Keere Street, Lewes
£1,450,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A fine grade II listed period family home dating back to the early 1700s, with a diverse and fascinating history. Centrally located in the revered and sought-after Keere Street, this spacious six bedroom house both surprises and delights as it's slender frontage widens into well proportioned ground floor accommodation, with access into an enchanting flint walled rear garden of considerable size and interest. Call 01273 474101 for more information.

Description:

A fine grade II listed period family home, one with a diverse and fascinating history, having an original Sun Fire Mark from the earliest Insurance company. Later a public house from Victorian times to the 1920s, truly if walls could talk then this commanding town house would have a tale or two to tell. Dating back to the early 1700s and centrally located in the revered and sought-after Keere Street, this spacious six bedroom house both surprises and delights as its modest frontage widens into well proportioned ground floor accommodation with access into an enchanting flint walled rear garden of considerable size and interest. Retaining many period features, the accommodation is found over three floors. The Ground Floor, with parquet wood-block flooring throughout, comprises a Snug/Family Room with open feature fireplace and tiled surround, Victorian wood panelling to the walls and parquet woodblock flooring; Sitting Room with open feature fireplace with inset wood burner, wood panelling; large Dining Room with french doors onto the garden; Kitchen with fitted units and space for dishwasher, free standing cooker and fridge/freezer, double glazed window and door to garden; inner hall with door to cellar with electric light; Utility Room with wall mounted Worcester boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer; Cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin. Door giving access to side alley. The First Floor comprises Principal Bedroom overlooking the garden, with sash window, stripped floorboards and feature fireplace; Family Bathroom with panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fitted cupboards and heated towel rail; 2 further Bedrooms with stripped floorboards, each with feature fireplace with cupboards to either side. On the Second Floor are three further Bedrooms, a shower room with low level WC, and access to loft space via fitted loft ladder.

All main services. Gas fired central heating serving panelled radiators throughout. Lewes District Tax Band F.

Outside:

The walled rear garden is a pre-eminent feature of this property, both in terms of size and composition. With a convenient side access gate, the South-East facing rear garden is enclosed by high flint walls with areas of lawn, mature planting and pear trees, cut through by a brick path. There is a vine enwrapped Pergola and seating area to one side of the garden and a delightful water feature set into the wall. A paired staircase with wrought iron railings leads to the upper level 'evening garden' with paved seating area surrounded by mature shrubs and a magnolia tree, and views over the rooftops towards the sea.

Location:

The property is conveniently situated within a very short walk of Grange gardens and Lewes mainline railway station with services to London Victoria (just over the hour). Keere Street is a steep twitten, primarily pedestrian with vehicle access only for loading/unloading; parking can be found in Grange Road at the bottom, or Westgate Street car park at the top. The historic county town of Lewes offers many individual specialist shops along with three major supermarkets, the acclaimed Depot cinema and schooling for all ages. The universities of Brighton & Sussex are approximately 6 and 9 miles respectively, Glyndebourne Opera House is approximately 4 miles in distance.

01273 809494

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