One of a kind

Lewes property SUS-150526-110928001
Lewes property SUS-150526-110928001

Oakley Residential is pleased to release to the market Waitwell House, Lewes, and guided at £1,150,000.

Helen Oakley, director, said: “This home is a truly unique detached Victorian house with fantastic potential to build a separate house within the grounds (subject to planning permission), without compromising on the grounds of this residence. Situated on Malling Hill with access from Spences Lane and Malling Hill this home offers amazing views across Lewes and far beyond.”

Arranged over three floors, Waitwell House has been lovingly looked after over the years and originally dates back to 1850. The expansive living accommodation on the ground floor consists of three good sized living rooms with many original features including ornate carved archway, open fireplaces, wood burning stoves, marble surrounds and ornate ceiling roses. From the main living room there are two floor to ceiling French doors opening out onto the stunning rear sun terrace. The kitchen has a good range of modern fitted units with a granite worktop and feature period style picture rails and a further French door leading to the rear sun terrace. There is a further separate utility room and cloakroom.

Helen Oakley added: “Waitwell House is beautifully proportioned with the living space and first and second floor bedrooms. There are six double bedrooms with large family bathrooms. The views from these rooms are stunning and each one offers good light levels, space and from two of the bedrooms are French doors leading out onto a south facing balcony.”

The south facing sun terrace opens out onto a top tier lawned area with a brick and flint wall surround. There is a further side garden with a terrace and rockery water feature. From the top lawned garden there are stairs leading down to another large garden comprising a mixture of mature trees, shrubs and bushes. Helen Oakley said: “At the far end of the garden is a detached garage/stable area which sits in its own large plot and opens out onto Spences Lane. Subject to the necessary planning consent this area is large enough to create a separate significant family home or indeed two smaller town houses. It would give someone the option now or in the future of creating a separate home for a family member, creating a future income from then renting the home out on a holiday or short term tenancy agreement, maybe to sell the plot for someone else to develop it or to build it out yourself to create your very own Grand Design self build house. To be able to purchase an already fantastic period home and then to have the added bonus of creating something new within the grounds, without compromising on the garden space, is truly unique within Lewes.”

Waitwell House needs to be viewed to truly take in this period home and to look at the grounds to fully understand the potential of building a house within them. The period charm, character, original features, grounds and potential building plot, position and views are one of a kind within Lewes.

To arrange a viewing of Waitwell House please contact Helen Oakley on 01273 487444 or email