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A substantial detached family house, set in an expansive corner plot in the sought after Winterbourne area, found to the west of Lewes town centre. This fine home affords light and airy accommodation that is highly adaptable, needs some modernisation and is particularly economic to run. Apply Lewes 01273 474101.
A substantial detached family house, set in an expansive corner plot in the sought after Winterbourne area, found to the west of Lewes town centre. This fine home affords light and airy accommodation that is highly adaptable, immaculately presented and particularly economic to run. Built circa 1965, the property has since benefited from cavity wall insulation, with solar roof panels providing domestic hot water when added in 2010. The solar energy that is generated at the property provides a valuable income, this via a tariff set in 2010 that saw a return of circa £1500 in 2019. Whilst the property has been considerately extended by the present owners who are in their sixth decade in residence, there is considerable scope to further enlarge the property, particularly to the south elevation. All subject to the appropriate planning and building consent. Gas fired central heating is provided by way of a condensing boiler which was newly fitted in 2017. The corner plot location provides open plan front gardens with paved pathway to the front door, a broad driveway providing extensive off road parking and access to the detached double garage (electric light & power), with enclosed lobby leading to a south facing sun terrace and the rear garden beyond laid to lawn with established vegetable garden, flower borders and specimen fruit trees. all enclosed by established beech hedging. The Garden Room which is presently used as an art studio is a valuable addition that could be used for a variety of purposes as well as ancillary accommodation.
Montacute Road is a highly sought after residential area conveniently located to the south/west of Lewes town centre, within immediate walk of the Winterbourne convenience store. Lewes is affectionately 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 National Park
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