GUIDE PRICE £850,000 – £875,000. NO ONWARD CHAIN. A 4 Bedroom detached family home with 2 bath/shower rooms, large kitchen, and A SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE WITH BATH AND SHOWER ROOM.
GUIDE PRICE £850,000 – £875,000. NO ONWARD CHAIN. Have you been searching for a wonderful and private family home with plenty of space for the children, indoor and outdoor entertaining, within easy reach of schools and shopping, and also perhaps a self-contained annexe? This detached house on Mildmay Road in Lewes may just be the answer.
A large five bedroom detached home, spanning over 2,100 sq ft, located in the Wallands area of Lewes. This fantastic family home provides incredible flexibility and versatility throughout, providing a variety of different living configurations. Within the house is a one bedroom ground floor self-contained annexe with external access to its own private outside terrace. This house would therefore certainly suit multi-generational living or indeed provide an income, as would be attractive to a lodger, or even Airbnb guests (as my client currently does). If this is not a requirement or desire, don’t worry, the house could easily be turned back into the original layout making it more of an conventional layout for a growing family. So, whether its multi-generational living or space for growing children and guests, you really can shape this home to suit.
You enter the house (which spans over 2,100 sq ft) into a hallway with a downstairs cloakroom on the left, and a glazed door to an inner hallway and door to the living room/snug and the kitchen/dining/family room and utility/dining room. The entire downstairs has Karndean flooring throughout.
The living room/snug has double patio doors leading to the rear garden and an archway which leads through to the utility/dining room. This archway could be blocked up to create a completely separate room if desired.
The utility room has a wall mounted boiler, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer, work surfaces, storage cupboards, window to the rear and door to the side. This room could also become a dining room if you were to utilise the current annexe kitchen as the main utility room for the house. This room leads directly into the Kitchen/Dining/Family room. It is a large room which measures 17’ x 15’, has two large skylights which allows plenty of natural daylight into this space, and Karndean flooring. There is space in this room for dining room furniture as well as living room furniture, making this a fantastic family space. This room also consists of; ceramic sink and drainer, 4 ring gas hob, two integrated double ovens, integrated fridge/freezer, space for another under counter fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher, breakfast bar with seating for two, deep pan drawers, plenty of storage cupboards, storage shelf and multiple downlights.
Back into the hallway is the staircase to the first floor landing with a frosted window to the side which lets a large amount of natural light onto the landing. On this floor can be found four double bedrooms (one with en suite), and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom is a large double room which faces the front of the house with two large windows, two double built in wardrobes and spotlights. There is a quirky entrance to the en-suite shower room which is entered through double wardrobe doors. This room is fully tiled with black tiles on the wall and floor. There is a large walk in shower cubicle with glass screen, white w/c and wash hand basin, heated towel rail, spotlights and a window which faces the front. Bedroom 2 is again a good sized double bedroom with a large window which faces the rear garden. There is a doorway which separates the master bedroom, en suite and bedroom 2 from the rest of the upstairs. This provides the option of creating a self-contained area enabling two families to be able to live together or perhaps an older child to have a bedroom and living area. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are both good sized double bedrooms which both face the rear of the house.
The large family bathroom faces the front with frosted window as well as; tiled walls and floor, walk in shower with glass screen, white w/c and wash hand basin, fantastic stand alone oval bath with wall mounted taps, heated towel rail and spotlights.
My client has created an annexe within the house which was originally designed for a relative. My client now realises an income from this space as it is often rented out through Airbnb. Although the space is a fantastic self-contained space, it could easily be transformed back to its original configuration and incorporated back into the main house (please see the floorplan for more information). My client has ensured that this space is run with a completely separate boiler and electrics from the rest of the house, which makes it even more practical as a self-contained unit for a relative or even to rent out to a lodger or via Airbnb.
Annexe kitchen or utility room. This space used to be the front of the original living room and could be put back to this original use if desired. Currently it is a fantastic fully functioning kitchen with Karndean flooring, multiple white storage unts, work surfaces, electric oven, ceramic sink, spotlights, and a clever motion sensor strip light built into the kickboards. This space is large enough for a small dining room table and chairs.
Annexe living room or living room for the main house. This space used to be the rear of the original living room, and because the wall which separates this space and the annexe kitchen next door is only a stud partition wall, it could be taken down and put back to this original use if desired. This room has been enhanced with a large amount of sound proofing, and is accessed by a ‘secret door’ disguised as functioning kitchen storage shelves and hanging space for pots and pans. This door has been bespokely made, which is extremely thick and therefore does wonders to further sound insulate this space from the kitchen next door, and indeed the rest of the house. This further enables the practicality of a self-contained space as sound insulation has a been paramount addition when my client converted this space to its existing configuration. The room itself has attractive wood panelling, a woodburning stove (making this room superbly cosy in the colder months), a wall mounted feature log storage unit, and a floor to ceiling wall mounted radiator. There is a door from this room to a useful wet room with shower, white tiled walls, white w/c and wash hand basin. Back into the room, there are sliding patio doors which leads out onto a rear terrace. The paved terrace is completed by an attractive curved high brick wall, which successfully provides a private seating area sheltered from the rest of the garden. This again provides a wonderful private outside space which dovetails perfectly with the annexe set up if desired.
Annexe Bedroom / Bedroom 5. This room has a vaulted ceiling and three large skylights which flood this space with an enormous amount of natural daylight. There is also a window to the rear garden. There are a couple of steps down from the annexe kitchen into the room which currently has a bed positioned on the right, three built in wardrobes, a wall mounted heated towel rail, and a stylish stand alone bath with mixer taps and shower attachment to the left. There is also a cupboard housing the boiler and electrics for the annexe only making these elements completely separate from the main house.
Outside there is covered side access running from the front to the rear garden. To the front of the house is a tarmac driveway which provides off road parking for numerous vehicles. There is a brick paved seating area and a useful 10’ x 8’ shed also at the front. The rear garden rises at an incline and as such there are steps leading up the rear garden to a raised paved terrace. This area provides a wonderful seating area and also access to the two extremely versatile outbuldings. There are also further brick paved steps rising to a top shingled seating area providing a secluded vantage point over the rear of the house and the tree line beyond.
Outbuilding one. This space is extremely versatile and could be used as a home office/studio or even a games room. My client currently runs a business from this room as is fully insulated. It also has full power and spotlights and waste water connected. There is a double glazed window to the side and front and a wonderful double glazed velux window which all ensure this is a wonderfully light space.
Outbuilding two. The space, much like the other outbuilding, is very versatile but would make for a good home office. It too has electricity and lighting with a velux window, and further window to the side and the front. This room also has a small woodburning stove which ensures year round use even in the colder months.
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.
From Mildmay Road, the heart of the town with all of its amenities can be reached within a 20 minute walk. Because Mildmay Road is located on the periphery of the town, within a 5 minute walk, there is wonderful opportunity to stroll through a myriad of grass and woodland paths across the South Downs – ideal for walking, running or cycling.
Lewes mainline railway station is 1.1 miles from the house which provides services to both London and Brighton, and nearby Cooksbridge train station is 1.86 miles away.
Major road links are easily accessible from the house with the A27 just over a mile away, and the A23 16 miles away. Brighton with all of its many amenities and attractions is only 8 miles away and Gatwick airport can be reached in less than 40 minutes.
There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area, both state and independent. Wallands community primary school is just round the corner and St Pancras, Southover CofE, Western Road and South Malling CofE primary schools are all within 1 mile. Priory School is a well respected 11-16 co-ed comprehensive and the highly acclaimed Lewes Old Grammer School takes children from 3-18 including a very successful sixth form. East Sussex College has one of its campuses in Lewes and is only 1.2 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.
Come and have a look around ‘House On The Hill’ and you will see its potential.
Modern life is always changing – this home can change with you, and give you the perfect balance between a town and all its conveniences, and countryside living all on your doorstep.
Living Room for Annexe or main house
Living Room for Annexe or main house
Annexe Bedroom / Bedroom 5
Annexe Bedroom with bath / Bedroom 5
Outbuilding 1 – Home Office/Studio/Games Room
Outbuilding 1 – Home Office/Studio/Games Room
Interior of Outbuilding 1 – Home Office/Studio/Games Room
Outbuilding 3 – Home office with woodburning stove
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