5 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 5
Baths: 4
East Chiltington, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN7 See map

Lower Burrells is an exceptional Grade II listed historic country house of just over 4,000 sq ft which provides atmospheric, well-arranged and spacious family accommodation over three floors with good overall ceiling heights for a property of its age. The oak front door leads into the welcoming entrance hall which has a beautiful brick floor, from which part-glazed wooden doors lead into the charming dining room which has a feature fireplace with oak panelling above. The 19′ double aspect drawing room is a stunning room with an impressive inglenook fireplace. Adjacent to the drawing room is a study with built-in desk, book shelving and cupboards. The sitting room, which is again double aspect, is a charming and well-proportioned room with an attractive open fireplace.

At the heart of the house is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which has a terracotta tile floor and is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke wooden units with granite work tops and includes a two-oven Aga, electric double oven, hob and an integrated fridge. A stable door gives direct access to the garden. A good sized conservatory with a lovely outlook over the garden, a well-fitted utility room and a cloakroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor.

Arranged over the first floor is a particularly spacious principal suite comprising bedroom with a generous sitting area with fireplace to one end, a large bathroom and a dressing room. In addition, there is a guest suite comprising bedroom and shower room, a further double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom and a cloakroom. On the second floor there is a further suite comprising a magnificent 22′ vaulted bedroom with ensuite shower room, a further double bedroom and a cloakroom. Other features within the house include wooden latch doors, polished wooden floors and a wealth of exposed honey coloured timbers.

The cottage
Lying to one end of the entrance drive is the substantial and beautifully presented detached cottage which provides well-arranged secondary accommodation for extended family, guests or staff. From the entrance hall a door leads through into the large vaulted double-height sitting room/dining room which has two sets of glazed doors leading out to the garden. Adjacent to this room is the well-appointed kitchen which has an oven, hob and microwave. Also arranged over the ground floor is the principal bedroom with ensuite shower room, the second bedroom and a family bathroom. A third bedroom on the first floor completes the accommodation within the cottage. Attached to one end of the cottage is a single garage.

Immediately to the east of the cottage is a wide paved seating area, beyond which is the cottage’s garden which is laid principally to lawn, bordered by various well-stocked beds.

Lower Burrells is approached from the minor country lane through a wooden five-bar entrance gate which leads through into the property’s entrance drive leading down to a wide brick paved parking area, to one end of which is the cottage. From the entrance drive a brick paved path leads through the beautifully planted and landscaped garden to the front door and climbing the front elevation of the house is a beautiful mature wisteria.

The garden is a real feature of the property and is divided into a series of outside ‘rooms’ with clipped hedges, low brick walls, various paved paths, numerous well-stocked and colourful beds and some beautiful mature specimen trees. Immediately adjacent to the western side of the house is a wide paved seating area which is bordered by a lawn and a picturesque pond. To one side of the lawn there is a brick, weatherboard and tile summerhouse/studio with light, power and heating. To the rear of the house and adjacent to the conservatory is a further wide paved seating area, situated a short distance from which is an attractive brick and tile garden store/workshop, with a garden machinery store beyond.

Located beyond the cottage’s garden is the all-weather tennis court and to one side of the tennis court there is a lawn with a greenhouse and further garden store. To the far end of the lawn an opening leads through a hedge into the kitchen garden. The gardens and grounds provide a very special and magical setting for this stunning historic house.

Lower Burrells lies in a superb position, well away from main roads with lovely views over its own gardens and grounds. The centre of the small village of East Chiltington, with its parish church and public house, The Jolly Sportsman, is about 1.25 miles. The surrounding countryside is intersected by a network of public footpaths providing some superb walks, whilst the nearby South Downs National Park provides many miles of spectacular walking and riding country.

For the commuter, Plumpton Station is only 2 miles away providing a service to London Victoria in just under an hour. Lewes is some 4.5 miles and provides a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 68 minutes). Haywards Heath lies about 7 miles and also has a mainline service to London Bridge/Victoria in approximately 47 minutes.

The coastal, business and entertainment city of Brighton & Hove is about 12 miles, whilst the A27 provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.

Lower Burrells is well placed for a number of private schools including Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Roedean School, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Worth Abbey, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.

Listed: February 7, 2024
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ID: 47866187


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