Outstanding period house

Lewes West Street.

Lewes West Street.

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Clifford Dann - £699,950.

This is an outstanding period house in the heart of Lewes at West Street with accommodation over four floors, car parking and a courtyard garden.

This deceptively spacious, sympathetically improved and extended house is situated close to the town centre with views from the top floor across the rooftops of Lewes towards Malling Hill.

Thought to date from around 1820, in recent years the house has undergone a significant renovation and improvement programme, including the installation of high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings and the creation of a superb garden room to the rear.

Many original features have been retained, including the charming cast iron fireplaces in the bedrooms.

Downstairs is a study and a dining room, which features a white painted, carved decorative fireplace surround.

The kitchen is fitted in a range of quality units with granite worksurfaces and a fitted Stoves range with four ring gas hob and electric oven.

A decorative fireplace with carved timber surround, inset electric fire and ceramic tiled hearth is a feature of the snug and it has arch headed display recesses to either side.

The garden room is described as ‘magnificent’, with folding doors opening into the courtyard and providing a particularly fine sitting and library area with bookshelves.

There is a utility room, shower room and stairs lead down from the kitchen to a cellar, which is arranged as two separate rooms with brick paved floor.

Upstairs, bedroom one has an original fireplace with cast iron ducks nest grate and recess to one side with original storage cabinets.

Bedrooms two and three also have an original fireplace with cast iron ducks nest grate and small understairs storage cupboard.

There is a further bedroom or dressing room, also with an original fireplace with cast iron ducks nest grate, eye level storage cupboard and mirror fronted wardrobes.

The bathroom has a white suite including a sunken panelled bath and a corner shower cubicle.

Another bedroom is found on the second floor ,within the roof space, and has Velux windows, access panel to under eaves storage area and built-in shelved storage.

To one side of the house, wrought iron gates lead through to a brick paved car standing area with space for one large or two small cars.

Double timber gates lead through to the charming, brick paved and walled courtyard garden with raised planting trough and trellises, climbing roses and other variegated shrubs. There is a corner summer house.

Situated in The South Downs National Park, Lewes offers many amenities including excellent shops, restaurants, sporting facilities and cultural activities. Bus services pass nearby and the main line railway station is within ten minutes’ walk.

More information from Clifford Dann, Albion House, Albion St, Lewes BN7 2NF on 01273 477022.