Wittersham Road, Iden, East Sussex TN31 7XB
Guide Price £1,500,000
6 bedroom Detached House for sale: Wittersham Road, Iden, East Sussex TN31 7XB
A substantial detached Grade II Listed 18th Century family house occupying a prominent location in this favoured village set within mature gardens and paddocks including a detached coach house and stabling in total approaching 2.75 acres.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Drawing room with inglenook fireplace, Study, Dining Room, Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, Rear lobby, Utility room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Oil heating. First floor galleried landing, Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with dressing area and en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Separate w.c, Second floor attic room.
Detached coach house comprising stabling and garage with loft space above.
LOCATION The property is located in 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, 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. Rye Arts Festival and Rye Jazz Festival are held annually and there is a two-screen cinema, arts centre and café in Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford, from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and to the Continent. 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 shops. In Peasmarsh village (2 miles) there is a large independently run supermarket. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber 6 miles.
DESCRIPTION Forming a Grade II Listed 18th Century house with brick and tiled hung elevations set with sash windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. Internal features include a wide inglenook fireplace in the drawing room and several attractive fireplaces in the bedrooms, decorative coving, exposed timbers, wood flooring, pine doors and tiled floors.
GROUND FLOOR Front door into an entrance lobby with wood flooring, glazed inner door into the main reception hall with turned staircase rising to the first floor, oak flooring and hatch with stairs down to the cellar. The drawing room has a bay window to the front, wide inglenook fireplace with shelved cupboard to one side. Two arched recesses with cupboards with shelving over. Study also has a bay window to the front and fireplace fitted with a Jotul wood burning stove, fitted full height book shelves. From the reception hall door and step to an inner hall with doors to a side lobby having a period brick floor and door to side garden. Utility room with terracotta floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, sink unit with cupboard under. Door to the rear garden and inner door to a cloakroom comprising a w.c, wash hand basin, terracotta flooring. Dining room is double aspect with French doors out onto the gardens. Fireplace with marble surround and hearth. The kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of base and wall mounted units incorporating a double ceramic Butler's sink, plumbing for a dishwasher. Four oven oil fired Aga, terracotta flooring, triple aspect, walk in shelved larder. Side lobby with cupboard and glazed arched door out to the side.
FIRST FLOOR First floor galleried landing with windows to either end, built in cupboard and staris to the second floor. Bedroom 1 has built in wardrobes and windows overlooking the side garden. En suite bathroom comprising panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, w.c, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 has two windows windows overlooking the rear garden and paddocks, dressing area with built in wardrobes. En suite bathroom comprising panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, w.c, window to side. Bedroom 3 double aspect, fireplace with painted surround, interconnecting door to Bedroom 6 which has pine tongue and groove panelling to dado height, fireplace with pine surround, built in cupboard.
Bedroom 4 fireplace with pine surround, built in cupboards, window to front.
Bedroom 5 two windows to the front, built in cupboards and vanity unit with wash hand basin, fireplace with painted surround.
SECOND FLOOR Second floor attic room with window to side and door to storage area.
OUTSIDE The property is well screened with a brck wall and mature shrubbery and is approached over a gravelled driveway with a parking/ turning area to the front. The driveway then continues to the side and leads to the detached coach house which comprises a loose box, main barn area and with ladder stairs to good sized first floor hay loft with leaded light windows to front.
The mature main rear and side gardens have areas of level lawn and paved terrace with an ornamnetal pond. The paddocks adjoins the rear garden and continue behind the coach house to the front of the property. There is also a summerhouse and further outbuilding/workshop, the whole approaching 2.75 acres (to be verified).
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338