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Keere Street, LEWES, East Sussex, BN7 1TY

Asking price £850,000, 5 bedrooms, Detached,
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Agent’s wording:In our opinion, this is a superb opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented, five bedroom double fronted Grade II listed residence of approximately 2415 sq ft (TBV), steeped in history and situated on one of Lewes' iconic premier Twittens enjoying views in part over Lewes townscape towards the South Downs. Research undertaken by a local historian indicates that waste rights were granted for this site as far back as 1430. Records also indicate that 1 Keere Street was once part of a larger 'L' shaped property encompassing 95-96 High Street and 1-5 Keere Street. It is understood that it was separated from this property in 1589 and thereafter known as 1 Keere Street. This Grade II listed property has been put to many uses over the Centuries including bucket maker, Husbandman, paint maker, butcher and bakery; a former Bread Oven remains in the property today! Internally, exposed beams feature in many of the rooms and a wealth of other features are to be discovered including sash windows and panelled internal doors with latches in part, fireplaces (some not currently in use) and a former bakers' bread oven with brick surround in the drawing room. It is suspected that a piece of stone in the drawing room fireplace (not in use) is original Lewes Priory material - the Priory was demolished in 1538. An elegant sense of style is continuously evident in the fine décor throughout the house. The current owner has beautifully, carefully and extensively refurbished the property incorporating the many features. Agents note: our client has advised us that the house has been re-wired and re-plumbed within the last decade. The spacious and well-appointed accommodation is arranged over four floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor; 27 ft drawing room enjoying an outlook to Keere Street, fitted display cabinets and bookshelves, cloakroom, good sized 16 ft dining room big enough to accommodate a large dining table and additional furniture with access to the cellar and a beautiful stable door opening into the charming 16 ft double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with painted brick and flint walls, breakfast bar with seating for two and a door providing views and access to the rear courtyard garden. The cellar on the lower ground floor is comprised of two rooms measuring 19 ft and 14 ft respectively. On the first floor the accommodation is accessed from a landing with a Sussex sliding window and further comprises; 13 ft master bedroom with elevated views over Lewes townscape and the South Downs and an en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms (one with a corner fireplace) and a family bathroom with a modern white suite. Completing the accommodation are two further bedrooms on the second floor enjoying rooftop views to Keere Street. Externally, the rear courtyard garden to the property is brick laid with raised flowerbeds to the borders which are well stocked with a range of mature plants and shrubs. There are also specimen trees and a brick-built store. The garden is enclosed by attractive brick and flint walled borders and benefits from picturesque views across Lewes to the South Downs. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the layout, location and presentation of this substantial Lewes residence.


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In our opinion, this is a superb opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented, five bedroom double fronted Grade II listed residence of approximately 2415 sq ft (TBV), steeped in history and situated on one of Lewes' iconic premier Twittens enjoying views in part over Lewes townscape towards the South Downs. Research undertaken by a local historian indicates that 'waste rights' were granted for this site as far back as 1430. Records also indicate that 1 Keere Street was once part of a larger 'L' shaped property encompassing 95-96 High Street and 1-5 Keere Street. It is understood that it was separated from this property in 1589 and thereafter known as 1 Keere Street. This Grade II listed property has been put to many uses over the Centuries including bucket maker, Husbandman, paint maker, butcher and bakery; a former Bread Oven remains in the property today! Internally, exposed beams feature in many of the rooms and a wealth of other features are to be discovered including sash windows and panelled internal doors with latches in part, fireplaces (some not currently in use) and a former bakers' bread oven with brick surround in the drawing room. It is suspected that a piece of stone in the drawing room fireplace (not in use) is original Lewes Priory material - the Priory was demolished in 1538. An elegant sense of style is continuously evident in the fine décor throughout the house. The current owner has beautifully, carefully and extensively refurbished the property incorporating the many features. Agents note: our client has advised us that the house has been re-wired and re-plumbed within the last decade. The spacious and well-appointed accommodation is arranged over four floors and briefly comprises on the ground floor; 27 ft drawing room enjoying an outlook to Keere Street, fitted display cabinets and bookshelves, cloakroom, good sized 16 ft dining room big enough to accommodate a large dining table and additional furniture with access to the cellar and a beautiful stable door opening into the charming 16 ft double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with painted brick and flint walls, breakfast bar with seating for two and a door providing views and access to the rear courtyard garden. The cellar on the lower ground floor is comprised of two rooms measuring 19 ft and 14 ft respectively. On the first floor the accommodation is accessed from a landing with a Sussex sliding window and further comprises; 13 ft master bedroom with elevated views over Lewes townscape and the South Downs and an en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms (one with a corner fireplace) and a family bathroom with a modern white suite. Completing the accommodation are two further bedrooms on the second floor enjoying rooftop views to Keere Street. Externally, the rear courtyard garden to the property is brick laid with raised flowerbeds to the borders which are well stocked with a range of mature plants and shrubs. There are also specimen trees and a brick-built store. The garden is enclosed by attractive brick and flint walled borders and benefits from picturesque views across Lewes to the South Downs. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the layout, location and presentation of this substantial Lewes residence.


Every care is taken in preparing our sales particulars and they are usually verified by the vendor. We do not guarantee appliances, electrical fittings, plumbing, etc; you must satisfy yourself that they operate correctly. Room sizes are approximate. Please do not use them to buy carpets or furniture. We cannot verify the tenure as we do not have access to the legal title. We cannot guarantee boundaries or rights of way. You must take the advice of your legal representative.

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