A handsome detached family home of immense charm and character, set within an established garden with immediate views over the weald of Hamsey parish, towards the Church with the Downs beyond. Over many years Northlands has been a much loved family home, unique in character, with wonderfully adaptable space, and a large secluded garden. Apply Lewes 01273474101.
A handsome detached family home of immense charm and character, set within an established garden with immediate views over the weald of Hamsey parish, towards the Church with the Downs beyond.
Originally forming part of the Wallands Park Estate, the Northlands plot was sold for the building of a residential property. The house and garden (including a lawn tennis court, vegetable plot and flower borders) were constructed to the specification of the owner in 1925/6. His family remained in the property until around the 1980’s when the two, by then elderly, unmarried daughters moved away. For many years one of the daughters ran a small school in the drawing room, as confirmed by the prospectus, and several school attendance registers and old photos left behind; a handful of local people still recall having started their education here.
The new owners modernised the property, whilst retaining most of its original and distinctive features, selling on to a family who remained for only a short period, before having to move away for work promotion. The current owners then, in 1990, purchased the property as their family home, and have remained in the premises for nearly 30 years.
Over many years Northlands has been a much loved family home, unique in character, with wonderfully adaptable space, and a large secluded garden. The property faces north north east so the sun moves round from front to back, meaning house and garden are always full of light. The large flat grass area is perfect as a play and sports area for children and young people, and the conservatory and patio are two of several suntraps. The views across the valley, over the river, towards Hamsey Church, with Crowborough Ridge on the horizon, and towards Malling Down above Lewes, are spectacular. There is a single detached garage and Hill Road, a no through road, gives immediate access to the Downs, and the walk into town is a delight.
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Lewes is described as a small town with a big heart. Historians believe the name derives from the Old English ‘hlaews’ (‘hills’ or ‘mounds’) as Lewes is built into the slopes either side of the Ouse Valley. It was here that Simon de Montfort fought the Battle of Lewes against the King and where Tom Paine, author of ‘The Rights of Man’ once lived. Lewes has long been known for its spirit of independence and the inhabitants are proud of its significant history stretching back to Saxon times. There are lots of things to do in and around the county town. Lewes is a great place to shop with so many independent, antique and quirky shops. It’s also the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a drink in one of the eclectic number of pubs. Lewes also boasts a working brewery situated in the heart of the community on the banks of the Ouse. Commuters abound with mainline railway station (London/Victoria just over the hour) found at the bottom of Station Street, which in turn leads off the High Street. There are three supermarkets, the acclaimed independent Depot cinema, leisure centre, tertiary college, along with well attended primary and senior schools. The universities of Sussex and Brighton and the coast at Brighton are found 6 and 9 miles away respectively and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer. The Downs and local countryside are a paradise for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Lewes is situated just off the South Downs way and within the magnificent South Downs Nataional Park.
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