Rotten Row, Lewes

£1,850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A detached chalet residence offering an oasis of tranquillity and calm in the revered 'Rotten Row', with far reaching panoramic views over the town, beyond to the South Downs National Park. Set within a delightful private garden of approximately 0.3 of an acre, the property also boasts a double garage with a self-contained apartment over. The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floor plan, and illustrated by our commissioned professional photography has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is fully compliant with the Covid-19 Regulations, as outlined by the Ministry of Housing, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes. 01273 474101

DESCRIPTION:

A property often sought after yet rarely found is this oasis of tranquillity and calm in the revered 'Rotten Row', with far reaching panoramic views over the town and beyond to the South Downs National Park with the Ouse to be seen meandering towards the sea on the horizon.

The detached Chalet residence, designed and built under the supervision of a local architect in the 1980's, is of pleasing proportions with stone elevations with red brick quoin relief, all under a pitched clay tile roof, and broad dormer windows to each of the northern and southern elevations. This fine home has been lovingly maintained and fastidiously looked after with the introduction of an Alistair Fleming bespoke fitted kitchen and the installation of triple glazed external windows and pair of casement doors to the secluded sun terrace. The accommodation as is could easily be enhanced or adapted to an individual buyer's requirements. Roof mounted solar panels (southern elevation) provide domestic hot water. The solar energy that is generated at the property provides a valuable income, this via a tariff set in 2006.

The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floorplan comprises a Reception Hall; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Kitchen with breakfast table; Utility room; Cloakroom; 3 Double Bedrooms each with en suite Bath/Shower rooms; a Galleried Landing/Study with the potential to be converted to a fourth Bedroom, and a south facing balcony.

Outside & Garden:

The particularly private walled garden measuring circa .3 acre is a true delight, thoughtfully landscaped in its creation and beautifully maintained. The property is approached via a wrought iron gated driveway, one that provides access not only to the main property, but also to the detached double garage with chalet over. This accommodation provides a double bedroom suite with sitting area, fitted kitchen, shower room with fitted wardrobe cupboards and is ideal for visiting family, guests or housing staff. The garage below is accessed via an remote controlled, electrically operated up-and-over door for ease of access and heightened security.

The gardens combine extensive and deep borders with a plethora of hardy annuals, specimen plants and trees that include a Mulberry, Fig and Almond to name just three. The sun terrace to the south westerly elevation can be accessed via the drawing and dining room with remotely controlled awning over both entrances, an area ideal for entertaining and eating 'al fresco'. The walled garden to the rear elevation is both deceptively spacious and totally private, such a rarity in this central town location. Laid to a broad expanse of lawn with established fruit cage along with a gardeners shed with working area.

To be sold by private treaty with vacant possession, all subject to a deed of probate being granted. Mains services including water, electricity (storage heating) and drainage are connected to the property. There is gas main to be found in Rotten Row. Lewes District Council Tax Band G.

The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floor plan, and illustrated by our commissioned professional photography has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is mindful of the Covid-19 Regulations, as outlined by the Ministry of Housing, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes. 01273 474101

LOCATION:

Ideally found on the northern slopes of Rotten Row, the pre-eminent residential address is within the county town of Lewes affectionately 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 as 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 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, an acclaimed 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; Eastbourne College is easily accessed by train, and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer.

Description

A property often sought after yet rarely found is this oasis of tranquillity and calm in the revered 'Rotten Row', with far reaching panoramic views over the town and beyond to the South Downs National Park with the Ouse to be seen meandering towards the sea on the horizon.

The detached Chalet residence, designed and built under the supervision of a local architect in the 1980's, is of pleasing proportions with stone elevations with red brick quoin relief, all under a pitched clay tile roof, and broad dormer windows to each of the northern and southern elevations. The accommodation as is could easily be enhanced or adapted to an individual buyer's requirements. This fine home has been lovingly maintained and fastidiously looked after with the introduction of an Alistair Fleming bespoke fitted kitchen and the installation of triple glazed external windows and pair of casement doors to the secluded sun terrace. Roof mounted solar panels (southern elevation) provide domestic hot water. The solar energy that is generated at the property provides a valuable income, this via a tariff set in circa 2006.

The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floorplan comprises a Reception Hall; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Kitchen with breakfast table; Utility room; Cloakroom; 3 Double Bedrooms each with en suite Bath/Shower rooms; a Galleried Landing/Study with the potential to be converted to a fourth Bedroom, and a south facing balcony.

Outside & Garden:

The particularly private walled garden measuring circa .3 acre is a true delight, thoughtfully landscaped in its creation and beautifully maintained. The property is approached via a wrought iron gated driveway, one that provides access not only to the main property, but also to the detached double garage with chalet over. This accommodation provides a double bedroom suite with sitting area, fitted kitchen, shower room with fitted wardrobe cupboards and is ideal for visiting family, guests or housing staff. The garage below is accessed via an remote controlled, electrically operated up-and-over door for ease of access and heightened security.

The gardens combine extensive and deep borders with a plethora of hardy annuals, specimen plants and trees that include a Mulberry, Fig and Almond to name just three. The sun terrace to the south westerly elevation can be accessed via the drawing and dining room with remotely controlled awning over both entrances, an area ideal for entertaining and eating 'al fresco'. The walled garden to the rear elevation is both deceptively spacious and totally private, such a rarity in this central town location. Laid to a broad expanse of lawn with established fruit cage along with a gardeners shed with working area.

To be sold by private treaty with vacant possession, all subject to a deed of probate being granted. Mains services including water, electricity (storage heating) and drainage are connected to the property. There is gas main to be found in Rotten Row. Lewes District Council Tax Band G

Location

Ideally found on the northern slopes of Rotten Row, the pre-eminent residential address is within the county town of Lewes affectionately 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 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, acclaimed 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 , Eastbourne College easily accessed by train, with the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer.

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