Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EU
3 bedroom House for sale: Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EU
A Grade II Listed period house with a charming garden fronting Rye’s most famous thoroughfare in the central Conservation Area of the Ancient Town.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Conservatory, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Cellar, First floor main landing, Bedroom 1, 2 family bathrooms, Study, Secondary landing, 2 further bedrooms, Second floor vaulted attic room, Gas heating, Good sized enclosed garden to rear.
LOCATION The property occupies a commanding position in one of England's most famous and historic cobbled streets. Mermaid Street lies in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications, including the Landgate and Ypres Tower, and fine period architecture with half timbered houses clustered around the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin with its ornate gilded Quarter Boys clock and 18th century Town Hall with open arcaded lower storey and cupola on the roof. 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 Festival is held annually. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford with connections to London and to Paris/Lille/Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. A high speed service between London St. Pancras and Ashford has been introduced, reducing the journey time to about 37 minutes. 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 Forming a Grade II listed period house presenting colour washed and part weatherboard external elevations set with a combination of timber casement and sash windows beneath a pitched tiled roof incorporating dormer windows to the front and rear.
GROUND FLOOR Front door into the entrance hall with flagstone floor and exposed studwork. Drawing room with inglenook door to cellar, and door with stairs to the study. Bay window to the front and bifold doors through to the conservatory. Dining room with tiled floor which is continued through to the kitchen and conservatory. Bifold doors to the conservatory, raised platform for pot plants, doors to the rear garden. Inner hall with stairs to main landing. Cloakroom comprising w.c and wash hand basin. Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards incorporating a 4 ring gas hob, double Butler's sink, plumbing for a dishwasher, and space for American style fridge/freezer. Double doors out to the garden.
FIRST FLOOR Main first floor landing which leads through to the study and serves bedroom 1 and two family bathrooms. Bedroom 1 being triple aspect with an interesting projecting curved leaded light window to one side and built in wardrobes. Both family bathrooms comprise panelled baths with showers over, w.c, wash hand basins with cupboards under. Study having fireplace (sealed), door with stairs down to the drawing room. Inner landing with doors to bedrooms 2 and 3, stairs to attic room. Bedroom 2 overlooking Mermaid Street. Bedroom 3 cast iron fireplace and window also overlooking Mermaid Street.
SECOND FLOOR Second floor attic room currently used as an artists studio having exposed floorboards, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, two dormer windows to the front and an additional one to the rear. Eaves storage.
OUTSIDE The rear garden has a main area of lawn with bordering flower and shrub beds, paved terrace, useful shed and is part wall and fence enclosed.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338