7 bedroom Detached House for sale: The Strand, Winchelsea, East Sussex TN36 4JT

  • bedrooms 7
Reference: 35458_100628007662


Offers in excess of £750,000 - An opportunity to acquire a substantial fifteenth century Grade II Listed seven bedroom private residence or guest house nestled at the base of the Ancient Town of Winchelsea, together with two separate holiday rental cottages with far reaching rural views across National Trust land providing income potential, situated within a mile of Winchelsea Beach and less than 2 miles from the Cinque Port of Rye.


DESCRIPTION Located at the base of Strand Hill 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 incomplete cathedral type church of St. Thomas the Martyr. Local facilities include The Winchelsea Farm Kitchen comprising a butcher, delicatessen and tea/coffee shop together with a primary school, public house and post office/local grocery. Winchelsea Beach is less than two miles and adjoins the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Strand House is also within two miles of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Festivals include the Rye Bay Scallop Week, Maritime Festival, Rye International Jazz Festival and the Rye Arts Festival. From the town, there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford from where there are high speed connections to London St. Pancras (37 minutes) and to the Continent via Eurostar.  

DESCRIPTION Strand House, formerly The Old Workhouse, dates from the 15th century and is of plastered timber framing and brick, part tile hung with exposed timber framing both internally and externally including close set vertical studding. Immediately adjacent to the rear is a small cottage which is linked to the main house. Features include exposed beams and massive inglenook fireplaces. Within the garden is a detached converted coach house.

Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, the property had been trading continuously as a guest house/bed and breakfast business for over 90 years and a high number of repeat guests. AA 4* rating. www.thestrandhouse.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION The property comprises three component parts and planning consent has been obtained so that it can now be arranged to suit personal preference to provide a large private family house with or without guest rooms and two self-contained cottages which must be used for holiday purposes only. The floor plan is colour coded to show the three parts: Strand House (white), Crow's Nest Cottage (blue) and Rye Bay Cottage (green).
Strand House, the principal residence, affords a reception hall and servery, a sitting room, a dining room, a small commercial kitchen, a cloakroom, four well-appointed first floor en suite bedrooms and three generous attic rooms with facilities

Linked to the main house by a modern addition, Crow's Nest Cottage has a dining hall, living room with a massive stone inglenook fireplace, proposed kitchen, proposed cloakroom and two first floor bedrooms with en suite facilities.

Rye Bay Cottage: A converted coach house forming a separate holiday cottage comprising 2 ground floor double bedrooms with en suite facilities and private terraces and a first floor kitchen and living /dining room with a balcony.

OUTSIDE The property is approached from the main road over a gravelled driveway providing parking and turning for multiple vehicles. From this area, gravel pathways run adjacent to the main house and the majority of the garden which backs onto National Trust farmland is down to lawn with ornamental water features, including ponds, mixed flower beds and herbaceous borders. One of the original town wells is sited within the garden. Forming a backdrop to the property, there are terrace gardens with meandering pathways leading up to Ferry Hill and Winchelsea Town. A small parcel of land forming part of the gravelled area for additional parking is held on a licence from the National Trust. Further details upon request.


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Reference: 35458_100628007662

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Phillips & Stubbs
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