Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present Flintwell to the open market for the first time in so many years. The property has a most attractive double-front with entrance porch, approached from a long drive off the country lane with parking and an attractive front courtyard. The house is attached to the Coach House with attached garages and an ‘L' shape to a one bedroom annexe. The ground floor has a raised entrance area looking over a magnificent 28' x 16' (8.53m x 4.88m) sitting room with high ceiling, feature fireplace, gallery/study area and feature window. The house has a formal west facing dining room, an ‘L' shaped kitchen/breakfast room, study/bedroom (4), garden room, boiler room, utility with 2 cloakrooms, all servicing the rear courtyard. The first floor has a large rear landing with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms (1 ensuite). The central suite could potentially be divided into two bedrooms. The property has oil fired central heating and superb features including exposed beams, fireplace, sash windows and attractive staircase. The rear garden is a particular feature being walled and very large, 145' x 110' (44.20m x 33.53m), with fruit trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs and there is rear gate access with outbuildings and additional front and rear courtyards.
To find a property in Iford, much less such a magnificent house such as Flintwell, is rare indeed. This hamlet is in the heart of the countryside and yet just two miles out of Lewes, just beyond Kingston and Swanborough, set in a farming community. A footpath can be joined over countryside and it is a short bicycle ride into the town or alternatively just four miles from the coast via the C7. Lewes, a former market town and the county town of East Sussex, has a most interesting and historical core of period buildings including the Norman Castle. This stunning town has many independent shops, cafes, restaurants, public houses as well as three superstores, the superb Depot Cinema and mainline Railway Station (London Victoria 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins). There are excellent state and private schools in the immediate area, also Glyndebourne Opera House, many sporting facilities and easy access to Brighton with the universities, Gatwick and London via the A27/A23 connection.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
25'3 x 8' (7.70m x 2.44m). 2 Casement gabled windows looking to the rear garden. Covered radiator. Double storage cupboard. Oak balustrade, hand rail and uprights. Large area for a study desk. Hatch to insulated roof space.
BEDROOM 1 (MAIN)
20'8 (6.30m) max. into gabled windows x 12'5 (3.78m) widening into ‘L' shape dressing area of 22' (6.71m). Double aspect room with 2 gabled casement windows looking to countryside to the west and the rear garden to the east. Alcove. 2 Covered radiators. Dressing area with 3 double wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Timber upright. Telephone point.
11'2 x 9'2 (3.40m x 2.79m). Gabled casement window. Suite comprising tile panelled bath with hand grips, mixer taps and shower attachment. Low level w.c. Wash basin with mixer taps, cupboard and drawers under. Bidet. Wall light point. Heated chrome towel rail with half tiled walls.
16' x 12'1 (4.88m x 3.68m). Double glazed end window and double aspect to west over the front courtyard. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards with fitted shelves and hanging rails. Wash basin with top and cupboard under. Covered radiator. Wall light point.
17'1 x 12'2 (5.21m x 3.71m). 2 Gabled windows looking to the front courtyard. Covered radiator. 2 Wall cupboards with hanging rail. Door to bathroom. N.B. This room could easily be divided to create 2 rooms.
‘JACK & JILL' BATH/SHOWER ROOM
11' x 7'2 (3.35m x 2.18m). N.B. The bathroom has 2 doors, one as an ensuite from Bedroom 3 and one from the landing. Panelled bath. Low level w.c. Wash basin with cupboards under. Tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower. Radiator. Shaver point. Gabled window.
OPEN ENTRANCE VESTIBULE
Open sloping roof with brick floor and outside light. Clematis and benched seat. Oak door to:-
8'3 x 7'9 (2.51m x 2.36m). Window to courtyard. Sloping high ceiling with exposed beam. Flagstone floor. Glazed wood door and oak panelling.
Window. Low level w.c. Wash basin. Dressing area. Radiator. Cupboard.
Open ENTRANCE AREA & SITTING ROOM
28'4 x 19'5 (8.64m x 5.92m). 9'8 (2.95m) ceiling height. 2-Tier room with terracotta tiled floor to entrance area with upright beams and gallery style. Attractive panelled staircase to the first floor landing with oak balustrades and hand rail. Arch to additional gallery/study area, 18'6 x 6'5 (5.64m x 1.96m). Glazed door to rear courtyard and casement window to south. Exposed brick and flint wall. Exposed ceiling beams. Overhead storage cupboard. Arch with steps down to:-
Sitting room: 2 Sash windows looking west to the courtyard. Magnificent brick inglenook open fireplace with brass hood, stone hearth and oak bressummer. Oak base cupboards and top. 2 Covered radiators. Exposed ceiling beams. 5 Wall light points.
11'2 x 9'9 (3.40m x 2.97m). Triple aspect room with low-level window. Exposed brick and flint wall. Exposed ceiling beam and part sloping roof. Fitted bookshelves and alcove with shelves. Telephone point. Exposed pine door and architrave.
17'4 x 12'2 (5.28m x 3.71m). 2 Sash windows looking west to the courtyard. 9' (3.74m) ceiling height with exposed ceiling beam. Dado rail. Pine door and architrave.
‘L' shaped KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
18'max x 19' (5.49m x 5.79m) extending to 27' (8.23m). Sash window looking to the courtyard. Twin-bowl stainless steel sink unit with single drainer, cupboards and drawers under and worktop to each side. Tiled splashback. Zanussi 4-ring electric hob with extractor hood and light over, double cupboards under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Beko double electric oven. Wall cupboards. Pine store cupboard and larder with automatic light. Space for fridge/freezer. TV point. Exposed ceiling beam. Tiled floor. ‘L' shape with casement window to courtyard. Glazed dining cupboards. Space for a dining table. Overhead shelving. Exposed beams.
7'9 x 6' (2.36m x 1.83m). Grant oil fired boiler with electronic programmer. Space for freezer. Electric fuse box. Alarm panel.
13'8 x 9'3 (4.17m x 2.82m) with opaque ceiling and windows to courtyard. Radiator. Quarry tiled floor.
14'4 x 9'4 (4.37m x 2.84m). Window towards Flintwell. Roof light. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for freezer . Worktop with cupboard under. Doors to courtyard and rear garden.
Separate cloakroom for garden with low level w.c. Cupboards.
27' x 17'8 (8.23m x 5.38m). 10' (3.05m) ceiling height. Door to side access. Window to rear. Workshop area with shelves and workbench. Sliding barn style door. N.B. Excellent potential for conversion to further accommodation (subject to planning permission). Central open area with double doors to rear courtyard.
10' x 9'6 (3.05m x 2.90m). Window to front courtyard. Quarry tiled floor. Exposed beam
19'4 x 11' (5.89m x 3.35m). Door and window to front courtyard. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Electric storage heater.
17'2 x 10' (5.23m x 3.05m). 2 Windows to front courtyard. Fitted shelves. Electric storage heater. Covered radiator. Quarry tiled floor.
Panelled bath. Low level w.c. Wash basin. Electric heater. Hatch to roof space. Tiled floor.
COURTYARDS & GARDENS
Shared front drive (currently only used by Flintwell) with parking space for 4 to west boundary. Grass bank with trees and flint wall with timber gate. Double wrought iron gates to front courtyard with walls and annexe surround and brick and flint base for sitting and parking. Rear courtyard with brick and flint floor with raised borders, water feature and sun dial. Access to rear of house. Sensor light. Timber and wrought iron gate to main garden with brick and flint walls. 145' x 110' (44.20m x 33.53m) large lawn area with trees. 3 Storage sheds, 28' x 12' (8.53m x 3.66m), potential as a home office. Woodland area. Fruit cage. Rear lawn bordered by flint wall to rear lane. Rear gate to rear access and lane. Apple trees. North glazed walk with Laurel 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.