Rye, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,350,000
5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Rye, East Sussex
An immaculately presented detached house dating from the 1920s, influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement, set on high ground in superb landscaped gardens towards the end of a shared private road close to the town with commanding and extensive southerly views across Rye Citadel and the surrounding countryside to the sea at Rye Bay.
ROOMS Reception hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Study, Conservatory, Dining room, Kitchen, Utility room, Butler's pantry, Cloakroom, Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Three further bedrooms, Family bath/shower room and separate shower room, Games room, Gas central heating, Double glazing, EPC rating E, Integral double garage & workshop, Large mature, partly wooded garden.
LOCATION Hillyfields occupies a commanding position set on high ground towards the end of a private road within 10 minutes walking distance 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; Festivals include the Rye Bay Scallop Week, Maritime Festival, Rye International Jazz Festival and the Rye Arts Festival. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International with high speed connections to the Continent and to St Pancras London giving a rush hour commuting time from Rye in less than 70 minutes. Sporting facilities in the area include a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club with 8 grass and 3 all weather courts, 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 Blue Flag sandy beaches and dunes, affording local residents many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION An immaculately presented detached property dating from the 1920s with later additions, affording versatile accommodation over three floors designed to take full advantage of the far reaching views across Rye Citadel to the sea.
GROUND FLOOR A front door opens into a reception hall with a limed oak staircase to the first floor landing, a cloaks storeroom off, a door to the basement and a cloakroom with a close coupled WC, and corner wash hand basin.
The triple aspect drawing room, which enjoys far reaching views, has oak flooring, a fireplace with a stone surround and inset real flame gas fire and French windows opening onto a raised sun terrace. The sitting room has an open fireplace and a deep square bay window overlooking the garden with French windows onto the terrace. The adjoining study has a square bay window overlooking the garden and a half glazed door to the conservatory. The hardwood conservatory has an octagonal section to one end, blue glass corner panels, Italian ceramic floor tiling, an automatic fanlight and French windows leading onto the terrace.
From the hall a butler's pantry, with a painted dresser, glazed display cupboards and granite worksurface with inset sink, leads to the dining room with oak flooring and French windows opening to the conservatory. An archway leads through to the kitchen fitted with an extensive range of base and wall units with granite work tops, a matching island, integrated appliances, a two oven gas AGA, an inset ceramic hob and French windows to the conservatory. Adjacent is a utility room with a cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the triple aspect master bedroom enjoys widespread views towards Rye and the sea beyond. The en-suite shower room has a double shower cubicle with dual control rain head shower, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, close coupled WC and electric underfloor heating. The guest bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms on this level and a family bath/shower room with a freestanding bath, shower enclosure, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC, together with a separate shower room.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor there is a games room with a wide dormer window providing outstanding views over Rye, the river and the sea beyond.
OUTSIDE Very much a particular feature of this property are the exceptionally well landscaped gently sloping, south facing gardens set down to lawn with burgeoning flower beds, shrub borders, Mediterranean planting, seating areas, wide York stone terrace, ornamental pond, water feature and a mature woodland screen offering total privacy. The property is approached via electric hardwood gates and a gravel driveway with parking for 6 cars and leading to an integral double garage with electrically operated metal door, an additional workshop, gardener's WC and basement storage area with stairs to the hall. The total plot size is approaching one acre.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338