Lower Stoneham, Lewes
£2,700,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
Ideally found on the fringe of Lewes is this beautiful period home of considerable grandeur and unrelenting charm, set within sweeping tranquil gardens of approximately 1.6 acres on the edge of Lewes.

This outstanding property dates back in part to the 1670s and has been sympathetically renovated into a warm and welcoming seven bedroom family home. With the added benefits of a detached 2 bedroom Annex, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and its close proximity to all the amenities Lewes provides, this property offers a wonderful family lifestyle. No onward chain, therefore to arrange a viewing appointment please contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes. 01273 47410

DESCRIPTION:

Lower Stoneham House is a unique East Sussex period home of considerable grandeur and unrelenting charm, all set in sweeping walled gardens of approximately 1.6 acres. Whilst the earliest parts of the house date from the 1670s, there have been many sympathetic additions over the centuries, including the Georgian frontage installed when the front gardens were laid out. The property was entirely renovated by the current owners to create a beautiful and comfortable family home whilst still retaining the many period features. The warm and welcoming house boasts working fireplaces, wooden sash windows, striped oak and marble floors.

The property, that was last on the market in the early 1980s, represents a rare and outstanding opportunity to acquire a truly fantastic seven bedroom family home less than 2 miles from the county town of Lewes. The house includes a detached 2 bedroom annex, a heated outdoor swimming pool and mature grounds surrounded by high flint walls that promote a feeling of space, privacy and tranquillity.

The accommodation over three floors comprises:

Ground Floor: Hall with flagstone floor; Dining Room with feature fireplace, serving hatch to Kitchen, double French windows, door into storage room; Study with French windows, open fireplace, stripped oak floor, fitted cupboards; double aspect Drawing Room with French windows to front elevation and large picture windows overlooking rear garden, feature fireplace; Family/Music Room with French windows overlooking rear garden, tiled floor; Cellar with wine store; Kitchen with tiled floor, floor to ceiling old pine cupboards, oil fired 4-oven Aga, triple stack Miele electric ovens, granite worktops with integrated dishwasher and fridge, space for fridge/freezer; Utility Room with butler's sink, old feature range and large Velux window, door to terrace.

First Floor: Principal Bedroom Suite of large Bedroom with exposed oak floorboards, sash window, range of wall to wall fitted wardrobes leading to En Suite Bathroom with free standing bath, walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC, oak floorboards and door to Dressing Room with fitted wardrobes, sash window; three further double Bedrooms with feature fireplaces, exposed beams and sash windows; family Bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle, tile panelled bath, low level WC, hand wash basin, half tiled walls and tiled floor.

Second Floor: Three double Bedrooms with exposed oak floorboards, exposed beams.

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating serving panel radiators throughout. Septic tank shared with the Annexe. Lewes District Council Tax Band G.

Outside: The property is approached via a winding gravel drive around a large expanse of lawn and surrounding trees leading to the front elevation covered in Wisteria. The flint wall enclosed west-facing rear garden is a true feature with a broad flagstone terrace overseeing the predominantly lawned garden with mature trees and espalier pear and apple trees. The outdoor Swimming Pool is in a flint walled enclosure to the side and heated via an air source heat pump.

The detached Annexe was built in 2016 and comprises two bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC and first floor Sitting Room, Dimplex electric radiators. There is a car port and single garage attached to the side of the Annexe. This accommodation is ideal for staff or visiting friends and family.

LOCATION:

The hamlet of Lower Stoneham is just off the A26 and is surrounded by open countryside. It is approximately 1.7 miles from the county town of Lewes which 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. Commuters abound with the mainline railway station (London/Victoria just over the hour) found at the bottom of Station 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. The famous Glyndebourne Opera House is situated about 3 miles distant on the edge of Ringmer.

01273 809494

Rowland Gorringe - Lewes

64 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

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