Berwick, Nr Lewes, BN26
A stunning Grade II listed family home built circa 1550 has stupendous views to the South Downs | In this sought after village location | Spacious entrance hall | Bespoke well fitted kitchen with integrated appliances | Spacious utility room & Separate cloakroom | 19'10" Dining room with inglenook fireplace | 19'3" Sitting room with log burning stove | Main bedroom & bathroom | Guest Bedroom with bathroom | Three further bedrooms & family bathroom | Mature gardens mainly laid to lawn with flower & shrub borders | Fruit cage and orchard | Open double garage & driveway.
AT A GLANCE.…
A charming Grade II listed, five bedroom detached property with immense charm and character
Set in this idyllic sought after village with stunning views, in the heart of the South Downs National Park
The property has been extensively extended and refurbished to, in our opinion, a very high standard
The bespoke well fitted double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with a separate utility room and amazing South Downs views
Above, on the first floor is a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom
The double aspect dining room with inglenook fireplace with log burner, and exposed beams and is a delightful room for entertaining
The drawing room is triple aspect, with a contemporary wood burning stove and a study area
The main bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a bathroom
There are further 3 bedrooms with a large family shower room
The property has the benefit of high speed fibre broadband
The property is approached by a sweeping driveway leading to a double garage
There is a large timber stable
The delightful gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders
There is also a small orchard, croquet lawn, vegetable garden and fruit cage
This charming detached Grade II listed property, built circa 1550, is set in the most idyllic position in this sought after village, in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
This delightful house has been extensively extended and refurbished to a very high standard and offers excellent versatile space.
The well-appointed double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with amazing South Down views has an electric AGA and integrated appliances and is adjoined by an exceptionally spacious utility room, with a newly installed oil fired boiler, and cloakroom. There is a dedicated staircase going up to a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, which gives guests excellent privacy.
The dining room is also double aspect. It has exposed beams, parquet flooring, and a feature fireplace with log burning stove, and provides a wonderful space for entertaining. In this room are the remains of an historic painted frieze, at high level, of a leaf-like motif.
The triple aspect drawing room is full of charm with exposed beams, a contemporary wood burning stove and also has a useful office area.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with exposed beams, built in wardrobes. There is a bathroom that services the main bedroom and a further large family shower room for the other three bedrooms.
The lengthy driveway offers plenty of off-road parking and leads to the double garage. There is a large detached timber stable. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders with an orchard area to the front. To the rear is a large croquet lawn and vegetable garden with a timber fruit cage. The garden benefits from a well with an electric pump , which can supply garden water.
The property is situated in this sought after village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the South Downs in the South Downs National Park.
It is a beautiful rural location, accessed via a country lane (which is a no-through road, so traffic is minimal). There is a wonderful village community with a public house, a working farm (which takes liveries) a medieval dovecote , barn and ancient church. The larger village of Alfriston (3 miles) has a shop, Post Office and delicatessen, together with a range of further shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants. The internationally renowned opera house Glyndebourne is less than 6 miles away; there is racing at Plumpton and Goodwood; golf at Lewes, Seaford and the East Sussex National; sailing at Brighton; and many bridleways and footpaths close by.
Amenities: The property is just 8 miles away from the historic county town of Lewes with its range of shopping facilities, leisure centre and variety of pubs and restaurants. Brighton is 16 miles to the west and Eastbourne 10 miles to the south east. Berwick railway station with services to Victoria & London Bridge ( 80 mins tbv).
Lewes station provides connections across the south east.
There are numerous good state and private schools in the area, including Alfriston and Firle Primary Schools, Bede's Prep and Senior School, Lewes Old Grammar, Eastbourne College and Brighton Prep and College.
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