4 Bedroom, House | High Street, Alfriston
An exceptionally versatile home and business opportunity within an historic Grade 2 listed premises of immense period character in the picturesque downland village of Alfriston.
The extensive ground floor commercial space and the impressive owners accommodation have been substantially improved in recent years to provide an unusually attractive and rare opportunity for the establishment of a thriving and profitable business within the heart of the South Downs National Park. For a number of years the current owners ran a successful business combining a coffee shop and tea garden with a fashion retail shop. However, they have scaled the business down in preparation for retirement and are now trading solely as a gift shop. Only an inspection will convey the vast potential and wonderful charm of this delightful property.
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
- Commercial AreaThe commercial area is arranged on the ground floor and has four large shop windows fronting onto the High Street. To the rear there is a kitchen and several storerooms and the premises are ideally suited for A1 (retail) and A3 (food and drink) use. A door leads from the rear of the shop to the garden and customer lavatory facilities.
- Owners' AccommodationGround Floor: The external entrance to the owners private accommodation is from the rear garden with a door leading to a modern fitted kitchen and breakfast room. There is internal access via a second staircase leading from the shop and also from the rear of the commercial area.First Floor: An open plan staircase rises from the breakfast room to a magnificent 30ft sitting room with vaulted ceiling and sensational views across the Cuckmere Valley towards the South Downs. The accommodation also features four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with separate dressing room, and a refitted bathroom.
- OutsideThe delightful walled rear garden is an important feature of the property, with a versatile layout and capacity to seat up to 60 covers on the lawn and a further 16 on the covered terrace. There is also a private area with vegetable plot, greenhouse and storage. There is rear access to the garden from The Tye via a public right of way across the neighbouring George Inn.