Coastguard's Cottages, Jurys Gap, Camber, East Sussex TN31 7SG
Guide Price £495,000
3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Coastguard's Cottages, Jurys Gap, Camber, East Sussex TN31 7SG
For sale for the first time in 40 years. One of a terrace of C19th Coastguard cottages, retaining many of its original features, situated in a splendidly isolated position just behind the sea wall, close to the beach and with coastal views across Rye Bay.
ROOMS Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Games room, Store room, 2 First floor bedrooms, Shower room, Second floor studio attic room, Electric heating, EPC rating E, Coastal style garden, Off road parking, Outside brick store.
LOCATION The terrace of cottages stands together with another row of Coastguard Cottages which are at a right angle, positioned just behind the recently redesigned and rebuilt sea wall, which is now a new attractive bright expanse to enjoy the view of the beach beyond to Rye. Camber Sands is one of the best known beaches on the South Coast, where a variety of activities can be enjoyed including kite surfing, wind surfing, horse riding, fishing and bird watching at the wildlife havens at Dungeness and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The property backs onto an area of special scientific interest (SSCI). The property enjoys far reaching views from the upper floors across Camber Sands and Rye Bay and from the lower floors the views extend from the back of the house across the shingle towards Dungeness. Nearby road links provide easy access to the M20 (Junction 10) Ashford which provides further links by road and rail to London with a high speed link to London St. Pancras in 37 minutes. Camber village offers a range of facilities for day to day needs, together with the Gallivant Hotel, a popular destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the other direction Lydd town also offers a selection of shopping facilities. Nearby, is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and 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 is held annually. From the town there are local train services to Brighton and to Ashford. Other activities and facilities in the area include Rye Golf Club (situated in Camber) as well as Lydd Airport providing light aircraft links to Le Touquet.
DESCRIPTION Comprising one of a terrace of former Coastguard Cottages built around 1900 and retaining many original features such as wooden floors and glazed panel doors. The windows are modern double glazed sash windows matching the original oak frames. The dining room has a recently installed wood burner. The entire front of the house was re-rendered in 2017. The house at present is set up to continue as a holiday let if required. The well presented accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via a panelled door with a glazed upper section, opening into the kitchen which has a vaulted ceiling with a large skylight window, a quarry tiled floor and a range of painted cupboards and drawers beneath work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink, electric cooker point and solid fuel Rayburn. A small glazed door looks out onto the garden at the front of the house. The dining room has exposed wood floorboards and a fireplace with a tall decorative tiled surround. Adjacent is a sitting room which has two sash windows, a fireplace with a tiled inner surround and an exposed original wooden floor. A door off the dining room takes you up the stairs to the first floor.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR A door from the sitting leads down stone steps to the lower ground floor bedroom/games room and store room.
FIRST FLOOR Bedrooms 1 and 2 which have original cast iron fireplaces. Bedroom 1 looks across the shingle expanses of the MOD Range to the beach and sea beyond. Bedroom 2 looks back across Rye Bay. The recently installed bathroom comprises a fully tiled room with tiled and glass walk in shower unit and all contemporary fitments comprising a close coupled WC, a wash basin and a vanity unit.
SECOND FLOOR From the landing an attractive wooden step ladder with nautical rope and brass fitments leads to the studio attic room which is full of light and has three skylight windows with far reaching views to the front and the rear of the house.
OUTSIDE The front of the property has a coastal themed garden with a forty year old fan palm and a mixture of coastal plants and drift wood ornamentation, using original beach groins that came from Camber Sands beach, paved terracing and cobbled insets. Chestnut fencing and a sturdy brick store building that holds tools and garden chairs. From the garden, the beach is literally 50 yards away.
Phillips & Stubbs
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