Old Brighton Road

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A handsome 4 bedroom detached period home set in an elevated garden plot of approaching one acre (TBV). Orchard Cottage offers highly adaptable family accommodation of generous proportions that is beautifully presented, with light and bright décor presently used for multi generational living by way of a self-contained annexe.

The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floor plan, and illustrated by our professional photography has to be seen to begin to be appreciated. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is mindful of the Covid-19 regulations, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes on 01273 474101 or email: lewes@rowlandgorringe.co.uk

DESCRIPTION:

Set in an elevated garden plot of approaching one acre (TBV), Orchard Cottage is a handsome, beautifully presented, detached period home believed to have been constructed circa 1935.

As a cherished family home for the past 23 years, the present owners have considerably modernised and extended the property over this time to provide light and spacious accommodation in excellent decorative order. With the addition in 1998 of a spacious one bedroom ground floor Annexe with sitting room, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom to provide multi-generational living, the property currently boasts 4/5 bedrooms and 3 en-suite bathrooms. There is however, considerable scope to adapt the accommodation further - all subject to the appropriate building and planning consents being attained.

The gardens and grounds are a true feature affording a high degree of privacy, and are particularly secure for a young family. As the name implies, there is a long established orchard with rare specimens of fruit trees including varieties of apples, pears, cherry and plums, the remainder laid to areas of lawn with mature and long standing fir trees and shrubs. There is a detached prefab single garage, aluminium framed glass house and the site/footings of a previous detached double garage.

The property is accessed and approached via a private driveway through an electrically operated gated entrance. There are two defined areas, providing hardstanding parking for a number of vehicles. At the northern boundary there are further electric wrought iron security gates with brick built pillars, providing immediate access to the A27.

Mains water and electricity are appointed to the property. There is private drainage and oil fired central heating. The addition of solar panels provides low cost domestic hot water. Lewes District Council tax band E.

The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floor plan, and illustrated by our professional photography has to be seen to begin to be appreciated. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is mindful of the Covid-19 regulations, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes on 01273 474101 or email: lewes@rowlandgorringe.co.uk

LOCATION:

Orchard Cottage is hidden away to the south of the A27, immediately north of the Lewes to Brighton Railway line, behind the Newmarket Inn set in the foothills of the South Downs on the fringe of the National Park. The property is ideally found on the rural outskirts of Lewes, betwixt Kingston and Falmer with immediate views of the rolling Downs. A walking, cycling and riding haven with immediate access to bridle paths and public footpaths affording a plethora of scenic walks along the South Downs Way, and across the nearby countryside.

Nearby 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 is 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 approximately 2 and 4 miles away respectively and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer.

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Rowland Gorringe - Lewes

64 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

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