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Under offer

Berwick, Nr Lewes, BN26

5 bedroom house in Nr Lewes

£1,750,000 Freehold

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Unexpectedly re-available| Berwick House is a stunning late Victorian ''Arts & Crafts' style house enjoying uninterrupted views directly to the South Downs | Mature landscaped gardens extending to approximately 2 acres. | Spacious Victorian style entrance hall | Spacious Reception area with feature hexagonal window | 30'5" bespoke well fitted kitchen/dining/family room with roof windows & french doors leading on to garden terrace | Reading room and downstairs cloakroom | Drawing Room | Master suite comprising master bedroom with walk in wardrobe & en-suite bathroom | Guest Bedroom with en-suite shower room | A further three bedrooms & family Bathroom | Detached studio with kitchenette & en-suite shower room | 21'11 Home Office
| Swimming pool | Driveway & Parking for several vehicles | NO CHAIN

A stunning late-Victorian house with secondary accommodation and uninterrupted views to the South Downs.

Berwick Station 0.3 mile, Alfriston 2.3 miles, Lewes 8.5 miles, Eastbourne 9 miles, London 75 miles

Main House: Covered entrance porch l Entrance hall l Drawing room l Sitting room l Magnificent 30’ kitchen/dining/family room l Cloakroom Principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe l Guest suite comprising bedroom and shower room l Three further bedrooms l Further bathroom | EPC Rating E

Guest Cottage: Large studio/bedroom with kitchen area l Wet room | EPC Rating D Substantial home office l Heated swimming pool | Large timber garden store l Picturesque pond Beautifully landscaped garden about 2 acres (tbv)

The Property
Berwick House is a stunning late-Victorian ‘Arts & Crafts’ style house enjoying uninterrupted views directly to the South Downs, with mature landscaped gardens extending to approximately 2 acres. It is understood that Eric Ravilious painted his famous portrait of the Long Man of Wilmington from this spot.
This beautiful family house has a wonderful atmosphere and has been superbly refurbished and extended to offer generously proportioned rooms while retaining many period features.

The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining. Internally, the house has a charming ambience and provides excellent accommodation arranged over two floors. On entering this property, you have a feeling of grandeur with a characteristic large Victorian style entrance hall opening into a sitting area with a feature hexagonal window.

Designed by a London based company, the 30’5” bespoke kitchen/dining/family room is a superb family area offering modern day living. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with honed granite work surfaces and includes a three oven electric Aga with gas hob. There is the added advantage of underfloor heating to the majority of the ground floor.

The triple aspect drawing room has a feature fireplace with a Charnwood Island wood burner and a renovated wood floor with French doors leading out to the terrace. In addition, there is a well-proportioned reading area.

The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor with a generous landing leading to a principal suite enjoying delightful views of the South Downs, with walk-in wardrobe and well-fitted ensuite bathroom.

There is a further guest bedroom with ensuite shower room and three further bedrooms with a well-fitted family bathroom. There is further potential with a large storage loft that could be converted to provide further living space if required, subject to any necessary consents that may be required.

Outside
The property is approached over a gravel driveway with extensive parking. The charming south westerly gardens to the rear have been extensively landscaped with an abundance of flower and shrub borders. There is a detached oak framed traditional style self-contained guest cottage with kitchen area, wet room and studio/ bedroom.
Adjacent to the house is a large office, which is ideal for working from home. The swimming pool has a new ‘air pump’ style heater and is used most of the year. There is also a hot tub with decking at the rear of the Guest cottage. There is an ecological neutral pond area and an abundance of flower and shrub borders interspersed with trees. The gardens and grounds at Berwick House provide a lovely setting for this beautiful period house.

Situation
Berwick House lies in an elevated rural position with stunning southerly views across the surrounding countryside to the South Downs. The property has the advantage of being within a short walk of Berwick mainline station with services to Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Gatwick and London and the village is served by a post office and garage, as well as the famous St Michaels Church with its murals. The picturesque village of Alfriston is about 2.3 miles and offers a good range of shops and facilities for everyday needs including a general store, primary school, church and a number of restaurants and public houses.
The internationally renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is about 6.6 miles to the west. Charleston, home to the Bloomsbury Group, is within 3 miles.
The historic county town of Lewes is approximately 8.5 miles to the west with large superstores, including Waitrose, as well as many delightful independent shops. The larger coastal town of Eastbourne and the city of Brighton & Hove, with their many amenities, are
approximately 9 and 16 miles respectively. Berwick House is well positioned for access to primary schools in Arlington, Laughton, Firle and Alfriston. Private schools within the area include Bede’s, Eastbourne College, Brighton College, Lewes Old Grammar School and Hurstpierpoint College.

Directions
From Lewes travel east on the A27 towards Eastbourne and at the Beddingham roundabout, continue straight over signposted to Eastbourne. Proceed along the A27 and at the Drusillas roundabout turn left, signposted to Berwick Station. Continue along this road for just under 0.5 mile, and immediately before the Berwick village signs and at a small crossroads, turn right, signposted to Arlington (Chilver Bridge Road). Continue along Chilver Bridge Road for a short distance and the driveway marked Berwick House is on the right after 100 metres.

General
Local Authorties: Wealden District Council Tel: 01892 653 311 East Sussex County Council Tel: 03456 080 190 Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas (LPG) heating.

Inside Lewes

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In the area

Lewes is charming and historical market town nestling at the foot of the downs. There are many small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract many visitors to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.

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Unexpectedly re-available| Berwick House is a stunning late Victorian ''Arts & Crafts' style house enjoying uninterrupted views directly to the South Downs | Mature landscaped gardens extending to approximately 2 acres. | Spacious Victorian style entrance hall | Spacious Reception area with feature hexagonal window | 30'5" bespoke well fitted kitchen/dining/family room with roof windows & french doors leading on to garden terrace | Reading room and downstairs cloakroom | Drawing Room | Master suite comprising master bedroom with walk in wardrobe & en-suite bathroom | Guest Bedroom with en-suite shower room | A further three bedrooms & family Bathroom | Detached studio with kitchenette & en-suite shower room | 21'11 Home Office
| Swimming pool | Driveway & Parking for several vehicles | NO CHAIN

A stunning late-Victorian house with secondary accommodation and uninterrupted views to the South Downs.

Berwick Station 0.3 mile, Alfriston 2.3 miles, Lewes 8.5 miles, Eastbourne 9 miles, London 75 miles

Main House: Covered entrance porch l Entrance hall l Drawing room l Sitting room l Magnificent 30’ kitchen/dining/family room l Cloakroom Principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe l Guest suite comprising bedroom and shower room l Three further bedrooms l Further bathroom | EPC Rating E

Guest Cottage: Large studio/bedroom with kitchen area l Wet room | EPC Rating D Substantial home office l Heated swimming pool | Large timber garden store l Picturesque pond Beautifully landscaped garden about 2 acres (tbv)

The Property
Berwick House is a stunning late-Victorian ‘Arts & Crafts’ style house enjoying uninterrupted views directly to the South Downs, with mature landscaped gardens extending to approximately 2 acres. It is understood that Eric Ravilious painted his famous portrait of the Long Man of Wilmington from this spot.
This beautiful family house has a wonderful atmosphere and has been superbly refurbished and extended to offer generously proportioned rooms while retaining many period features.

The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining. Internally, the house has a charming ambience and provides excellent accommodation arranged over two floors. On entering this property, you have a feeling of grandeur with a characteristic large Victorian style entrance hall opening into a sitting area with a feature hexagonal window.

Designed by a London based company, the 30’5” bespoke kitchen/dining/family room is a superb family area offering modern day living. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with honed granite work surfaces and includes a three oven electric Aga with gas hob. There is the added advantage of underfloor heating to the majority of the ground floor.

The triple aspect drawing room has a feature fireplace with a Charnwood Island wood burner and a renovated wood floor with French doors leading out to the terrace. In addition, there is a well-proportioned reading area.

The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor with a generous landing leading to a principal suite enjoying delightful views of the South Downs, with walk-in wardrobe and well-fitted ensuite bathroom.

There is a further guest bedroom with ensuite shower room and three further bedrooms with a well-fitted family bathroom. There is further potential with a large storage loft that could be converted to provide further living space if required, subject to any necessary consents that may be required.

Outside
The property is approached over a gravel driveway with extensive parking. The charming south westerly gardens to the rear have been extensively landscaped with an abundance of flower and shrub borders. There is a detached oak framed traditional style self-contained guest cottage with kitchen area, wet room and studio/ bedroom.
Adjacent to the house is a large office, which is ideal for working from home. The swimming pool has a new ‘air pump’ style heater and is used most of the year. There is also a hot tub with decking at the rear of the Guest cottage. There is an ecological neutral pond area and an abundance of flower and shrub borders interspersed with trees. The gardens and grounds at Berwick House provide a lovely setting for this beautiful period house.

Situation
Berwick House lies in an elevated rural position with stunning southerly views across the surrounding countryside to the South Downs. The property has the advantage of being within a short walk of Berwick mainline station with services to Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Gatwick and London and the village is served by a post office and garage, as well as the famous St Michaels Church with its murals. The picturesque village of Alfriston is about 2.3 miles and offers a good range of shops and facilities for everyday needs including a general store, primary school, church and a number of restaurants and public houses.
The internationally renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is about 6.6 miles to the west. Charleston, home to the Bloomsbury Group, is within 3 miles.
The historic county town of Lewes is approximately 8.5 miles to the west with large superstores, including Waitrose, as well as many delightful independent shops. The larger coastal town of Eastbourne and the city of Brighton & Hove, with their many amenities, are
approximately 9 and 16 miles respectively. Berwick House is well positioned for access to primary schools in Arlington, Laughton, Firle and Alfriston. Private schools within the area include Bede’s, Eastbourne College, Brighton College, Lewes Old Grammar School and Hurstpierpoint College.

Directions
From Lewes travel east on the A27 towards Eastbourne and at the Beddingham roundabout, continue straight over signposted to Eastbourne. Proceed along the A27 and at the Drusillas roundabout turn left, signposted to Berwick Station. Continue along this road for just under 0.5 mile, and immediately before the Berwick village signs and at a small crossroads, turn right, signposted to Arlington (Chilver Bridge Road). Continue along Chilver Bridge Road for a short distance and the driveway marked Berwick House is on the right after 100 metres.

General
Local Authorties: Wealden District Council Tel: 01892 653 311 East Sussex County Council Tel: 03456 080 190 Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas (LPG) heating.

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Lewes is charming and historical market town nestling at the foot of the downs. There are many small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract many visitors to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.

  • Glyndebourne

    Glyndebourne is an English country house, the site of an opera house that, since 1934, it has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Initially, operas were presented within the house but there is now a free-standing amazing purpose built opera house in its grounds.

  • Lewes Castle

    Lewes Castle is a medieval castle in the town of Lewes originally called Bray Castle, it occupies a commanding position guarding the gap in the South Downs cut by the River Ouse and occupied by the towns of Lewes and Cliffe.

  • Anne of Cleves House

    Anne of Cleves House is a 15th-century timber-framed Wealden hall house on Southover High Street in Lewes. It formed part of Queen Anne's annulment settlement from King Henry VIII in 1541, although she never visited the property. It was restored by the famous architect Walter Godfrey

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