4 Bed Terraced Under Offer
Guide Price £725,000
East Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JY
A Grade II Listed period town house in need of total refurbishment occupying a commanding position in the Citadel of Rye, affording well-proportioned living accommodation with far reaching views from the rear along the River Rother and across the Town Salts to Romney Marsh.
Hall, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Inner hall, Cellar, 4 Double bedrooms, Shower room (en suite), Bathroom. Rear garden.
The property occupies a commanding position in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz Festival are held annually and a two-screen cinema complex is available in Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford with high speed connections London St. Pancras in 37 minutes and Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, tennis at Rye Lawn Tennis Club with reputedly among the very best grass courts in the country, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks.
A Grade II Listed period property of sixteenth century origin with external elevations of exposed timber framing and tile hanging with two bay windows to the front. The property is now in need of considerable repair, upgrading and modernisation both internally and externally. These works are to include overhaul of the roof and tile hanging, extensive window joinery, the reinstatement of the upper section of a chimney stack, rewiring, the installation of a central heating system, bathroom and kitchen fittings and complete redecoration throughout. The accommodation, which is of generally good ceiling height, is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan.
A panelled front door with fanlight above opens into a hall with exposed timber framing and a part glazed door opening to a side passage. The well proportioned living room has two large bay windows to the front overlooking East Street and a brick fireplace.
From the inner hallway, a turned staircase leads to the first floor and there is access to a useful cellar with stone walls. The dining room has a large bay window to the rear proving widespread views over the Town Salts and a fireplace with a decorative surround. Adjacent is a kitchen/breakfast room with distant views to the rear, a door with steps down to the garden and a range of fitted units comprising cupboards and drawers beneath a work surface and a two oven gas Aga (not tested).
On the first floor landing there is a staircase leading off to the second floor. There are two double bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has two windows to the front, exposed timber framing and a cast iron fireplace. Bedroom 2 enjoys far reaching views to the rear and has access to a roof terrace. Adjoining is a small shower room. In addition, there is a bathroom. On the second floor, there is a landing and two below eaves double bedrooms with views to the front and rear.
Outside: To the front of the property is an old prison door which gives access to a side passage. To the rear of the house is a York stone paved garden extending to about 20' x 18' with brick retaining walls from where there are far reaching views along the River Rother and across the Town Salts to Romney Marsh.