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South Downs village country house for sale

Understood to date from the 17th century or earlier, Twytten House is a lovely village country house located within the new South Downs National Park. Having been in the same family for nearly a century, the property is currently owned by one of Britain’s finest freelance illustrators.

The property provides bright and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors including a particularly elegant drawing room with an attractive fireplace with a wood-burning stove, extensive built-in book shelving and glazed casement doors which lead out to the garden. Also on the ground floor are a fantastic dining room/study and a cosy snug with a large inglenook fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has a polished oak floor and a four-oven Aga.

On the first floor are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cloakroom – a concealed staircase leads from the main bathroom up to a large boarded attic with two windows. There is an excellent garden studio with light, power and heating attached to the north west of the house. Features throughout the house include panelled doors, some exposed timbers and tongue and groove panelling, as well as good ceiling heights for a house of this age.



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Outside, the garden is a particular feature of the property. Immediately adjacent to the sitting area is a sheltered York stone sitting area bordered by a well-stocked bed and beyond this is a sheltered walled garden laid to lawn and bordered by further well-stocked beds; the grounds have some wonderful views of the South Downs – all in around 0.28 acres.

Twytten House is situated in the highly sought-after conservation area of Wilmington village which lies within the South Downs National Park. The village itself has a pub and a church and is about nine miles east of Lewes and its mainline rail service to London. The pretty and historic village of Alfriston is about four miles and provides a good range of shops and services to meet everyday needs.

The guide price is £1.2m. For further information please contact Strutt and Parker on 01273 475411 or visit  

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