace. Fitted shelves.
3.68m x 1.83m. Sash dormer window looking to St. Annes Hill. Wood panelled white cast iron bath with shower attachment. Pedestal wash basin. Double radiator. Heated towel rail.
Window. Low level w.c. Radiator.
4.40m x 3.65m, with sloping ceiling. Sash window with secondary glazing and outlook to St. Peters Place. 2 Shelved cupboards. 2 Doors to landing.
BEDROOM 4 (main for flat)
4.72m x 4.67m, with double gabled ceiling and bolted original roof beam. Double aspect with sash window to St. Annes Hill gardens. Sash window with aspect towards the Newhaven Valley, English Channel and the South Downs. Cast iron fireplace. 2 Fitted cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Fitted shelves.
5.45m x 3.45m. Triple aspect room with sash window to St. Annes Hill and bayed window to south and east. Wardrobe cupboard with fitted shelves to side and storage cupboard. Exposed ceiling beams.
Stone entrance steps with wrought iron railings either side of the Georgian entrance door.
Clay tiled upper terrace with open southerly aspect, wild flower borders and hedge screen. Brick central steps with handrail. Flagstone terrace with Michaelmas Daisies and brick walled area leading to a large south facing lawn with mature shrubs and a pear tree to the west. Path to rear potting shed and garden store, 4.57m x 3.35m. Further storage area and corridor with gate to secondary entrance area, 17.07m x 24.38m, which leads to the High Street. Rear brick section with central and side shrub beds with small outbuilding, Laurel hedge and Chestnut tree.
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.