The Old Vicarage
4,450 sq ft(413.42 sq m)
Guide price £2,200,000

Church LaneLewes, East Sussex, BN7 2JA


    Key features

    • Wonderful elevated position above the River Ouse
    • Superb panelled dining room
    • Versatile accommodation arranged over three floors
    • Delightful gardens with pond
    • Off street parking and garaging

    Impressive Grade II listed family home with a wealth of period features

    About this property

    • 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.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    What I really like about this property is its peaceful location - yet it's only one mile walk to the station.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Old Vicarage is situated in an elevated position on a no through road, in the Malling Deanery Conservation Area in Lewes, above the River Ouse.
    • One of the oldest and most important towns in Sussex, Lewes is set within the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park.
    • It offers good schools and transport links and has many independent restaurants, shops, markets and a cinema, and is also well served by a range of supermarkets and High Street chains.
    • Leisure and sports activities are plentiful, with open air swimming at the Pells pool, a leisure centre and local golf, rugby, cricket and football clubs.
    • There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene across Sussex. Lewes has a cinema, The Depot, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Walking and riding can be enjoyed across the South Downs; Ashdown Forest lies to the north and the south coast is readily accessible.
    • Mainline Rail Services: Lewes station (about one mile walking distance) offers direct services to: London Victoria, journey time from 70 minutes; London Bridge, from 74 minutes; and Brighton, from 16 minutes.
    • Road: A27/A23/M23 to the west and A26 to the east. Brighton 10 miles, Gatwick airport 25 miles.
    • Schools: There is a good selection of state and independent schools in the area including South Malling C of E, Priory School, Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College and Roedean.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band G.
    • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01444 446000. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property
    • Directions: Take the A26 east out of Lewes, keeping forward at the Cuilfail tunnel towards Ringmer. Turn left into Church Lane, and take the fourth right into Church Lane. Bear left at the fork and The Old Vicarage is on the left.
    • EPC Exempt