Handsome attached Victorian family home with spectacular views.
Understood to date from the mid-1800s, Richard Bertram House forms the major part of a handsome Victorian house, situated in an elevated position with spectacular south easterly views towards Sheffield Forest. The spacious accommodation is arranged over four floors, offering versatile layout and a wealth of classic period features typical of Victorian architecture, including high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms, both working and feature fireplaces, large sash windows and some attractive stained glass. The floor plans give a comprehensive overview of the full extent of the property, which extends to approximately 3,371 square feet.
An impressive, solid wood front door opens to a vaulted entrance porch and hall on the ground floor. Lying off the hall are two formal reception rooms, the sitting room and playroom, both with elegant bays and sash windows with original shutters framing the wonderful views. The playroom has a feature fireplace; the sitting room has a working fireplace with raised cast iron basket. Also on the ground floor is a small kitchenette (currently used as a craft room) and a cloakroom.
Steps descend from the sitting room to the lower ground floor, and to a small lobby, bedroom and en suite bathroom which has good potential for use as a self-contained suite. Beyond here is a family room with a cast iron feature fireplace, in turn opening to a wonderful, part vaulted kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of shaker-style cabinets, with solid wood worktops and a large central island and has large square picture windows overlooking the garden; it is served by a utility room with space for laundry appliances. A shower room completes the lower ground floor.
Four bedrooms are arranged over the upper two floors, together with a family bathroom with suite including a free-standing, roll-top bath, and a further shower room.
Richard Bertram House is accessed from Lewes Road via a gravelled in and out' driveway and parking area. A gate opens from the driveway to the garden which lies to the south east, sloping gently down away from the house, enhancing the views beyond. It is mainly laid to lawn, dotted with spring bulbs, with a raised terrace and seating area adjoining the house and a greenhouse to the lower level.
The neighbouring properties, North Wing and The Mews, have a right of access over the driveway belonging to Richard Bertram House.
A plot with planning permission for a 4 bedroom detached house lies immediately to the south of the garden and is available separately.
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The views from this excellent Victorian family home are superb - I could sit and enjoy them for hours.Rohan Vines