A beautifully presented 3-bedroom Grade II Listed Cottage with many period features set centrally in the heart of the Ancient Cinque Port town of Winchelsea. This character cottage has been recently modernised whilst retaining many period features and enjoys a south facing garden.
• Entrance Hallway
• Living room with Inglenook fireplace
• Open plan split level Kitchen / Living / Dining room
• Study / 2nd Reception Room
• Snug area
• Utility Room
• Downstairs WC
• Master Bedroom with built-in wardrobe
• Large ensuite with bath and walk-in shower
• 2 further Double Bedrooms
• Separate Shower Room / WC
• South Facing Rear Garden / Patio / Terrace
• Exposed beams and period features
Description: Wren Cottage is a well-presented mid terrace house which has historical parts dating back to the early 1400’s. The property also benefits from a more recently added rear extension with a sedum flat roof and Aluminium Bi fold double glazed doors.
The property is approached from Winchelsea High Street via a central front door that opens into an entrance corridor off which is the main living room with large inglenook fireplace with fitted gas fire, sanded floor boards, chalk painted exposed beams, and front facing window. On the opposite side of the entrance hall is a second reception room currently used as office space, again with exposed features and front facing window. At the end of the hallway is a small under stair WC and access through into a split-level open plan kitchen / living / dining room. The kitchen area has white gloss units with white quartz worktops with double ceramic sink with waste disposal unit and hot water tap, integrated fridge, dishwasher, double oven and gas hob with extractor fan above. A snug area is situated opposite the kitchen while a stepped access leads from the kitchen up into a new dining room with stone flooring and bi fold doors opening out onto a south facing terrace and the garden beyond. A small utility room is accessed off the dining room with small sink and plumbing and space for a washing machine and fridge freezer.
A central staircase leads from the kitchen snug area and the second reception room up to a small first floor landing, off which is a rear master bedroom with built in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with large panel bath, walk in shower, vanity unit wash basin and WC. At the front of the property are a further two double bedrooms with front facing windows with secondary glazing looking over the high street. A second bathroom is also accessed from the landing with large walk in shower, vanity unit basin and enclosed cistern WC.
Externally the property has a level rear south facing garden with a stone paved patio terrace leading out onto an artificial turf lawn and beyond a raised vegetable patch. At the end of the garden is a large garden shed with mains power supply making an ideal small workshop.
Situation: Wren Cottage 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 pretty cobbled streets and period buildings that offer shops, recreational and cultural facilities. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 30 miles distant offering further 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 with its tree lined high street and Ashford with its large McArthur Glen designer outlet retail park. Leisure activities in the area include 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 (Grade 2 Ofsted Good), and Rye offer a number of pre-nursery, primary and secondary schools.
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, Mains Drainage, Mains Gas and Electricity
Broadband Speed: 61 Mbps
Mobile Coverage: Good 3g/4g on 3 Mobile, EE, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and O2
Council Tax: Currently Band F
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking Ltd on 01797 224852.
Directions: From our offices proceed along Cinque Ports Street into Wish Street, at the Kettle of Fish roundabout continue straight onto Winchelsea Road (A259) for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Strand Hill following the road up through Strand Gate entrance way. Wren Cottage can be found on the left had side next to the shop.