An impressive and stylishly presented Grade II listed Georgian house, with a beautiful south facing walled garden and parking. About 0.3 acre.
Grade II listed Georgian houseExtensive and flexible accommodation of some 7,589 sq ftGround floor annexeStylishly refurbished with great flairPrime historic and central locationBeautiful south facing walled gardenParking for 3-4 carsAbout 0.3 acre
This exceptional Grade II house has been stylishly refurbished with great flair and offers extensive and flexible accommodation of some 7,589 sq ft, which is arranged over three floors and includes an extensive cellar. The house is believed to have early origins, but was ambitiously rebuilt in the late 18th Century with a substantial extension added in the mid 19th Century. At one time the property formed part of Southover Manor School, a private school, which it is understood Camilla Parker Bowles attended for a time. The classical Georgian front elevation is double fronted and is faced with rare yellow mathematical tiles. The splendid south facing rear elevation is stucco with bay windows to either side of the rear entrance, which has a panelled door with a porch supported by Doric columns. Internally the house is full of charm and character. The rooms are elegantly proportioned with numerous period features throughout, which include many traditional fireplaces - including a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, some exposed beams, panelled doors, deep skirtings and sash and bay windows. The kitchen/breakfast room is a superb room, fitted to one end with an extensive range of bespoke painted units with wooden work surfaces, incorporating a cream four oven Aga and a matching two oven Aga module with a gas hob. Steps lead down from the kitchen area to the lovely breakfast area which has an open fireplace to one end and a wide bay window with window seats and two glazed doors leading out to the garden. Other features include exposed brickwork, wide floorboards, wooden panelling in the reception hall/dining hall and an elegant turned staircase, with a half landing and beautiful arched window above. Incorporated within the ground floor accommodation, there is an area which can either be utilised either as part of the main house, or alternatively as a two-bedroom ground floor annexe. Arranged over the first floor is a lovely drawing room with a pretty fireplace and a wide bay window overlooking the garden. In addition there is a spectacular principal bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling, shower and doors leading out onto a balcony. Also located on the first floor is a guest suite comprising bedroom and bathroom, a further suite with bedroom and shower room, a further bedroom/sitting room, a nursery/bedroom five and a further cloakroom. On the second floor there are three further double bedrooms (one with a dressing area and ensuite bathroom), a sitting room and a further bathroom. All of the bathroom/shower rooms are extremely stylish and well-appointed with white suites and wooden flooring. From the first and second floors, there are some lovely views over the roof tops of Lewes and to the South Downs and open countryside beyond.
The delightful wide south facing walled garden is a particular feature of the property and provides a sheltered and secluded setting. Predominantly laid to lawn, the garden is mature and generously planted with an interesting variety of trees and shrubs including a mature mulberry tree and a magnificent ancient yew tree. The well-planted herbaceous borders include numerous varieties of roses. To one side of the garden is path with a pergola which is overplanted with a well-established wisteria. The path leads to a pedestrian gate, which leads through the garden wall to the property’s own private parking area, which provides parking for 2-3 cars and is approached via a shared drive from Southover High Street. A shared entrance from Southover High Street, with double wooden gates leads to a courtyard, where there is a further parking space to one side.
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Lot Acres: 0.3