Malling Street, Lewes

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Laden with charm and character is this 17th century Grade II listed cottage in a prominent Cliffe location with enchanting accommodation comprising:- 3 bedrooms, ensuite dressing room, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen, garden studio ideal as an art/hobbies room or annexe accommodation with shower room, gas fired central heating serves panel radiators, walled garden and courtyard. Apply Lewes 01273 474101.

Description

Laden with charm and character is this 17th century Grade II listed cottage in a prominent Cliffe location with enchanting accommodation comprising:- 3 bedrooms, ensuite dressing room, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen, garden studio ideal as an art/hobbies room or annexe accommodation with shower room, gas fired central heating serves panel radiators, walled garden and courtyard.

Conveniently positioned within Malling Street connecting to South Street and the vibrant Cliffe High Street to the east of Lewes town centre. The property is immediately accessible to South Down walks via Cuilfail and Chapel Hill, beyond to Lewes Golf Course, as well as river walks along the Ouse.

A most attractive tile hung period cottage under mellow brick elevations, built probably in the 17 century but having medieval fragments within the house and thus considered as a Grade II listed property to be of national and special interest. The property has a wealth of original features to include to its 19th century shop front. There are 2 fireplaces within the sitting room including a magnificent deep brick fireplace. There are large exposed period beams including ceiling beams to the 21 (6.4m) sitting room, an arched beam to the first floor landing and main front bedroom and an exposed strut to the second floor L shaped bedroom which also has original exposed medieval wattle & daub. There is a magnificent bath/shower room mixing new and old having a superb Victorian roll-top bath, an appropriate fitted kitchen and gas central heating. A great attribute is the brick built garden studio within the walled garden, which would suit a multitude of purposes, such as home office, further bedroom or music/art room.

The property has been considerately renovated and partially re-built including the studio and restored to Listed/Heritage standards. It is also fully insulated using traditional materials.

Location

Lewes is described as a small town with a big heart. Historians believe the name derives from the Old English hlaews ( hills or mounds ) as Lewes is built into the slopes either side of the Ouse Valley. It was here that Simon de Montfort fought the Battle of Lewes against the King and where Tom Paine, author of The Rights of Man once lived. Lewes has long been known for its spirit of independence and the inhabitants are proud of its significant history stretching back to Saxon times. There are lots of things to do in and around the county town. Lewes is a great place to shop with so many independent, antique and quirky shops. It s also the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a drink in one of the eclectic number of pubs. Lewes also boasts a working brewery situated in the heart of the community on the banks of the Ouse. Commuters abound with mainline railway station (London/Victoria just over the hour) found at the bottom of Station Street, which in turn leads off the High Street. There are three supermarkets, the acclaimed independent Depot cinema, leisure centre, tertiary college, along with well attended primary and senior schools. The universities of Sussex and Brighton and the coast at Brighton are found 6 and 9 miles away respectively and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer. The Downs and local countryside are a paradise for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Lewes is situated just off the South Downs way and within the magnificent South Downs National Park.

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