High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TN
Guide Price £795,000
4 bedroom Town House for sale: High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TN
An extensively refurbished Grade II Listed C16th period residence with later Arts and Crafts influences and contemporary additions, located in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town, providing well-proportioned living accommodation over three floors, together with a prime retailing space subject to a business tenancy providing an income.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Inner hall, Living room, Open plan kitchen and dining room, Sun room, Study/bedroom 4, Three bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room. Gas central heating. Walled courtyard garden. Plus 190sqft prime retailing space with workshop, side hall/store and cellar, subject to a business tenancy
LOCATION The property occupies a prominent position in the centre of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations and fine period architecture, including the Landgate and Ypres Tower, and fine period architecture with half-timbered houses clustered around the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin with its ornate gilded Quarter Boys clock and 18th century Town Hall with open arcaded lower storey and cupola on the roof. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, the two screen cinema, arts centre and café in Lion Street and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented; Rye Arts Festival and Rye Jazz Festival are held annually. 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 38 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.
DESCRIPTION A fine Grade II Listed period property with a reconstructed Arts and Crafts facade to a fifteenth century building presenting jettied exposed timber studwork with 'daub' infill panels to the front on moulded brackets, set with mullioned leaded light timber casement windows with a square bay at each end beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. The living accommodation, which has been extensively refurbished within the last two years, is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan and the sale of the freehold includes the retail premises, which is subject to a business tenancy.
GROUND FLOOR A linen fold oak front door in a Tudor style surround opens into an entrance hall with a part glazed inner door leading to an inner hall with panelling to two walls and a turned staircase to the upper floors with a cupboard under.
To the rear is an open plan kitchen and dining room with a polished concrete floor. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of modern cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with an integrated dishwasher, an inset electric hob with an oven beneath and a filter hood above and an undermounted stainless steel sink. The dining area has full height sliding doors overlooking the courtyard garden.
The self-contained retail premises has a 16' frontage with five vertical varnished wood mullion display windows, glazed display shelving with storage cupboards beneath, an internal range of floor to ceiling illuminated display units with glass shelves and doors and linen fold effect panelling to dado height. To the rear is a workshop with a hatch to the cellar, work tops, wash basin and shelving. To one side is a store with an emergency access to the rear and a low level WC. Current business unaffected: the commercial element is included within the sale of the freehold of the building subject to a business tenancy in favour of Herald and Heart. Further details upon request.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the well-proportioned, double aspect living room has a large mullion bay and leaded light glazed windows overlooking the High Street, massive exposed wall and ceiling timbers, a natural brick fireplace with a fitted wood burner, and a further internal Arts and Crafts style leaded light window. Adjacent to the rear is a sun room with a full height sliding door and matching side panel with glass balustrade and townscape views to St. Mary's Church Tower and Quarter Boys clock. Bedroom 2 has a bay window with timber mullions and leaded lights looking along the High Street and exposed timber framing. Bedroom 4 has a window to the rear. The shower room has white fitments comprising a close coupled WC, a pedestal wash basin and a tiled shower cubicle.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, Bedroom 1 enjoys townscape views to the rear to the church and has exposed beams and a fitted wardrobe cupboard. The adjacent bathroom has modern fitments comprising a panelled bath, a pedestal wash basin and a close coupled WC. Bedroom 3 has a bay window to the front and exposed timber framing and ceiling beam.
OUTSIDE To the rear is a south facing wall enclosed, flagstone paved courtyard garden.
Phillips & Stubbs
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