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An elegant 2 bedroom first floor apartment situated in a quiet private close while being within a central position within the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Winchelsea. This delightful property provides an ideal weekend bolt hole or ideal downsizing opportunity.
- Dining Hallway
- Living Room
- Master Bedroom
- Second Double Bedroom
- Shower Room
- Communal Rear Garden
- Internal Store Cupboard
- Communal Off Street Parking
- Central Town Location
Description: An elegant first floor apartment situated in a two storey purpose built block of 4 flats which dates back to the mid 1960’s. The block is of traditional brick and block construction with UPVC double glazed sash style windows beneath a pitched tiled roof.
The property is situated down a private bitumen drive accessed off Back Lane in the heart of Winchelsea Town, and benefits from use of good communal off street parking as well as access to a private garage with up and over entrance door. The flat is accessed via a central communal entrance door that opens into a hall stairwell which leads up to a light first floor landing off which is the front entrance door to 3 Kent Close.
The apartment provides flowing accommodation that comprises a parquet floor dining hallway leading into a living room with central feature gas fireplace, west facing windows and French doors opening out onto a balustrade balcony with space for a small table and chairs overlooking pretty communal gardens. The kitchen is accessed from the dining hallway with white gloss style units with laminate worktops, induction hob with extractor fan above, electric oven and space and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwash and a fridge freezer. A connecting door leads from the kitchen to an inner hallway which is also accessed from the living room and provides access to an airing cupboard and additional store cupboard as well as two double bedrooms, and a bathroom that currently comprises walk in shower, bidet, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.
Externally the property benefits from a west facing balcony overlooking a communal south west facing walled lawn garden. The property has its own internal store cupboard situated at the bottom of the communal stairwell as well as a private terrace garage to the side of the block.
Situation: 3 Kent Close 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 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 Benenden. 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 an hourly bus services on the Hastings to Folkestone route that goes through the town. There is also a train service from Winchelsea station, approximately 0.5 miles from 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 D
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Tenure: 999 year Leasehold as from 24th June 1964, with share of Freehold
Service Charge: £1200 per annum to cover building insurance, ground maintenance and gardening costs – paid quarterly
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking Ltd on 01797 224852.
Directions: From Rye proceed on the A259 Hastings Road for approximately 3.5 miles, turn left into Back Lane just before Winchelsea Village Hall (on the righthand side) and then take first right into Kent Close where the property will be found at the end.