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1 Bed Cottage For Sale

Guide Price £375,000

Church Square, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HE
bedrooms 1    bathrooms 1    receptions 2  
A heavily timbered Grade II Listed period cottage fronting a cobbled street in the Conservation Area with an outlook to the front over Church Square and to the rear, to the sea in the far distance.

Sitting room, Dining room with inglenook fireplace, Fitted kitchen, Shower room, Rear lobby, One double bedroom. Modern electric heating. Courtyard.
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 Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival are both held annually and a two screen cinema complex is available 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 (37 minutes). Sporting facilities in the area include a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club, sailing at Rye Harbour and numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius, Rye is also located on the edges of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Romney Marsh, as well as being a short drive from 7 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, affording local residents many fine countryside and coastal walks.

A Grade II Listed period cottage of sixteenth century origin, forming part of a terrace of similar properties that once formed a Wealden hall house, presenting half timbered external elevations set with leaded light windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. Internal features include fireplaces of the period and exposed ceiling timbers and studwork to walls. The accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan. Note: In common with many other properties in Rye, 24 Church Square is subject to a ''flying freehold'' whereby part of an adjoining property passes over part of this property.

A front door opens into a dining room, which overlooks the front and has a return window with views along Church Square. To one end is an inglenook fireplace with brick surrounds and hearth, an oak bressumer and metal canopy. Stairs rise to the first floor.

Adjacent is a kitchen overlooking Church Square with fitted shaker style cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath a woodblock work surface with tiled splashback, a butler sink with mixer tap, an integrated dishwasher, built in fridge, space and plumbing for a washing machine and an electric cooker. To the rear is a lobby with a window to the side overlooking Hucksteps Row and a glazed door to the courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a shower room with modern fitments comprising a shower enclosure, a close coupled WC with a concealed cistern and a wash basin with a vanity cupboard under.
On the first floor, the sitting room has a window to the front overlooking Church Square and a further one to the rear, exposed wood floorboards, a fireplace with a brick hearth, metal canopy and oak bressumer.

On the second floor, there is a double bedroom with dormer windows to the front and rear with distant views to the sea and exposed timber framing with infill plaster work including pargetting to one wall.

Outside: To the rear of the property is a part wall enclosed paved container garden 11' x 7'6 (3.3m x 2.3m) with a gate leading to Hucksteps Row.

Local Authority Rother District Council - Council Tax Band D
EPC Graph for Church Square, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HE
  • Rye Rail Station is 0.24 miles away.
  • Winchelsea Rail Station is 1.78 miles away.
  • Doleham Rail Station is 5.83 miles away.
  • Three Oaks Rail Station is 6.26 miles away.
  • Wittersham Road Rail Station (KESR) is 6.27 miles away.