4 Bed Detached Under Offer
Guide Price £895,000
East Guldeford, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PA
A well presented detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse, together with a large studio/annexe and detached workshop, set in gardens of approaching half an acre with distant views to the rear over the adjoining farmland to the silhouette of Rye Citadel in the far distance.
Entrance vestibule, Reception hall, Living room, Open plan sitting room and dining room, Kitchen, Master bedroom with dressing room/bedroom 5 and en suite shower, Family bathroom, Attached former dairy comprising annexe studio with adjoining shower room, Oil heating system, Detached barn comprising workshop with attic room above, Delightful garden and grounds, Off road parking for several vehicles.
The property is set back from the road in the hamlet of East Guldeford, which consists of a handful of timber-framed cottages, barns and outbuildings, an old school house, an old vicarage and a small marsh church, all surrounded by a labyrinth of waterways. The picturesque sixteenth century Church of St. Mary, a barn-like buttressed building, lies in the middle of a field. It has a very unusual twin roof design with a bell cote situated between the two roofs. Just over one mile to the east is the Ancient Town 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 both held annually and a two screen cinema complex is available in Lion Street. From the town there are train service to Eastbourne and Ashford International with high speed connections to London St. Pancras (37 minutes) and from there to the Continent via Eurostar.
A detached Grade II Listed period farmhouse of eighteenth century origin presenting mellow brick lower and weatherboard clad upper external elevations set with timber sash and casement windows beneath a series of pitched peg tiled roofs. The property has been the subject of significant upgrading and improvement works in recent years and particular features include exposed timber framing and inglenook fireplaces.
A panelled front door opens into an entrance vestibule which leads to a reception hall with a cupboard housing an oil boiler. The triple aspect living room has glazed double doors with matching side panels opening to the rear garden and a freestanding wood burning stove. The sitting room has a sash window overlooking the front garden, exposed timber framing and beams and a massive inglenook fireplace. A wide opening connects the dining room which has exposed beams, glazed double doors opening to a side deck and a connecting door to the annexe studio.
The kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden, is fitted with an extensive range of cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with an inset electric hob, filter hood above, built in oven below, an inset sink with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and space for an American fridge freezer.
Attached former diary comprising a triple aspect studio with vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace and glazed double doors to the garden. Adjoining is a shower room with modern fitments.
On the first floor of the main house is a landing with a hatch to the roof space. The master bedroom suite comprises a large double bedroom with adjacent dressing room (bedroom 5) and an ensuite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with contemporary fitments.
Outside: The property is approached from the road via a sweep in pea beech driveway with turning area providing off road parking for several vehicles. The detached barn, currently used as a sculptor's studio and workshop, has brick elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof with timber double doors to the front and a staircase to the first floor below eaves room with windows to front and rear and a skylight to the side.
The total plot extends to approaching half an acre. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a wide circular brick terrace with a well and a brick pathway meandering down the garden, which is set to lawn underplanted with spring bulbs with a gravel herb garden and ornamental pond, pergola walk way, mixed flower borders, mature oak and a shaded seating area enclosed by silver birch trees and box hedging. To the far end is a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit trees and a large polytunnel. From the garden there are distant views across Walland Marsh to the silhouette of Rye Citadel.