BEXHILL-ON-SEA – A Grade II Listed six-bedroom family home in a sought-after Old Town location within walking distance of the station and beach
Originally a pair of houses linked to the neighbouring historic manor house, believed
to date from the 17th century, and now featuring an 18th century frontage, Boswell House is an attractive part-cobbled and tile hung townhouse offering almost 3,900 sq. ft.
of attractive accommodation arranged over three floors and offers potential for further development of the extensive loft space to provide further accommodation. Sensitively renovated to provide an ideal family and entertaining space, the property combines
the amenities of modern living with retained character features including sash windows, some exposed beams, a wealth of exposed wooden flooring, cast iron radiators and original fireplaces.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a spacious yet welcoming reception hall with an open fireplace flanked on each side by bespoke shelving and comprises a generous reception room with an exposed brick open fireplace and a well-proportioned dining room, also with an open fireplace. There is also an extensive
25 ft. family/sitting room with double-height vaulted ceiling with exposed A‑frame beams, a freestanding woodburning stove and an en suite cloakroom/wet room, French doors to
the garden terrace and numerous sky lanterns that flood the room with natural light. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a range of Shaker-style wall and base units, wooden worktops, Belfast sink, cornflower blue Aga, and a useful neighbouring fitted utility room/larder. The property also benefits from two generous cellars, suitable for a variety of uses.
Accessible over two staircases rising from the reception hall and kitchen/breakfast room, the first floor provides four large bedrooms, all with feature fireplaces and one currently configured as a study/library, together with a family bathroom with freestanding bath, a family shower room and separate cloakroom. The second floor is home to the spacious principal bedroom suite with fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom with freestanding rolltop bath and to a sixth bedroom. Stairs rise from the second floor landing to extensive loft space featuring two rooms extending in total to approximately 42 ft. in length, suitable for conversion into additional accommodation if required.
Having plenty of kerb appeal, Boswell House has a side driveway leading to a block-paved courtyard area which provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to a large detached barn/garage. Extending to around
120 ft., the well-maintained walled garden to
the rear of the property is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds and features a wide range of mature trees, numerous seating areas, a charming garden store and a spacious block-paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.
The property is situated in a highly convenient location in the Old Town conservation area, once the town’s main hillside settlement until the development of the nearby coastal resort, and lies just minutes from the shingle and sand beach, ideal for swimming paddle-boarding, sailing and fishing. Bexhill-on-Sea provides a good range of day-to-day amenities including local shopping, cafés, restaurants, public houses, a leisure centre, medical facilities including a hospital and the De La Warr Pavilion, an iconic community hub and host to numerous art, music and comedy events. Eastbourne, Rye and Lewes offer more comprehensive amenities. Communication links are excellent: the A27 provides access to major regional centres and to the national motorway network, Bexhill station offers frequent direct services to Ashford International and to central London and London Gatwick Airport offers a wide selection of domestic and international flights.
The area offers a good selection of state schooling including St. Peter & St. Paul C of Primary School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Bexhill High Academy and St. Richard’s Catholic College (also rated Outstanding by Ofsted) in the town, together with nearby noted independent schools including Battle Abbey, Vinehall, Buckswood, Eastbourne College, St. Andrew’s, Bede’s, Frewen College and Marlborough House.
Boswell House is being marketed by Strutt & Parker for a guide price of £1.2m.