OIRO £775,000 Sold STC

Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to introduce The Workshop, Pipe Passage to the market. This delightful detached property has an iron gate and wooden shuttering, affording true privacy from a little known or used passageway. The property has two large reception rooms, the dining/family room having bi-fold doors opening onto the garden. The main bedroom is a large double also with double doors, the bathroom has high ceiling and the main house with accommodation into the roof ridge with exposed timbers. The accommodation has exposed floorboards throughout and has magnificent views either over the garden or to the Castle. The light kitchen is fitted and there is a new bathroom with shower, as well as a utility room and gas central heating. The lawn expands into a good size and has a separate studio/temporary bedroom. The garden receives the sun in part throughout the day with an easterly patio.

Pipe Passage is a secret little corner of Lewes and a prime location. To sit in the dining room with doors flung open, one can scarcely hear a sound, looking out onto the garden with St. Michaels Church and grounds just over the dwarf wall and High Street properties just beyond. The eastern elevation has an uninterrupted and extraordinary view of the attractive western flank of Lewes Castle and bank. Pipe Passage itself, so novel due to its quaint narrow nature feeding between Westgate Chapel opposite on the High Street and walking to New Road with the picturesque paddock beyond. There was a pipe factory opposite the offices of Viva Lewes and thus was the lane occupying The Round House, a former windmill owned by Virginia Woolf. Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria approx. 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins) is an easy 5 minute walk, and is aopposite the Depot Cinema.

The history of the site and Pipe Passage was analysed in an archaeological dig where clay pipes were found and a Saxon settlement. The property was built practically on the Castle wall, originally as a Silversmith`s workshop and is, amongst other uses, ideal as a live/work property, though suitable for an artist/sculptor or wood worker. This is particularly the case as the internal layout can so easily be changed due to moveable walls.



Double glazed entrance door to:-
14`3 x 6`7 (4.36m x 2.04m). Fitted white kitchen with solid oak worktops. Contemporary stainless steel sink unit with 1.5 bowl, single drainer and mixer taps. Fitted Bosch dishwasher. Double shelved cupboard and drawers. Ideal Mini gas fired combination boiler. Half arched window to Pipe Passage to the west. 4-Ring electric ceramic hob. Stainless steel electric oven. Space for fridge/freezer. Stainless steel extractor hood. Range of wall cupboards. Exposed floorboards. Sloping ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers. Double radiator. Door to:-

13`8 x 13` (4.17m x 3.96m). Modern staircase to bed platform. Exposed ceiling and cross beams. Exposed floorboarding. Door to dining/living room and bedroom 2. Barn door to utility room.

7`1 x 6`3 (2.16m x 1.91m) (purlin to purlin). Arched window to east with incredible Castle view. Exposed ceiling beams. Fitted shelves. Further open storage area with ladder above bathroom.

19`9 max x 12`3 max (6.02m x 3.73m), an attractively shaped room narrowing to 5`2 (1.57m). Sloping 9` (2.74m) high ceiling. Full-width triple bi-folding doors opening to south facing garden. Exposed wooden floorboards. Recessed spotlight. Oak study desk top with porthole window to east looking to Pipe Passage. 2 Double radiators. Telephone point.

14`5 x 12`5 (4.39m x 3.78m). High ceiling. Full height double glazed patio doors to south facing garden with triple aspect having 4 portholes, 2 to the Castle to the east and 2 to the morning patio. Exposed floorboards. Recessed spotlights. Double radiator with fitted shelf top. Sliding door to dining/family room.

12`9 x 8`8 (3.89m x 2.64m). Double glazed picture window looking east directly to the Castle, a truly breath taking view. Exposed floorboards. Double radiator.

22` x 3`9 (6.71m x 1.14m). Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloaks area.

15`9 x 8`3 (4.80m x 2.51m). Newly fitted bathroom. Modern deep panelled bath with mixer taps, drench and hand shower and glazed shower screen. Modern grey bath tiling and splashbacks with shelf top. Contemporary white wash basin. Low level w.c. Chrome heated towel rail. Exposed floorboards. 2 Double glazed windows and half arch above head height to Pipe Passage.


The garden is approached from the quiet footpath of Pipe Passage, through flint walls with a wrought iron gate and additional wooden gates for privacy when required. There is an entrance path leading to all three entrance ways into the house, including the kitchen with an entrance light. The garden is to the majority to the south side, laid to lawn with a new timber seating deck, having views to Lewes Castle, St. Michaels Church and gardens, with the attractive High Street roof tops to the south. There are flower and shrub borders. There is brick path to a slabbed east facing patio with attractive boundary and immediate views to the Castle. Access to an outside storage area 17`3 x 4`4 (5.26m x 1.32m), with shelving and which can connect to the utility room. Tiled path leading to:-

10`7 x 10`2 (3.23m x 3.10m) situated to the south-west corner of the plot with sheltered front deck for seating. Electric light and power. Dimplex electric storage heater. Spotlights. Pine panelled and insulated walls. Bike store with double aspect to garden. This studio can be used as temporary bedroom accommodation.

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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