Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex TN36 4EY
Guide Price £950,000
4 bedroom Detached House for sale: Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex TN36 4EY
A beautifully presented detached period house, together with a garage, set in well laid out, established gardens in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town with far reaching views across the Brede Valley.
ROOMS Entrance lobby, Hall, Sitting room, Dining room, Inner hall, Morning room, Kitchen, Utility room, Cloakroom, Rear hall, Landing, Master bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing room, Three further bedrooms,Family shower room. Double glazing. Gas central heating. EPC rating E. Garage with storage. Front courtyard. Large part walled garden.
LOCATION The Oast House 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.
DESCRIPTION A detached period property understood to have been used for stabling for Mariteau House during the late 18th century before being converted to an oast and barn in 1842 and then finally converted to a residential dwelling in about 1880. The property presents external elevations of ragstone and colour washed brickwork set with timber casement windows with double glazed panes, all beneath a pitched slate tiled roof. Features include some exposed stonework to internal walls, open fireplaces and beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear. The living accommodation is arranged over two floors, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached from Back Lane via a wrought iron gate and paved pathway to the rear of the house, where there is an entrance door opening into a lobby which leads into a hallway with a cloakroom off with contemporary white fitments comprising a close coupled WC and wash basin with vanity cupboard. The double aspect drawing room, which overlooks the garden, has glazed double doors onto the terrace, a fireplace with brick inner surrounds and hearth and a fitted wood burning stove, as well as fitted book shelving to two walls. The dining room is situated to the front and has a window to the side and a fireplace (sealed) with a brick inner surround and hearth.
An inner hallway has stairs leading to the first floor with built in storage cupboards beneath and a redundant front door opening to Rectory Lane. The morning room, which has rural views to the front over the Brede Valley, has a fireplace with a natural brick hearth and surrounds with a fitted gas stove and glazed double doors opening out to the terrace and rear gardens.
A wide opening leads to the kitchen, which has a window overlooking the garden and is fitted with an extensive range of painted Shaker style cabinets comprising cupboards with panel doors beneath solid wood work surfaces. There is an inset five burner gas hob with a filter hood, a built in stainless steel double oven and microwave, an integrated dishwasher, an inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and a built in fridge. Adjoining is a rear hall with a stable door to the front courtyard and garage, exposed stone and brickwork to one wall. An open doorway leads to a utility room with a fitted worksurface with a ceramic sink and mixer tap. Below counter space for a washing machine and tumble drier, space for a wine chiller and deep freeze, fitted storage cupboards and a wall mounted gas boiler.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the landing has a window to the front with far reaching rural views. The master bedroom, which overlooks the garden, has a range of built in wardrobe cupboards to one wall and an en-suite shower room with a large shower enclosure, a close coupled W.C , a vanity unit with twin wash basins and a hatch with a pull-down folding stairway gives access to an extensive fully boarded attic with light and power. Adjacent is a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards and drawers to one wall. Bedroom 2 has far reaching rural views to the front over the Brede Valley, two fitted double wardrobe cupboards. Bedroom 3 has a window to one side and a fireplace (sealed), with a cast iron grate and surround. Bedroom 4/Study has a window to one side. The family shower room has contemporary fitments comprising a shower enclosure, a close coupled W.C and a wall mounted wash hand basin with a tiled splashback.
OUTSIDE The attached garage has colour washed brick, stone and weatherboard clad external elevations beneath a pitched pantile roof with an electric roller door to the front, an internal wooden staircase to a boarded loft area with lighting, power points and its own set of circuit breakers and a personal door to the front courtyard 37' x 15' which is paved in stone with a mature fig tree, log store ragstone walls and gate to the main garden. Very much a particular feature of the property is the lush and burgeoning part walled garden which extends to about 115' x 55' offering privacy and seclusion, Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a wide flagstone and brick terrace leading onto an area of lawn with paved and gravel walkways, a vine clad metal pergola and rambling rose arch, mixed cottage flower beds with alliums, roses, digitalis, chrysanthemums, poppies, lilies, geraniums, lavenders, sweet peas, as well as pear and apple trees and herbaceous borders with jasmine, hostas, hibiscus etc. To one corner of the garden is a Chelsea custom made cedar wood hexagonal summerhouse with power points. The total plot size extends to approaching a quarter of an acre.
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