Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to announce the marketing of this very fine 1930's detached country house, superbly renovated and extended by the current owner. The property is in a fabulous location surrounded by open fields, the South Downs, and also by it's own land comprising 2 large paddocks, one to the south and one to the west, with separate access and stables. The house has 4 double bedrooms upstairs and a new shower room. Plans have been approved to extend the first floor with additional master bedroom and ensuite, if required. The ground floor has a feature entrance and reception hall with a wood-burner and a walk-in cloaks room, study/bedroom 5, downstairs cloakroom and sitting room with south facing bay window and attractive fireplace with wood-burner. The rear of the house has been transformed into an open-plan living area incorporating the luxury kitchen including high quality fittings, an Aga and central breakfast bar, a sitting room with fabulous views and a further extended dining area overlooking the evening patio. There is also a utility room and the property has double glazed aluminum windows, oak floorboards and oil fired central heating.
Whiteway House has magnificent views, being surrounded by countryside and the rolling South Downs. The view to the east is outstanding, looking beyond Rodmell which is just a few hundred yards walks, as are bridleways, and across the valley between Firle Beacon and Mount Caburn. Rodmell has an excellent public house, a cricket ground and superb country walks beyond, and of course, Monks House, famously Virginia Woolf's residence. The English coast is just 4 miles south and Lewes to the north, is approximately the same distance, with it's historic town centre including an abundance of period properties and attractions, an excellent range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, 3 superstores and the superb Depot cinema. Lewes mainline Railway Station has services to London Victoria (65 mins), London Bridge (90 mins) and Brighton (15 mins). The property is beautifully tucked away from the road and is approached via its long driveway with electric gates, but also connects easily to Brighton via the village of Kingston.
Aluminum double glazed window with oak cill to rear. Hatch to insulated roof space. Dimmer switch. West landing with storage cupboard. Radiator.
BEDROOM 1 (MAIN)
17'7 x 12'2. Double aspect room with aluminum windows and oak cills, looking east to front garden and to the large south facing garden with trees and South Downs beyond. Radiator. Bookshelves. Fitted wardrobes with double and 2 singles with side shelves. Latch door.
17'6 x 9'3. Double aspect room with aluminum double glazed window looking to the front garden and westerly view to fields and the South Downs. Fitted shelves. Radiator. Latch door.
Moden SHOWER ROOM
9'7 x 6'10. Aluminum double glazed frosted window. Double shower cubicle with drench shower and hand attachment, double shower tray, glazed screen and metro style tiling. Contemporary circular wash basin with mixer tap and drawer under. Chrome ladder towel rail. Oak flooring. Airing cupboard with lagged tank and immersion heater. Recessed spotlights.
Aluminum double glazed window. Low level w.c.
12'5 x 11'1. Double aspect room with aluminum double glazed windows to the front garden and superb outlook to open fields and the South Downs to the east. Radiator. Fitted shelves. Latch door.
15'4 x 9'6. Aluminum double glazed window with magnificent south aspect view over open fields to the South Downs. Radiator. Shelves with oak top. Latch door.
Magnificent open-plan reception hall with part glazed oak entrance door with side window and seating space. Picture window looking to courtyard with Wisteria. Oak flooring. 2 Radiators. 2 Brass wall lights. Recessed spotlights. Deep cloaks cupboard, 10'7 x 4'7, with hanging rail, coat hooks and fitted shelves over and to side, oak flooring and radiator. Arch to:-
19'1 x 11'7. Brick fireplace with thick oak mantle and cast iron wood-burner with brick hearth. Oak wood panelling. Picture rail. Oak panelled stairs with balustrade and hand rail. Thermostat.
13'7 x 4'11. Aluminum double glazed window. Low level w.c. Buckingham double wash basin with stainless steel stand. Emerald metro style tiled wall. Oak flooring. Recessed spotlights. Latch door.
12'3 x 10'3. Double aspect room overlooking the west garden and to fields and the South Downs to the south over front driveway and garden. Oak flooring. Radiator. Telephone point. Picture rail. Dimmer switch.
20'5 max x 16'8 into bay. Double aspect room with double glazed patio doors to garden and 2 aluminum double glazed windows to front garden. Understairs storage cupboard. Brick fireplace with thick oak mantle, brick hearth and cast iron wood-burner. Fitted bureau to reveal with shelves. TV stand, cupboards under. Radiator. Picture rail. Oak flooring. Arched window.
Magnificent open-plan LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN
45' x 24'2. Sitting area with double aspect and picture window to rear garden, double glazed triple doors opening to the west facing garden and superb South Downs backdrop. Bureau with TV stand, shelves over and cupboards under. Wood block wall. Radiator. Oak flooring. Dining area with double aspect to rear and west. Dining area extended and fitted with double sliding door to the evening patio. Wood panelled wall. Fitted shelves. Radiator. Oak flooring. Kitchen area: Tiled recess with gas Aga with 2 hot plates and 2 ovens. Worktop to each side with pan drawer and fitted wooden cupboards. Overhead plate shelf. Cabinet housing American style fridge/freezer. Marble top unit with cupboard under. Central island with marble top and recessed ceramic sink with brass mixer tap and grooved drainer. Bosch dishwasher. Pull-out bin, cupboards under. Breakfast bar to other side with space for stools. Siemens 4-ring induction hob and stainless steel electric oven under with tiled back. Drawer unit and cupboard under. Drop light and recessed spotlights. Arched double glazed window giving triple aspect to the room. Oak flooring. Pine door to garden. Sliding cupboards to either side of door to:-
9' x 8'8. Arched double glazed window to east garden. Worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-dryer. Fitted shelves and broom cupboard.
Superbly converted into excellent accommodation comprising:-
GROUND FLOOR LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN: 20'4 x 13'9. Double glazed sliding doors to private patio. Timber ceiling, vaulted with brass wall light. Oak block floor. Kitchen area with stainless steel sink unit with single drainer. Zanussi 2-ring electric hob with stainless steel oven under. Oak worktops with cupboards under and space for fridge/freezer. Exposed ceiling beams. Dimmer switch. Wooden steps to first floor.
SHOWER ROOM: 6'4 x 4'10. Superb shower room with glazed and tiled cubicle and Mira electric shower. Extractor fan. Lighted mirror. Wood block floor. Oak door.
FIRST FLOOR BED PLATFORM: 11' x 9' with railings. Dimplex storage heater.
2 WOODEN STABLES
12' x 12' & 12' x 9' with stable doors and windows. Sheltered front area.
25' x 17'. Superb storage barn with vaulted ceiling and double doors and side window. Power and lighting.
The long driveway is approached via a timber entrance gate with automatic control and entryphone and leads to a large circular pebble driveway with central shrub area, parking for several cars and leading to the entrance porch, with small courtyard to the side with climbing Wisteria. Gate to main west garden with attractive arbor. Large east facing lawned garden with hedge and tree border, and running to east face of house with well planted flower and shrub borders, gate to rear garden and vegetable and fruit plot. South side garden bordering the driveway with apple trees and a raised timber seating terrace, having exceptional views over Rodmell, open fields and to the South Downs. Gate to south field and 5-bar gate to main garden and west field. South field, approximately 3 acres, bordering farmland and with uninterrupted views to the South Downs to the south and west and to Rodmell, Mount Caburn and Firle Beacon to the east. Separate 5-bar gate access from the C7 for horses/livestock. West garden with paved patio accessed from the kitchen/living room, with outside lighting and tap, leading to a long lawned garden with magnificent fire pit with curved walls, solid base and ample seating. 5-bar gate to west field, just over 3 acres, with gate to main garden and side field for easy equestrian access. Exception south and west views to the South Downs and towards Kingston village. Rear garden with paved patio to enjoy the evening sun, and pathway leading to front east area. Wood store. Stone steps to feature wooden seating area with wooden deck. Fir, apple and plum trees. Chicken coop.
Lewes District Council, Band G
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