A well presented early C20th town house influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement, affording light, well-proportioned accommodation, set in landscaped gardens in a quiet, wide street away from main road noise in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town.
ROOMS Entrance lobby, Reception hall, Sitting room, Open plan dining room and conservatory, Kitchen / breakfast room, Wet room, Landing, Three bedrooms, Family bath/shower room. Gas central heating. Double glazing. Solar panels. EPC rating C. Garage & Home office/store. South facing garden.
LOCATION The property is set back behind a high ragstone wall off a quiet road in the very heart of the 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. Winchelsea has a railway station from where there is a two hourly service. For more comprehensive facilities there is the Cinque Port of Rye within 3 miles from where there are train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar.
DESCRIPTION Built on the site of an old inn, Tanners Plat is an immaculate, attached town house dating from the early C20th and heavily influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement presenting appealing natural brick and part rendered elevations set with timber casement windows, mostly double glazed, beneath a series of peg tiled roofs. The light, well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached from Mill Road via a wrought iron gate and steps leading to a raised front terrace and from there, a panelled front door with a canopy above opens into a reception hall with a tiled threshold, exposed floorboards, a door to a well appointed wet room and a turned staircase leading to the first floor with a storage cupboard beneath.
The sitting room has a wide five casement bay window with panelled seat overlooking the rear garden, a fireplace with a tiled inner surround with inset tiles depicting characters from The Canterbury Tales with fitted book shelving to either side, exposed floorboards and a picture rail.
The dining room has an ornamental fireplace with a tiled surround, moulded cornicing and exposed floorboards. A wide opening links the timber framed, double glazed conservatory, which has a tiled floor and a door to the garden.
To the front of the house is a double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with a part vaulted ceiling and an extensive range of Shaker style cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with an undermounted stainless steel sink, integrated dishwasher, built in double oven, microwave, inset ceramic hob and space for a fridge freezer. Door to outside.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor landing there is a hatch to a part boarded roof space. Bedroom 1 is double aspect with a window overlooking the rear garden and a side window providing a distant view of the sea. Bedroom 2 overlooks the rear garden and has fitted wardrobe cupboards to one wall. Bedroom 3 has a window to the front providing a view of Rye silhouette in the far distance, a further oriel window to the side and a built in cupboard housing the gas boiler and water tank. The bath/shower room has modern fitments comprising a panelled bath with a shower attachment, a shower enclosure, a close coupled WC and a wall mounted wash basin.
OUTSIDE The property is screened to the front by a high ragstone wall giving a good degree of seclusion and privacy, behind which is a flagstone paved and gravel garden. Rear garden: 37' x 36' approx. Immediately to the rear of the house is a wide, south facing paved terrace with an ornamental pond and steps up to a raised lawn flanked by mixed flower beds and herbaceous borders with geraniums, box balls, irises, alliums, cosmos, poppies, roses, etc. To one corner is a paved terrace with a wisteria clad pergola. To one side of the house is a garage with stained weatherboard clad elevations and an up and over door. To the rear is a home office/store with a door to the garden
Phillips & Stubbs