The Woolstore Studio, Western Barn Close, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EF
Guide Price £725,000
2 bedroom House for sale: The Woolstore Studio, Western Barn Close, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EF
A unique live / work space of 1535 sq ft over three levels of a former warehouse building, affording stylish, idiosyncratic, high specification modern-day living with attitude, excellent height ceilings, generous proportions, vaulted & galleried areas, studio, exposed timbers and large floor to ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light, together with a walled garden and off road parking for two cars.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Studio & enclosed garden, Open plan living room, dining room & kitchen, Gallery, Utility room, Contemporary wet room, 2 Double bedrooms, Boutique shower room (en-suite). Balcony terrace. Gas central heating (part underfloor). Double glazing. EPC rating D. Part walled south west facing garden. Garden studio. Off road parking.
LOCATION The property is located within a gated development in a mixed residential and commercial area on one of the approaches to 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 an extensive range of shopping facilities, smaller retail units, guest houses, cafes and art/antique galleries and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz Festival are both held annually in normal times. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. The M20 may be joined at Ashford via the improved and upgraded A2070 and A259. 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 The Woolstore Studio comprises the major portion of an imaginatively converted warehouse offering authentic live/work space over three levels, as shown on the floor plan, affording uber stylish, high specification contemporary accommodation within a period building with excellent height ceilings, generous proportions, clean lines, vaulted & galleried areas, exposed timbers, steel work, glass balustrades and large floor to ceiling windows and doors to one elevation flooding the property with natural light. There is a small area of flying freehold with the adjoining property.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via a front door opening into an entrance hall with a turned solid oak staircase, glass balustrade and tall glass panel, together with a glass door fitted bookcase to one wall. The studio has a high ceiling, fitted shelving and three sets of glazed double doors opening onto a Mediterranean style flagstone paved wall enclosed garden. Adjacent is a wet room with black tiled walls and floor with contemporary fittings and heated chromium ladder radiator/ towel rail, leading off the utility room which has a tiled floor, stainless steel sink unit set into a work surface with below counter space and plumbing for a washing machine.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a spectacular open plan living/ dining area with three pairs of glazed double doors opening onto a decked balcony terrace with a stainless steel and wire balustrade, exposed timber framing and colour washed beams and a vaulted ceiling looking up to the second floor gallery. To one end is a kitchen area beneath a vaulted ceiling with contemporary high gloss black lacquered units with cupboards and drawers beneath solid granite worksurfaces with inset sink, moulded drainer, integrated 'fridge and freezer, dishwasher and Bosch hob and oven with stainless steel extractor hood above.
Bedroom 1 is situated to the rear of the property and has a range of built in wardrobe cupboards with sliding doors to one wall. The en-suite shower room has a walk in shower, close coupled wc with concealed cistern, wall mounted wash basin and tiled surrounds and floor.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there is a gallery with exposed timbers and glass panels which looks down over the main reception area and kitchen. Bedroom 2 is located to the rear and has a vaulted ceiling and skylight.
OUTSIDE The Woolstore Studio is approached through a gated entrance leading into Western Barn Close, which in turn gives access to the property via a pair of brick pillars and a block paved tandem parking area with space for two vehicles. A pedestrian gate leads to a fence and wall enclosed garden area extending to about 39' x 18' with brick pathway, sun terrace and raised beds. To one end is a modern purpose-built garden studio with full height glazing across the front.
Phillips & Stubbs
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