Highly individual home

Lewes property SUS-160531-101558001
Lewes property SUS-160531-101558001

A huge and highly individual modern property requiring major refurbishment, but offering enormous potential to once again become a stunning and impressive country residence, has come onto the market with Fine and Country.

Set in a ‘hidden’ semi-rural location at Newick in a plot of around 1.4 acres, the split-level home provides flexible accommodation extending to over 6,800 sq ft and is currently arranged to include six reception rooms, five bedrooms and five bathrooms - three of which are en suites.

While ideal for use as one very large house, it has scope for reconfiguration to create even more bedrooms and provide an annexe. There is also an indoor swimming pool complex, a three-bay car port, seven stables – though no grazing land – plus two stores, a yard area and extensive parking.

The property – for which offers in excess of £1,100,000 are invited – is believed to date back to the mid-1980s. Located down a track shared only with neighbouring equestrian facilities, it looks to light woodland and open fields.

Five of the living areas are on the ground floor and most have access to the mainly lawned gardens. The generously-sized breakfast room has a wide opening to a kitchen and double doors into an octagonal dining room. A spiral staircase links these areas to the nearly 24ft by well over 18ft first floor living room above. This is triple aspect, has a brick fireplace, a sunken section for seating and a door to a roof terrace which tops and follows the lines of the dining room below. The living room can also be accessed formally via steps rising from the ground floor entrance hall.

One of the bedrooms, its dressing room and bathroom are on the ground floor, so too is a utility room and cloakroom. The remaining bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room are on the upper floor. One is a self-contained suite approached via a staircase also giving access to a study.

The swimming pool complex adjoins one side of the downstairs accommodation and has three sets of doors to the outside. The pool occupies a room upwards of 48ft by just under 24ft. Having been used to provide swimming lessons, it is served by more changing facilities than would normally be included for domestic use.

Homes of this size in this kind of location are rare, so renovation of this property is considered extremely worthwhile. To fully experience the exciting proposition it presents, viewing is essential and arrangements can be made through Fine & Country on 01825 767575.

​O​ffers in excess of £1,100,000.