High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 10
A significant Georgian-fronted Grade II Listed family home with large garden, distant southerly views, in the heart of Lewes. Ideal for live-work.


Hill Lodge is perhaps the finest house in Lewes, a grand and substantial family home with spectacular views, large southerly garden. With garages land and parking available.

At the heart of the house is a breath-taking hallway which leads through to the garden, with impressive staircase rising to a galleried landing.

The rooms are characterised by light and space, elegant and well-proportioned, with high ceilings, large windows, original plasterwork and fireplaces and cast iron tapestry rails to the principal rooms.

Sitting at the top of the town, on the south side of the High Street, Hill Lodge has far-reaching views of the Downs, towards the sea, and is a short walk to the town centre and train station.

Hill Lodge is Listed, Grade II, within the protection of the Conservation Area and South Downs National Park. With deeds from the late 1700s, the house has evolved through the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods to provide a spacious, simple and flexible layout. The adaptable planform provides opportunities for home-working and independant extended family-living with a seaparte entrance which can be used to access the top floor. Hill Lodge changed hands three times in the last one hundred years: previously owned by Princess Chandra Cox of Siam, for the past 55 years Hill Lodge has been a multiple-generation family home, with space and parking for their Architectural practice.


Hill Lodge provides about 450 square metres (4,840 square feet) of living space, with seven bedrooms and six living rooms. The Cellars provide 50m2 (540sft) in addition and include a Wine Cellar. The Potting Sheds and passage provide approximately 25m2 (270sft) in addition and have direct access to the street and garden. There is flexibility for and scope for change.


A southerly raised terrace outside the Breakfast and Drawing Rooms gives views of the Downs and leads to the garden, which slopes gently to the south-east and is about 28 x 20m (91 x 56 ft).

Location and Lewes:

Lewes has a vibrant creative community with easy links to London and Brighton, routes to the Continent via Newhaven Ferry Port and worldwide connections via Gatwick Airport. Its unique position on the South Downs gives direct access to hundreds of miles of paths and trails and the sea and beaches are close-by. Local public schools of high standing operate minibus services through the town while a high standard of state education is offered at Lewes Priory School.


Mains gas, water and electricity. Gas-fired boilers.

Hill Lodge is a magnificent house and exceptional family home.

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