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Country house with grounds near Lewes/Brighton

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10 אורחים5 חדרי שינה5 מיטות3 חדרי רחצה
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Lovely period property set in 4 acres of grounds with a host of amenities - swimming pool, tennis court and knock-out views of the Downs. Situated just outside historic Lewes, 10 mins from Brighton and 5 mins from mainline station (London 1 hour), it is in the country but very accessible.

הנכס
Aylwins is a lovely old Sussex farmhouse dating from the 17th century with Georgian and later additions, full of period features - fireplaces, full-length windows, wooden floors and beams. We've lived here five years and the previous owners were here for three generations. It has a lovely atmosphere - this house makes people happy.

We have decorated it with pieces from our online vintage furniture store, Lovely & Co - haberdashery cabinets, old lockers, French larders, Danish sofas, Moroccan rugs and welsh blankets and a big collection of mid-century chairs including Wegners and Eameses. We've got some lovely pieces but, for us, comfort is paramount and the vibe is very relaxed. This is a family house.

Space-wise, there are three good sized double bedrooms on the first floor, all with double beds (two king, one double) and two bathrooms (one en suite). There are two further double bedrooms in the loft, and a middle space which could accommodate an Aerobed if needed. There's a large farmhouse kitchen with Aga, dining room leading off the kitchen, laundry room, cloakroom, living room and a vaulted garden room with open fireplace. There is Sky and Apple TV in several rooms.

If you're after high spec kitchens and designer bathrooms this place isn't for you. The house is a work in progress and the kitchen is definitely "vintage"! There is a conventional oven and hob, microwave and integrated coffee maker as well as the ancient Aga, but the kitchen is as yet unmodernised. It's clean, but the finish is distressed. We've got a nice new Miele dishwasher, and there are two fridges and a freezer. The en suite bathroom is new and stylish, we think, but the second bathroom is fairly basic. It has a strong shower and is clean and functional. All-round, Aylwins is an old farmhouse and while everything will be tidy, nothing is too pristine or precious!

Please also note that as we run a vintage furniture business, we do tend to move things around and sell things! There might be one or two differences between what's in the photos and what will be there when you stay, but it will all be comparable - we may have swapped one Danish chair, or haberdashery piece, for another - that sort of thing.

The garden is what sold the house to us and each morning when we look out of the window it still never fails to wow us. There are big lawns, a terrace with table and chairs and a parasol and BBQ area, a summer house, a secret garden, large trampoline, football goal, basketball net, swings and slide for the kids, tennis court and swimming pool. (Again, the tennis court and pool are not slick and modern but a bit crumbly, but still a lot of fun! The lawns are not manicured, and whilst the beds round the house will be weeded, some areas of the garden are more wild). In the summer house there are various ents including table tennis and croquet. Beyond the garden is a field with uninterrupted views of the Downs - idyllic English countryside! Whilst there's lots to do nearby, you don't really need to go out - you can just throw open the back doors and there's space to get lost in at home.

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You'll have access to the whole house except for the cellar, a bedroom on the first floor and the study.

דברים נוספים שכדאי לדעת
There is a working farm and farm shop right next door so you will never run out of milk, and can pop over for freshly baked bread and eggs in the morning :) They do meat and vegetables and a good selection of homemade cakes and pies.

Neighbours-wise, aside from the farm, there is the (detached) cottage on the other side of our drive which we rent to a couple with a teenage daughter. It has a (very) private, walled garden and you are unlikely to see them.

The house is up a (gated) driveway and the back garden is enclosed so this property is safe for children and pets. The pool is in a walled section some way off from the house, accessed through a gate.

We let the farmer graze sheep in our field which is fenced off from the garden, but the fences are quite basic in places. Our dogs aren't particularly interested in the sheep, so they've never tried breaking through but if you've got a dog who goes after sheep this should be noted.

The pool is available seasonally, roughly between May and August but it is weather-dependent. During unusually cold or rainy spells, water temperature and clarity can be variable.
Lovely period property set in 4 acres of grounds with a host of amenities - swimming pool, tennis court and knock-out views of the Downs. Situated just outside historic Lewes, 10 mins from Brighton and 5 mins from mainline station (London 1 hour), it is in the country but very accessible.

הנכס
Aylwins is a lovely old Sussex farmhouse dating from the 17th century with Georgian and later addition…
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Aylwins is in a country setting but it is not remote - we're on the road between Cooksbridge and Lewes, only a mile outside the town (walkable across fields) and on a bus route. Brighton is on our doorstep.

Full of antique shops, interesting boutiques and great places to eat, Lewes is a gem, its attractions including Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves' House and The Depot, a fantastic independent cinema.

Brighton is a twenty minute drive away, with loads on offer including the Royal Pavilion, Pier, Brighton Eye, Sealife Centre, the Lanes, theatres, cinemas and great eating and shopping.

Cooksbridge Station is half a mile away with a direct line to London Victoria, one hour away.

Sussex highlights include Ashdown Forest, Seven Sisters and The Cuckmere Haven, The South Downs Way and Ouse Valley Way, Charleston and the Bloomsbury trail, Glyndebourne Opera House, Lavender Line and Bluebell Railway and a big selection of gardens and stately houses, including Nymans, Batemans, Sheffield Park and Wakehurst Place. Children will love Drusillas Zoo at Alfriston and Middle Farm.

This is cycling territory and there is direct access from the house to the South Downs Way.

There are some fantastic country pubs nearby, our favourites being The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington, The Griffin in Fletching and The Ram at Firle. Or you can hire a boat up the road at The Anchor Inn at Barcombe for a hugely fun day out.

We will provide recommendations and info on the area for you to look through on your visit.

באירוח Enzo

תאריך הצטרפות: יוני 2015
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I'm of Italian descent - my parents were born in Sicily but I was raised in England. I'm a former DJ and owned a record shop in Covent Garden in the 90s. I now run a website and shop selling vintage furniture and homewares with my wife, Lucy. We have three children - a son, Luca (15) and two daughters, Sienna (13) and Cassie (8). I enjoy cycling, tennis, music and growing my own vegetables. My favourite travel destination is Italy, obviously.
I'm of Italian descent - my parents were born in Sicily but I was raised in England. I'm a former DJ and owned a record shop in Covent Garden in the 90s. I now run a website and sh…
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