3 Bed Detached For Sale
Guide Price £1,750,000
Randolph's Lane, Iden, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PR
A contemporary barn-like property hidden down a tree lined farm track on the edge of the village affording light filled, largely open plan living space, together with a useful outbuilding and south-westerly facing garden adjoining pasture land.
Entrance canopy, Hall, Living room, Study, Double height open plan kitchen and dining room, Utility room, Boot room/lobby, Galleried landing, Three double bedrooms, Shower room (en suite), Bathroom, Fully double glazed, Air source heat pump, Underfloor heating, EPC rating D, Converted garage studio over two floors with temporary accommodation, Naturalised garden, Parking for several vehicles.
Randolph Farm Cottage occupies a rural location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being set off a quiet, unmade no through farm track about 1/2 a mile from the centre of the favoured village of Iden, which sits on a hill overlooking the Rother Levels, and has a local community owned convenience store and post office, bowls club, Norman church with castellated bell tower, village hall, cricket ground and public house. From the village there are numerous footpaths and lanes leading across the surrounding countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Two miles to the south is 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 extensive range of shopping facilities and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival and Rye Jazz Festival are held annually and there is a two-screen cinema, arts centre and cafe in Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International, from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. The attractive Wealden town of Tenterden, with wide tree lined High Street, is 9 miles and offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets together with Homewood Secondary School and a more comprehensive range of shops. In Peasmarsh village (2 miles) there is a large independently run supermarket. The coast is nearby with Rye Nature Reserve and the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber 6 miles.
A contemporary two storey barn-like house, designed by England Architecture in 2007 to have a reduced carbon footprint, covered in chestnut cladding and hand split timber shingles to match the surrounding vernacular with grey framed oblong slot windows and large glass panels allowing open views into the countryside. Internally, light pours into an incredibly open plan, airy living space. The ground floor is poured concrete and the walls are a cloudy limewash. In addition, there is converted garage studio over two floors with temporary accommodation presenting black painted timber clad external walls beneath a galvanised profile metal roof to emulate local farm buildings.
The property is approached via an entrance canopy with double doors opening to a hall with oak stairs to the first floor. To one side is the double aspect living room with a fireplace and fitted wood burning stove, views of the adjoining countryside and a sliding divider wall with the dining room.
The double-height open plan kitchen and dining room has a wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows, which look out over the garden onto the open countryside beyond. The kitchen has a range of fitted cabinets comprising cupboards with handle-less doors, open display shelving and granite work surfaces with twin undermounted stainless steel sinks, a wall mounted mixer tap, an island formed from an old science block workbench and a La Cornue range cooker with massive old reclaimed slates behind. Adjacent are a boot room/lobby and a utility room with a stainless steel sink, space for a fridge and plumbing for an appliance.
The double aspect study has fitted book shelving to one wall and a double bedroom with an en suite shower room, also accessible from the lobby, complete the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor, there is a galleried landing overlooking the kitchen and dining room with two double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and skylight windows and a bathroom all accessed via streamlined sliding doors.
Outside: The property is approached from the track via a metal farm gate and driveway between ancient oak trees leading to a parking area for multiple vehicles between the house and the converted garage studio for temporary accommodation which offers a studio/work space, utility room and a large double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a wet room. The naturalised garden has a pond with gunnera and water irises, a wild flower area, a kitchen garden with raised beds and alongside the wall of glass in the kitchen-dining area runs decking made from very narrow planks of chestnut leading out to an area of lawn backing onto farmland.