Lewes | BN7


Working with Yelo Architects we have developed four unique and expertly designed townhouses situated in the centre of Lewes.  Located just off the high street, these houses are built over historic chalk vaults, believed to have been built in 1723.  Completed in late 2018, Baobab sold two houses off plan, with the remaining two up for sale. Please go to our availability page for further information.



  • Designed by Zetter Blunt Design
  • Kitchen units are from Sussex company Paula Rosa, from their Manhattan Range
  • Kitchen worktops are 30mm solid okite quartz
  • Sink and tap are Franke
  • Appliances are Miele (single oven, combination oven, 4 ring induction hob), Siemens (integrated 12 place dishwasher and fridge freezer ), Smeg (extractor)


  • Designed by Rosie Pawsey
  • Vanity units are Duravit and Vero
  • Sinks are Duravit and am.pm
  • Sink taps and shower mixers are Hansgrohe Axor
  • Tiling from Minoli


  • Engineered wood flooring, narrrow oak planks, laid to chevron in the living rooms
  • Tiles from Minoli
  • Decking to terraces is solid Iroko


  • Underfloor heating
  • Black designer sockets and switches
  • Manital ironmongery
  • Green roofs


  • Underfloor heating
  • Black designer sockets and switches
  • Manital ironmongery
  • Green roofs


  • 10 year new home warranty
  • Parking


Plot 02

  • 3 bed / 4 bathrooms
  • Chalk vault / cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • 2417sq ft


Plot 04

  • 3 bed / 4 bathrooms
  • Large terrace
  • Green roof
  • 1775sq ft


Plot 04

Total square footage 1775

1. Hallway
2. Bedroom 3
3. Bathroom
4. Ensuite
5. Bedroom 2
6. Master bedroom
7. Master Ensuite
8. Dressing area
9. WC
10. Utility
11. Dining area
12. Kitchen
13. Living area
14. Terrace

Plot 02

Total square footage 2417

Vault & ground floor

1. Chalk vault
2. Wine cellar
3. Courtyard
4. WC
5. Office
6. Hall
7. Dining
8. Kitchen
9. Living

First & second floor

1. Terrace
2. Bedroom
3. Family bathroom
4. Ensuite
5. Master bedroom
6. Master ensuite
7. Green roof

The Area

History and Culture

These townhouses have been built on Lewes’s historic chalk-vaulted structure, believed to have been built in 1723.

The graffiti present dates back as far as 1723, and includes some done by a relative of Thomas Paine, founding father of the USA and author of the rights of man. It is likely to have served as a storage facility with a probable access hatch leading onto Brooman’s Lane to the south, for the delivery of goods – possibly wine and spirits.

Baobab has made every effort to preserve and incorporate the vaults where possible.

Lewes History


Dining out in Lewes is a pleasure, from the gastronomic delights on offer at the Pelham House Hotel and Jolly Sportsman in nearby East Chiltington, to the wide range of gastro pubs, many of which support the resident Harvey’s Brewery. A tour of the brewery is a must!

Lewes is also home to the first ever ‘Bills’ restaurant which started as a green grocer and then cafe on Lewes High Street. There has been significant investment and construction within Lewes of late, whether it is the cinema and restaurant development at the station or the super exciting large redevelopment of the North Street Quarter.


The historic County Town of East Sussex, Lewes is a vibrant and thriving market town nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, which enjoys a rich and distinctive architectural heritage. 

Lewes is home to a wealth of creative industries and the passionate patronage of the arts can be felt through the character of its lanes and twittens, as you wander through the town. 

The City of Brighton is only 8 miles away on south coast and there are also direct rail links to London Victoria, in a little over one hour. Lewes has a maverick population, which over the centuries has resulted in the town developing a truly unique place in history.

Lewes location
Lewes Schools


Schooling is exceptional in Lewes and there are a range of excellent private and public schools, including the famous Lewes Old Grammar School, which can trace its origins as far back as to the reign of Henry VIII.

South Downs College is located in Lewes and offers both full and part time courses.

The University of Sussex is three miles away at Falmer.


We currently have two of the four hoses for sale with Oakleys. Please see our availability page for further information or contact thevaults@baobabdevelopments.com.

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