- Inglenook Fireplace
- Beautiful Georgian Features
- Built in 1742
- Chain Free Sale
- Custom Built Contemporary Kitchen
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Ensuite Shower
- Exception Kitchen/Dining Room
- Exceptional Throughout
- Grade II Listed
- Herringbone Flooring Throughout
- Highly Sought After Location
- Historic Old Town Location
- Landscape Garden
- Off Street Parking
Belle House is a stunning Grade II Listed country style property built in 1794 by William Russell. The house has been the subject of major renovation and been sympathetically refurbished blending beautiful contemporary finishes with the original period features throughout. Attention to detail throughout is faultless and of a superior finish. Homes of this stature are rare to the open market.
This exceptional home offers over 3,400 sqft of versatile living space over three floors with high ceilings to principal rooms adding light and space on vast proportions. This substantial six bedroom home will appeal to purchasers looking for a truly unique and stylish home.
Belle House forms the major part of Barrack Hall. The house was originally called The Hall, and was given the name Barrack Hall owing to the closeness to the Hanoverian Barracks.
Built in 1794 by William Russell, it was part of Russell’s Farm. Originally a Georgian Yeoman’s Farm House it was extended in the Victorian period, partly disguising its Georgian origins.
Barrack Hall Park, located behind the property was the site of the barracks of the King’s German Legion from Hanover. The legion was stationed in Bexhill from 1804 to 1814. While the Barracks are long gone, the levelled parade ground area is still clearly visible.
The central Georgian part of the property contains a large inglenook fireplace. A south wing with high ceilings and grand living room with bay window overlooking the gardens were added in Victorian times.
The property is accessed off a sweeping private driveway with hard standing for four vehicles. Grand entrance hallway with turning staircase to upper floors and solid herringbone wood block flooring.
Fabulous dual aspect reception room with west aspect windows overlooking level mature gardens. solid herringbone wood block flooring and feature fireplace with wood burner.
Dining room/second reception room with panelled walls and French doors to gardens. Further reception room/dining area with original inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings
High specification custom built kitchen dining room with vaulted ceiling and door to exterior.
Well designed and practical utility room with central laundry shoot servicing the upper floors of the house. Integral washing machine and tumble dryer.Basement area with useful storage.
Study room with views over rear gardens. Cloaks area off entrance hallway.
First floor accommodation comprises; large landing area leading to ; Master bedroom suite with west facing bay window with views over gardens. Ensuite bathroom suite with separate walk in shower and dressing room. Three further double bedroom suites one with ensuite shower room. Very large family bathroom with feature bath and separate walk in shower.
Second floor accommodation comprises; Double bedroom with beamed vaulted ceiling, ensuite bathroom with separate walk in shower and beamed vaulted ceiling. Further spacious bedroom with beamed vaulted ceiling and steps up to 20ft play room/study room.
The exterior of the this grand property features large landscaped west facing rear gardens stocked with a variety of mature planting and shrubbery. Mature landscaped gardens to side, front and rear:
Bexhill Old Town is a popular and attractive area of the town with pretty period properties, a lovely historic church, a well-used community centre, surgery, pharmacy, tea rooms and convenience store. At one end of the old High Street is the beautiful and tranquil Manor Barn Gardens, while to the rear of the property is Barrack Hall Park, a small children’s park suited to young families and is the location of the Old Town’s May Day event each year. A short walk down the hill leads to the “new” town, a traditional family orientated Victorian seaside resort, with its wide selection of shops and boutiques, plus the iconic De La Warr Pavilion hosting art exhibitions and theatre/music/film events. The stunning sea front is well maintained with a promenade stretching almost 2 miles and far reaching views towards Eastbourne and Beachy Head. A particular feature of the sea front are the prominent and popular water activity clubs - Sailing, Rowing and Sea Fishing Clubs all have their own beach-front premises.
Bexhill is well served with restaurants and cafés of every variety. Of particular note [by the vendors] are: the popular De La Warr café – with spectacular sea views; superb Italian restaurants Trattoria Italiana, Rocksalt and Picasso Express; the recently refurbished beach-front private member’s club, The Waterfront; and the newly opened Driftwood boutique hotel, for brunch. Furthermore, with St Leonard’s and Hastings only a 6 minute train or short taxi ride away there is plenty of choice from fine dining to relaxed sea-side eating. The vendor’s note: Café Zanzibar Restaurant and St Clement’s for fine dining; the kino-teatr cinema and restaurant; the Thai Book Shop restaurant; and the newly opened Hastings Pier café.