Savills | Shortgate Lane, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6DF | Properties for sale
3,986 sq ft(370.31 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000

Shortgate LaneLaughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6DF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2019
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Pretty gardens
  • Enclosed paddock
  • Lewes station 7.5 miles

Spacious period property with charm and character, set in over 3 acres and positioned in a delightful semi-rural location

About this property

  • Laughton House is an interesting period property, believed to date from the early nineteenth century and originally built as a Methodist chapel and minister's house. The property has charming brick and partially tiled elevations under a tiled roof, and offers substantial and flexible accommodation, arranged over two floors and extending to just under 4,000 square foot.

    There are many lovely features throughout the property, including sash and casement wood framed windows, some wooden floors and high ceilings. The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the rooms; of particular note is the spectacular 36 foot vaulted drawing room/ dining room, which has an impressive open fireplace and three sets of French doors to the spacious west facing terrace. The farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room is ideally suited for day to day life, with a central island, good range of wood cabinets under dark granite surfaces, and space for table and chairs.

    There is a further sitting room, a triple aspect study and a gym/playroom, which could also be used as a fifth bedroom.

    The master bedroom suite forms the first floor of the north wing of the house, and comprises: bedroom, seating area, dressing area with ample fitted wardrobes and storage, and spacious bathroom with contemporary fittings.

    A ground floor guest bedroom, with direct access to the garden, lies off the sitting room and is served by an en suite bathroom.

    There are two further bedrooms (one with a dressing room and study) and a bathroom situated on the first floor in the southern wing.

    Laughton House is approached via an pair of electronically operated gates which open to the gravelled parking area ahead of the house.

    To the south and north of the house lie the formal gardens, which have been formerly landscaped to provide distinct areas of interest including a pergola walk way, seating area, parterre, orchard and pond.

    To the west lies the paddock, which is enclosed by post and rail fencing, and has a greenhouse and direct vehicular access to the lane. In all, about 3.2 acres.

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Local information

  • Laughton House is situated in the rural village of Laughton, just north of the South Downs National Park.
  • The village has a primary school, shop/post office and public house; the internationally renowned opera house Glyndebourne is a few miles away.
  • There is racing at Plumpton and Goodwood; golf at Lewes and the East Sussex National; sailing at Brighton; and many bridle and footpaths close by.
  • Amenities: The property is almost equidistant between the historic county town of Lewes (7.5 miles) and Uckfield (eight miles), both of which have a range of shopping facilities, leisure centres and a variety of pubs and restaurants. The coastal City of Brighton & Hove is 16 miles to the south west and Eastbourne 14 miles to the south.
  • Rail services: Lewes station provides connections across the south east and to London Bridge/ London Victoria (journey time from 64 minutes).
  • Schools: There are numerous good schools in the area, including Laughton Primary, Bede's Prep and Senior School, Lewes Old Grammar School, Eastbourne College and Brighton College.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's Notes: 1. We wish to inform prospective purchasers that one of the vendors is an employee of Savills. 2. There is a footpath running south to west along the boundary of the paddock.
  • Photographs taken February and May 2019.
  • EPC Rating = G