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4 Bed Detached House Sold

Guide Price £1,250,000 - Freehold

Playden Lane, Playden, East Sussex TN31 7QB
bedrooms 4    bathrooms 3   
A modern detached residence, affording light-filled contemporary living space with period style features, occupying a rural elevated position set off a minor country lane close to the village of Iden with wonderful views across adjoining farmland.

ROOMS Open entrance porch, Reception hall, Sitting room, Open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining/day room, Utility room, Cloakroom, Landing, Bedroom 1 with usable balcony and en suite shower room, Guest bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room, 1 Further double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Two attic rooms. EPC rating C. Heritage style double garage with store/studio above. Landscaped gardens and grounds of about 0.6 acres

LOCATION The property is set back off a minor country lane on the rural outskirts of the village of Iden, which has a local community owned convenience store and post office, bowls club, Norman church, village hall, cricket ground and public house. There are numerous footpaths and lanes leading across the surrounding countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Two miles to the south is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture with an extensive range of shopping facilities, a leisure centre, lawn tennis club and an active local community. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International with high-speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. Tenterden is 9 miles and offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets together with Homewood Secondary School and a more comprehensive range of shops. In Peasmarsh village (2 miles) there is a large independently run supermarket. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber 6 miles.

DESCRIPTION A modern detached property constructed in 2014 in a traditional style with mellow brick lower and silver-grey larch wood clad upper external elevations set with oak framed casement and mullion windows, including a double height bay, beneath a series of pitched peg tiled roofs. The light filled accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan, and combines contemporary open plan living with period features including exposed oak ceiling beams and an inglenook style fireplace.

GROUND FLOOR An oak framed open entrance porch with an oak front door opens into a spacious reception hall with a turned staircase to the upper floors. The double aspect sitting room has a large oak framed mullion bay window providing southerly views to the front, an inglenook style fireplace with a fitted wood burner and glazed double doors leading to a rear terrace with an oak pergola.

From the hall, double doors lead to a triple aspect open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining/day room with a glass wall to one end providing distant rural views, bi-fold doors opening to a decked terrace and the garden and a tumbled limestone tiled floor. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of painted base cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers with an integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, oak work surfaces incorporating a breakfast bar, a four-oven electric Aga with a hot plate and filter hood, space for an American fridge freezer and a sink with a slate surround and drainer.

Adjoining is a practical utility room with a tiled floor, a stable door to outside, fitted floor cabinets with cupboards beneath an oak worksurface, a sink with a mixer tap, plumbing for a washing machine and an oil boiler. A cloakroom with modern fitments completes the ground floor.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, bedroom 1 is double aspect and has doors to a usable balcony with an oak and glass balustrade from where there are widespread rural views. The en suite shower has a walk-in rain shower, close coupled wc and wash basin. Bedroom 2 has a large bay window providing southerly views, a dressing area and an en suite shower room. There is a further double bedroom and a family bathroom with period style fitments including a roll top bath with shower attachment, low level wc and wash basin

SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there are two attic rooms, one of which is used as a study with glorious views.

OUTSIDE Adjoining open farmland, the property occupies a hedge enclosed rectangular plot of about 0.6 of an acre and is approached from the lane via a shingle driveway leading to a parking area for four vehicles, screened from the house by a mature copper beech hedge, with access to a detached heritage style oak framed double garage with a lean-to store and an external staircase to a first floor home store/studio with two skylight windows. To the front of the house is a south facing Provencal style gravel terrace with a meandering old brick pathway and lavender beds leading to a wide expanse of lawn with a rose arbour, bay trees, oak trees, fruit trees, ornamental grasses, a kitchen garden with raised beds and well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders with mahonia, salvia, hydrangeas, purpleosier willow, verbena etc. To the far end is a natural pond with a willow tree.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Klargester treatment plant. Oil central heating. Underfloor heating to ground floor. Oak framed double glazing.

Local Authority: Rother District Council - Council Tax Band E

Floorplan for Playden Lane, Playden, East Sussex TN31 7QB
EPC Graph for Playden Lane, Playden, East Sussex TN31 7QB
  • Rye Rail Station is 1.73 miles away.
  • Winchelsea Rail Station is 3.39 miles away.
  • Wittersham Road Rail Station (KESR) is 4.93 miles away.
  • Appledore (Kent) Rail Station is 5.13 miles away.
  • Northiam (Kent & East Sussex Railway) is 5.90 miles away.