Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to announce the sale of this fine double fronted period flint house, dating from c.1700. This three-storey property is Grade II listed with 3/5 bedrooms (3 doubles and 2 attic rooms) and bathroom. The ground floor has a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, study and a 2-roomed cellar. There is a large rear garden with seating terraces, lawns and planting beds, with car parking spaces and a large outbuilding/home office, all facing south and west and backing onto rolling fields and the South Downs.
This property is in a semi-rural position overlooking Offham Church with countryside beyond and backing onto open fields. There is a footpath just yards away, that leads onto the South Downs as well as across the road past the church to a footpath along the River Ouse and into Lewes as well as to Hamsey. Lewes is just 1 mile with the historical town centre just beyond, with stunning period buildings, independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Lewes Railway Station connects to Brighton (20 mins), London Victoria (65 mins) and London Bridge (90 mins).
THE ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
ATTIC ROOM 1
12'2 x 10'2 (3.71m x 3.10m). Casement window with pine sill and secondary glazing facing south. Attractive room with sloping ceiling and exposed timber to open eaves storage space. Stairs to first floor landing.
Pine balustrade, hand rail and newel post with stairs to second and ground floors. Double radiator. Pine latch door.
14'4 x 10'4 (4.37m x 3.15m). Leadlight casement window with magnificent views across the garden to open fields and the South Downs. Fitted cupboards to full depth including 4 double wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Radiator. Pine panelling to door area.
17'8 (5.38m) narrowing to 20'10 x 11'3 (6.36m x 3.42m). Casement windows to The Street with Sussex catches and secondary glazing. Upright beams and ceiling beam. Curtained large airing area with shelves above hot water tank. Full width bespoke wardrobes comprising 3 doubles with hanging rails, shelves and oak doors. Fitted full height storage cupboard with shelves and 4 doors. Double radiator. Latch door to:-
7'4 x 6'7 (2.24m x 2.01m). Vent window. White suite of wood panelled cast iron bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Low level w.c. with wooden seat. Wash basin with wood top and cupboard under. Wood panelling with shelf top. Half tiled walls with roll-top tiling. Radiator.
ATTIC ROOM 2
12'3 x 9'5 (3.73m x 2.87m). Dormer casement window with superb view to west over the garden to open fields and the South Downs beyond. Hatch to insulated roof space. Upright wall beams and upright timbers to eaves storage and to staircase to the first floor landing. Brick chimney breast.
Deep wall cupboard with exposed chimney breast and stone wall section. Second staircase to ground floor.
11'3 x 9'6 (3.43m x 2.90m). Leadlight casement window to the rear garden and open fields and woodland beyond. Radiator. Deep storage cupboard with pine bracketed door and shelves. Period pine latch door.
Glazed principal entrance door from garden to:-
14'9 x 10'8 (4.50m x 3.25m). Leadlight casement window to rear garden. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer taps, worktops to each side with drawer and cupboards under. Zanussi ceramic electric 4-ring hob and Creda electric double oven. Worktop with cupboards under and wall cupboard over. Cupboard housing Glow Worm Profile gas fired boiler with Lifestyle electric programmer. Exposed brick chimney breast with cast iron wood-burner. Exposed ceiling beam. Wood panelling to 2 walls. Space for a breakfast table. Door to cellar.
Stairs to first floor landing.
10'6 x 9'4 (3.20m x 2.84m). Casement leadlight window with Sussex catches and secondary glazing looking to The Street. Brick fireplace with wooden mantle. Double radiator. Fitted bookshelves. Exposed ceiling beam. Fitted pine base cupboard. Exposed pine architrave and latch door.
SECOND INNER HALLWAY
Door to cellar. Feature exposed brick and stone walls.
14'7 x 14'3 (4.45m x 4.34m). 2 Casement leadlight windows with Sussex catches looking to The Street. Magnificent brick inglenook with brick inset, oak bressummer, and c.18th brick oven. Chimney with cast iron wood-burner and brick hearth. Tiled shelf to each side and nook. Pine latch door to shared porch. Pine latch door to second stairs to first floor. Full-height storage cupboard. Exposed ceiling beams and main oak beam. Upright wall beams. Double radiator. Wall light. Latch door to inner hallway. Fitted bookshelves.
14'7 x 13'6 (4.45m x 4.11m). Leadlight window looking west to garden. Glazed door to garden. Magnificent brick fireplace and exposed oak bressummer with quarry tiled hearth. Arch to deep c.18th bread oven. Vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and exposed ceiling beams. Exposed brick walls with horizontal beam, and further exposed wall beams. Fitted unit with pine cupboard under and fitted shelves. Large understair cupboard.
2-way brick steps with oak uprights and 2 doors. Electric light and fitted shelves. Electric fuse box and meter. Cellar Room 1: 14'3 x 11'5 (4.34m x 3.48m). Electric light. Exposed chimney breast. Natural light from window to The Street. Exposed original brick floor. Stone block walls. Cellar Room 2: 10'8 x 6'5 (3.25m x 1.96m). Natural light from window to the The Street. Exposed ceiling joists. Electric light.
GARDEN to immediate rear of house: gravel car parking space, 2 steps to brick pathway across rear of property. Shaped circular lawn with attractive flower and shrub beds. Outside light and water tap. Stone slabbed path to rear gardens. Covered old well adjacent dining room window.
COURTYARD GARDEN Attractive near-square lawn with trellis. Panelled water butt. Superb flint central wall and arch to rear garden with slabbed pathway and steps. 2 brick and flint storage sheds either side of garden w.c.
MAIN GARDEN Attractive lawn area with trellis and arbor. Slabbed patio seating area and greenhouse 8' x 4' (2.44m x 1.22m) and garden store box. Wood sleeper steps to pebbled path to garden seating area with fencing for privacy. Large lawn with attractive flowers, shrubs, pond, herb and vegetable areas, young fruit trees. Superb views to open fields and the South Downs.
GARDEN furthest from house: lawned area for turning and additional private parking, LPG gas tank, wood store, further wood store, compost area, mature horse chestnut tree and native hedging. Views of farmland and South Downs beyond.
Large detached OUTBUILDING
20'8 x 19'6 (6.30m x 5.94m) (suitable for possible use as a Home Office). Main room: 20'8 x 11'4 (6.30m x 3.45m). 2 Sets of hardwood double doors to main garden and courtyard garden, hardwood sash window. Tiled floor. Stable door to south. Hatch to large useful attic. Work surface and ceramic sink with tap. Hardwood door to:- Workshop: 13' x 9' (3.96m x 2.74m) (formerly a garage) with brick floor. Overhead shelves. Vaulted ceiling. Sash window to east. Double garage door. Outside water tap and light.
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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