Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this newly converted character duplex apartment, with many original and added features, to the open market. The lower floor has a double bedroom with double glazed window to the rear, an additional ceiling light panel and a new ensuite shower room. The magnificent original staircase leads to the upper penthouse area, 24' x 23' max., with a vaulted 17ft ceiling to the sitting area, fully fitted high-end kitchen area with original stone mullioned windows overlooking Eastgate precinct, and an additional cloakroom. There are feature exposed timbers and steel beams and a wrought iron circular staircase to the upper mezzanine level, ideal as an open study gallery or a further double bedroom. The property has beautiful and contemporary features with antique style radiators as well as gas fired central heating and double glazing. A car parking space to the rear of the property is available and the apartment has a new 125 year lease.
The Eastgate precinct is considered the very heart of Lewes town centre and as you step out from the gated communal courtyard, you see the attractive humpback Cliffe Bridge over the River Ouse leading into Cliffe High Street. The main precinct with numerous shops including Boots and Waitrose just around the corner, not to mention the many cafes, bars and restaurants including the original ‘Bills', are right on your doorstep. Lewes High Street and the historical core is just to the west, with a vast array of independent shops and period buildings and the buzzing pedestrianised Cliffe High Street to the east, with access to riverside and downland walks just a few hundred yards away. An easy level 5-10 minute walk brings you to the excellent Depot Cinema and Lewes Railway Station with connections to Brighton (20 mins), London Victoria (65 mins) and London Bridge (90 mins).
THE ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
COMMUNAL ENTRANCE COURTYARD
Gated entrance with video entry control. Communal seating area with black limestone paving and wrought iron stairs to:-
COMMUNAL ENTRANCE HALL
Door to The Lofts 2.
uPVC sash window with view to rear and Harveys Brewery. Wide oak staircase with oak newel post to upper level. Door to:-
11'1 (3.38m) extending to 14'3 (4.34m) x 9'9 (2.97m) extending to 13'4 (4.06m). Feature opaque ceiling light panel to stairwell. Double glazed sash window to rear. Antique style radiator. TV & telephone points. Exposed steel beam. Recessed spotlighting. Smoke alarm. Storage space understairs. Sliding door to:-
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
8'3 x 3'4 (2.51m x 1.02m). Walk-in glazed shower cubicle with independent ‘drench' shower and hand attachment. Extractor fan. Pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Lighted mirror with shaver point. Low level w.c. Wood style floor. Chrome ladder towel rail. Recessed spotlighting.
PENTHOUSE FLOOR (TOP)
Superb open-plan LOUNGE/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN
23'8 x 24'9 max (7.21m x 7.54m) into mezzanine above. 17'2 (5.23m) vaulted ceiling height. Double aspect with wide rooflight to rear and original stone mullion window with double glazed units to south looking across the town with the chalky cliffs and South Downs beyond. 2 Antique style radiators. Feature vertical, horizontal and diagonal exposed beams. Recessed spotlighting. Smoke alarm. Kitchen area with high-end range of charcoal wall and base units. 1½ bowl sink unit with single drainer and worktops to each side. Integrated Indesit washing machine/dryer. Integrated Lamona dishwasher. Shelf unit. Bosch 4-ring stainless steel gas hob, electric oven and extractor fan over. Pop-up media/charging station. 2 Modern drop lights and directional spotlights to exposed ceiling beams. Video entrance control. Hive heating control. Glazed light panel and wrought iron circular staircase to mezzanine level.
Contemporary suite of low level w.c. and wash basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Wood style flooring. Chrome ladder towel rail. Deep eaves cupboard with gas fired combi boiler.
MEZZANINE (accessed by circular staircase)
STUDY GALLERY/BEDROOM 2
11'7 x 8'3 (3.53m x 2.51m) extending to 12'8 (3.86m). 9'6 (2.90m) ceiling height with wide Velux window. Exposed wood horizontal and diagonal ceiling beams. Antique style radiator. Modern drop lights. Smoke and fire alarm. Telephone point. Glazed light panel overlooking the kitchen/dining area.
New 125 year lease. Ground rent: £150 pa. Service charge: 14.5% of the total freeholders costs (on average approximately £1,500 pa). Car parking space to rear available.
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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