According to Rager & Roberts ‘West View’, the name of this fine period house near Alfriston, is a serious understatement and Richard Rager believes it would be very difficult to compete with the panoramic quality of the views from all of the principal rooms of this lovely downland property.
The present owners were so determined to preserve the quality of this view over the scenic Cuckmere Valley that they bought the adjacent 5.6 acre field over which the best of the views are secured.
A house coming to the market with land in the Cuckmere Valley is a rare event and Richard Rager expects that buyers needing grazing for horses together with a home of this quality and period character will need to move swiftly to secure it.
The owners have improved the house with taste and taken great care to preserve the charm of its period character.
The house is believed to date back to the mid 1700s and the cellar will be the envy of any buyer with a serious interest in wine.
The reception space with beamed ceilings and handsome fireplaces in each room is generous and the 26’ open plan kitchen/dining room is cosy with its old brick floor and modern Aga cooking range which is backed up by an electric Aga oven for summer use.
Three of the four first floor bedrooms provide even more breathtaking views than those from the ground floor.
There are two loose boxes for ponies and the entrance forecourt offers generous parking space.
West View is just coming to the market at a guide price of £800,000 and viewing is by appointment with Rager & Roberts. Telephone 01323 430133.