Amberley
2,921 sq ft(271.37 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000

Church RoadNewick, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4JX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2019
  • Requiring refurbishment and updating throughout
  • Occupying a private and tucked away position
  • Established and well-enclosed gardens of half an acre
  • Three reception rooms, five bedrooms, two bathrooms

Attractive detached home with scope for improvement, in a private setting on a sought-after road in this popular village.

About this property

  • Amberley is an attractive and well-proportioned modern home, believed to date from the early 1970s and characterised by part weatherboarded brick elevations under a tiled roof (partially re-tiled Autumn 2018). Whilst in need of refurbishment and updating throughout, the property offers spacious and versatile accommodation over two floors extending to nearly 3,000 square feet, the layout of which can be seen on the floor plan. Occupying a private and tucked away location in sought-after Church Road on the south-eastern side of the village, Amberley offers great potential to create a wonderful family home.

    The front door opens to the entrance hall, from which stairs rise to the first floor galleried landing; lying off the hall is a cloakroom and there is internal access to the double garage. There are three reception rooms: a good-sized study to the front of the house, a large triple aspect L-shaped drawing room with stone fireplace and French doors to the rear terrace, and a dining room with folding doors opening to the drawing room.

    The kitchen overlooks the garden and is fitted with a range of wooden floor and wall mounted cupboards, and a central island. It is served by the adjoining utility room which has space for laundry appliances and houses the floor-mounted boiler.

    There are five well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor lying off a light-filled galleried landing, together with two bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is shared by two of the bedrooms, creating a series of three rooms which lends itself to use as a generous master suite.

    Outside
    Amberley is well screened to the front by a small area of woodland and is approached from Church Road via a gravelled driveway, which opens to a parking and turning area lying to the front of the house ahead of the integral double garage. There is gated pedestrian access around both sides of the house to the rear garden; to the north is a paved area on which is sited the oil tank and a timber shed housing the equipment for the swimming pool (not currently in working order).

    The mature west-facing rear garden is private and very well-enclosed by way of mature shrubs, trees and fencing. A paved terrace extends across the rear of the house, from which wide stone steps lead up to an expanse of lawn; the swimming pool (in need of some repair) is situated to the southern side of the lawn.

    In all, about 0.52 of an acre.

    Agent's Note
    The first part of the driveway is owned by the neighbouring property, New Greenfields, over which Amberley benefits from a right of way.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

An excellent opportunity for a buyer to put their own stamp on an attractive family home, set in one of Newick's best locations.

Mark TaylorProperty agent

Local information

  • Amberley is situated in a tucked away location off a sought-after road on the south eastern side of the village of Newick, only a short distance from the picturesque village green, 11th Century church and adjacent to the playing fields.
  • Local shopping: Newick is well-known for its pretty village green and has a thriving village community, providing a number of facilities and amenities including a village shop, newsagent, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, three public houses, Indian restaurant and a health centre.
  • Comprehensive Shopping: Haywards Heath (about seven miles), the County town of Lewes (about eight miles), Uckfield (about five miles) and Brighton (about 15 miles) all offer an extensive range of shops and further facilities.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Haywards Heath mainline station is about seven miles distant and provides a fast and frequent commuter train service to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. www.southernrailway.co.uk
  • Schools: There is a wide range of schools and colleges to choose from in the nearby villages and towns, both state and private, including Newick primary school, Chailey Secondary School, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Lewes Grammar.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Haywards Heath, proceed east on the A272 through the villages of Scaynes Hill and North Chailey. In Newick, bear right just after the pedestrian crossing on the village green, passing The Bull public house on the right. Continue on this road, past another two public houses, and the driveway to Amberley can be found on the right hand side, just after passing the red brick Reading Room on the left and immediately before the playing field.
  • EPC Rating = F