2 Bed Detached Under Offer
Guide Price £660,000
Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, TN36 4EY
A detached period coach house conversion in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town with large, naturally light rooms, an enclosed Mediterranean style garden and far reaching westerly rural views across the Brede Valley.
A most attractive detached converted former nineteenth century period coach house with stables presenting brick, dressed stone and part weatherboard clad external elevations under a pitched slate tiled roof. The light filled accommodation is arranged primarily over one level, as shown on the floor plan, with a first floor galleried study and a large adjacent attic space with potential.
Hiham Mews is situated in 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) and to the Continent via Eurostar.
Tall glazed double doors with glazed side panels and further windows above lead to a spacious open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining room overlooking the courtyard garden with a part vaulted ceiling giving a height of 18'6 with exposed timber framing. Fitted with a range of painted Shaker style cabinets with wood block work surfaces over, an inset enamel sink with mixer tap, an inset gas hob with stainless steel canopy hood over, built in eye level double oven with pan cupboards, fitted larder cupboard, wine rack, island unit, below counter space and plumbing for a dish washer, slate tiled flooring and spiral staircase to the first floor.
Adjacent is a utility room with a work surface, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas boiler, slate tiled floor and connecting door to a cloakroom with wall mounted toilet and hand basin.
The well proportioned, double aspect living room, which has a window to the front overlooking the courtyard garden and a window to the side providing far reaching rural views across the Brede Valley, has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers giving a maximum height of 15', painted stone walls, pine floorboards and a fitted woodburning stove.
The principal bedroom has a window to the front overlooking the garden, painted stone walls to two sides and a door to an en-suite bath/shower room with a wall mounted WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath and shower enclosure. A further door leads to a dressing room with fitted shelving. Bedroom 2 has a glazed door opening to the garden and two fitted wardrobe cupboards. The en-suite shower has a close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower enclosure.
On the first floor there is a galleried study with a high level window to rear, custom made bookcases, a wrought iron balustrade creating a gallery overlooking the ground floor dining room, exposed beams and access to large attic space. A curtain rail along balustrade allows the study to be closed off to act a spare bedroom.
Outside: The property is approached through an old stone wall leading to an enclosed Mediterranean style courtyard garden 55' x 34' overall with a brick terrace, trellis work, outside power points and illuminated water feature, wattle fencing and is approached across a gravel parking area in front of a single garage with power and light and stable door to the side. Garden room/summer house with power and lighting. Beneath the courtyard is a Grade II listed 13th century cellar accessed via a manhole cover.