A substantial Grade II listed town house with a magical walled garden with stunning views to Lewes Castle. About 0.22 acre.
A substantial and beautifully presented Grade II listed town house
Magical walled garden
Extensive terrace with stunning views towards Lewes Castle
Superb 23’ x 20’ kitchen/dining room with direct access to the garden
Highly sought after position within Southover and within 0.3 mile of the station
About 0.22 acre
Orchard House is a substantial and beautifully presented attached town house, and externally presents principally painted rendered and tile hung elevations under a mainly pitched tile roof. Internally, the house provides well-arranged and interesting accommodation over four floors.
The welcoming entrance hall is of a generous size and has a polished wood floor. A panelled door from the entrance hall leads into the elegant drawing room which has two sash windows and an attractive open fireplace with book shelving to one side. A wide opening leads through into the sitting room, from which there is a magnificent outlook over the property’s stunning garden. Beyond the sitting room is a generous study/bedroom five, adjacent to which is a well-appointed cloakroom/shower room.
On the garden floor there is a superb open plan kitchen/dining room with an engineered oak floor. From the dining room a glazed door gives access to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of cream fronted units with polished granite work surfaces and incorporates integrated Bosch appliances to include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, combi-microwave/oven, a further oven and a five-ring gas hob. Double doors lead from the dining room into a cosy snug, beyond which is a store room and a useful wine cellar. A cloakroom/utility area completes the accommodation on the garden floor.
On the first floor the principal bedroom has built-in wardrobes and a decorative fireplace with an ornately carved, theatrically influenced marble surround. Approached from the principal bedroom is a beautifully-appointed shower room. A further two bedrooms, both with stunning views and a well-appointed family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation. Located on the second floor is a further particularly generous bedroom.
Orchard House is approached from Southover High Street via a brick path which leads across the front garden. The garden to the front of the house is mainly brick paved and includes clipped box and climbing roses. To one side of the house is a path giving pedestrian access to the rear garden.
The magnificent walled garden lies to the rear of the house and is a particular feature of the property. Adjacent to the house there is a wide stone paved terrace which is ideal for al fresco dining and has stunning views over the garden towards Lewes Castle. Beyond the terrace there is a large lawn bordered by well-stocked and colourful herbaceous borders.
To the end of the lawn a wrought iron gate gives access to a short flight of steps which lead down to the principal lawned garden which includes two paved seating areas, numerous well-stocked beds and a small timber summerhouse. To one side of the garden there is a substantial timber garden store with light and power. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and planted over the years and has been under-planted with a mass of tulips, daffodils and white irises. Plants and trees include clipped yew and box, a pale pink flowering acacia tree and a range of other plants, shrubs and trees including fruit trees.
The garden at Orchard House provides an exceptional setting for this very special Lewes home.
About 0.22 acre.
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