A very special Grade II listed five bedroom house situated in the beautiful Old Town Bexhill, steeped in history! In the year Napoleon was born Richard Goodwin started turning an old mill cottage into this fine Georgian House on the brow of the hill overlooking the sea. It was then called The Millbank, only much later changing its name to ‘Belclare’. Finished in 1770 the house still retains one of the mill cottage rooms with its inglenook fireplace but the elegant Georgian style pervades the rest of the house and gardens. 24 years later King George III’s German Legion was barracked opposite, so Lord Wellington may well have visited the property before they all left for Waterloo. In 1809 a small cottage was attached to house the coachman. Belclare’s kitchen stood over a well but in 1887 water was piped around the town with gas lighting following the next year. Bexhill was now on the map, with the Royal family and court visiting the grandest houses. Belle Hill remained the main traffic route for coastal traffic until 1979 when a bypass turned it into the quiet road of grand houses that it is today, with Belclare retaining its wonderful views across the town and sea. The ancient house deeds and documents are a mine of information. The general accommodation comprises two ground floor reception rooms- kitchen/ breakfast room- wine cellar- downstairs cloakroom- utility room- grand entrance hall with stunning Georgian staircase. The first floor comprises beautiful sea views to the principle bedrooms- three bedrooms and bathroom- cloakroom. Lastly, the second floor comprises two bedrooms with bathroom and stunning sea views. Outside the formal gardens are simply beautiful and extensive in size with garage and off road parking to the front. As you would expect this property is packed with character and charm.
With hardwood entrance door and window to front elevation, single radiator, wood flooring, door to basement, original butlers bell.
WC with low level flush, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back, tiled floor, double radiator, obscured glass window to rear elevation.
5.92m x 4.06m (19'5 x 13'4)
Window to front elevation, French doors lead out to the beautiful rear garden, fitted shutters on both window and doors, double radiator, wood flooring, stunning cast iron fireplace with ornate surround, currently used as a library.
4.22m x 3.25m (13'10 x 10'8)
Beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, window to front elevations, single radiator, half height wall panelling.
3.23m x 4.09m (10'7 x 13'5)
Bespoke fitted kitchen comprising a range of base and wall units, with laminate straight edge wood-block effect worktops, one and half bowl drainer sink unit with mixer tap, vertical radiator, tiled floor, space for freestanding cooker with extractor canopy and light, built-in dishwasher, integrated fridge, window overlooks the rear elevation and door leads to the side passage way, with additional window and door to rear garden, original butlers bell.
2.57m x 1.98m (8'5 x 6'6)
Base and wall units with laminate straight edge worktops, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, single radiator, space for fridge, plumbing for washing machine, door leading out to rear garden, additional built in deep cloaks storage cupboard.
Window to the front elevation, single radiator, built in linen cupboard.
Wc with low level flush, ornate wash hand basin with tiled splash back, double radiator, window to rear elevation.
7.82m x 3.48m (25'8 x 11'5)
Window to front elevation, double radiator, stunning cast iron fireplace with marble surround and granite plinth, wood flooring, elegant bay window to the rear with window seating, stunning views of the rear south facing garden and sea views.
3.76m x 2.64m (12'4 x 8'8)
Window to front elevation, double radiator, built in wardrobe cupboards.
4.29m x 3.25m (14'1 x 10'8)
Window to front southerly elevation with stunning sea views and views over the garden, double radiator, fitted bedroom furniture comprising dressing table, storage cupboards and wardrobes.
Window to rear elevation, suite comprising panelled bath with shower controls and hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash backs, heated towel rail.
Window to the front elevation, built in storage cupboards, access to roof space.
4.11m x 3.51m (13'6 x 11'6)
Window to rear elevation, cast iron fireplace, single radiator, built in wardrobe cupboards.
4.14m x 3.86m (13'7 x 12'8 )
Window to rear elevation, stunning sea views, single radiator, access to eaves storage space.
Walk in shower with wall mounted electric shower unit, controls and shower head, ornate wash hand basin, wc with concealed cistern, window to rear elevation, single radiator.
Off Road Parking Available on the brick paved and patio areas, access to garage.
With double opening doors, eaves storage, power and light.
Design with various lawned, patio and sun terraced areas ideal for alfresco dining, arranged to really enjoy this beautiful southerly facing mature, well established garden with sun veranda, outside water tap, shingled pathways which lead to the rear of the garden, ornamental fish pond, beautiful summer house, additional timber framed shed with power and light, all enclosed with a combination of established walls and fencing with beautifully developed specimen shrubs and trees, to the rear of the garden is an allotment style area with green house additional timber framed shed, vegetable growing areas and views of the sea. A truly stunning garden, beautifully maintained by the current owners with spectacular areas with displays of seasonal colours and displays of mature plants and arrangements that have been created in this beautiful garden.
None of the services or appliances mentioned in these sale particulars have been tested. It should also be noted that measurements quoted are given for guidance only and are approximate and should not be relied upon for any other purpose.