Modern Family Home in Historic Lewes, East Sussex

Modern Family Home in Historic Lewes, East Sussex




Feb 2019

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A large, modern family home (with beautiful Edwardian features throughout) in the Wallands area of Historic Lewes. Located on a beautiful tree lined road with incredible views of the River Ouze and the East Sussex countryside. Our home has 2.5 bathrooms. Gardens front and rear. A large kitchen with modern appliances including the all important wine fridge. Large living spaces. Super fast wifi. Cable TV. Huge laundry room with 2x washing machines. A small gym. Well equipped for families with a vintage table football table, tennis rackets, squash rackets, table tennis table etc etc.

Some interesting quirks to our home...

The Master bedroom is actually two bedrooms opened up into one large space. There is one seating area, with fantastic views of the Sussex coutryside, where we take our coffee most mornings. You get unbelievable sunrises. We also have a juliet balcony off the master bedroom where we sit when the sun is up. We also have a beautiful oak desk where my wife studies and I write. The views are stunning and there is a sofa area to relax and read also.

Most people who visit our home are shocked when they walk in through the front door, because we have a beautiful framed view immediately as you walk in. A huge window frames the countryside perfectly. It's one of the main reasons we bought the house.

We spend most of our time as a family in between the large open plan kitchen, where we have a kitchen island and a large dining table and the downstairs open space. It gives our son lots of room to play. We can relax on the sofa, there is under floor heating, it links up to our laundry room and gym, and has bi-fold doors into the rear garden. We also have a large office space nestled under our staircase.

The house has a Sonos speaker system throughout the house, and integrated speakers in the modern downstairs part of the house also. If you like music you'll be in your element. We have a vinyl record player or streaming services you can use to play music to suit your mood.

We also have a long and open living room. There are 3 sofas, a gas fire, beautiful views out of the rear into the garden. It's a great place to entertain guests or relax as a family. It's our sons preferred train track building room.

Master Bedroom - Super King bed
Bedroom 1 - Queen bed and ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - Child's bed
Living room - Double sofa bed


More about us

  1. Dot and I have just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary, and we have a 4 year old boy, Theo. We brought Theo up in Sydney but just moved back to the UK.

  2. Chris works in Music, and Dot is studying. Theo has just started pre reception.

  3. We love to travel and explore new areas - especially in our VW Camper Van.

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Where is it?


We fell in love with Lewes from the first time we visited years ago, and eventually moved from Sydney to Lewes in the summer of 2018. It's a small town with a big heart, and has long been known for its spirit of independence and its significant history stretching back to Saxon times. From the stunning Lewes Castle, to the Priory Ruins to the Pells Pools. It's a quintessentially English town, with stunning architecture and history.

The very centre of Lewes is a 8 minute downhill walk away from our home. There are also buses if it is raining. The train station is a 15 minute stroll away. Trains run to London every half an hour - and I actually commute to London for work. You can also catch a train to Brighton or across the coast to Hastings and Eastbourne from the station. Gatwick train station is only 30 minutes away.

Lewes is situated right in the heart of the Sussex Downs National Park, making it an ideal spot for hiking, mountain biking, and if you are bit more adventurous paragliding and gliding. It's also very close to Glyndebourne, and during the summer the Opera festival brings the town alive with singers, musicians and dancers. Lewes also has a well respected Brewery - Harveys - and most pubs stock their incredible beers and ales. You can also go to the brewery and order yourself a keg or polypin to take home - which we do for parties, BBQs and Christmas.

Buzzy restaurants
Bill's, Cote Brasserie, Pelham Arms, and many more
Cozy cafés
The Trading Post, Bill's, The Depot
Retail therapy
Lewes High Street, Brighton is also very close
Bit of culture
Glyndebourne, The Depot, Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves House
Walks in the park
The Priory Grounds, Sussex Downs, River Ouze towpath
Spot of exercise
Southdown Sports Club, Lewes Rowing Cub, Lewes Golf Club
Day tripping
Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, Newhaven, Alfriston, Glyndebourne

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