Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to introduce this fine freehold Grade II listed period property built originally in the 16th Century and being part of the history of the town. The property has been a highly successful business in the town for many years, with a retail area of approximately 515 sq.ft. and additional 180 sq.ft. of cellarage for good storage. The residential accommodation is spectacular, with full-width attractive period ceiling and wall beams, as well as a large open plan 23ft kitchen/family room. There are two large double bedrooms on the second floor, one with frontage looking over the High Street and with a far-reaching view. The rear master bedroom has a magnificent arched and vaulted ceiling room with unsurpassed views to Lewes Castle. There is a superb bathroom on the second floor and a second bathroom on the third floor off the third double bedroom. The property was completely re-roofed approximately three years ago.
The property is in a magnificent High Street location, opposite Cote Brasserie and with fine far reaching view across to the Newhaven Valley beyond and, being on the High Street, it is perfect for Bonfire Night viewing! The view to the rear is exceptional to Lewes Castle and Lewes Mount. Lewes town centre offers many cultural attractions and has a vast array of period buildings, together with a superb range of independent shops, 3 superstores, antique centres, cafes, restaurants and public houses. The mainline Railway Station is just a 5 minute walk from the property, with trains to London Victoria in approximately 65 minutes and London Bridge 90 minutes. Adjacent to the station is the excellent Depot Cinema and just beyond is Lewes Tertiary College, Priory Secondary School and the Leisure Centre with further sporting facilities at the Southover Tennis & Squash Club.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
FRONT SHOP RETAIL AREA
19'2 x 16'6 (5.84M x 5.03m). Front shop door and two superb windows to Lewes High Street. Fitted hanging rails and wooden panelled ceiling. Exposed ceiling beams. Metal columns. Double radiator. Opening to:-
REAR RETAIL AREA
15'9 x 12'5 (4.80m x 3.78m). Window to rear looking over attractive courtyard. Glazed door to entrance hall and residential accommodation. 3 changing rooms with curtain doors. Kitchenette with stainless steel sink unit and single drainer, cupboards over and under. Exposed ceiling beams. External wall beams. Potential for separate cloakroom and achieving separate lock-up shop or office.
15'8 x 11'4 (4.78m x 3.45m). Exposed ceiling beams. Electric meter. Fluorescent light. Fitted shelves. 2 gas meters. ‘L' shaped storage room under stairs 6'11 x 6'2 max (2.11m x 1.88m). Alarm controls.
Separate entrance door from owned covered side alleyway. Glazed internal doors to shop. Exposed wall beams. Display shelf. Radiator. Stairs to:-
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM
23'4 x 12' (7.11m x 3.66m) widening to 19' (5.79m) into stairwell with exposed wall and ceiling beams and exposed wooden stairs. Black slate worktops with grooved drainer and recessed 1.5 bowl stainless sink unit with mixer taps, drawers and cupboards under. Hotpoint 4-ring cooker with gas rings, electric oven and slate top with space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for fridge and freezer. Wall light points. Brick chimney breast. Extractor fan. Areas with shelves. Space for tumble dryer. Airing cupboard with pre lagged copper hot water tank with immersion heater. Potterton Kingfisher gas fired boiler. Electronic programmer. Sash window with superb view to Lewes Castle.
INNER LANDING AREA
Understairs cupboard. Wooden stairs to second floor landing.
24'10 x 14'2 (7.57m x 4.32m). 2 sash windows to Lewes High Street including view down St. Swithuns Lane to Newhaven Valley. Chimney alcove with shelf for TV. Exposed pine door to cupboard. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Exposed pine doors. Deep storage cupboard. Spotlights.
Central landing with open area. Exposed ceiling and diagonal beams. Side window.
14' x 12'7 (4.27m x 3.84m). Casement windows overlooking Lewes High Street with far reaching views to Newhaven Valley. Radiator. Exposed ceiling wall beam. Wide period oak floorboards. Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantel. Wooden latch door.
REAR BEDROOM 2 (MAIN)
16'4 x 11'2 (4.98m x 3.40m). Magnificent room with unsurpassed view to Lewes Castle (pictured). Vaulted arched ceiling with exposed rafters, collars, purlins and wall beams. Casement window overlooking Old Forge and Lewes Castle. Recessed spotlighting. 2 Radiators.
8'10 x 5'9 (2.69m x 1.75m) narrowing to 2'6 (0.76m). Small window. Central chimney stack. Exposed wall beams. Hanging rail.
11'2 x 10'7 (3.40m x 3.23m). Luxury bathroom with wood panelled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment . Wash basin with hard wood top and cupboards under. Low level w.c. Radiator. Wood panelled walls. Painted exposed beam. Exposed floor boards. Radiator. Pine door.
15'9 x 9' (4.80m x 2.74m). Sash window with far reaching views over Newhaven and the English Channel. Exposed floorboards. Deep storage cupboard. Deep wardrobe cupboard with hanging rails. Radiator.
8' x 6'3 (2.44m x 1.91m). Wood panelled steel bath. Wash basin with shelf top. Low level w.c. with wooden seat. Extractor fan. Spotlights. Fitted shelves. Exposed floorboards. Wood panelled walls.
N.B. The property could be a letting investment returning approximately 4%
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.