6 Bed Detached Under Offer
Guide Price £1,450,000
Rye Foreign, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7UR
An extremely attractive country house of seventeenth century origin with later additions influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement, affording light, stylish, well-proportioned accommodation, together with an annexe cottage, useful outbuildings and grounds of about 9.4 acres.
Reception hall, Sitting room, Family room, Orangery style dining room, Kitchen / breakfast room, Utility room, Boot room, Cloakroom, Master suite with bedroom, balcony, dressing room and shower room, Three further double bedrooms, Jack & Jill shower room, Dressing room/store, Family bath/shower room. Annexe cottage: Sitting room ? Kitchen / dining room, Two bedrooms, Shower room, Private garden. Gardens and grounds of approaching about 9.4 acres, Garaging, Stables, Large store.
The property is located in the hamlet of Rye Foreign, between the village of Peasmarsh with an independent supermarket and primary school and the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (2 miles), renowned for its period architecture, cobbled streets and historical associations. From Rye there is a train service to Ashford International from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes), giving an overall commuting time of just over one hour. There is a wide range of both state and private schooling in the surrounding area.
An exceptionally attractive detached country house of seventeenth century origin, extended and remodelled in 1904 with influences of the Arts and Crafts style, together with a detached annexe cottage. The property has replacement leaded light effect double glazed windows and internally features exposed timbers, wooden floor boards, latch doors, inglenook fireplaces, an impressive staircase, plantation shutters and galleried landing. The immaculately presented accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan.
The reception hall is a generous space with polished old pine floors continuing into the main reception rooms. At the far end, double doors open into the double aspect sitting room, with a large bay window with views of the gardens and an Arts and Crafts Style inglenook fireplace with a log effect gas stove. Adjacent is the dual aspect family room with an inglenook fireplace and metal canopy.
The well proportioned orangery style dining room has two sets of bi fold doors opening onto the rear terrace and gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room, which has a large window overlooking the garden and French windows opening to a terrace, is fitted with an extensive range of sleek, minimalist cabinets with handleless cupboards and drawers, countertops including a glass topped central island, a breakfast bar, undermounted sink with mono bloc tap and a range cooker with filter hood. In addition, there is a large pantry and walk in larder with display shelving, space for a fridge freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. The utility room has a sink, work surface, door to outside and plumbing for a washing machine. Beyond is the large boot room with further storage space and a cloakroom.
A wide staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing with built-in cupboards. The master bedroom has a fireplace, a balcony enjoying views over the garden and beyond, a fitted dressing room with wardrobes and a shower room. The two further double bedrooms on the first floor, both with fireplaces, which share a âJack & Jill' shower room. The family bath/shower room is fitted with a free-standing bath as well as a separate shower enclosure. On the second floor there is a further double bedroom/home office with painted floorboards and a separate dressing room/store.
The property is set back and well screened from the road by mature trees and shrubs and is approached via an electric five bar field gate and driveway which divides to a turning circle at the main residence with ample parking and a detached annexe cottage which is a reasonable distance from the main property giving privacy and independence. Internally, the well presented ancillary accommodation provides an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, tiled shower room with large walk-in shower and two bedrooms on the first floor. The annexe has its own private fenced garden and plenty of parking space.
A formal garden set down to lawn underplanted with daffodils and bluebells surrounds the house and to the rear is a wide paved entertaining terrace with views across the adjoining farmland and a sunken garden with raised planting. Set amongst the lawns there are many mature trees including some fine oaks, as well as acer, magnolia, weeping willow, Japanese and wild cherries. Towards the top of the plot is a lightly wooded area with a tree house and a pond. The property has a useful range of timber framed outbuildings, including a large double garage/workshop, further outbuilding with four pairs of double doors, and stables with three loose boxes. Beyond the gardens are the fenced paddocks of approaching 7 acres making this property suitable for equestrian use if required. Note: A little used public footpath screened from the garden crosses the land.
Services: Mains water, gas and electricity. Gas central heating. Private drainage
Council Tax Bands: Main House - G. Annexe - A
Main House: EPC rating D. Annexe EPC rating C