SOLD: A two bedroom, terraced, period house, understood to date back to the early 1800s, with accommodation arranged over three floors, situated in a no-through road next to St John sub Castro Church in the popular Pells area. VENDOR SUITED.
| VENDOR SUITED | CHARMING TERRACED HOUSE | DATING BACK TO EARLY PART OF THE 1800'S | PERIOD FEATURES | SITTING/DINING ROOM | KITCHEN | FIRST FLOOR LANDING WITH ACCESS TO ROOF GARDEN | MAIN BEDROOM & BATHROOM | SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM 2 | COURTYARD GARDEN | GAS CENTRAL HEATING | EPC = E
DESCRIPTION: A charming terraced house with attractive traditional brick elevations under a tiled roof, understood to date back to the early 1800's.
The front door opens into a small vestibule with coir matting. Original stripped pine floorboards extend through the sitting/dining room. There are two sash windows to the front, looking out onto the flint wall of the church. The sitting area has a beautiful fireplace with a wood burning stove and book shelving to the side. There is under stairs storage, a defined dining area with stairs rising to the first floor and an opening to the fitted, double aspect kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of painted units at base and eye level, all with black metal handles. There are complementary wooden (Ash) and Maia work surfaces, space for a gas cooker, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge/freezer. The Maia work surface has an inset Franke sink unit with pine framed glazed units over and a useful full height storage cupboard that includes the water meter & water main stopcock. The back door leads to a courtyard garden enclosed by brick and flint walls.
On the first floor is a lovely double bedroom, looking out onto the architectural detailing of the church. It has a pair of built-in double wardrobes and a large dresser-style cupboard. This is served by a modern bathroom suite with a hand-painted tile effect floor, whilst the landing has a small, glazed door opening onto a roof garden - a real bonus in creating an alternative area to take advantage of the morning and afternoon sun.
An original staircase from the landing takes you to a further bedroom with a dormer window and eaves storage space.
The enclosed courtyard garden provides a secluded setting for alfresco dining with a corner seat and a raised bed. There is also storage space extending down the side of the kitchen.
SITUATION: The historic and iconic County Town of Lewes is nestled within the South Downs National Park.
Church Row is a small cul-de-sac of just 7 properties off Abinger Place and next to St John-sub-Castro Church. It is within easy reach of the stunning Pells Pool with its open air swimming, the Pells park, River Ouse and wonderful areas of open space, making this area so attractive and popular.
Being situated within the confines of the town gives this property ideal access to transport links and a broad range of local schools for all age groups. There are many independent restaurants and shops, a thriving farmer's market and a range of supermarkets and High Street chains.
In addition to Pells Pool there is a leisure centre, scenic golf course, rugby, cricket and football clubs. Walking, cycling and horse riding can be enjoyed across the South Downs, whilst the Ashdown Forest (to the north) allows riding by permit. A number of coastal resorts are a short drive away.
There is an active Arts scene in the town and the world class opera house at Glyndebourne is only a few miles away. Lewes also boosts an award-winning independent cinema, Depot, and an active local theatre company.
A mainline rail station offers direct services to London Victoria, London Bridge (around 70 minutes), Gatwick Airport (around 30 minutes) and Brighton (around 16 minutes).
Lewes lies within a network of major roads including the A27/A23/M23 to the west and A26 to the east, giving access to Brighton (10 miles) and Gatwick Airport (25 miles).
There is a good selection of state and independent schools in the area including Southover CEP School, Priory School and Lewes Old Grammar School.