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3 Bed End Terraced House For Sale

Guide Price £750,000 - Freehold

Backfields, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AB
bedrooms 3    bathrooms 1   
A handsome Edwardian property in a state of faded glory and now in need of total refurbishment, forming an end portion of a once larger, elegant country residence situated in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town with widespread rural views across open countryside in the Brede Valley.

ROOMS Hall, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Cloakroom, Landing, Three bedrooms, Bathroom, Attic room. Gas central heating. Partial secondary double glazing. EPC rating E. Large garden adjoining farmland. Parking for two vehicles. Integral garage

LOCATION The property is set off the road towards the end of long private driveway on the western outskirts of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town of Winchelsea, one of the few examples of a bastide town in England based on the grid-iron street plan with wide, regular streets arranged around a giant square and the church of St. Thomas the Martyr. Local facilities include The Winchelsea Farm Kitchen comprising a delicatessen, grocery and tea/coffee shop, together with a primary school and public house. For more comprehensive facilities there is the Cinque Port of Rye (3 miles) with train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International, from where there are high speed connections to St. Pancras London (37 minutes).

DESCRIPTION 3 Backfields forms one end of a substantial Edwardian country house dating from 1902, presenting colour washed rendered elevations set with timber casement windows beneath a pitched gable end peg tiled roof with dentil cornice eaves. The elegant living space is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floorplan. The property is now in need of total refurbishment to restore it to its former glory.

GROUND FLOOR From the parking area, the property is approached over a flagstone paved courtyard to one side of the house, which also serves the adjoining property, which leads to a small private open terrace belonging to No 3 with a pair of glazed double doors opening into a hall with a quarry tiled floor and a turned staircase to the first floor.

The well proportioned, double aspect living room has two sets of French doors leading to the garden and a wide opening to the dining room, which has a fine Adam style marble fireplace.

The double aspect kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets comprising base cupboards and drawers beneath wooden work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink, an electric cooker point, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher and a door to outside. Adjoining is a cloakroom with a low level wc and a wash basin.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a spacious landing with stairs to the second floor and three bedrooms, two of which enjoy far reaching views to the rear. In addition, there is a box/dressing room and a bathroom.

SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there is a below eaves attic room with a window to the rear.

OUTSIDE The property is approached over a long private driveway, serving four properties in total, leading to the front of the house where there is off road parking for two vehicles and access to an integral single garage adjoining the kitchen with an up and over down and two personal doors to the side elevation. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a flagstone terrace, from where there are widespread views across farmland in the Brede Valley, which extends out to a large area of lawn underplanted with spring bulbs including bluebells and daffodils, together with hydrangea, robinia, roses, hellebores and buddleja. To one side is a tall Yew hedge as the garden leads down to a small orchard, beyond which is a useful outbuilding comprising a garden store with a stable door and two windows to one elevation occupying high ground with far reaching rural views.

FURTHER INFORMATION Local Authority: Rother District Council. Council Tax Band E

Mains electricity, gas and water. Shared private drainage treatment plant

Predicted mobile phone coverage: EE, Three and 02

Broadband speed: Superfast 41 Mbps available. Source Ofcom

Flood risk summary: Very low risk. Source GOV.UK

The property has previously been the subject of a building insurance claim. Details upon request.
Floorplan for Backfields, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AB
EPC Graph for Backfields, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AB
  • Winchelsea Rail Station is 0.83 miles away.
  • Rye Rail Station is 2.39 miles away.
  • Doleham Rail Station is 4.14 miles away.
  • Three Oaks Rail Station is 4.25 miles away.
  • Ore Rail Station is 6.23 miles away.