With its stunning, ever-changing and totally uninterrupted marine views, Oceana is the perfect home for those who have pursued a lifelong fascination with the sea. This large and exceptional Spanish-style residence stands well behind an imposing walled and gated entrance, in grounds that approach half an acre in size which adjoin and overlook Cooden Beach. Arranged to offer optimum privacy, while retaining an open aspect, the gardens have been beautifully landscaped.
Set within a select close of individual properties, created on the site of a former private school, this impeccably presented home was constructed to a quality specification around fifteen years ago. At that time, the current owners missed the opportunity to purchase the property and chose to move to nearby Eastbourne. Having been told the property would never be available for sale again, they were astonished to receive a phone call some years later, out of the blue, advising them of the availability of the property; especially as they were several thousand miles away on vacation at the time! Determined not to lose it once again, they immediately cancelled their holiday, flew straight back and agreed their purchase the very next day.
As well as having strikingly good looks and a fabulous setting, this beachside residence offers around 3500sq ft of accommodation which includes very generous living areas and five good double bedrooms. Principal rooms look to the sea and there is considerable scope to adapt the superbly appointed accommodation to suit the individual requirements of the forthcoming buyer.
Entrance to the house is through a large, covered terrace-style porch. Double doors lead to a splendid reception hall providing access to an almost 27ft by 15ft triple-aspect sitting room with marble fireplace, sliding patio doors and a marvellous outlook across the gardens to the Channel. Further living space is provided by a formal dining room and a breakfast room, all of which open to the rear garden. There is also a front facing study and a cloakroom. The kitchen is equipped with attractive units by Johnson & Johnson of Esher. There is a central island and numerous aeg appliances including an oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge. A separate utility room, also equipped by Johnson & Johnson, provides a washing machine, dryer and an American-style fridge/freezer. There is also a substantial double glazed conservatory, easily accessed from the outside and well placed to take full advantage of the views over the garden to the sea.
Upstairs are the five bedrooms – three of which look to the Channel – together with two extensively fitted bathrooms, one a spacious en-suite to the main bedroom, plus a further en-suite shower room to bedroom three. Four of the five bedrooms also feature a range of wardrobes. The master suite occupies a southerly-facing position above the sitting room and leads out, along with the second bedroom, to an enclosed 16'6 sun terrace, taking in a panoramic vista across the water.
As well as a large double garage, with recently-installed and insulated twin, electrically operated doors, Oceana has extensive, secure parking for a number of vehicles. There are large expanses of lawn to front and back, with the lovely rear garden also incorporating patios, paths, a seating area and attractive ornamental walls. Among the plants featured within the grounds is an olive tree, reputed to be around 200 years old. A gate from the rear garden provides direct access onto the sea wall, then onto the beach or a boat ramp.
In addition to an idyllic seaside location, Oceana is close to many other excellent amenities including the local golf club, hotel and mainline railway station. Shopping facilities and schools are also nearby.
Rarely available and always sought-after, this is a superb property, beautifully presented and well proportioned, in one of the few locations on the south coast that provides direct beach access for such properties.
A large, covered terrace-style porch, with wooden double doors leading to a:
Large Reception Hall
A light and spacious entrance to the property with an outlook over the front lawns, with tiled flooring, stairs to the first floor with an understairs storage cupboard, built-in coats cupboard, door to garage.
Part-tiled walls, tiled flooring and a suite comprising WC and pedestal wash basin. Fitted storage cupboard, ceiling inset spotlamps.
Double doors from the Reception Hall to a:
Triple Aspect Sitting Room
A fine room, with a lovely southerly outlook through uPVC double glazed patio doors over the rear gardens and an extensive view of the English Channel beyond, plus views over the gardens to the east side and front of the property. The room is equipped with an ornate fireplace with marble surround and hearth, plus 'living flame' gas fire and television point.
A double aspect room with an attractive outlook over the front lawns. Telephone point.
Glazed double doors from the Reception Hall to the:
Another good size room with the same beautiful outlook as the Sitting Room, over the gardens with an extensive view of the sea beyond, with access onto the gardens via uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors. Serving hatch to the Breakfast Room.
Another large room with a southerly aspect and outlook over the rear garden to the English Channel beyond, again with access to the gardens through uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors. Tiled flooring, telephone point, serving hatch to Dining Room. Archway through to:
Another double aspect room, providing a lovely southerly aspect and outlook over the rear garden to the English Channel beyond, well-equipped with an attractive range of base storage units comprising cupboards, drawers and extensive work surfaces, plus matching wall-mounted storage cupboards and plate racks and a central island storage unit, all supplied by Johnson & Johnson of Esher. Stainless steel inset sink unit with twin bowls, mixer tap and drainer, tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring, ceiling inset spotlamps, television point. Range of aeg appliances including electric eye-level double oven, electric hob with extractor hood above, dishwasher and fridge unit.
The Kitchen and Breakfast Room are partially open-plan and form an excellent size family room measuring some 24'5" x 16'7".
Door from Kitchen to:
Equipped with storage units supplied by Johnson & Johnson of Esher, comprising cupboards, drawers and work surfaces, plus matching wall-mounted storage cupboards. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Ceiling inset spotlamps, tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring, plumbed-in washing machine, seperate dryer, American-style twin door fridge/freezer with ice maker & water dispenser. UPVC double glazed stable-type door to:
Substantial uPVC Double Glazed Conservatory
A superb and most useful addition to the property. Of part-brick construction with uPVC double glazed windows and three sets of sliding patio doors giving easy access onto the gardens, plus a pitched glazed roof and tiled flooring, the conservatory is well placed to take full advantage over views over the rear garden to the English Channel beyond. The conservatory has light, power and radiators, plus a uPVC door to the garage.
Staircase from Reception Hall, with a most attractive, tall, arched picture window on the half-landing overlooking the front lawns, leading to:
Large l-Shaped First Floor Landing
A huge area, light and open. Trap access to a part-boarded and insulated loft space with lighting and power points. Double doors to large airing cupboard housing insulated tank. Lovely views over the front lawns from a further large, arched picture window.
Main Bedroom Suite
A lovely light room, with glorious views over the rear garden and the sea, equipped with a range of built-in wardrobes and drawers to one wall, telephone point, television point. Door to En-Suite Bathroom, uPVC double glazed door to:
Serving both the main bedroom and Bedroom Two/Sun Room, a good size terrace with a southerly aspect and extensive, uninterrupted views over the rear garden and the English Channel. The terrace also has exterior lighting.
Door from main bedroom to:
Spacious En Suite Bath/Shower Room
With ornate tiling to the walls and a suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, WC and deep recessed shower cubicle with plumbed shower unit. Electric shaver point, ceiling inset spotlamps, window to the north elevation.
Double doors from the Landing to:
Bedroom Two/Sun Room
Another excellent size room, currently used as a further sitting/television room, providing a wide vista over the rear gardens and out to sea, plus access to the sun terrace by wide uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors. Television point, telephone point.
Another room which features extensive southerly views over the rear garden and the English Channel. Equipped with a range of built-in wardrobes and drawers to one wall and television point. Door to:
En Suite Shower Room
Tiled walls and flooring, plus a suite comprising large shower cubicle with Aqualisa plumbed shower unit, vanity unit with inset wash basin with mixer taps and storage cupboards below, and WC. Electric shaver point, ceiling inset spotlamps, window providing an outlook over the gardens to the sea beyond.
Equipped with a range of fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table. Arched double glazed windows provide an attractive outlook over the front lawns.
Equipped with a range of built-in wardrobes and attractive arched double glazed windows providing a lovely outlook over the front lawns.
Tiled walls and flooring, plus a suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and WC. Electric shaver point, ceiling inset spotlamps, window to west elevation.
Electrically-operated security gate, with entry phone and adjacent external electric points, leading to a long, brick-paviour laid driveway, opening onto an extensive parking area and providing access to an:
Integral Double Garage
Recently installed Horman 40mm insulated twin electric up & over doors, light, power points, water tap. Twin Potterton wall-mounted gas-fired boilers, trap access to loft area. Personal door to Reception Hall, uPVC double glazed door to Conservatory.
The gardens are a special feature of the property, with the total plot believed to be approaching 1/2 acre in size. The property is set well back from the road behind a beautifully landscaped, partially-walled front garden, comprising mainly well-tended lawns with shingle-covered borders and beds containing a variety of ornamental shrubs and trees, including a mature Olive tree, believed to be around 200 years old, plus various palms. Side access' to both sides of the property, including a wide access to the east side housing a timber-built summerhouse, lead to the lovely rear garden, again well-landscaped and beautifully presented, with a sunny, southerly aspect, plus a number of patios and terraces which take full advantage of the sun and extensive views over the English Channel. The rear garden also features decorative brick walls, shingle borders, well-tended lawns and a variety of ornamental shrubs. There is also an outside water tap, external power points and lighting.
A gate, private to this property, leads from the rear garden to a short flight of steps leading down directly onto the sea wall, giving access straight onto the beach and to a boat ramp.
Council Tax Band
H (Rother District Council