£1,800,000

4 Bedroom, House | South Downs Way, Alfriston

Secluded within an idyllic and unique downland setting - a very special house of intriguing character commanding truly breathtaking views over the surrounding downland countryside.

This fine detached house is enhanced by some of its early Victorian features which have been retained during a program of improvement and modernisation. Whilst providing a charming and impressive home the property also offers great potential for further improvement and extension subject to any consents required. The importance of the setting provides the potential for the creation of one of the finest homes within the Cuckmere valley. Properties with scope for equistrian use are exceptionally rare within this downland area. Only an inspection of West Down will provide the opportunity of a full appreciation of the setting and the views from this wonderful location.

Key Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions

Property Description

  • Entrance Porchwith front door to
  • Entrance Hall
  • Spacious open plan Living Room: 11.70m x 9.35m (38'5" x 30'8")approximate maximum measurements of the L shaped room which commands breathtaking views over lovely gardens and the scenic Cuckmere valley and towards the downs from three elevations. Large recessed log burning fireplace, 5 radiators and a log burning stove, tiled floor, double glazed doors give access to the terrace and garden.
  • L shaped Kitchen/Dining Room: 7.14m x 5.94m (23'5" x 19'6")commanding outstanding and far reaching views from 2 elevations with kitchen area equipped with a range of working surfaces with drawers and cupboards below and wall cabinets over, double bowl stainless steel sink unit, space for range oven and American style refrigerator, radiator, deep shelved pantry cupboard,. The tiled floor continues through the dining room area with radiator and casement doors give access to the gardens.
  • Ground floor Bedroom suite 4: 3.35m x 3.05m (11' x 10'0")with radiator and garden aspect.
  • Large en suite Wet Roomwith wall mounted shower fittings, radiator and door to
  • Large separate wcwith wc, wash basin and radiator.
  • Bathroomwith panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash basin and low level wc, radiator.
  • Rear Lobbywith door to garden and door to
  • Laundry Roomwith sink unit with drawers below and plumbing for washing machine.
  • Utility Storewith range of storage cupboards, shelving, radiator and hot water cylinder.
  • -The contemporary styled staircase rises to the Large Galleried First Floor Landing with radiator and access to loft storage space.
  • Large Master Bedroom Suite comprising Bedroom 1: 6.96m x 5.40m (22'10" x 17'9")approximate maximum measurements into the recesses and commanding unrivalled views over the Cuckmere valley to the sea and inland towards the Sussex Weald, 2 radiators and access to under eaves storage space, Juliet style balcony and door to
  • Bedroom 2: 6.40m x 2.80m (21' x 9'2")excluding the recess with wash basin and featuring sloping ceilings as well as exceptionally fine views to the sea and downs. 2 radiators and under eaves storage space.
  • en suite Bathroomwith panelled bath, wash basin, low level wc, bidet and shower unit. Heated towel rail and garden views.
  • Bedroom 3: 7.06m x 2.74m (23'2" x 9')with sloping ceiling and partly reduced floor space. 2 radiators and far reaching views.
  • OutsideProviding a truly idyllic and unique setting for the property the extensive gardens and grounds extend in all to about 4 acres affording the house an unusually high degree of seclusion. The house sits on an elevated site with the principal rooms commanding views over the various areas of lawned gardens which secures a southerly aspect. The gardens are particularly notable for the wide variety of specimen tress and shrubs which provide colour through the year and there is also an apple orchard. There is a particularly attractive area of lawned garden with a water feature, beyond which are areas of partly wooded garden which extend toward the paddock to which there is access at the lower end of the entrance drive. There is also direct access to the South Downs Way. There is a timber framed Summer House which also secures spectacular views. Other garden outbuildings include a large Timber Garden Store which is flanked by paved terracing.
  • Integral Garage: 7.14m x 3.05m (23'5" x 10'0")with wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating, power and light points, loft space above and up and over door and personal door to the garden.The entrance drive and forecourt affords very generous off road car parking and turning space.
We have not carried out a structural survey nor checked boundaries or tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and cannot guarantee that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. All photographs, measurements, floor plans and distances referred to are given as an approximate guide only and should not be relied upon. Measurements indicate the approximate maximum dimensions of any room and can include window bays, wardrobe cupboards and recesses. We have not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property and we give no warranty in respect of covenant, lease details or outgoings.