Trader's Passage, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EX
Guide Price £565,000
3 bedroom House for sale: Trader's Passage, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EX
A Grade II listed period property situated in a cobbled way in the Conservation Area with second floor views over the Strand Quay and across the roofscape of the Ancient Town.
ROOMS Reception hall, Sitting room with inglenook fireplace, Kitchen/dining room, Rear lobby, Landing, Three bedrooms, Two bathrooms (one en-suite), Linen cupboard/box room, Gas Central Heating, Raised rear terrace.
LOCATION The property is located in Trader's Passage, a cobbled way linking Mermaid Street with Watchbell Street in the central 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 including a cinema, arts centre and café in Lion Street and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Festival is held annually. From the town there are local train services to Brighton and to Ashford with high speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and to the Continent. The M20 may be joined at Ashford. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, Cooden and Hastings, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION A Grade II listed timber framed period house of late C15th origin re-fronted with brick lower and tile hung upper external elevations beneath a pitched peg tiled roof incorporating a dormer window to the front slope providing fine views over the town. The property retains many original features including a handsome inglenook fireplace to the main reception room, wall timbers, waxed flooring to the majority of rooms, cottage braced internal doors and exposed oak beams including some that survived the French assault on the town of 1377, which destroyed an earlier building on the site.
GROUND FLOOR Brick steps lead up to part glazed front door opening into reception hall with stairs to first floor, matchboard panelling to dado height, exposed ceiling timbers and a built in shelved storage cupboard.
The sitting room, which overlooks Trader's Passage, has a 9' wide inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth, brick surround, massive oak bressummer and fitted metal hood, together with exposed ceiling timbers, china displace shelving to a recess, dado height panelling to two walls and a below stairs storage cupboard. Adjoining is a rear lobby with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timber framing and a door to the rear terrace.
The kitchen/dining room, which overlooks the front, is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style kitchen units incorporating beech work surfaces, base cupboards and drawers, an eye level oven, 4 burner hob with a filter canopy, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher and a recess and space for a fridge/freezer.
FIRST FLOOR The first floor landing has exposed timber framing and a walk-in linen cupboard/box room. Bedroom 2 has a window to the front, wood panelling, exposed beams and flooring and a demi-lune brick fireplace. Bedroom 3 overlooks Trader's Passage and has exposed beams and studwork. The bathroom comprises a white suite with panel enclosed bath with a shower attachment, a close coupled W.C and a pedestal wash basin.
From the inner landing with an exposed brick chimney, stairs lead up to the second floor bedroom 1 with a dormer window to the front providing rooftop views to Strand Quay, exposed tie beams and a connecting door to an en-suite bathroom comprising a close coupled W.C, pedestal wash basin and panelled bath.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property are steps leading up to a small raised terrace, enclosed by a cobbled wall and ivy clad fencing, providing an outside area for a table and 2 chairs.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338