Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to introduce this stunning four-storey double-fronted Victorian house with a large, mostly south facing, garden. The property has vehicular access with potentially lots of parking around a separate detached building used for a large double garage and first floor office/studio. The second floor has two superb, perhaps children`s, double bedrooms with bathroom, study area and potential ensuite shower room. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor with a magnificent ensuite roll-top bath/shower room. The house has two huge sitting rooms on the ground floor and a kitchen/family room, utility and play room to the garden floor. The property has many original features and was built around 1870 in a Regency style, with a cast iron balustrade and mahogany handrail, a wealth of ornate stucco, cornices and ceiling roses, brackets, arches, picture rails and original panelled doors. There is a fitted Ash wood kitchen and gas fired central heating.
St Annes Crescent is one of Lewes`s prime locations on the end of a delightful Regency style crescent to the west of Lewes High Street. The property has magnificent views over the Ouse Valley with the South Downs and to the English Channel. The property has easy access to the A27 connecting Eastbourne-Brighton and the M23/25 to Gatwick and London. Lewes town centre is just a five minute walk, with its attractive mix of period properties including Lewes Castle as well as individual shops, public houses, cafes and restaurants. Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria approx. 65 mins & London Bridge 90 mins) is just beyond, with the adjacent Depot Cinema.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Cast iron balustrade and mahogany handrail with stairs to half landing and window to rear. Painted floorboards. Dado panelling. Hatch to insulated roof space.
19` x 15`8 (5.79m x 4.78m). Double aspect room with sash dormer window with open view through St Annes Crescent to far-reaching views over the Newhaven Valley with South Downs and the English Channel beyond. East facing sash window overlooking the side garden and with views to Lewes Golf Course and the South Downs. Cast iron original fireplace with wooden mantle. Attractive sloping ceilings. Antique style radiator. Double wardrobe walk-in cupboard with hanging rail, shelf and fitted drawer.
White suite of low level w.c. and pedestal wash basin. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Velux window.
8` x 5`4 (2.44m x 1.63m). Velux window. Fitted desk and shelves.
16`4 x 12`1 (4.98m x 3.68m). Sash dormer window with far-reaching views to the English Channel and South Downs. Antique style radiator. Full width wall of fitted wardrobe cupboard and shelved cupboard. Chimney breast with shelved alcove. Door to:-
12`9 x 5`3 (3.89m x 1.60m). Sash window overlooking the rear garden. Antique style radiator. Fitted desk. Doors to landing.
11`5 x 4`6 (3.48m x 1.37m). Shower tray (unfitted). Low level w.c. Wash basin. Towel rail. Velux window.
Sash window to front garden. Limed oak painted floorboards. Cast iron balustrades and mahogany wood handrail. Antique style radiator. Dado rail.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:-
WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM with fitted hanging rails, shelves and drawers. Picture rail. Double doors to:-
ENSUITE BATHROOM 16`3 x 12` (4.95m x 3.66m). Luxury bathroom with roll-top bath with clawed feet, central tap mixer system and shower attachment. Contemporary Duravit wash basin with mixer tap and wood stand with shelf and storage. Low level w.c. Bidet with mixer taps. Mosaic tiled walls. Shower tray and tiled drying area. Recessed spotlighting. Antique style radiator and white heated towel rail. Further antique style radiator. Cast iron fireplace with mantle. Exposed limed floorboards. 2 Wall lights. Picture rail. Half wood panelling. Sash window to side garden.
MASTER BEDROOM (3) 15`5 x 13`6 (4.70m x 4.11m). Superb south facing bay window with window seat and cupboard under, and outlook over the front garden to the Newhaven Valley and South Downs. Exposed brick fireplace with brick and tile hearth and marble mantle. Limed oak floorboards. Shelf top. Picture rail.
14`8 x 13`7 (4.47m x 4.14m). Feature bay window with window seat and cupboard under, southern aspect to garden. Painted floorboards, Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle. Original double wardrobe cupboard. Picture rail.
12`4 x 10`4 (3.76m x 3.15m). Sash window to rear garden. Cast iron Victorian style fireplace with mantle. Fitted shelves. Double wardrobe cupboard with stripped pine doors. Picture rail.
9` x 8`6 (2.74m x 2.59m). Double aspect with sash window to each side. Wood panelled steel bath with Victorian style mixer taps and shower attachment. Independent shower with glazed bricks, thermostatic shower, shower tray and mosaic tiled walls. Wide bowl pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Bidet. Shaver point. Half tiled walls. Hatch to insulated roof space. Half glazed door.
Dado rail. Painted floorboards. Stairs to ground floor entrance hall. Antique style radiator.
Original Victorian entrance door with coloured leadlight panels. Antique style radiator. Dado rail. Painted wood floorboards. Attractive Victorian staircase with mahogany newel posts and handrail to cast iron balustrade. Stucco freeze and ceiling beam.
Through SITTING ROOM
27`1 x 12`2 (8.26m x 3.71m). Double aspect room with feature full-height bay window to the front garden and further bay to the rear garden. Cast iron fireplace with tile inset, hearth, marble mantle and fitted gas fire. Original cornice and rose. Picture rail. Exposed limed floorboards. Overhead shelf top. 2 Antique style radiators. Dimmer switch. 2nd Chimney breast.
20`5 x 15`4 (6.22m x 4.67m). Double aspect room with feature sash bay window to southerly aspect and garden. Sash window to the east garden. High skirtings, picture rail, cornice and rose. Limed floorboards. Panelled window architraving. Exposed brick fireplace with marble mantle, slate hearth and edging. Sink unit and fitted shelf.
8`4 x 4`6 (2.54m x 1.37m). Sash window to east garden. Cast iron fireplace. Antique style radiator. Fitted shelves.
8`6 x 10`3 (2.59m x 3.12m). Sash window to rear garden. Stainless steel sink unit with double drainer, drawer and cupboards under. Double airing cupboard with copper jacketed hot water tank and slatted shelves. Electronic programmer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Worcester Greenstar 30cdi combination gas fired boiler. Double radiator. Door to rear garden.
STORE ROOM/Small STUDY
Oak bureau with drawer and cupboards, shelves and over cupboards.
Original stairs from ground floor. Cloaks hanging space. Double radiator. Exposed wood floor.
6`4 x 5`1 (1.93m x 1.55m). Casement window. White suite of low level w.c. and wide bowl pedestal wash basin. Tiled floor. Feature arch with fitted mirror and half wall tiling. Understairs cupboard.
Half barn style door to Wood Store/Cellar. Brick steps and glazed door to garden.
‘L` shaped KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM
18`4 x 26`4 (5.59m x 8.03m). Bay window to south and double doors to brick seating area. Painted brick fireplace with slate hearth, recessed cupboards to each alcove with stripped pine double doors. Limed oak floorboards. Double radiator. Recessed spotlighting and dimmer switch. Plate rack. White kitchen comprising Butler`s sink with mixer taps and worktops to each side with drawers and cupboards under. Ceramic top with grooved drainer. Stainless steel gas cooker range with hob and oven under. Stainless steel extractor hood and light over to tiled chimney alcove. Fitted shelves. Arch to open lobby. Space for fridge/freezer. Tiled splashback. Sash window to rear garden. Lobby area to Play Room, Utility Cupboard and Larder with wooden floorboards, larder cupboard with fitted shelves, electric light and fuse box.
6`5 x 7`2 (1.96m x 2.18m). Butler`s sink with worktop and cupboards under. Fitted shelving. Space for fridge/freezer. Painted floorboards.
23`7 x 9`10 (7.19m x 3.00m). Sash window to front garden. Antique style radiator. Arched study area with desk and work bench. Recessed spotlighting.
Ground floor: 19`10 x 20` (6.05m x 6.10m). Up-and-over double garage door. Work bench. Electric lighting and power point. Gas supply for separate system. Glazed door to garden. Wooden stairs to first floor studio/office, 19`6 x 17` (5.94m x 5.18m) with triple aspect and porthole window to south, sash window to west and Velux window to west. Exposed floorboards. Study desk. Fitted shelving. Hatch to insulated roof space.
A timber front gate leads to a shaped brick front pathway through bamboo and a walled front boundary and leads to the front step with wrought iron hand railings and herb , shrub and beautiful flower borders. A west lawn with brick path and privet hedge to the lower south facing private pond with separate garden floor entrance with seating and storage cupboard, as well as outside light. The plot has a very large frontage with long south facing lawn screened from St Annes Crescent with fig, walnut, palm and other trees. Double gates to brick driveway for 3 cars (in tandem) leads to the side of the house, defining the boundary to a possible building plot to the east of the house (subject to planning permission) for a property that appears to be built in a double plot. Activity tree, sunken trampoline and play platform with storage under. To the rear there are raised vegetable plots and creeper/climbing plants around the study, with brick patio leading to an attractive brick walled seating area for afternoon/evening sun and steps to the rear entrance. Brick shed 5` x 2`6 (1.52m x 0.76m). Outside water tap and outside lights.
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.