A well presented 5 bedroom mid terrace property that forms the central part of a converted Edwardian Country House dating from 1902. This characterful property has been updated and enlarged by the current owners to create two second floor bedrooms and a stunning terraced rear garden. The property is situated on outskirts of the Ancient Cinque Port town of Winchelsea, with stunning views looking over the Brede Valley.
• Entrance Hallway
• Cellar/Utility Room
• Living Room with Feature Fireplace
• Kitchen / Breakfast
• Master Bedroom
• Double Bedroom
• Single Bedroom
• Family Bathroom
• Second Floor Double Bedroom with Juliet Balcony
• Second Floor Double Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room/WC
• West Facing Terrace Garden
• Garage / Store Room
• Stunning Views
• Period Features
Description: 2 Backfields is a well-presented mid terrace house which has historical parts dating back to the early Edwardian period and is of brick construction with rendered elevations, beneath a pitched tiled roof. In more recent years the property has added UPVC double glazed windows.
The property is approached over a shared private gravel drive that provides two off street parking spaces at the front of the property with a paved limestone terrace leading up and approaching the front entrance door to the house. The accommodation provides an entrance hallway off which is a cloakroom /WC, access door down to a cellar / utility room, and entrance through into a stunning main living room with central fireplace with wood burner and large west facing windows overlooking the garden. A set of French doors lead from the living room through to a timber frame conservatory which provides excellent views over the garden and access out to a paved patio terrace.
The kitchen with breakfast bar is also accessed from the living room and entrance hallway and comprises modern gloss cream wall and base units with integrated appliances including gas hob, built in oven and microwave, and slim line dishwasher. A porcelain sink is situated below a front facing window while to the side is a glazed door leading out to the front paved terrace.
A split half staircase with feature window leads from the hallway up to the first floor landing off which are 2 double bedrooms, a third large single bedroom and family bathroom with panel bath with power shower above, pedestal wash basin and WC.
A second staircase proceeds from the landing up to a second floor landing off which is a further double bedroom (currently used a study) with French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony and a further family double bedroom with ensuite shower room /WC.
Externally the property has off street parking for up to two cars at the front as well as providing access to a garage that has been converted into a large store shed with glazed windows and side entrance door. Running past the garage is a paved terrace and side flower bed, while at the rear is a selection of terrace levels with mature planted flower beds leading down to a lower paved terrace with fine far reaching views looking over the Brede Valley.
Situation: 2 Backfields is situated within the historic town of Winchelsea which is laid out on a 13th Century grid pattern around the central church St Thomas. This pretty, small town benefits from a ‘Village’ Hall and a Museum as well as a village Pub called The New Inn which offers restaurant and B&B services. There is also a farm shop called The Winchelsea Farm Kitchen comprising a delicatessen and grocery and part-time Post Office. Nearby is the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, with its ancient cobbled streets and period buildings that offer shops, recreational and cultural facilities. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 30 miles distant offering a wider range of shopping and recreational facilities, while closer to the west is the historic town of Hastings with its seafront and promenade. Inland are the market towns of Tenterden known as the Jewel in the Weald with its tree lined high street and Ashford with main line station to London and Europe as well as the recently expanded McArthur Glen designer outlet retail park. Leisure activities near Winchelsea offer a local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as opportunities for riding, kite surfing on the nearby Camber Sands Beach and walking in the surrounding countryside.
Schools: There are several highly regarded schools in the area including Vinehall, St Ronan’s, Claremont, Buckswood, and Cranbrook. Winchelsea benefits from St Thomas’s primary school and nearby Rye offers a number of pre-nursery, primary and secondary school.
Travel and Transport: Winchelsea benefits from hourly bus services on the Hastings to Folkestone route that goes through the town. There is also a train service from the station, Winchelsea Halt, near the bottom of Ferry Hill on the Brighton to Ashford International line with connecting high speed services from Ashford for London St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent via Eurostar. Nearby the M20 may be joined at Ashford via the A259 and A2070 with connections to the M25 and Dover Ferry Port.
Services: Mains Water, Septic Tank Drainage Mains Electricity, Mains Gas Central Heating
Broadband Speed: Up to 66 Mbps (source Uswitch)
Mobile Coverage: 3G/4G on 3 Mobile, EE, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and O2
Council Tax: Currently Band E
EPC: D 68
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking Ltd on 01797 224852.
Directions: From Rye proceed on the A259 Hastings Road for approximately 3 miles, after passing the cricket field and village hall on righthand side, pass the entrance to St Giles Close on the right hand side. Take the next turning right into Backfield Place. Proceed down the shared drive to the end and park before the wrought iron double gates, where the property will be found.