3 Bed Cottage For Sale
Guide Price £725,000
Mermaid Passage, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7ER
An attractive cottage approached over a cobbled passageway in the citadel area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, together with an enclosed south facing garden.
Living room, Dining room, Conservatory, Kitchen, Rear porch, Cloakroom/gardener's WC, Three bedrooms, Bathroom, Electric heating, EPC rating F, Enclosed south facing garden.
The property is situated in the lee of the famous Mermaid Inn and is approached over a Grade II Listed cobbled passage way linking Mermaid Street and The Mint 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 an extensive range of shopping facilities, a two screen cinema complex, arts centre and cafÃ© in Lion Street and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented; Rye Arts Festival and Rye Jazz Festival are both held annually. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International with high speed connections to London St. Pancras in 38 minutes. 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.
An attached character property presenting mellow brick and part tile hung external elevations set with timber casement and sash windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. The well presented living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
A panelled front door opens into a dining room with two sash windows overlooking Mermaid Passage and an open fireplace housing a fitted wood burning stove with a decorative outer surround and built in storage cupboards to the side.
Adjoining is a well proportioned double aspect living room with a sash window to the front and another overlooking a secondary garden area.
From the dining room an open doorway leads to a small lobby with stairs to the first floor and a door to a conservatory with glazed double doors leading to the garden and a quarry tiled floor.
The kitchen, which has a window to the rear, is fitted with a range of cabinets comprising base cupboards, drawers, eye level storage cupboards with granite effect work surfaces, an inset sink unit with mixer tap, electric cooker point, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. A stable door leads to an open rear porch with access to the garden and a door to a cloakroom/gardener's WC with a low level fitment.
On the first floor, a landing gives access to double bedrooms and a single bedroom as well as a bathroom with white fitments comprising a panelled bath with a shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and a low level wc.
Outside: The principal area of garden is wall and fence enclosed, being set down to lawn with mixed flower borders, a pedestrian gate onto Mermaid Passage and a garden store. To the north side of the cottage is a secondary ornamental area of paved garden with mature hydrangeas set behind a low brick wall measuring approximately 34' x 11' tapering to 7'. Adjacent is a small area of hardstanding.