A well presented, attached Grade II Listed Arts and Crafts style property situated within the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and enjoying distant, widespread rural views to the rear over Camber castle to the sea.
ROOMS Entrance vestibule, Galleried hall, Open plan living room, library and garden room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Utility room, Galleried landing, Bedroom 1 with en suite bath/shower room, Home office/bedroom 2 with balcony, 2 Further double bedrooms, 2 Shower rooms ( one en suite), Attic bedroom with cloakroom. Gas central heating. Established garden. Garage & parking
LOCATION Cooks Green is situated 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 The Winchelsea Farm Kitchen comprising a delicatessen and grocery, together with a primary school and public house. For more comprehensive facilities there is the Ancient Town and 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 Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar.
DESCRIPTION An attached Grade II Listed property, originally forming part of a larger seventeenth century building, later heavily restored in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement with more recent additions and now presenting mellow brick and part tile hung external elevations set with tall sash and casement windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. The stylish, well-presented living accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan. From the rear of the property there are widespread views to the sea.
GROUND FLOOR A panelled front door opens into an entrance vestibule with a tiled threshold and glazed inner door leading into a hall with oak flooring, a turned staircase to the first floor galleried landing and a cloakroom off with modern fittings.
The double aspect living room and library has two tall sash windows overlooking the rear garden with a further one to the side, French windows opening to the rear terrace, sliding double doors to the dining room and a two sided fireplace with a fitted wood burner. Open to the library area is a garden room with a large roof lantern, glazed double doors with large windows to either side leading out to the garden, exposed natural stonework to one wall and a further door to a small enclosed front garden. Adjoining is a utility room with a door to outside and a connecting door to a garage with a folding wood door to the front parking area.
The well proportioned dining room has a glazed door with sidelights opening onto the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen/breakfast room, which overlooks Barrack Square, has a slate tiled floor and a door to outside, is fitted with an extensive range of cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath oak work surfaces, an integrated dishwasher, a stainless steel sink and a range cooker fitted into a fireplace. A walk in pantry has fitted shelving, counter top and plumbing for a washing machine.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the galleried landing has a built-in linen cupboard and staircase leading to the second floor. The master bedroom suite comprises a large double bedroom with two sash windows providing widespread views across Rye Bay. The en suite bath/shower room comprises a shower enclosure, freestanding roll top bath, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin.
The home office/bedroom has glazed double doors to a rear balcony from where there are extensive, far reaching views to the sea. There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has an en suite shower room. The fully tiled family shower room has contemporary fitments comprising a close coupled WC, a wall mounted wash basin and a walk-in shower.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor there is an attic bedroom with two large skylight windows providing widespread coastal views, together with an en suite cloakroom.
OUTSIDE Very much a particular feature of the property are the south easterly facing gardens which are primarily set down to lawn with paved walkways, natural stone walling, serpentine flower beds and herbaceous borders with a wide, flagstone paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house. An open archway leads through to a further Mediterranean style walled garden with flagstone paving, a palm tree and raised beds. From the garden there are widespread views to the rear towards the sea in the far distance.
Phillips & Stubbs