This beautiful Grade II listed house is the major portion of the former rectory of the nearby twelfth century parish church. Surrounded by historic flint, cobble and brick walls, the house stands within its own substantial and tranquil grounds within a Conservation Area. Standing on a slope of the Downs above the town, there are views through the trees of the church and across the town to the far slopes of the South Downs. Newhaven has good local shops and supermarkets together with many other amenities including railway station and cross channel ferry service. There are many boating and marina facilities within relatively easy walking distance of the property. The county town of Lewes is around five miles to the North and there is easy access to the universities at Falmer and the city of Brighton and Hove.
The Old Rectory retains many of its original features including sash windows, folding window shutters and panelled doors together with a fine semi-circular end wall to both the master bedroom and two of the reception rooms. The house has elevations of painted render and brick with roof being clad with tiles and slates. In greater detail the accommodation, with approximate dimensions provides the following:
DEEP ENTRANCE PORCH
With moulded timber portico and pediment over, outside light points. Half-glazed panelled front door to:
DINING HALL 14' 2"max x 12' 3" (4.32m max x 3.73m) - North East aspect
Original window shutters, two wall light points, oak engineered floor, radiator.
STUDY 12' 0" x 10' 8" (3.66m x 3.25m) - North East aspect
Fireplace with brick insert and carved minster stone surround and hearth, original window shutters, deep walk-in cupboard with mirrored back, porthole window, telephone point, fitted book and display shelves, oak engineered floor, radiator.
LIVING ROOM 18' 2" max x 14' 1" (5.54m max x 4.29m) North West aspect.
A magnificent room with semi-circular end wall and floor to ceiling window, fireplace with brick surround and hearth, decorative inset coal effect gas fire, fitted book and display shelves to one side, deep arch headed mirrored recess with storage under, oak engineered floor, original window shutters, telephone point, two arched radiators to fit the semi circular end wall.
Central heating thermostat, radiator, oak engineered floor, under stairs cupboard.
KITCHEN/ BREAKFASTROOM 12' 6" x 10' 9" (3.80m x 3.28m)
Newly fitted kitchen with a range of units comprising worksurfaces with inset single bowl sink top, cupboards and drawers under, dishwasher, electric oven and four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, range of wall cabinets with concealed lighting under, tiled splash backs, recess with breakfast bar and storage cupboards under, additional recess with plumbing for washing machine under and shelving over, recessed down lighters, oak engineered flooring, half-glazed door to:
REAR HALL 8' 4" x 5' 2" (2.54m x 1.57m)
Half glazed stable pattern door to outside, low storage shelf. Built-in storage cupboards housing Worcester combination boiler, drainage inspection manhole, electric meter and board. UPVC double glazing, down lighters, radiator.
Newly fitted low level W.C, wash hand basin with storage cupboard under, radiator.
Stair case with painted balustrades and wooden handrail to:
Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, main thermostat, shelving and light. Radiator.
BEDROOM ONE 19' 9" max x 14' 1" (6.02m max x 4.29m) North aspect.
A magnificent room with semi-circular end wall, fitted wardrobe cupboard, window with original shutters, television aerial point, telephone point, two arched radiators fitting semi-circular end wall, stripped wooden floor boards, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Newly fitted suite comprising large shower tray with glass screen, power shower and marble effect splash back, low level W.C, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tubular heated towel rail, extractor fan, rear access to hall airing cupboard.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 2" x 12' 0" max (3.71m x 3.66m max) North East aspect.
Sash window, two built-in wardrobe cupboards, radiator, central spot lights, stripped wooden floor boards.
BEDROOM THREE 12' 6" x 11' 7" (3.81m x 3.53m) North East aspect.
Sash window, double built-in wardrobe and storage cupboard, shelved display recess, radiator, stripped wooden floor boards.
Newly fitted suite comprising white panelled bath with mixer taps, power shower and marble effect wall board splash back. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps, low level W.C, access to roof space, extractor fan, tubular heated towel rail.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 9" plus recess x 10' 1" (3.89m plus recess x 3.08m) North and East aspect.
Laminate floor covering, small under eaves storage cupboard, down lighters, double glazing.
The house is approached over a driveway leading off Church Hill with brick piers and on through a five bar gate with a paved driveway edged by shingle and ornamental shrubs, it leads on around to an extensive and well hidden vehicle standing area with cobblestone wall all bordered by box hedgerows and ornamental trees. The york stone paved driveway leads on around and across the front of the house to two single detached garages with light, power and extensive parking area. Aluminium framed greenhouse. Three wide steps and an ornamental retaining wall lead down to the expansive lawn which is bordered on two sides by old brick and cobble stonewalls, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. At the far end, steps lead up to a further private area of garden. Outside light points.
In the centre of Newhaven, go around the one way system and take the Brighton Road exit (A259) heading west for Brighton. Immediately on this junction turn left into Church Hill. Go up the hill, passing the church on the left hand side. The churchyard is bounded by an old flint and brick wall, at the end of this wall turn sharp left and back on yourself into the driveway for the Old Rectory, just before Second Avenue.