3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Playden Lane, Iden, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PS

  • bedrooms 3
Reference: 35458_100628006165


An appealing, well presented detached Grade II Listed period property set off a quiet country lane on the edge of the village and backing onto farmland with southerly rural views to the front across orchards to the sea in the far distance.


ROOMS Entrance hall, Sitting room, Dining room/bedroom 4, Open plan kitchen/breakfast room & family room, Inner hall, Shower/cloakroom, Landing, Three bedrooms, Bathroom, Oil central heating, Traditional cottage garden.  

LOCATION Mr Catt's is located on a minor lane on the edge of the favoured village of Iden, which sits on a hill overlooking the Rother Levels, and has a local community owned convenience store and post office, bowls club, Norman church with castellated bell tower, village hall, cricket ground and public house. From the village there are numerous footpaths and lanes leading across the surrounding countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Two miles to the south is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye with famed period Citadel, cobbled ways, medieval fortifications, range of local independent shops, leisure centre with swimming pool, popular restaurants, weekly markets, schools for all ages and railway station on the Brighton to Ashford branch line with connections to the Continent via Eurostar and a high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. The attractive Wealden town of Tenterden, with wide tree lined High Street, is 9 miles and offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets together with Homewood Secondary school and a more comprehensive range of schools. In Peasmarsh village 92 miles0 there is a large independent supermarket. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber (6 miles). 

DESCRIPTION A detached Grade II Listed early nineteenth century period cottage presenting white painted weatherboard clad elevations set with sash windows beneath a pitched slate tiled roof. The well presented accommodation, which has been extended in recent years, is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.  

GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via steps up to a panelled front door with a canopy above opening into a small hall with stairs to the first floor. The sitting room, which overlooks the front garden, has matchboard panelling to one wall, a dado rail, exposed floorboards and an Inglenook fireplace with brick surrounds and hearth a white painted outer surround and overmantle with a fitted wood burning stove and a china cupboard to either recess and open display shelving above.

The dining room, currently used as bedroom 4, overlooks the rear garden and has exposed floorboards together with a fireplace with an Adam style white painted fluted surround and overmantle and brick hearth. Adjacent is an inner hall and a shower/cloakroom with contemporary fitments comprising a shower enclosure, a close coupled WC, a wash basin and tiled flor.

The triple aspect, open plan kitchen/breakfast room and family room has a vaulted ceiling, bi-fold doors opening onto the garden, a brick fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove and a tiled floor. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of custom made painted wall and base units with hard wood work surfaces, a glazed sink, an integrated dishwasher, built in double oven, an inset electric hob with a filter hood above, space for a fridge freezer and further matching cupboards housing an oil boiler and with space and plumbing for a washing machine.


FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a landing with a built in linen cupboard. Bedroom 1, which enjoys far reaching rural views to the front of property, has a Victorian fireplace with a cast iron grate, white painted panelling to one wall and built-in storage cupboards. Bedroom 2 has fine rural views to the front and a built-in hanging cupboard. Bedroom 3 overlooks farmland to the rear of property and has a Victorian fireplace with a cast iron grate. The bathroom has white fitments comprising a panelled bath with a wall mounted shower attachment, a close coupled WC and a wash basin. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a white painted picket gate with central pathway leading to the front of the house. The total plot size extends to approximately 60' x 45' and the principal area of garden lies to one side of the house being set out in a traditional cottage style with an area of lawn, shaped flower and shrub borders enclosed by mature hedgerows, as well as a paved rear terrace overlooking a field. To one side of the property is a log store and garden store.


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Reference: 35458_100628006165

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