----- Virtual Tour Available on Request ----- An exceptional Georgian Grade II listed edge of village house with a beautiful garden and stunning Downland views.

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----- Virtual Tour Available on Request ----- Underhill House is a beautiful double-fronted Grade II listed Georgian property, sensitively updated for modern living. The front door leads into the hall from which the eye is instantly drawn out to the garden and the beautiful far reaching Downland views beyond.

The drawing room is an elegant, well-proportioned room with full-height glazing to one wall, which again takes full advantage of the exceptional views. In addition, there is a good sized dining room/study with two large sash windows overlooking the entrance courtyard. There is also a lovely double aspect sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, two sash windows and a further large arched window overlooking the garden and views.

The 27’ kitchen/breakfast room is a superb family space ideal for modern family living and includes an island unit, extensive built-in cupboards with integrated appliances and a walk-in larder. A utility room and cloakroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor. There are also two cellars.

Arranged over the first and second floors are five bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms. In addition, there is a useful home office/sixth bedroom on the second floor.

This property has 0.63 acres of land.


The property is approached via a minor village lane, from which elegant automated entrance gates lead through to the charming entrance courtyard with a circular gravel drive. To one side of the courtyard is the brick and tile double garage.

The principal garden on the southern side of the house is a particular feature of the property. Immediately adjacent to the house is a split-level flagstone terrace which provide an ideal vantage point overlooking the garden, and Downs towards Belle Tout lighthouse in the distance. A short flight of steps leads down to the swimming pool which is set into a wide flagstone surround. The remainder of the garden is laid principally to lawn bordered by well-stocked and colourful beds and is very private. To one side of the lawn is the pool plant room and garden store. The garden at Underhill House provides a lovely setting for this exceptional period village house. Just over half an acre.


Underhill House is superbly situated in an elevated position in this sought-after village within the South Downs National Park. Iconic landmarks such as Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters Cliffs are within easy walking distance directly from the property.

East Dean offers a picturesque village green, the popular Tiger Inn, a small parade of shops, a church and an active village hall.

The coastal, business and entertainment centres of Eastbourne and Brighton are approximately 4 miles and 29 miles respectively (both accessible by a frequent bus service) and the historic county town of Lewes is about 19 miles. Polegate Station 5.75 miles gives a direct service to London Victoria (about 80 minutes).

There are a good selection of state and private schools in the area. Private schools include Eastbourne and Brighton Colleges and Bedes.


Travelling east on the A259 from Seaford to Eastbourne continue to Friston Pond before dropping down the hill towards East Dean. Turn right into Upper Street and continue along the narrow village lane and with the village green and Tiger Inn on the left, turn right into Went Way. Proceed down Went Way and the entrance to Underhill House will be found after 150 metres on the left.

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Other features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Superb gardens
  • Swimming Pool
  • Stunning Downland views
  • Edge of village location

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Ref: LEW200050

Went Way, East Dean Eastbourne East Sussex BN20

Guide Price

Ref: LEW200050

Went Way, East Dean Eastbourne East Sussex BN20

Guide Price