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Off South Street, South Chailey, Lewes, Sussex
Branch: Lewes 64 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XG. 01273 474101 lewes@rowlandgorringe.co.uk

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A substantial attached period home affording a wealth of charm and character features, these attributed to both the Jacobean and latterly the Victorian era. The abundant charm of this fabulous five bedroom period home with beautiful countryside aspect is, ideal for those who are now searching for a more rewarding existence, away from pollution of city life. Apply Lewes 01273 474101.

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A substantial attached period home affording a wealth of charm and character features, these attributed to both the Jacobean and latterly the Victorian era. As our country continues to take tentative steps out of isolation, the abundant charm of this fabulous five bedroom period home with beautiful countryside aspect is ideal for those who are now searching for a more rewarding existence, away from pollution of city life. Crockers offers the most rewarding lifestyle, with capacious accommodation, enhanced by private, established front and rear gardens gardens extending to .3 of an acre (TBC) along with a range of outbuildings, including a loose box, home office and garden stores and sheds. The rear garden has a flourishing vegetable garden, mature fruit trees along with an above ground swimming pool, with pump and filter system.

The rich history of this enchanting family house is 'potted' as follows:- As early as 1740, a member of the Norman family established a pottery to the west of the old Lewes Road, taking advantage of the rich band of clay which traverses Chailey. After the new road was created in 1752, Chailey potteries took up the majority of the land between the two roads, and the business continued under the Norman family ownership for 200 years producing bricks, chimneypots, tiles and a variety of Sussex Redware pottery with yellow slipware inscriptions which was known as Chaileyware. Crockers was then the main house of the Chailey Pottery, with the oldest parts of the property believed to have been built in the late 1600s, whilst they formed two or perhaps three modest attached cottages with low ceilings, exposed beams and large inglenook fireplaces. This portion of the house now forms the dining room at Crockers, but the house has been added to extensively over the last 300 years, this with a Victorian addition in the 1800s which created the main staircase, drawing room and main bedroom, with high ceilings, charming plasterwork and generous windows.

The most recent alterations to the house were done in the 1970s, with the renovation of the kitchen and the addition of a single bedroom leading off the second bedroom. More recently, the drawing room, dining room and study have been re decorated with new carpet laid within the dining room. The first floor shower room was newly refitted in early 2020. Oil fired central heating serves panel radiators appointed throughout the accommodation, with mains water, electricity and drainage.


Location

South Chailey is a highly desirable semi rural village which offers excellent and well attended local primary and secondary schools, public houses and a regular bus services to the County Town of Lewes which is about six miles away. Lewes also offers a good variety of shops, leisure centre, with further schooling and a College of Higher Education. There are mainline railway stations in Lewes, Haywards Heath (approximately eight miles away) and the nearby villages of Plumpton Green and Cooksbridge with travelling times to London/Victoria of approximately one hour or less. The vibrant city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 25 minutes drive away offering an extensive range of shops, eateries and culture. The A/M23 is about seven miles distant giving excellent access to Crawley, Gatwick Airport and the M25. The immediate surrounding countryside provide the most lovely walks with approximately 200 acres of woodland and commonland immediately to the east of the property, and a network of public footpaths with stunning views across the Sussex countryside towards Lewes to the west of the property.


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Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

For more information please call our Lewes office on 01273 474101.