A fine, well-appointed Grade II Listed period property occupying a prime position in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town, currently trading as a convenience store with the additional capacity to function as a delicatessen and coffee shop, together with a courtyard garden, useful outbuildings, storage facilities, staff areas and spacious living accommodation on the upper floors.
LOCATION Occupying a prominent position in the central Conservation Area of the Ancient Town of Winchelsea, one of the few examples of a bastide town in England based on the grid-iron street plan with wide, regular streets arranged around a giant square and the church of St. Thomas the Martyr. Local facilities include a primary school and public house. For more comprehensive facilities there is the Cinque Port of Rye (3 miles) with train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International, from where there are high speed connections to St. Pancras London (37 minutes) and to the Continent via Eurostar.
DESCRIPTION A Grade II Listed timber framed building of late fifteenth century origin, incorporating two properties under one roof, refaced with painted brick and tile-hung elevations set with casement windows on the first floor and shop windows on the ground floor. To the east end is a carriage archway leading to the rear of the building. The spacious and versatile living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
Winchelsea Farm Kitchen currently offers fresh bread from local bakeries, daily newspapers, fresh local milk and the essentials that make up a convenience store. Fresh meat is supplied by The Pett Butchers shop. Also available is a selection of wine, fresh fruit and vegetables and hot drinks to either takeaway or enjoy on the premises. The opportunity and capacity exist for a new owner to expand the range of artisan produce and to reinstate as fully operational the previously utilised coffee shop, conservatory and terrace to the rear of the building with lunchtime specials and afternoon teas. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. These hours may currently vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Planning consent conditions permit business activity any day between the hours 0800- 1800.
Rateable Value £8,600. UBR multiplier 49.1p. Rates payable £4223 per annum but eligible for Small Business Rates Relief, subject to qualifying criteria.
Services: All mains services. Gas central heating.
Phillips & Stubbs