Situated in a fine position on School Hill in Lewes High Street, close to Lewes House. The property has views to Cuilfail, Lewes Golf Course with the South Downs beyond, down School Hill and to South Downs to the rear. The property is in a prime commercial position, close to the Eastgate shopping centre, car parking and Waitrose superstore, thus being a highly convenient and attractive living location within Lewes' historic core with period buildings, public houses, cafes and restaurants. The property is a five minute walk to the mainline Railway Station (London Victoria approx. 1 hour & London Bridge).
Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents present this attractive period property, currently a lock-up shop to the High Street with lower ground floor below for potential further commercial use and/or storage. Above the commercial section is a spacious and attractive three bedroom residence, in essence a house, with potential internal access to the shop as required, allowing either independence or live/work. Behind the property is an independent one bedroom annex with separate access via the side arch with a most attractive walled garden and outbuilding. This annex has been newly converted and could be used for a family member, as a separate workplace or let.
Energy Efficiency Rating Band: Exempt
THE ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Exposed beam. Wood panelled wall. Double cupboard with wood sliding doors, shelves and Ideal Isar gas fired boiler. Smoke alarm. Velux window. Stairs to first floor central landing.
15'1 x 7'9 (4.61m x 2.40m). Original sash window with secondary glazing overlooking Lewes High Street to the south with oblique views to the South Downs. Hatch to insulated roof space with folding loft ladder and full boarding. Exposed wall beam. Spotlights. Vertical radiator with thermostatic valve. Exposed pine door.
15'1 x 9'2 (4.61m x 2.81m). Original sash window with secondary glazing to Lewes High Street to southerly aspect and views to the South Downs. Exposed wall beams. Vertical radiator with thermostatic valve. Spotlights.
8'1 x 6'5 (2.47m x 1.97m). Natural light from the roof dome and access to roof. Exposed brick chimney breast. White suite with space-saver bath. Triton independent shower with shower curtain and rail. Pedestal wash basin with mixer taps. Mosaic tiled bath area. Low level wc. Timber panelled wall. Vertical chrome towel rail with thermostatic control. Spotlight.
11'3 x 8'6 (3.44m x 2.58m). Beam height low ‘secret' door to this attractive bedroom with sliding double glazed sash window to rear. Exposed wall beams. Antique style radiator with thermostat. Fitted bookshelves. Wall light.
Antique radiator. Fitted shelves. Exposed oak stairs to main entrance door and stairs to first floor landing.
16'1 x 11'3 (4.91m x 3.44m). 2 Sash windows with double glazed units looking to rear. Ceramic sink unit with 1.5 bowls, drainer and mixer taps. Worktops to each side with drawers and cupboards under. Rangemaster cooker with 5 electric rings and double oven. Worktop with drawer and cupboards under. Fitted shelves. Space for fridge/freezer. Full height cupboard. Half pine panelling. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed cupboards. Spotlights. Space for a dining table, washing machine and dishwasher.
16'3 x 15'1 (4.96m x 4.60m) into to bay window with view to Lewes High Street to south and east to South Downs including Lewes Golf Course. Solid oak original wide floorboards. Picture rail. Granite hearth. Spotlights. Pine door. TV point. Freesat aerial. Antique radiator. Dimmer switch.
Exposed oak floorboards and stairs to landing and study.
14'10 x 12'7 (4.56m x 3.88m). Window with secondary glazing, looking to rear. Pine panelling. Telephone point. Exposed ceiling beam. Fitted shelving. Stelrad radiator. Entrance door to shop and lower ground floor.
N.B. The shop area could be converted to extend the residential area, subject to appropriate approval.
SEPARATE RETAIL/COMMERCIAL UNIT
Approached from Lewes High Street through a glazed door. 15'9 x 14'3 (4.85m x 4.37m). 2 Bay windows to Lewes High Street. Exposed painted floorboards. Shop currently let at £11,000 pa on a licence, perceived to be below market level. Tenant has fitted a shop counter and full shelves to 3 walls. Door to:-
Fitted shelves. Smoke Stairs to lower section with potential for addition to shop, subject to improved access.
14'4 x 12'4 (4.40m x 3.79m). Window to rear yard. Electric heater. Step to:-
14' 1 x 12' (4.29m x 3.66m). Cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box. Cupboard housing gas meter. Supply switch to annex. Fitted shelves. Door to area under the High Street.
Low level wc. Wash basin with counter top and cupboards under.
The property is approached by an attractive shared side passageway with timber security gate and brick path to the property and next door, leading to property entrance door and to the annex.
17'2 x 8'8 (5.23m x 2.67m). Solid entrance door. Exposed chestnut floorboards. Double glazed sash window with wooden chestnut cill. Fireplace with slate hearth. Shelf top. TV point. Spotlight. Steps to lobby section and shower room. Wooden steps to:-
8'7 x 8'8 (2.65m x 2.67m). Velux roof light to west. Exposed ceiling beam. Spotlight. Wooden floor. Lobby with understairs storage.
4'3 x 6'7 (1.32m x 2.05m). Oversized shower head within unit with tiled walls and floor with central drain. Shower curtain and rail. Pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Glass blocks to lobby. Double doors to lobby.
7'4 x 4'4 (2.25m x 1.34m). Double aspect with full height double glazed windows and door to courtyard. Terracotta tiled floor. Solid maple wood worktop with integral drainer grooved top to recessed stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cupboards with pull-out trays under. Fitted fridge. Stainless steel splashback. Fitted wall cupboards. Smeg 2-ring hob. Fitted Wellco microwave.
The annex is approached by the brick path and onto steps. The property is surrounded by attractive brick and flint walls with patio area to west and large courtyard beyond, all with attractive stone paved floor. Raised flower and shrub beds. Brick storage 6' x 4' (1.83m x 1.22m). This is a superb private courtyard behind the annex.
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.