Kingston Lewes, East Sussex
- 3parking spaces
- Detached family home
- Four/five bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Garage and ample parking
- Triple glazing throughout
- Stunning feature gardens
- Downland views
- Village location
- EPC: 60
A rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully laid out, detached 'Scandia-Hus' property, located in an enviable position adjoining paddocks and open farmland at the foot of the South Downs in the sought-after village of Kingston, with views to Kingston Ridge. The property, which is triple-glazed and electrically heated, is set well back from the road with a long, sweeping brick paved driveway offering ample parking at the front and side of the house for several vehicles. Superb family accommodation on the ground floor with a large living room, dining room, fitted kitchen/breakfast/sun room, office, shower/cloakroom, utility room and covered loggia. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, with an en-suite and balcony to the master bedroom offering stunning views. Pine coving and pine skirting boards to all rooms and hallways. Large lawned garden and patio area to the rear of the house. Further manicured gardens to the front with pine summerhouse and single garage. The whole property is arranged so that it enjoys the outlook with most rooms being double aspect. The property further benefits from 14 south and west-facing solar panels, a Systemair heat exchange unit and a Villavent integrated vacuum system.
Kingston is a picturesque village located approximately two miles from Lewes, with its mainline Station to London (Victoria) in 1 Hour and Brighton 15mins. The Village itself has a good range of leisure activities, along with a 15th century church, pre-school and junior school. The village pub, The Juggs provides a good focal point for the village.
There are lovely down land walks to the neighbouring villages and to Lewes via Spring Barn Farm a popular family attraction and Farm shop. There is also a cycle path into Lewes and a regular bus service.
From our office in the High Street proceed out of Lewes towards Brighton. At the Ashcombe roundabout take the second left to Kingston and follow the road into the village. As you drive through the village, Ashdown Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
Large covered entrance porch and outside light, with decked area and seating. Solid wood front door opening to:
Large, deep double-door wardrobe cupboard with light and hanging rail, shoe rack and high level shelving and alarm panel. Deep under-stairs storage cupboard with light. Tiled floor, internal vacuum point, stairs with pine balustrades and vertical posts rising to first floor. Storage heater. Pine doors and pine architraves to study, dining room, w/c and glazed pine doors to lounge and kitchen.
Double aspect room overlooking the stunning rear garden and Kingston Ridge and glazed door to outside. Four picture windows offering views to the South Downs and adjoining orchard/paddock/farm land. Brick fireplace, with oak beam over, housing a wood burning stove with tiled hearth and brick surround. Two electric panel radiators. Vacuum point.
Glazed door into kitchen and opening through to the breakfast/sun room area with 7 triple aspect picture windows overlooking the patio, garden, farmland and Downs. Fitted with an extensive range of wooden wall and base level cupboards with a work surface extending to include a 4-ring electric hob with extractor hood over, with partly tiled walls. One and half bowl sink with mixer tap, integrated 'Neff' dishwasher, Neff double oven and grill, and floor-to-ceiling larder cupboard. Space for American-style fridge/freezer. Two electric panel radiators. There is a west-facing glazed door to the patio. Glazed door to:
Fitted with a range of base and wall-mounted cupboards, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and further appliance as required. Electric panel radiator and alarm and control panel for each room’s electrical heating. Window overlooking covered south facing loggia and garden. Glazed door to:
Used as covered clothes drying area and log store with outside lighting.
Double aspect with double windows facing the front and west side of the property. Part pine cladded feature walls with wood flooring and central ceiling light clusters. Electric panel radiator.
Double windows overlooking the front garden. Electric panel radiator.
Fully tiled walls. Low level W/C, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored wall cabinet and fully tiled Aqualisa shower cubicle. Electric panel radiator.
Two 'Velux' north facing windows. Access hatch, with folding ladder, to loft with light. Deep cupboard housing hot water cylinder at the back with slatted shelving to the front. Storage heater. Pine doors and pine architraves to all four bedrooms and family bathroom. Vacuum point.
An extensive range of quadruple built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Two south facing picture windows plus east facing 'Velux' window and two eaves storage cupboards. Vacuum point. Electric panel radiator. Glazed door opening onto covered balcony overlooking the rear and optimising the stunning views. Door opening into:
En-suite Shower Room
'Velux' window, cushioned vinyl floor and fully tiled walls with an Aqualisa shower cubicle, low level W/C, wash hand basin with vanity unit below and mirrored cabinet above sink, electrical panel radiator and heated chrome towel rail.
Two south facing windows with views over neighbouring farm land and the South Downs. Double door, built-in mirror-fronted wardrobes and electric panel radiator.
Window overlooking the front of the property. Fitted with a mirror- fronted wardrobe and electric panel radiator.
Bedroom 4 (Currently used as sewing room and Library)
Two windows overlooking the front of the property. Electric panel radiator. Fitted wall shelving to two walls and under counter cupboards and storage space.
'Velux' window, cushioned vinyl floor, with fully tiled walls. Three piece suite comprising Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, shower attachment over and shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W/C, mirrored wall medicine cabinet electric panel radiator and heated chrome towel rail.
The sloping lawned front garden with sweeping brick paved driveway is worthy of special mention offering a good degree of seclusion, and includes a timber-built summer house with lighting and power and seating area in front. There are a variety of mature trees, established hedging and well stocked shrub borders.
The lawned rear garden is bordered by post and wire fencing adjoining orchard, paddock and open farm land. There are a wealth of fruit trees and shrubs with well stocked flower and shrub borders. Large brick paved patio area with outside lighting.
To the westerly side of the property there is a large wooden log store and the easterly side has an outside garden tap and room for two cars.
Fully plasterboard-lined and insulated single garage with metal up and over door with lighting and power, and contains the meters for the solar panels and an additional outlet and hose for the internal vacuum system to valet vehicles.
There is a Systemair Villavent heat recovery unit, supplied as part of the Scandia-Hus kit. This enables heat to be recovered from each part of the home exhausting stale air to heat the incoming filtered fresh air, which is normally lost via trickle vents. Fourteen solar panels, facing south and west, give an average electricity income of £1800 per annum (further details available on request).