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Lewes Road, Laughton, BN8

9 bedroom house

Guide price £3,850,000 Freehold

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  • A Magnificient Manor House  |  Wonderful Lanscaped Gardens  |  Stupendous Views to the South Downs  |  Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast room  |  Triple Aspect Drawing Room  |  Staff Accommodation & Cottage

A Stunning Country Manor house with stupendous views towards The South Downs | Elegant proportioned rooms with an abundance of features including original marble fireplaces, parquet flooring and beautiful domed full height entrance hall| Triple Aspect grandly proportioned drawing room | Elegant Dining Room | Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast room | Family room | Cinema Room | Gymnasium | Master bedroom with dressing area & En-suite | Two Guest bedrooms with en-suites | Study | Top floor 4 Bedrooms 2 with en-suites & family bathroom | Tower room with stunning views | A 2 bedroom Staff Apartment | A further 1 bedroom apartment | Outside a 1 Bedroom Cottage | Mature Landscaped gardens extending to 12 acres tbv with Lake| Integrated Triple Garage | Helicopter pad.

AT A GLANCE

Magnificent Manor house circa 1760-1780 with stupendous views towards the Downs
Wonderful landscaped gardens extending to 12 acres (tbv)
Stunning features with marble fireplaces, high ceilings, cornices & ceiling roses
Bespoke well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with amazing views
Triple aspect drawing room with beautiful marble fireplace double doors leading into the family room
Amazing formal dining room with barrelled ceiling & cupola sky light
Cinema room & Gymnasium
Master suite with double aspect bedroom his & hers dressing room & bathroom with slipper bath
Five further bedrooms all en-suite & 2 further doubles sharing a bathroom
Two one bedroom apartments both with separate entrances for staff
One bedroom Cottage in the grounds
Integrated Triple garage
Helicopter Pad

This stunning majestic Manor house dates back to circa 1760-1780 with exciting architecture. The Italianate tower has stupendous quadruple views towards The Downs and surrounding countryside.
The stone Portico opens into the welcoming vestibule with its mosaic floor which depicts the crest of Sir James Duke Bart, which in turn leads into the magnificent reception hallway with its beautiful oak staircase looking up to the Cupola skylight, an amazing sight.
The principle rooms have very high ceilings and are of grand proportions depicting the amazing marble feature fireplaces, ceiling roses and cornices all of exceptional architectural significance.
The bespoke kitchen and breakfast room with stunning views and French doors leading out to the terrace ideal for outside entertaining or parties on a warm summers evening. For more formal entertaining you have the magnificent triple aspect dining room with its barrelled ceiling and Cupola skylight excellent for family gatherings and large parties.
The splendid landing leads in turn to the master suite which is of grand proportions with stunning views and 'his and hers' dressing rooms, en-suite bathroom with freestanding slipper bath strategically placed to enjoy the uninterrupted views of the countryside.

There are a further five bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms and a further two double bedrooms with shared bathroom.
On the lower ground floor is the entertaining and cinema room with a gymnasium and shower room. There is a an excellent laundry room another kitchen and an excellent wine cellar.
To the rear is a one bedroom apartment which is ideal for live in staff with its own private entrance. There is a further one bedroom apartment above the integrated triple garage with its own access to the side of the house.
The delightful mature landscaped gardens are designed for low maintenance with a walled garden for those wishing to have an abundance of 'home produce', if not it would make an excellent 'croquet lawn' or tennis courts. The long sweeping driveway passes a charming lake which is stocked with Italian Carp and there is second driveway for the gardener and trades people. To the South side of the house is a 'Helicopter Pad' maybe the ideal opportunity to get your licence. To the North of the property ,set well away from the house ,is a pretty one bedroom pump house cottage excellent for those extra visitors.

SITUATION
Laughton Manor sits in an elevated position in the centre of its 12 acres in the sought after village of Laughton .
There is a a post office/general store, pre-school, primary school, church and public house (just being refurbished).
Ripe, which lies to the south east, has a village store/delicatessen and a popular public house.
The historic county town of Lewes is some 7.5 miles from the property and offers a comprehensive range of shops and amenities,together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 64 minutes).
The South Downs National Park lies a short distance to the south of the property and the coast at The Seven Sisters Country Park is also nearby, both providing wonderful opportunities for walking and recreation. The property is within easy distance of the A27, which in turn gives access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.
With excellent highly regarded Public schooling within close proximity to include: Ashdown House, Bedes, Cummor House, Eastbourne College, Brighton College, Roedean are easily accessible. Laughton Manor is ideally positioned to enjoy numerous recreational pursuits including the hunting with the Southdown & Eridge Hunt, golf at the East Sussex National Golf & Spa complex, Racing at Plumtpon . For the Opera enthusiasts Glynebourne Opera House is just 2 miles away.
Agents Notes: Mains water, mains drainage,oil fired central heating, Wealden District Council tax H.

Inside Lewes

from a local eye view

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.

More about the Area

What's popular in Lewes?

  • 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

  • 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.

Gallery

A Stunning Country Manor house with stupendous views towards The South Downs | Elegant proportioned rooms with an abundance of features including original marble fireplaces, parquet flooring and beautiful domed full height entrance hall| Triple Aspect grandly proportioned drawing room | Elegant Dining Room | Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast room | Family room | Cinema Room | Gymnasium | Master bedroom with dressing area & En-suite | Two Guest bedrooms with en-suites | Study | Top floor 4 Bedrooms 2 with en-suites & family bathroom | Tower room with stunning views | A 2 bedroom Staff Apartment | A further 1 bedroom apartment | Outside a 1 Bedroom Cottage | Mature Landscaped gardens extending to 12 acres tbv with Lake| Integrated Triple Garage | Helicopter pad.

AT A GLANCE

Magnificent Manor house circa 1760-1780 with stupendous views towards the Downs
Wonderful landscaped gardens extending to 12 acres (tbv)
Stunning features with marble fireplaces, high ceilings, cornices & ceiling roses
Bespoke well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with amazing views
Triple aspect drawing room with beautiful marble fireplace double doors leading into the family room
Amazing formal dining room with barrelled ceiling & cupola sky light
Cinema room & Gymnasium
Master suite with double aspect bedroom his & hers dressing room & bathroom with slipper bath
Five further bedrooms all en-suite & 2 further doubles sharing a bathroom
Two one bedroom apartments both with separate entrances for staff
One bedroom Cottage in the grounds
Integrated Triple garage
Helicopter Pad

This stunning majestic Manor house dates back to circa 1760-1780 with exciting architecture. The Italianate tower has stupendous quadruple views towards The Downs and surrounding countryside.
The stone Portico opens into the welcoming vestibule with its mosaic floor which depicts the crest of Sir James Duke Bart, which in turn leads into the magnificent reception hallway with its beautiful oak staircase looking up to the Cupola skylight, an amazing sight.
The principle rooms have very high ceilings and are of grand proportions depicting the amazing marble feature fireplaces, ceiling roses and cornices all of exceptional architectural significance.
The bespoke kitchen and breakfast room with stunning views and French doors leading out to the terrace ideal for outside entertaining or parties on a warm summers evening. For more formal entertaining you have the magnificent triple aspect dining room with its barrelled ceiling and Cupola skylight excellent for family gatherings and large parties.
The splendid landing leads in turn to the master suite which is of grand proportions with stunning views and 'his and hers' dressing rooms, en-suite bathroom with freestanding slipper bath strategically placed to enjoy the uninterrupted views of the countryside.

There are a further five bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms and a further two double bedrooms with shared bathroom.
On the lower ground floor is the entertaining and cinema room with a gymnasium and shower room. There is a an excellent laundry room another kitchen and an excellent wine cellar.
To the rear is a one bedroom apartment which is ideal for live in staff with its own private entrance. There is a further one bedroom apartment above the integrated triple garage with its own access to the side of the house.
The delightful mature landscaped gardens are designed for low maintenance with a walled garden for those wishing to have an abundance of 'home produce', if not it would make an excellent 'croquet lawn' or tennis courts. The long sweeping driveway passes a charming lake which is stocked with Italian Carp and there is second driveway for the gardener and trades people. To the South side of the house is a 'Helicopter Pad' maybe the ideal opportunity to get your licence. To the North of the property ,set well away from the house ,is a pretty one bedroom pump house cottage excellent for those extra visitors.

SITUATION
Laughton Manor sits in an elevated position in the centre of its 12 acres in the sought after village of Laughton .
There is a a post office/general store, pre-school, primary school, church and public house (just being refurbished).
Ripe, which lies to the south east, has a village store/delicatessen and a popular public house.
The historic county town of Lewes is some 7.5 miles from the property and offers a comprehensive range of shops and amenities,together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 64 minutes).
The South Downs National Park lies a short distance to the south of the property and the coast at The Seven Sisters Country Park is also nearby, both providing wonderful opportunities for walking and recreation. The property is within easy distance of the A27, which in turn gives access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.
With excellent highly regarded Public schooling within close proximity to include: Ashdown House, Bedes, Cummor House, Eastbourne College, Brighton College, Roedean are easily accessible. Laughton Manor is ideally positioned to enjoy numerous recreational pursuits including the hunting with the Southdown & Eridge Hunt, golf at the East Sussex National Golf & Spa complex, Racing at Plumtpon . For the Opera enthusiasts Glynebourne Opera House is just 2 miles away.
Agents Notes: Mains water, mains drainage,oil fired central heating, Wealden District Council tax H.

Live like a local

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  • Lewes
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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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