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The Street, Offham Lewes East Sussex BN7

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Mortgage calculator Ref: LEW160185
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 receptions

A picturesque period house lying in a peaceful elevated position on the edge of the village and within the South Downs National Park. About 2.6 acres

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The property is understood to date from the 1600's with later additions, the most recent thought to be Victorian. It is believed that the property has never been on the open market and is understood to have been occupied by the same family since circa 1740. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms and a study. There are open fires in the drawing room and dining room and a lovely inglenook fireplace and large wood burning stove in the sitting room. There are Agas in both the kitchen/breakfast room and secondary kitchen, which has a bread oven and a walk-in pantry. There is a downstairs cloakroom leading from the spacious quarry tiled reception hall, from which the cellar can be reached. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by a spacious principal suite with wonderful downland views and an ensuite shower room. In addition there are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Externally, the house presents attractive white washed, rendered, timbered, flint and tile hung elevations under a mainly pitched tile roof. In recent years the current owners inform us that they have replaced the majority of the windows with wooden sealed unit double glazed, principally sash windows.

The Annexe Situated to the far end of the garden is The Annexe. This detached brick, flint and tile annexe was built in circa 2009 and provides excellent ancillary self-contained accommodation. Features within The Annexe include a particularly spacious kitchen/dining room with a Rayburn, wooden doors and glazed doors leading from both the sitting room and kitchen/dining room to the garden.

The Old Wash House Lying a short distance from the rear of the main house is The Old Wash House, which is a detached period building providing one bedroom secondary accommodation with a kitchen/breakfast room and shower room. The original fireplace with chimney and washing copper have been preserved and are a lovely feature.

This property has 2.6 acres of land.


From the parking area, a brick path leads through a clipped beech hedge up to the front of the house. The garden has been attractively landscaped over the years with various lawns, well-stocked beds, clipped yews, a well, a number of mature trees and a greenhouse. From the garden there are some lovely views over the surrounding countryside and South Downs. To the west of the garden and adjacent to The Annexe is a timber stable block which provides six loose boxes, three open fronted stores and a further store. To the front of the stable block there is a large concrete yard. A short distance from the stable block are two field shelters. The remainder of the land is down to grass and divided into two principal paddocks. About 2.6 acres.

Please note the addendum to the acreage noted within the attached particulars - in all about 2.6 acres.


Mill Laine Farmhouse lies in a glorious elevated position, well away from main roads and within the South Downs National Park and Conservation Area.

The property lies on the edge of the small village of Offham, with its church, garage/store and public house. The historic county town of Lewes is about 2 miles to the south-east, and provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities, together with a mainline train station to London (Victoria about 64 minutes). There is also a mainline train station at Cooksbridge, which is about 1.25 miles, providing a similar service to London Victoria. The coastal, business and entertainment City of Brighton & Hove lies approximately 9 miles to the south west. Haywards Heath is about 11 miles to the north-west and, again, provides a regular train service to London Bridge/Victoria (about 47 minutes). The A27 lies just to the south of Lewes, and provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.

The property is well placed for a number of private schools including Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Roedean School, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Worth Abbey, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.

Other Features

  • 5 Bedroom farmhouse
  • Detached one bed room annexe and detached studio annexe
  • Edge of village and within the South Downs National Park
  • Stables, yard, stores and field shelters
  • Kitchen garden, mature garden and paddocks
  • About 2.6 acres
  • EPC's: F, F, C

F Energy Efficiency Rating

This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.

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