The Magical History of Keere Street's Grade II property

12th February 2020

Keere Street in central Lewes has a very special magic. This picturesque cobbled street slopes down from the High Street towards the railway station and is lined on either side with medieval houses with views of the spectacular South Downs in the distance. Keere Street is one of Lewes’s most iconic locations and has featured in innumerable photographs and paintings; Sussex should be proud to be home to an image as evocative as Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill of the legendary Hovis adverts.

We're delighted to market one of Keere Street’s property jewels. This spectacular Grade II listed home has medieval origins and a recorded history which stretches back over 500 years. “Living in Keere Street is a dream that many buyers aspire to” says Oakley’s Senior Sales Manager Carolyn Clarke. “It is such a picturesque location and this house is simply amazing. It really is a collector’s item”.

Keere Street History begins in 1430

Over the centuries this beautiful building has undergone many incarnations. The site was first documented in Lewes records in 1430 and the first dwelling here was built in the 15th /16th century. There have been many additions and alterations over the years, reflecting the changes of use the building has undergone. In the past, it has housed a bakery, a butcher’s shop, a bucket maker’s premises and, more recently in the 20th century, an art and crafts shop. Today however, it has been fully restored with great sensitivity to create an enchanting double-fronted family home of almost 3000 sq ft which offers a great combination of spacious accommodation and plenty of comfortable, well-planned living space.

A chance to buy a piece of this perfect cobbled street's history

Approaching from the quiet cobbled street, entry through the front door leads directly into a large living room with glorious exposed posts and beams. It is a step into history which gives a wonderful welcome and is the perfect place to relax or entertain guests. Unlike many medieval properties the rooms here flow beautifully without losing an ounce of historic charm, and the unexpectedly high ceilings give a great feeling of space.

The living room leads to a generous dining room with an open fireplace and more exposed beams, and then through a stable door to an attractive kitchen which overlooks the garden. Stairs lead up to three double bedrooms including one en-suite bedroom, and a family bathroom. The second floor has two further bedrooms, ideal for children’s bedrooms perhaps, or a teenage chill-out zone.

There is plenty of storage. As well as attic storage there is an extensive full height cellar with light and power. Outside to the rear, the brick-paved patio garden is bordered by an old flint and brick wall, ideal for pots and planters. The raised flower beds, shrubs, and trees make this a delightful retreat from which to enjoy the beautiful views.

 This unique property is £999,950. To view call Oakley Property on 01273 487444 or email


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