An elegant Edwardian residence affording spacious, well-proportioned accommodation situated in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town with townscape views to the sea, a delightful garden to the rear and a large garage.
ROOMS Entrance hall, 30' Living room, Conservatory, Family Room with adjacent shower room, Study, Open plan dining room and kitchen, Boot room, Cloakroom, Rear lobby, Galleried landing, Four bedrooms, Shower room, Bath/shower room, Gas central heating, Double glazing, EPC rating D, Double garage, Garden.
LOCATION Barling House is situated away from main roads 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, grocery and tea/coffee shop, together with 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 well presented, attached three storey Edwardian property of mixed colour washed brick and tile hung external elevations set with double glazed windows beneath a pitched and hipped peg tiled roof. To the rear is an in-keeping single storey addition dating from 1983. The property was originally used as a haberdashery known as Barling Stores.
GROUND FLOOR A raised panel front door opens into an entrance hall with stairs rising to the upper floors with stripped pine balustrade and panelling beneath enclosing a below stairs cupboard, together with a cloakroom with modern fitments.
The double aspect living room has a large bay window to the front, a window to the rear overlooking the garden, an ornamental regency style fireplace and double doors opening into a double glazed conservatory with a tiled floor and doors to the garden.
The open plan double aspect dining room and kitchen has glazed double doors with windows to either side opening to the garden, a skylight window providing natural light, exposed wood flooring, a freestanding wood burning stove and an extensive range of Shaker style wall and floor cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces, a double bowl ceramic sink unit, below counter space and a Range cooker with 5 gas burners and a double oven. Beyond is a rear lobby with a door to outside and a door to the double aspect family room overlooking the garden with fitted display shelving and cupboards beneath. Adjacent is a shower room with fitments comprising a close coupled w.c, wash basin and shower enclosure. The boot room has a window to the front and a connecting door to the garage.
FIRST FLOOR The first floor galleried landing has a window to the front, stairs to the second floor and an airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Bedroom 1 has a bay window to the front, a cast iron fireplace with Art Nouveau style tiled slips and painted wooden outer surround, fitted wardrobe cupboards to one wall. Bedroom 2 has windows to the side and rear providing townscape views, a cast iron fireplace and fitted wardrobe cupboards. The shower room has a shower enclosure, bidet, wash basin and close coupled w.c.
SECOND FLOOR On the upper floor there is a landing with access hatch to the roof space. Bedroom 3 has a dormer window to the front with rural views in the middle distance. Bedroom 4 has a skylight window to the rear providing townscape views to the sea. The bath/shower room has fitments comprising a panelled bath with a wall mounted shower above, a close coupled w.c and a wash basin.
OUTSIDE To one side of the property is a double garage with an electric up and over door and connecting door to the boot room. The principal garden area, measuring 80' x 30' approximately, is south and east facing and is found to the rear of the property with a wide paved terrace adjacent to the house with raised brick bounded ornamental flower beds and lawn. Octagonal summerhouse by Scott's of Thrapston. Garden shed.
Phillips & Stubbs