Staplecross Road, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6JJ
3 bedroom House for sale: Staplecross Road, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6JJ
A delightful, well presented cottage, forming part of a substantial Grade II Listed heavily timbered period house, occupying a semi-rural position set back from the road on high ground in mature landscaped gardens adjoining open farmland and enjoying far reaching widespread views across the Rother Valley.
ROOMS Dining hall, Sitting room with inglenook fireplace, Living room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Inner hall, Bath/shower room, Study area/guest bedroom, 2 Double bedrooms, Oil central heating, Double garage and parking, 175' rear garden.
LOCATION The property is set on high ground and enjoys a semi-rural location in a nationally designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Parish of Ewhurst between the villages of Northiam and Staplecross, each with their own shops and amenities and accessible to Battle and Robertsbridge (6 miles) which both have main line stations and regular services to London on the Charing Cross and Canon Street lines. There are established primary and secondary schools in the area as well as sporting and recreational facilities, footpaths and bridle ways and numerous buildings of historical interest including the magnificent moated castle at Bodiam. More extensive shopping facilities can be found at Battle (6 miles) and Tenterden (11 miles) with its attractive tree-lined high street. The historic coastal town of Rye is about 9 miles and is renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications, including the Landgate and Ypres Tower, and fine period architecture with half timbered houses clustered around the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. 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 Festival is held annually. Close to Rye are the famous sandy bathing beaches at Camber.
DESCRIPTION Marchants House forms part of a substantial Grade II Listed period house of Tudor origin presenting red brick and tile hung external elevations set with oak framed windows with diamond pane casements all beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. The living accommodation, which benefits from generally good ceiling heights and light oak timber framing, is arranged over three floors, as shown on the floor plan. In common with many properties of this type, there are areas of flying freehold whereby parts of the adjoining property pass over sections of Marchants House.
GROUND FLOOR A long brick path with lavender beds to either side leads to a leaded light glazed front door opens into a dining hall with a polished woodblock floor, exposed ceiling beams and studwork to walls. The sitting room, which enjoys rural views to the front, has a massive inglenook fireplace with brick surrounds and an oak bressumer, a woodblock floor and exposed timber framing.
The double aspect living room overlooks the garden to the front and to the side are high level mullion windows, together with exposed beams and built in storage cupboards with oak doors. The kitchen/breakfast room, which overlooks the rear garden, is fitted with an extensive range of modern oak fronted base cupboards and drawers beneath work surfaces with an inset sink, below counter space for a washing machine, an integrated fridge, a quarry tiled floor and an oil Rayburn for cooking and central heating. A glazed door opens onto the rear terrace.
The bath/shower room has contemporary fitments comprising a corner shower, a panelled bath, a close coupled WC and a wash basin with vanity cupboards. From the rear hall, stairs ascend to the first floor.
FIRST FLOOR The large landing serves as a study area/occasional bedroom with exposed studwork and rural views to the rear. An open doorway leads to an inner landing with a paddle staircase to the second floor and a door to bedroom 1, from where there are fine rural views to the front.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, bedroom 2 has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
OUTSIDE To one side of the property is a double garage with off road parking to the front. Very much a particular feature of Marchants House are the beautiful cottage gardens to the rear. From a flagstone and brick paved terrace with a mature osmanthus adjacent to the house, a hedge and wall enclosed brick path with burgeoning mixed flower beds to either side underplanted with tulips and geraniums leads down to an ornamental pond, beyond which the garden opens out to a wide area of lawn with a paved terrace with a clematis clad pergola above, shrub borders, a circular rose bed and a further raised brick terrace from where there are fine rural views.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338