The Homestead is situated in the pretty Sussex village of Jevington which is within the South Downs National Park and on the South Downs Way. A property with parts dating back to the 17th Century, restored in 1910 in an Arts and Craft style and subsequently extensively modernised by the present owners since 2000. Six bedrooms, one with en-suite and two further bathrooms, three reception rooms with an additional study/music room, kitchen/breakfast room, garage and off-road parking and extensive gardens and grounds with beautiful views of the South Downs. Apply Lewes 01273 474101
The Homestead is situated in the pretty Sussex village of Jevington which is within the South Downs National Park and on the South Downs Way. A property with parts dating back to the 17th Century, restored in 1910 in an Arts and Craft style and subsequently extensively modernised by the present owners since 2000. A beautiful property steeped in local history from 'Swankys' Beer House; Coffee Chamber in 1730 and later in 1830 associated to smugglers including Cream-pot Tom and Jevington Jig. In the mid 1920's the property was owned by Rosa Lewis (Queen of Cooks) a celebrity chef of her time who catered for royalty including King Edward VII. At the end of the 20th Century the Ryder Smith family lived at the Homestead famous for presenting The Ryder Cup (Golf) to the PGA. This is an elegant yet very practical family home which features two large reception rooms, a study and 6 bedrooms the master having en suite, and a 2 further bathrooms. The true character is summed up in the two principal reception rooms, the dining room features a double aspect with an attractive fireplace and hearth housing a gas fire. The room also features a newly laid oak floor. The sitting room has a lovely inglenook complete with original bread oven and Jotul log burning stove, this room also has a double aspect with exposed timber beamed ceiling and parquet wooden flooring. There is also a wine servery room which via a hatchway has access to the extensive cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room features Bulthaup units and leads through to the scullery and garage. There is also a large double aspect conservatory which provides a bright and peaceful relaxation area and links the gardens nicely with the house. The bedrooms are arranged on two floors with three bedrooms on each and a family bathroom on each floor. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, a double aspect and walk in wardrobe.
Gardens and Grounds: Located on the corner of Eastbourne Lane, there is a private garage to the side and a gated entrance and graveled driveway to the front. A meandering and thoughtfully planned garden offers a charming knot garden, rose garden with Indian sandstone seating area, a walled garden with a wide variety of shrubs and bushes which surrounds a lawn area. There is a productive grapevine and an established vegetable garden with soft fruit cage. Tree samples include small orchard of Apple, Quince and Greengage. There is a further open garden which was once a tennis court and croquet lawn and is now bordered by mature Yew trees. There is a greenhouse and a summerhouse within the grounds.
The picturesque village of Jevington, lies within the recently formed South Downs National Park. Once the home of the famous Hungry Monk Restaurant and Banoffi Pie, the village has a church and a popular public house. The surrounding South Downs provides wonderful opportunities for walking and recreation, along with the nearby Seven Sisters Country Park and Friston Forest. The coast at Birling Gap lies 4 miles to the south. There is a mainline station at Polegate, which is about 3 miles distant, providing services to London Victoria, Gatwick, Brighton and Ashford, together with a good range of local shops for every day needs. Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove are approximately 5.5 miles and 19 miles respectively. The A27 is about 3 miles, and gives access to the A23/M23 and Gatwick Airport. The famous Glyndebourne Opera House is approximately 12 miles away, situated on the outskirts of Ringmer.
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