The Street, Kingston, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

£3,800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 9
Kingston Manor is at the top of a quiet, no through lane, nestled at the foot of the South Downs. Only 2.7 miles from Lewes town centre. The Manor is set within secure historic walls with entry via electric gates. The Manor has a wealth of history and is mentioned in "The buildings of England- Sussex" by Nikolaus Pevsner. The oldest part of the house is believed to have been built for Henry VIII's vicar general, Thomas Cromwell and you can still see carefully worked stone - including gargoyles- reputedly taken from Lewes Priory after it was gifted to him. In the early 1700's, the second wing of the house was added, and generations of custodians have ensured that the elegant Queen Anne staircase remains pristine. The exceptional care continues in the recent sympathetic, high spec alterations to the property, which have created a beautiful home with an easy flow ideal for a contemporary lifestyle.

The current arrangement of Kingston Manor is the main house of five bedrooms and the attached but separate dwelling of the four bedroom coach house. This set up is superb for multi generational living or for accomodation for teenage children or live in help. There is then a further two bedroom annexe/holiday let within the grounds.

Agents note: The owners have permission in place to link the main house and coach house to create one large dwelling - Ref: SDNP/20/02144/HOUS

Removal of lean-to-porch roof (later addition) and installation of flat roof entrance lobby, replacement of existing door in existing porch, installation of new oak framed porch to coach house, and internal alterations to facilitate linking the main house and the coach house, at ground floor

level, including a cut through and installation of walls.

Situation

A quintessential English village just 2.7 miles from the thriving and popular medieval castle town of Lewes with an abundance of shops and thiving cafe culture and mainline station to London. Kingston is within the South Downs National Park and there is a footpath just moments from Kingston Manor with direct access onto the Downs. The South Downs are known for their outstanding natural beauty and are a delight for country walks, riding and mountain biking, bordered by the glittering English Channel.

Kingston has a lively community with a popular primary school, pub and tennis courts all within a stroll. The property is served well by an excellent selection of private schools including Brighton College, Roedean, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Lewes Old Grammar, Bedes, Eastbourne, Ardingly, Cumnor House and Great Walstead, most will provide a school bus service from the village. The beaches of Seaford are 15 minutes away and the coastal City of Brighton and Hove is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Outside

THE GARDENS, ART STUDIO, GARAGE &

STABLES

Secluded and secure, you're in your own private paradise surrounded by extensive grounds which wrap around the house. Beautifully landscaped to

compliment the house, there are different 'rooms' within it to explore.

There is an art studio / pottery, fully insulated with power and water, and it's quietly located by the kitchen garden and, aptly enough, the greenhouse/potting shed. The stables evoke a forgotten age, and still have iron rings and wood panels in place and the huge garage has an inspection pit, fireplace and height for a mezzanine level. Set within the flint walls surrounding

the property, an historic "bothy" has views along the quiet lane towards the church.

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