Guide price £795,000
A BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE IN THE ANCIENT TOWN OF WINCHELSEA WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS ACROSS THE BREDE VALLEY Built in the late 19th Century as the stable block for Mariteau House and converted to a private dwelling almost a century later, The Oast House has been lovingly and beautifully refurbished by the current custodians and brought up to standard for 21st Century living whilst maintaining a wealth of character and charm. The house is constructed of ragstone and colour washed brickwork set beneath a slate tiled roof, with double glazed timber casement windows throughout. The property benefits from three delightful reception rooms and four bedrooms, providing ample space for families and entertaining. Much of the property is carpeted, with wooden flooring in the entrance hall and cloakroom and tiled flooring in the kitchen, utility room and family bathroom. The bright and airy accommodation benefits from good levels of natural light and fabulous far reaching views. The part-walled garden to the rear of the property is a real feature and provides seclusion and privacy for outside dining on the York stone and brick terrace and lazy afternoons in the sun in the south west facing summerhouse. The borders are planted with typical cottage garden and herbaceous plants and complement the mature fruit trees and metal pergola which in the summer months is covered with rambling roses. The garage, with its electric roller door, can be accessed from a paved enclosed courtyard to the side of the house. It is supplied with light and power sockets and has a fixed internal staircase which leads to a fully boarded loft space that could be utilised in a number of ways. The main entrance to the house is via an entry porch to the rear of the property through the wrought iron gate which is located on Back Lane. FEATURES - Entrance porch leading into the main hallway with under stairs storage cupboard - Double aspect sitting room with fireplace housing wood burning stove, fitted cupboards and French doors leading to the terrace - Breakfast room with fireplace housing gas stove, views over the Brede Valley and French doors leading to the terrace - Bright and airy dining room with decorative fireplace - Kitchen fitted with a good range of painted wood units with solid wood work surfaces - integral appliances include double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge - Utility room with ceramic sink and mixer tap, fitted storage units and space for further appliances - Cloakroom fitted with modern white sanitary ware - Upstairs landing with window with far reaching views - Master bedroom with fitted dressing room and en suite shower room including walk in shower and twin basin unit. - Three further pretty bedrooms - Family bathroom with power shower cubicle and modern white sanitary ware - Fully boarded loft with power and light is accessed via a pull down folding ladder in the en suite bathroom - Good size and well stocked landscaped walled garden - Spacious garage with loft storage over SITUATION Winchelsea was once a major hub for the medieval wine trade and a town of national importance with three medieval gates but now is a peaceful picturesque town with a real sense of community. The town also boasts some of the most beautiful views to the sea and the open country side on all sides. With the town laid out on a mathematical grid system, it has one of the best medieval church buildings in Sussex along with a museum, local pub, farm shop selling a variety of products and a primary school. Other schools in the area are Rye Community College, Buckswood School and The Hastings Academy. Winchelsea has its own railway station with services serving Rye through to Ashford International for connections to London and the continent. The high speed service from Ashford arrives into London St Pancras in just under 40 minutes. Major road links can be accessed from the A21 which leads to the M25 for airport connections to both Gatwick and Heathrow. The A259/A2070 lead to Ashford, the M20 and Ashford International Station. Rye 3 miles A21 - 8 miles Hastings 9 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas central heating, mains drainage and electricity. - Local Authority: Rother District Council - Council Tax band (2018/19): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000. DIRECTIONS From the Kettle o' Fish roundabout in Rye town take the A259 (Winchelsea Road) towards Winchelsea. Continue on this road for approximately 2.1 miles and turn left into Strand Hill passing through a medieval arch. At the end of Strand Hill continue over into the High Street. Continue round to the left passing the New Inn on your right and then take the next turning right into Back Lane. The Oast House is at the top of the lane on the right hand side with entrance to the property via the wrought iron gate. Private Finance Jackson-Stops Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.
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