3 Bedrooms | 1 Reception | 2 Bathrooms
The Cot is a rarity: a newly renovated seaside home just a few minutes’ walk from Winchelsea Beach, a stunning place for year-round walking and relaxing. And yet The Cot is tucked away from passers-by, with a good seized private garden and a building in the garden which would make a brilliant studio or guest area. There is also a private driveway with space for several cars to park.
Set in a secluded spot just behind the wonderful Winchelsea Beach, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Cot. This is a three-bedroom home which has recently been elevated and upgraded by the current owners. What was once an outdated bungalow is now a very chic Beach House with a touch of east coast America about it, suitable for holidays or year-round living and ready to move into.
Bleached wooden steps lead up from the private garden to a sunny deck area outside the front door. A spacious hallway has two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom plus the main bedroom with its own attached en-suite bathroom with a washing machine cleverly hidden in a cupboard. The space then opens up into a lovely living area with windows to three sides and French doors leading down to the garden. The modern kitchen with neutral-coloured fittings is to one end of this impressive room. There’s room for a dining table along with a big space for sofas and relaxing.
Doors and windows have been refurbished throughout the cottage and will keep out the elements when there’s a storm blowing in across the Channel. The Cot is one of those shape-shifting homes which seems to come alive when the light is bright and there’s sunshine flooding into the rooms and yet on a chilly winter day, the wood burning stove and the modern insulation will make sure that you feel cosseted and cosy.
Both the family bathroom and the en-suite bathroom attached to the main bedroom have been well decorated in eye-pleasing neutral colours. The white theme continues throughout the cottage and is complemented with wooden floors and clever detailing.
Within the large garden is a garage which is now ready for some further upgrading to turn it into a very usable additional living space. This would make a brilliant studio or could (subject to planning permission) become additional guest accommodation or even a desirable little Airbnb rental.
Winchelsea Beach has its own community and is served with a delightful deli/butchers and a Co-op shop which is open 7 days a week. There’s a village hall which brings the community together along with a pub. There is a bus stop two minutes away at the end of Old Harbour Farm Lane which runs between Rye and Hastings.
The ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye is a few-minutes’ drive away and has an array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and brilliant pubs. There’s also an easy train link to London from Rye Station. Rye is becoming a magnet to interesting retailers and foodies and each month seems to bring new offers. The annual Rye Jazz Festival brings an international audience to the town and there are regular cultural events going on here throughout the year. Rye also has an excellent independent cinema, The Kino.