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A charming 3 bedroom semi detached house with many period features situated in a quiet and central position within the Ancient Cinque port town of Winchelsea. This delightful property provides an opportunity for updating and refurbishment.
• Entrance Hallway
• Shower Cloakroom/WC
• Living Room
• Dining Room
• Utility Room
• Master Bedroom
• Single Bedroom (Dressing Room)
• Family Bathroom
• Second Floor Double Bedroom
• Private Rear Garden
• Quiet Central Town Location
Description: 1 Elm Cottage is a Grade II listed semi detached cottage of brick and timber construction with tile hung first floor elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof, with timber casement windows. The property is situated on Hiham Green a quiet street in the heart of Winchelsea town an Ancient Cinque Port that is steeped in history dating back to Edward the first who had the town built after Old Winchelsea was destroyed in a great storm.
The property is accessed from a bitumen footpath leading to the property front door that leads into a hall / stairwell with under stairs cupboard, off which is a ground floor shower room /WC and access into the main open plan living room with sitting area around an open cast iron fireplace and space at the rear for a dining area. A connecting doorway leads from the dining room into a rear galley kitchen with cream shaker style units, butlers sink, a large gas range and plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a free standing fridge / freezer. A side door leads from the kitchen out to the rear garden and access to the connecting utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and access to the gas fired boiler.
Stairs lead from the hallway up to a first floor landing off which is master bedroom with front facing window, cast iron fireplace and built in wardrobe. A connecting door leads from the master bedroom to a second bedroom also accessed from the landing with rear facing window and access to a large airing cupboard. Adjacent to the second bedroom is the family bathroom with panel bath, wash basin and close coupled WC.
A second staircase continues from the first floor landing up to a second floor double bedroom with front facing dormer window, pedestal washbasin and wardrobe.
Externally the there is a small front flower bed below the living room window while at the rear is an east facing lawn garden with a selection of shrubs and trees including a bay tree and benefits from a timber garden shed.
Situation: 1 Elm 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 store and post office, The New Inn public house as well as cricket club, village hall, and the central St Thomas’s Norman church and primary school. 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, Mains Drainage, Mains Gas and Electricity
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
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, turn left up Strand Hill and pass through the Strand Gate onto the High Street and proceed up cross road junction by New Inn and turn right into Hiham Green where 1 Elm Cottage will be found down on the right hand side.