- Off Street Parking
- Period Features
- Stunning Throughout
- Six Bedrooms
- Courtyard Garden
- Wood Burner
- Built in 1742
- 2135.5 Sq ft
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Built circa 1742 Granville Lodge is an exceptional double fronted period home that has been sympathetically refurbished blending beautiful contemporary finishes with the original period features throughout. With over 2,000 sqft of versatile living space over three floors this stunning six bedroom home will appeal to purchasers looking for a truly unique and stylish property.
The history of the house dates back to the early 1800’s when the house was owned by James Fuggle who sold “Lotions, Cordials and Drops”. Mr Fuggle also bought and sold land in the area, such as the land known as “Honey’s” and two pieces of land on Belly Hill. Soon after the Kings German Legion left the area for Waterloo the building was sold and it is understood to have become a boarding house for people to recuperate as with a Mr Honeysett as the owner. In the 1970’s the famous Marine artist Louis Dodds resided at Granville Lodge.
The property offers a plethora of original features throughout. Features of note are the beautiful custom-built kitchen dining room with access onto a beautiful central courtyard garden, perfect for those long summer days. Grand reception rooms with open fires/inglenooks and period detailing are sumptuous and the ideal settings to warm by the firesides.
The upper floors of the house offer grand living space with six bedrooms, two bathrooms and beautiful period detailing. The house also benefits from useful utility room and cloaks/w.c . To the front of the house is a private driveway with hardstanding for off road parking. The private mature central courtyard garden is an oasis of calm and manageable to look after.
The current owners of Granville lodge note; “It was one of those houses that immediately we went through the door we knew we wanted. A warm feeling enveloped us and the flow of the house worked for us. As we are away quite frequently it also is an extremely practical house with a small manageable courtyard, fantastic hand built kitchen, great for two people but can easily accommodate our many guests and also very secure. We bought the house, but also bought into a fantastic community”.
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 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.