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Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8

Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8
  • Guide Price £575,000


Property ID: 257863
  • Semi-Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Bathroom


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NO ONWARD CHAIN **PLEASE WATCH THE VIEWING VIDEOS AND NAVIGATE THE 3D VIRTUAL TOUR** A very well presented 1930’s three bedroom semi-detached family home located in the extremely desirable village of Ringmer.

GUIDE PRICE £575,000 – £600,000. NO ONWARD CHAIN


A very well presented 1930’s three bedroom semi-detached family home located in the extremely desirable village of Ringmer. The house is located in a stunning semi-rural position with views over open countryside and plethora of fantastic walks in every direction. High Elms sits on a generous plot and comprises of; three bedrooms – two of which are double, family bathroom, living room, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, family / dining room, downstairs cloakroom, study / bedroom 4 / playroom, off road parking for several vehicles, shed, single garage and a private south facing rear garden.

The House

The house is entered through a front door which opens into a bright hallway with exposed painted floorboards, and a useful under stairs cupboard. The living room is on the left of the hallway which faces the front of the house. This wonderful room has the original 1930’s curved bay window dressed with stylish built in hinged wooden plantation shutters, exposed painted floorboards, and recessed LED spotlights. The room is large enough to accommodate a variety of living room furniture. Back into the hallway and moving to the back of the house the rest of the ground floor accommodation is accessed. A door from the hallway leads into the family / dining room and kitchen. This again is a lovely space which faces almost directly due south, and therefore is flooded with natural light. There are windows in the family / dining room which face the rear terrace and garden and a patio door which leads directly onto this space. The dining / family room has the space and flexibility to either provide a larger dining room set up, or an informal seating area and smaller dining space. This room again has the exposed painted floorboards, recessed LED spotlights and a pendant light.

The kitchen has a window to the side and a door which opens out onto the rear terrace. There is also a window which faces the rear which again has built in wooden plantation shutters. The kitchen has recently been re-fitted to a high standard and comprises of; white high gloss soft close wall and base units, white Corian work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink. There are numerous integrated appliances which include; dishwasher, four ring gas hob with extractor above, microwave oven, oven and fridge/freezer. The kitchen also has recessed LED spotlights and floor tiles with underfloor heating – perfect for the colder months.

Off the kitchen and family / dining room is a small inner hallway which my client uses as a utility area and houses their washing machine. It could also provide space for a dryer if desired. From this area is the downstairs cloakroom with a recently re-fitted modern white wash hand basin and WC. The garage is also accessed from this inner hallway which has an up and over door and power and light. It also has an electric sauna at the back of the garage. It is a moveable structure and could be removed by my clients if desired. The garage has the fantastic potential to be converted into another reception room, or even a downstairs bedroom for a relative or lodger (subject to planning). The final room on the ground floor is the study / bedroom 4 / playroom. This is accessed from the same inner hallway opposite the garage and faces the rear of the house. It is again a very light room due to its south facing orientation. It has sliding patio doors onto the rear garden and a fitted storage cupboard / wardrobe. This room is extremely versatile in its use. It is currently being used as a home office, but it could also be used as a playroom or indeed a downstairs bedroom for a relative or lodger. The practicality of this room being used as a downstairs bedroom is made even more possible as the downstairs toilet is right next door. This completes the ground floor accommodation.

The stairs from the main hallway lead up to the unusually wide first floor landing where three bedrooms – two of which are double, and a family bathroom can be found. Bedroom one is a really wonderful bedroom with the original curved window dressed with built in hinged wooden plantation shutters. It is a large double with exposed painted floorboards and triple fitted wardrobes which extend the entire length of the room. The highlight of this room is undoubtedly the view. From this room you are met with fantastic uninterrupted views of open countryside. Simply stunning. The family bathroom has also been recently re-fitted, and again to a high standard. The bathroom has a window again overlooking those views and comprises of; stylish grey wall tiles, white bath with mixer taps and shower head over, white wash hand basin with illuminated bathroom mirror above, and white WC. The bathroom cupboard houses the recently fitted Worcester Bosch gas condensing boiler.

Bedroom two is again a large double which faces the rear of the house and provides distant views over the South Downs. It has a built in wardrobe with cupboard space above. Bedroom three faces the rear of the house with wooden plantation shutters opening out to the distant views of the South Downs.

There is further potential to convert the loft space as it has an extremely good pitch and is a large space. There have been many neighbours who have done this, so have set a precedent regarding planning approval. My client believes there to be space for a master bedroom and en-suite which would benefit from stunning views over the South Downs.


The total plot of this property is large and the house sits centrally within the plot. This means that there is a large front and rear garden, with the house set nicely back from the road. At the front of the house there is a smart shingle driveway with turning circle which provides parking for four to five vehicles. There is a long patch of grass next to the driveway and the whole front garden is flanked by mature hedging. There is external sensored security lighting, external power to the front of the house. There is also an external hose pipe outside the front of the house which is very useful for watering the lawn and car washing.

The private rear garden is approximately 70ft in length and faces almost due South in its orientation. It is laid to lawn with wooden panelled fencing either side, mature trees (including a wonderful magnolia), low maintenance shrub borders, a small raised vegetable plot and a wooden shed. There is a stone terrace at the back of the house which provides the perfect place to relax and socialise in the warmer months.

The Area

The village of Ringmer packs a big punch when it comes to how many amenities it offers. These include; a Morrisons local, Ringmer café, butchers, bakery, Dominos pizza, fish & chip shop, barbers, hair salon, busy bee garage and petrol station, village library, personal training studio, chemist and a doctors surgery. There are two pubs – The Anchor and The Green Man.

There is a village green which has a duck pond and a newly refurbished childrens play park. Ringmer has its own football club which has five senior teams playing in the Mid Sussex League. Ringmer Cricket Club play their home matches on the village green opposite The Anchor pub, and it is a lovely place to sit in the sunshine and watch them play. The village also has its own church – The Church of St Mary The Virgin – which is believed to date back to the 14th Century. The village hall -which is located across from the village green – hosts many social and fundraising events throughout the year which brings the local community together.

‘Grounded at the Forge’ is a new coffee shop which has recently opened in the village and is located close by High Elms. They not only offer excellent coffee, breakfasts and light lunches, but also serve cocktails, IPA’s, wine, beer on selected evenings. It has already proved to be a hit with the local residents and looks to be a permanent business in this already thriving village.

There is a Ringmer Village News Facebook page which lets residents know of what’s going on

Ringmer has many clubs and societies some of which run from the village hall. These are some of the highlights; tennis club, lawn bowls club, Ringmer dramatic society, Women’s Institute, yoga and pilates classes, barn dancing society, horticultural club, Ringmer Evergreen Club, table tennis, Ringmer Tiddlers & Toddlers, Cheyney Croquet Club, singalong group, St Marys toddler group, Coffee Break, Lewes & District Art Club, Ringmer Scout and Guides and Stoolball. As you can see from this list, for a small village there is a huge amount of amenities and community clubs and societies. This is certainly often not the case with other villages.

If you are looking further afield of Ringmer, then the town of Lewes is only 3 miles away. Lewes is a thriving historic town with a large array of both boutique and chain shops, pubs and restaurants alongside a good selection of supermarkets. There is plenty to see and do in this extremely interesting town, including visiting Lewes Castle, which was built within three years of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Lewes is home to a number of small craft breweries, alongside the renowned Harvey & Son’s brewery located in the centre of the town. The town’s most important date in its active social calendar is its annual Bonfire Celebrations which have become one of the largest and most famous in the country. My clients have walked into Lewes from Ringmer on Bonfire night to experience this legendary event.

Nearby leisure activities and attractions include opera at Glyndebourne, Lewes golf club, Plumpton Racecourse, East Sussex National resort & spa, Lewes leisure centre, family fun at Blackberry Farm, Bentley miniature railway, Ocean Adventure indoor play area, Lewes castle and The Lavender Line steam trains.

Transport links and Schools

There is a bus stop on the main road a few houses down from High Elms. Buses go regularly from here to Lewes, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Uckfield. The house is on the B2192 which would take you 9 minutes to get into Lewes and its mainline train station with links into London and Brighton.

There is a dedicated cycle path which runs from Ringmer directly to Lewes, perfect for those more active.

Ringmer Primary and Nursery School is Ofsted rated ‘Good’ and is within a five minute walk of the property. There is a secondary school also in the village called Kings Academy. It is an award winning Green Flag Eco School. It is also Ofsted rated ‘Good’ and is literally a few houses down from High Elms. Because the village offers nursery, primary and secondary schooling many families stay in the village for a large amount of time. This only enhances the village community feel and spirit as most residents have spent and invested much of their life into Ringmer.

The nearest sixth form college is in Lewes (East Sussex College) which is 4.1 miles away. The college provides a range of courses including A Levels, Functional Skills and Access courses, and vocational qualifications such as NVQ’s and BTEC’S. Uckfield offers a sixth form college which is 7.7 miles away.


There are many fantastic walks which radiate from the village. There are two public footpaths which start the other side of the road to High Elms to the North. These are literally a ‘stones throw’ away from the house and meander over fields and countryside. There is also a wonderful walk to the South Downs down Harrisons Lane, onto Potato Lane and then down a public footpath which takes you through Glyndebourne and into Lewes and the South Downs. This sensational location offers so much for those who like walking, have dogs and/or children.

Come and have a look around High Elms and you will see its potential as a versatile family home. Modern life is always changing – this home can change with you, and give you the perfect balance between a thriving village and all its conveniences, and countryside living all immediately on your doorstep.

Front elevation with distant views of the South Downs

Rear elevation and garden of High Elms with views of open countryside and walks directly to the front

Living Room


Family / Dining Room

South facing rear garden and terrace

South facing rear terrace

South facing rear garden

Open countryside and walks directly behind High Elms

Bedroom One

Bedroom Two

Bedroom Three

Family bathroom

Family / Dining Room

Study / Bedroom 4 / Playroom

Front elevation and garden

Open countryside and walks directly behind High Elms

Ringmer village and open countryside and walks beyond

Aerial view of High Elms with views of open countryside and walks directly to the front

Property Documents

  • Address Lewes Road, Ringmer, Ringmer
  • City Ringmer
  • Zip/Postal Code BN8 5NE
  • Area Ringmer

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