West Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7ES
Guide Price £1,400,000
4 bedroom Town House for sale: West Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7ES
A well appointed four bedroom Grade II Listed house with a part walled rear garden situated in the heart of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye fronting the famous and historic cobbled streets.
ROOMS Dining hall, Living room, Kitchen, Inner hallway, Cloakroom, Cellar, First floor landing, ï‚— Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom, Two further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Second floors (two staircases access two separate second floor rooms), Cinema room, Attic bedroom 4 with bath and separate w.c, Part walled landscaped rear garden.
LOCATION The property is in the heart of the 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 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 Hastings and Eastbourne and to Ashford International from where there are high speed connections to London St. Pancras (37 minutes) and to the Continent via Eurostar. Sporting facilities in the area include a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club, sailing at Rye Harbour and numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius, Rye is also located on the edges of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Romney Marsh, as well as being a short drive from 7 miles of sandy beaches and dunes (Camber Sands), affording local residents many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION Tower House forms a Grade II Listed property fronting West Street and looking down Mermaid Street, one of England's most famous and historic cobbled streets. This Georgian residence built on Tudor foundations was part of a larger building which was divided in the twentieth century. The original house in its entirety was once owned by Thomas Proctor who in 1768 built the four storey brick tower (now owned by the adjoining property but visible from the rear of Tower House) believed to have been inspired by Proctor's European Grand Tour with influences of an Italian campanile. The accommodation benefits from both high ceilings and large sash windows, in the majority of the rooms.
GROUND FLOOR Front door into the dining hall with exposed floorboards, which extend throughout the ground floor, gas fire, window to front with shutters. The inner hallway has an impressive staircase to the first floor and door out to the garden. Door down to the cellar. Cloakroom with w.c and wash hand basin. The living room has a fireplace with marble surround and fitted gas fire. Large window overlooking the garden with seat. The fitted kitchen has twin ovens, electric hob, Butler's style sink, window to front with shutters. Space for fridge/freezer and large walk in cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR First floor landing having two staircases rising to two separate second floor rooms serving the cinema room and attic bedroom 4. Bedroom 1 overlooks the rear garden, tower and Church beyond. A sliding partition reveals an en-suite bathroom comprising large freestanding bath, twin wash hand basins. Separate w.c and wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 has a window to the front with shutters, built in double cupboard, fireplace (sealed). Bedroom 3 also has a window to the front enjoying a view down Mermaid Street. Family bathroom comprises panelled bath with mixer tap/shower, separate shower cubicle, twin inset wash hand basins with cupboards under. Tiled floor.
SECOND FLOOR Cinema room with sloping ceilings. Attic bedroom 4 having two dormer windows to the front with lovely views looking down Mermaid Street, sloping ceilings, exposed timber framing and freestanding bath. Separate w.c and wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE The landscaped, part wall enclosed rear garden has a paved terrace with steps up to a circular area of lawn having bordering box hedging and topiary
NOTE There is no parking with this property.
Phillips & Stubbs
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