Shop for sale: High Street, Alfriston, Polegate

Reference: URE1884


A unique opportunity to acquire a freehold property at the centre of the Medieval village of Alfriston. The shop is presently run as a successful antiques business, but would suit other uses. On the first floor is a sumptuous one bedroom flat, which has been carefully designed & tastefully restored.


The picturesque jasmine-covered door leads into the main showroom area of the shop, which has excellent window display both on the frontage to the High Street and along the side of the building.

The retail area extends to 17' 5" x 13' 7" (5.31m x 13' 7) leading to a further sales room10' 4" x 10'4" (3.15m x 3.15m) .  It has an original fireplace with open fire. 

Office or further sales area 11' 10" x 9' '7" (3.61m x 2.92m).

Utility space with butlers sink and cloakroom.  Door to courtyard garden.

Adjoining the back door is a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and inner door to the hallway which has underfloor heating.

The stairs to the upper floor and down to the basement are neatly concealed by a decorative screen.

The stairs open into the kitchen/dining room 18' 9" x 12' 1" (5.72m x 3.68m).  This room has a vaulted ceiling and a double aspect. The kitchen area is fitted with caramel coloured gloss finished cabinetry with polished granite work surfaces housing a deep inset sink with mixer taps.  The storage cupboards include a full height pull-out larder.  Equipment includes a Neff oven with slideaway door, a Neff dishwasher and Bosch fridge freezer.  There is access from here to a small sunny balcony overlooking the garden.

This area opens into: The living room 14' '7" x 13' 1" (4.44m x 3.99m) where the window gives a splendid long-view of the Downs. Bespoke book shelves, original beams signed by the Sussex builders of 1500 and an ancient exposed lime-plaster wall are delightful special features. There is access to a useful loft  space.

The double bedroom measures 10' 0" x 9' 7" (3.05m x 9' 7)  and has two built in ranges of cupboards/wardrobes both custom designed and purpose built. 

The generously proportioned bathroom is fitted with a white "Fired Earth" suite comprised of a roll top bath with claw feet and central mixer tap with shower attachment, WC and hand basin. Heated towel rail.

At the rear of the property is a flint walled suntrap courtyard garden with a patio of bricks and a mandala made from antique roof tiles.  There is also a brick built log store and a gate from the twitten leading from Rope Walk. When in bloom the planting creates a white garden.

Car parking

Alfriston residents are able to get a special parking permit for the village centre car park which allows free parking all day.  They can also apply for a private space

Business Rates & Council Tax

The shop has a rateable value of £3450 but being below the £12,000 threshold, and provided the buyer has no other commercial premises then no business rates will be payable.  The flat is in Band B for Council Tax purposes and the Wealden DC web site advises that £1472.82 is payable in 2018/9.

Energy Performance Certificate

As a composite use this property is rated as non-domestic and has a good rating of C61



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Reference: URE1884

Contact Agent

Reid & Dean
Tel: 01323 412550