Periteau is an L-shaped house, appearing to date from the 18th century but in fact has much earlier origins.
It is a Tudor house, with fine beams and ceiling features. The exterior is now clad with brickwork and fenestration in a Georgian style which dates from changes made in the 1760s. Its name is believed to derive from its occupation by a Hugenot family fleeing persecution in France. Periteau is one of the many houses in Winchelsea whose fine garden is often open under the National Gardens Scheme (NGS Yellow book).