Etchingham Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23
£500,000Offers In Excess Of
- In need of substantial renovation
- Grade II* Listed period house
- Consecrated chapel
- Detached single storey cottage
- Outbuilding/garage block
- Grounds of about 1.9 acres
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An historic mediaeval Grade II* Listed period house in need of substantial renovation, together with a detached single storey cottage and large outbuilding/garage block, set in grounds of about 1.9 acres, originally in an isolated location on the Pevensey Marshes and now surrounded by a modern development.
Langney Priory is an historic mediaeval Grade II* Listed period house. The accommodation extends to about 4,754ft2 including the Chapel, which currently is consecrated, thus enabling church services to take place.
The interior has retained original period features, including exposed timbering, and has the benefit of good ceiling heights throughout. The elevations are principally stone beneath a tiled roof and there is oil-fired central heating.
It is important to emphasise that Langney Priory is now in need of a programme of substantial renovation but offers a fascinating opportunity to create a family home with commercial potential, subject to planning consent.
The main features are:
Front door to enclosed porch with stone floor and inner door to reception hall with open fireplace and, in one corner, an electrically-operated lift to the first floor.
The dining room is part panelled and has an open fireplace. The study is double aspect and has an open fireplace.
The drawing room 221 x 1911 has a wide inglenook fireplace with wood burner and timbered ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast room has a stainless steel sink, work surfaces and cupboards, oil-fired central heating boiler and door to the garden.
From the kitchen a door opens into a useful rear hall/storage area, with door to the garden. Boot room where the original copper existed.
The vestry leads through to the private Chapel.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing and five bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom.
In addition, there is a large inner landing leading through to the magnificent great hall situated above the Chapel and vestry.
The following has been taken from the Historic England website:
The oldest portion of this house is the chapel, refectory and dormitory, built by the Cluniacs before 1121 AD as part of the Grange of St Pancras at Lewes.
On the first floor, the garderobe and roof are supported by a tongued and grooved king post. The doorway to the chapel is reputed to be of Saxon origin.
The walls are chequer-work, composed of rectangles of sandstone and knapped flints placed alternately. There are two buttresses on the south side, of which the western one is narrower than the other.
The west or entrance front is a timber-framed 16th century building and 18th century sash windows have been inserted on the ground floor. This front, given its fake Tudor covering about 100 years ago, has a Victorian porch with a slate roof.
This forms a detached, single storey, Grade II Listed property in need of modernisation, the elevations being brick and flint beneath a tiled roof.
The accommodation affords: hall; sitting room; kitchen; two bedrooms; bathroom; separate WC. First floor: bedroom 3.
Substantial detached brick and flint Outbuilding 696 x 1911 with corrugated and part tiled roof, comprising two garages, workshop and store room.
Langney Priory is set amidst its own garden and grounds screened by established trees and hedges and approached over a gravel drive with ample parking space.
The garden itself is divided into a number of enclosures by stone walls, which are Grade II Listed.
On the west-facing side of the house is an attractive walled garden with central pathway flanked by lawns, flower beds and a terrace.
In addition, there are areas of rough grass, a large pond, and a former vegetable garden.
In all about 1.9 acres.
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