The Hoo, Church Street, Willingdon, Eastbourne £274,500
- Price £274,500
- Location Willingdon
- Type Flat
- Bedroom 2
- Status Available
A rare opportunity to acquire a two bedroom (two storey) maisonette forming part of this iconic, Grade I listed building and set within impressive Grade II grounds. Benefitting from its own exclusive area of garden overlooking the main grounds, as well as a private entrance. Set in a peaceful village location, opposite St Mary’s Church, Willingdon. Offering a lounge/dining room with tall and elegant sash windows, kitchen with Butler sink and pantry, downstairs cloakroom, two first floor bedrooms and shower room with large enclosure. This two storey home has no other apartment above or below it. Only a visit in person and a walk in the grounds will allow you to appreciate this magnificent home.
Historical Note Designed by the renowned Sir Edwin Lutyens for Alexander Wedderburn QC in 1902 it is considered a very fine home. Lutyens re-styled and added to an existing building that was on the site. Post war it was converted into 11 unique apartments. The gardens were arranged in a 17th Century style and are thought to have had input from Gertrude Jekyll.
Location The Hoo is situated in Church Street, right in the heart of the picturesque Downland village of Willingdon. A good range of village amenities, all within walking distance, are available: two great pubs (The Wheatsheaf and The Red Lion), a Thai restaurant (The Thai Village), The Old Willingdon Post Office, a beauty salon and a hair salon. A wealth of scenic Downland walks, offering glorious views, are available in The South Downs National park, which is right at your doorstep. Mainline trains to London can be found at Polegate. Eastbourne Town Centre is approximately 2 and a half miles away.
Front door. Under stairs storage cupboard. Stairs rising to first floor. Wood block flooring in the herring bone style. Radiator.
Obscured window to front aspect. WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Living/Dining Room 6.27m (20'7") x 4.34m (14'3")
Two tall sash windows with views across the impressive gardens. Glazed door to flagstone terrace and private use garden. Living flame gas fire (not tested). Cornice. Oak flooring. Two radiators.
Kitchen 3.66m (12') into bay x 2.23m (7'4")
Large bay window to front aspect overlooking the courtyard. Fitted with a range of green shaker style base units with worktops over. Butler sink. Space for appliances. Pantry. Tiled floor.
First Floor Landing
Master Bedroom 5.91m (19'5") x 3.47m (11'5") max
Double aspect room with two dormer windows, offering views of both The Downs and the gardens. Three built-in eves cupboards. Wood block flooring in the herring bone style. Two radiators.
Bedroom Two 3.43m (11'3") x 3.10m (10'2") max
Window to rear aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Wood flooring. Radiator.
Obscured window to front aspect. Large tiled shower enclosure. White WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Wood floor. Radiator.
Communal Front Courtyard Enclosed by iron gates and leading to the front door.
Private Use Garden Approx 11m x 3.5m of the lawn is reserved for the use of this property, overlooking the main lawn. Accessed from the living/dining room.
The Grounds Impressive, flint walled, communal gardens with large lawn, gazebos, walks, pond, patios and terraces. A wide variety well stocked and maintained flower beds.
Additional Features A small number of allotments may be available to residents, allocated by mutual agreement amongst the residents. Additional use of an external cellar is also believed to be available.
Council Tax Band C with Wealden District Council.
Tenure Share of Freehold, on a 999 year lease from March 1999. Pets are permitted but dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and not cause a nuisance.
Maintenance Charges Responsible for an 8.75% share of the maintenance charge, which for 2019 equated to £2,621.