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Guide Price £2,700,000

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


Features include:

  • Grade II Listed Georgian Splendour
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bespoke Kitchen leading to walled garden
  • Delightful Gardens with various aspects of Lewes
  • Central Location
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Gas Fired Central Heating
  • All Main Services
  • Elevated position with far reaching views
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Aesthetic Grade II listed grandeur is in abundance at this iconic landmark Lewes Townhouse. Found in the shadow of the Castle within the walls and ramparts, this imposing and welcoming family home is arranged over four floors. A triumph in fusing period splendour with 'cutting edge' design, Castlegate House has been transformed under its present owners by an award winning architect of international acclaim and repute.

To fully appreciate the house and its delightful garden, please contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes for an appointment to view. 01273 474101 Joint sole agent with Strutt & Parker, Lewes.

Description:
Aesthetic Grade II listed grandeur is in abundance at this iconic landmark Lewes Townhouse. Found in the shadow of the Castle within the walls and ramparts, this imposing and welcoming family home is arranged over four floors. A triumph in fusing period splendour with 'cutting edge' design, Castlegate House has been transformed under its present owners by an award winning architect of international acclaim and repute.

If one is not completely captivated by the handsome Georgian façade and the faultlessly planned family accommodation, then take in the immediate panoramic views and vistas towards the 12th Century Castle to the front and the South Downs from the rear, and see Lewes unfold before your very eyes.

The light and well proportioned accommodation comprises a large Reception Hall with a Ceppo Di Gre stone floor, original sash windows with counter-levered wooden shutters and a side door to the Garden. To the other side is the double aspect Office/Studio with Scandinavian wood floor, original sash windows with counter-levered wooden shutters and a view to the Castle. There is a also a Cloakroom with low level WC and hand wash basin. Staircase to half landing with doors opening into the superb double aspect Drawing Room with bay window and inset French doors opening onto the stone paved terrace, fitted floating 360 degree rotating wood burner.

On the lower ground floor is a bespoke open plan Kitchen with English Chestnut fitted units with polished concrete worksurface along one side and a long marble topped central island combining space for three under counter ovens, an integrated dishwasher, a fridge and freezer, tiled floor. Wall to wall individual sliding patio doors are fitted to the far end giving access to the garden; Media Room with engineered oak floor, built-in fridge/freezer; Cloakroom with macerating toilet, hand wash basin, fitted cupboards; Utility Room with sink and under worktop space for washing machine and tumble dryer, Potterton wall mounted boiler.

There are five bedrooms over the first and second floors, dominated by an open plan double aspect Principal Bedroom Suite. With superb views over the garden and Bowling Green, this lovely room boasts a range of built-in wardrobes, a central bed with built-in headboard/storage and a free standing bath. A concealed door opens into the fully tiled en suite Shower Room with bidet, low level WC, hand wash basin and a walk-in shower. There is a further Bedroom with en suite on this level to the front of the property with three large sash windows overlooking the Castle with a range of fitted wardrobes and an opening into the en suite Bathroom with walk-in shower, deep free standing bath, low level WC and hand wash basin. There are three further Bedrooms and a Shower Room on the second floor.

Gas fired central heating serves panel radiators throughout. All main services are connected to the property.

Outside: The delightful rear garden combines paved terraces to the areas in front of both the Drawing Room and Kitchen with access into the delightful part flint walled rear garden via a stone paved path which leads one through a dedicated wild/meadow area and mature planting to a lawned area beyond. There is a wooden garden shed with access front and rear with power and water, and a gravelled area leading to the rear access point by way of a door in the flint wall, giving a right of way to next door’s garden. Off-street gated parking for one vehicle.

Location:
The property is ideally located, being set in the most picturesque, yet tranquil location adjacent to the Castle, high above the High Street. Lewes 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 is also the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a drink in one of the eclectic number 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, acclaimed 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. Eastbourne College is easily accessed by train, with the famous Glyndebourne Opera House about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer.


Aesthetic grade II listed grandeur in abundance at this landmark Lewes town house.




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.