4 Bed Terraced Under Offer
Guide Price £740,000
Church Square, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HE
A beautifully refurbished Grade II Listed timber framed period town house opening onto a cobbled street in the Citadel, affording stylish, well appointed living accommodation with far reaching views to the rear along the River Rother to the sea and overlooking the magnificent parish church to the front.
Sitting/dining room, Inner hall, Kitchen/breakfast room, Drawing room/bedroom 1, Three further bedrooms, Bath/shower room, Gas central heating (part under floor), South facing garden, Parking permit available subject to conditions. EPC rating D.
The property occupies a prominent position fronting a cobbled street on the south side of Church Square 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 Festival is held annually and a two screen cinema complex has recently opened. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford with connections to the Continent. There is a high speed service between Ashford and London St. Pancras in 37 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.
No 28 comprises a Grade II listed period timber framed house of early C16th origin with the upper storey overhanging on two brackets set with leaded light windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. Internal features include original beams throughout, an open inglenook fireplace, exposed painted floors and panelling. The living accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan. In common with many properties in the Citadel, No 28 is subject to âflying freeholds' whereby part of the accommodation passes above or beneath the adjoining property.
A wide, heavy oak door opens into a sitting/dining room with two windows overlooking Church Square, painted panelling to the walls, exposed ceiling beams and floorboards, together with an inglenook fireplace with brick surrounds and an oak bressumer.
A door leads to an inner hall with stairs leading to the first floor. From the hall, an open doorway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with a marble tiled floor which overlooks the rear garden and is fitted with a range of bespoke low level and eye level painted Shaker style cupboards with granite work surfaces, two built in Smeg stainless steel ovens, a Neff inset halogen hob with a filter hood above, an integrated dishwasher, an enamel sink with a mixer tap, fitted storage cupboards to one wall, a part glazed door to the rear garden and a side entrance door opening to a passageway leading to Church Square.
On the first floor, there is a landing with exposed studwork to one wall and stairs leading to the second floor. The drawing room/bedroom 1 overlooks Church Square and has panelling to two walls as well as a brick fireplace and a second corner brick fireplace with a bressumer beam fashioned from the gear wheel of a post mill. Bedroom 4 enjoys far reaching views to the rear to the sea. The bathroom, which has a marble tiled floor, has contemporary fitments comprising a copper and nickel bateau bath with a mixer tap, an overhead shower and shower curtain, a wash basin set into a marble surround with a vanity cupboard under and a close coupled W.C.
On the second floor, there is a landing with a skylight and a gas boiler. Bedroom 2 has a vaulted ceiling, a skylight and a dormer window overlooking Church Square. Bedroom 3 has a window to the rear with views across rooftops and along the River Rother to the sea.
Outside: To the rear of the property is a south facing paved garden 50' x 12' with a raised flower bed to the far end and a side access gate to Hucksteps Row over which the adjoining property, No 30 Church Square, has a pedestrian right of way for occasional use.
Local Authority - Rother District Council - Council Tax Band F