Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this most attractive double-fronted Grade II listed period house to the open market. The property has a full-width 28'10 (8.79m) sitting room with 17'8 (5.38m) dining room and 17' (5.18m) kitchen to the rear, opening onto the attractive rear walled garden. There are 5 bedrooms all together, with 3 doubles on the first floor, with ensuite bathroom to the main bedroom and a family bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor and the roof space, which has the potential for bringing into the accommodation. There is a good size cloakroom, with the main bedroom being a separate suite.
Keere Street is an iconic cobbled street leading from Lewes High Street to The Grange Manor House and Gardens. It is fabled that the Prince Regents once drove a coach and horses down the hill for a wager. The property is superbly located with fine views to the South Downs and the Newhaven Valley, being at the top of the hill and thus just feet from the High Street with its period buildings, independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There are 3 superstores in the town including Waitrose and Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria approx. 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins) is a short walk from the property, as is the neighbouring Depot Cinema. Lewes has excellent walks through the ‘old town' to open countryside and onto the South Downs.
Evidence from a local Historian dates 1 Keere Street as far back as 1430 for waste rights for the dwelling built encompassing 95-96 High Street and 1-5 Keere Street. The property was built in the 15th/16th century with some thought that it become a separate house in 1539. There has been a varied history including a bakery with bread oven and a butchers with a trademark hook in the sitting room, where there is also the original south wall. The original walls are said to have a vernacular box frame with English oak crown posts and the beam to ground and first floor level quite likely ship beams kept at Lewes. There is timber internal panelling and mathematical tile cladding to the corners of the building with inset wattle & daub between the oak frame with likely hazel wattle rods and horse hair lime plaster mix. There is lapsed (March 2017) permission to separate the front room for hallway and second reception room, as per the likely original layout.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Casement window. Exposed wood timbers and balustrades to stairs with wood panelled walls, leading to first floor landing. Smoke alarm.
13'8 x 8'6 (4.17m x 2.59m). West facing casement window. Double radiator. Exposed ceiling timbers. Latch door.
10'3 x 9'2 max (3.12m x 2.79m), skeiling to skeiling. Casement window overlooking rooftops to trees. Radiator. Exposed timbers. Latch door. Door to:-
Deep 12' (3.66m) ROOF SPACE
Tongue & groove flooring. Electric light. Hot water cylinder.
Central window light with wood panel over. Further south facing window. Double radiator. Oak wood floor on 2 levels.
15' x 13'2 (4.57m x 4.01m). Sash window. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Fireplace with wooden shelf top. Double radiator. Exposed painted wooden beams.
15'4 x 12'4 (4.67m x 3.76m). Sash window looking to Keere Street. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Dado rail. Radiator.
Sliding sash window looking to the High Street properties. Stairs to:-
12'x 5'8 (3.66m x 1.73m). Wood panelled steel bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Tiled bath area. Pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Recessed spotlights. Half dado panelling.
BEDROOM 5 (MAIN)
14'6 x 10'6 (4.42m x 3.20m). Sash window with far-reaching views across gardens to the South Downs. Fireplace area. Cased wood beams. Double radiator. Recessed spotlighting.
11'2 x 8' (3.40m x 2.44m). Sash window to rear walled garden and Westgate Chapel. Wood panelled steel bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. White suite comprising pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. Half wood panelled walls. Recessed spotlighting. Stainless steel bathroom cabinet. Extractor fan. Radiator.
28'10 x 15'7 (8.79m x 4.75m). Large picture window. Oak wood flooring. Ceiling timbers (some original ships timbers). Recessed spotlighting. 2 Wall light points. Double radiator. Attractive brick fireplace with old bread oven. Original butcher's hook. Original 1530 south wall. Fitted shelves. Glazed display alcove, fitted cupboards under. Central lobby with stairs to first floor landing.
Window. Low level w.c. Wash hand basin. Radiator.
17'8 x 13' (5.38m x 3.96m). South facing sash window with ornate wood wall. Oak wood flooring. Painted wood ceiling beam. Double radiator. Glazed door to:-
Thermostat. Barn style latch door to:-
17' x 11'10 (5.18m x 3.61m) narrowing to 8' (2.44m). Double aspect with casement window having superb south facing views over open countryside and the English Channel, and further east facing sash window overlooking the rear garden. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer taps with cupboards under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. 4-ring Stainless steel gas hob with Hotpoint stainless steel double oven and extractor fan. Worktops to each side with cupboards and drawers under. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-dryer. Dresser with glazed cupboards, drawers and cupboards under. Deep cupboard with Worcester combination gas boiler. Painted flint wall. Tiled floor. Recessed spotlighting. Double radiator. Glazed door to garden.
Cellar Room 1: 19'3 x 11'8 (5.87m x 3.56m).
Cellar Room 2: 9'10 x 15'10 (3.00m x 4.83m).
30' x 17' (9.14m x 5.18m). Beautiful walled garden with brick and flint walls to Westgate Chapel. Brick patio with single stone step to brick courtyard, shaded by apple tree. Clematis. Views over gardens to South Downs and the English Channel.
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.