4 Bed Detached Under Offer
Guide Price £1,250,000
Udimore, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 6AD
Occupying a secluded position in a rural location less than two miles from Rye, a stylishly presented detached character house enjoying spectacular 180-degree southerly views across farmland in the Brede Valley to the Ancient Town of Winchelsea.
Hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Morning room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/laundry room, Cloakroom, Landing, Four double bedrooms, Shower room (en suite), Family bath/shower room. EPC rating E. Summer house/home office. Double garage with wine cellar. Spectacular garden of about 0.35 acres.
Enjoying an incredible 180-degree view across pastureland in the Brede Valley taking in Camber Castle and Winchelsea which appears almost like a Tuscan hill town. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture, is under two miles. As well as its charm and history, the town has an extensive 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 Winchelsea station (0.4 miles) there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford from where there are high speed connections to London St. Pancras in 37 minutes. Sporting facilities in the area include golf and tennis at Rye, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks. A bridleway to Rye for walkers, cyclists and horse riders forming part of the National Cycle Network Route is located a short distance from the property.
Understood to have been built in about 1900, Bushey Cottage is an exceptionally well-maintained and stylishly presented detached character house of brick elevations part tile hung beneath a pitched tiled roof. The accommodation, which is arranged over two levels, is light and well-proportioned to maximise the light and widespread views.
The property is approached via a part glazed front door opening to a hall with a turned staircase to the first floor and a generous cloakroom with contemporary fitments.
The triple aspect drawing room has a wood burner, doors out to a terrace and doors to the dining room which in turn has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, underfloor heating and a further set of double doors to the terrace.
The spacious open plan kitchen and breakfast room, which has oak flooring, is fitted with a range of cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces, including an island unit, with an inset Calor gas 5 burner wok hob, 2 ovens, a fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, a filter tap and a walk-in pantry. Adjacent is a superb hard wood HSP morning room with a vaulted ceiling beneath a lead roof and double doors to the garden. Adjoining the kitchen but approached from outside is a utility/laundry room with oil boiler and plumbing.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing. The good size main bedroom has superb views, built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room with a power shower. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room with a double steam shower.
Outside: A tarmacadam drive provides parking for several vehicles and turning space in front of a double garage of brick construction with weatherboard clad gables beneath a tiled roof with two electric up and over doors and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. A wrought iron gate leads to the front of the house with a gravel pathway following round to a large south-facing paved terrace. The wrap around garden is very much a particular feature of the property being laid to lawn with burgeoning cottage borders and cutting beds including lavender, roses, lupins, digitalis, kniphofia, euphorbia, fennel, poppies, as well as a Koi carp pond with fountain, a period style metal gazebo and a walkway with about 30 Pinot Noir vines, a useful garden store and a potting shed. There is also a fine Victorian style detached HSP summerhouse/home office with Cat 6 cabling which is glazed across its entire frontage and to its sides offering widespread views and excellent internal lighting qualities. Cat 6 cabling. Next to the kitchen is a walled courtyard providing a sheltered breakfast terrace with clipped box hedging, gravel walkways and raised beds. In all about 0.35 of an acre.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil central heating. Fully double glazed.
Council Tax Band G