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6 Bed Detached House For Sale

Guide Price £1,250,000 - Freehold

Barnets Hill, Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6YJ
bedrooms 6    bathrooms 4   
A substantial Grade II listed detached light and airy country property with well-proportioned rooms. Listed as being of architectural and historic interest, offering excellent family accommodation, with a classic Georgian fa├žade and front portion to the house together with a late 17th century beamed rear portion and many original features. The numerous outbuildings, including an annexe, are all set within glorious gardens of 2.2 acres.

ROOMS Entrance hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, 4 Double bedrooms one with ensuite shower, Family bathroom, Bedroom 5 with en-suite & sitting room. Stunning loggia with utility room. Detached single storey annexe. 32ft greenhouse. Period outbuilding comprising garage & workshop with wc and two storey store. 

LOCATION Situated on the edge of the village of Peasmarsh which offers a range of local services including a large independently owned supermarket, a primary school, two public houses and the Parish Church. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye is 6 miles and is famed for its historical associations, period architecture, medieval fortifications and cobbled ways. The town offers a range of local shops, restaurants and train services on the Eastbourne to Ashford branch line with fast connections to London (37 minutes). To the west is the historic town of Hastings with its seafront and promenade whilst inland are the towns of Battle with its Abbey and Tenterden with its tree lined High Street and green swards which also offers a good range of shopping facilities and amenities. The coast is within easy reach. Secondary schools include Robertsbridge Community College and Rye College. Private schools in the area include Vine Hall at Robertsbridge, Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Benenden Girl's School, Buckswood School at Guestling and Kings College at Canterbury.

DESCRIPTION Old Winders House has mellow elevations of brick, weatherboarding and tile hanging beneath peg tiled and pitched roofs. The Georgian portion features tall sash windows, internal shutters and a central entrance portico with semi-circular fan light above a panelled door with fluted ionic pilasters, leading to the Georgian hall.

GROUND FLOOR The main hall has a fine turned Georgian staircase to the first floor, an open doorway through to the rear hall with a cloakroom off and French doors an opening onto the eastern terrace and garden.

The drawing room has a tall sash window with shutters, an original period fireplace of the Adam style with a window to the side and a door out to the garden. The sitting room has a tall sash window with shutters, an original period fireplace of the Adam style and arched and panelled decorative alcoves on either side.

The dining room has exposed timbers, oak flooring, a cast iron fireplace fitted with gas fire and French doors opening onto the driveway and orchard beyond. The large farmhouse kitchen has exposed timbers, a partly vaulted ceiling, a 5 burner Lacanche oven, twin ceramic sink, recess for fridge/freezer. In the breakfast area is a wood burning stove and built in dresser with cupboards. A door leads out onto the south facing loggia/terrace, adjacent utility room and main garden.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the main bedroom has original period built in cupboards, a tall sash window with far reaching view over farm land to Wittersham Church and a cast iron fireplace with an ornamental surround. Bedroom 2 has a tall sash window with views to the North, an additional window overlooking the garden and a cast iron fireplace. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor overlooking the orchard, together with a family bathroom.

SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there is a double bedroom with an adjoining sitting room and an en suite bathroom.

OUTSIDE The property is approached from the road via electric gates opening into a large pea beach driveway with ample space for several cars and access to the garage and workshop, which forms part of an attractive two storey outbuilding of brick and stone with part weather boarded external elevations and a peg tiled mansard roof, comprising two ground floor rooms, a wc and a single first floor room. Would make an excellent office accommodation with suitable planning consent.

Beyond is a single storey annexe with vaulted ceilings and exposed roof trusses, affording an open plan living room and fitted kitchen, one double bedroom with an en suite bathroom, together with a private garden accessed via French doors.

Gardens: Glorious gardens which provide colour and interest throughout the year are planted with a wonderful selection of rare specimen trees, pines and exotic shrubs, including: Camellias, rhododendrons, peonies, azaleas and wisterias, evergreen fir trees, eucalyptus, oak and a grand white magnolia Alba. A secret garden is within an area which was once the old grass tennis court. There are areas of sweeping lawn, a small orchard and a York stone paved terrace adjacent to the Loggia. There is a traditional wooden framed 32ft long greenhouse with vine. A natural pond attracts a variety of wild life and the boundaries to the East and South back onto open farmland.

Floorplan for Barnets Hill, Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6YJ
  • Rye Rail Station is 3.08 miles away.
  • Northiam (Kent & East Sussex Railway) is 3.33 miles away.
  • Winchelsea Rail Station is 3.35 miles away.
  • Wittersham Road Rail Station (KESR) is 3.43 miles away.
  • Doleham Rail Station is 4.99 miles away.