Impressive Grade II listed family home with a wealth of period features
The Old Vicarage is a superb Grade II listed period property, dating from the late eighteenth century with nineteenth century additions. The front elevation is classically Georgian, with white painted brickwork, a portico and a fan light above the front door; the side and rear elevations are of exposed brick and cobbled flint, all set under a tiled roof.
The interiors are characterised by high ceilings and dado rails, with bay windows to the drawing room and master bedrooms. The property has a wealth of fine period features, including sash windows, a graceful turned staircase rising to the first and second floors, a wonderful oak panelled dining room and beautiful working fireplaces in all three reception rooms.
The vaulted kitchen/breakfast room is a good space for day to day family life, and has stone flagged floor with a covered well. There is a gas fired Aga, space for a conventional stove and a fridge/freezer, and a good range of wooden wall hung and undercounter units. A shower room completes the ground floor.
Situated on the first floor are four bedrooms, two with basins and fitted cupboards. These are served by a family bathroom and separate WC.
On the second floor are three bedrooms, two of which offer wonderful views to Lewes Castle. There is a shower room on the second floor. A secondary staircase leads up to a substantial attic store.
The cellar is currently used as a games room, and has space for wine storage.
The attached garaging is approached via a wide brick-paved drive, giving ample space for off street parking. The two bay garage is currently laid out as a workshop and store.
Above the garaging is an office, which is accessed from the rear hallway.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the 4,450 square feet of accommodation.
The gardens area particular feature of the property, lying to the east, where a croquet lawn is situated, and extending to the south of the house. A spacious elevated terrace offers space for table and chairs, and has a pond situated at its foot; there are beautiful herbaceous borders planted with a variety of flowers and shrubs. A charming iron post and rail fence encloses the large pond which lies below the southern lawn.
About 0.8 of an acre.
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What I really like about this property is its peaceful location - yet it's only one mile walk to the station.Rohan Vines