The Mint, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EW
Guide Price £925,000
4 bedroom Town House for sale: The Mint, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EW
A beautifully presented Grade II Listed double fronted period property with stylish living accommodation over three floors, situated in a prime, central location in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town.
ROOMS Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Inner hallway, Cloakroom, Rear lobby, Four double bedrooms, Four bath/shower rooms (3 en-suite), Gas Central Heating, Landscaped rear garden.
LOCATION The property occupies a prominent position 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. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, sports centre, health club and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz Festival are both held annually. 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 Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. The M20 may be joined at Ashford. 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 A fine Grade II Listed heavily timbered period house of fifteenth century origin presenting painted brick and a plastered front grooved in imitation of masonry with a nineteenth century shop window, a second slightly curved projecting shop window and a pair of doorways in fluted frames beneath a pitched peg tiled roof.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via steps and a front door in a fluted surround opening into the dining room, which has a C19th display window fronting The Mint, white washed exposed beams and studwork, a fireplace with natural brick surround and a tiled floor.
The sitting room has a projecting bow window and double doors overlooking The Mint, exposed white washed ceiling beams and wall timbers, tiled floor and a fine inglenook fireplace with natural brickwork, bressumer beam and fitted wood burning stove, flanked on one side by a fine moulded doorway with an arched head. Beyond is an inner hallway with exposed timber framing, natural brickwork to one wall and a turned staircase to the first floor, together with a cloakroom with contemporary fitments comprising a wall mounted hand basin and close coupled w.c with concealed cistern.
To the rear is a kitchen/breakfast room with glazed double doors set into a bay window opening onto the rear garden, matchboard panelling to one wall & tiled floor. Range of painted Shaker style cabinets comprising cupboards with granite worksurfaces, an undermounted stainless steel sink, freestanding range cooker with stainless steel hood, space for integrated fridge / freezer/ dishwasher and an island unit with breakfast bar. Adjoining is a utility room fitted with a range of modern units incorporating cupboards and drawers in a white high gloss finish with granite work surfaces, an inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and boiling water tap and space for integrated dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the landing has exposed timber framing and stairs off to the second floor. Bedroom 1 overlooks The Mint and has exposed whitewashed beams and studwork, together with an attractive brick fireplace and fitted wardrobe cupboards to one wall. The bathroom which serves bedroom 1 has fitments comprising a close coupled w.c, a wall mounted wash basin, a tiled shower enclosure and a roll top bath. Bedroom 2 has a sash window to the front, exposed whitewashed beams and studwork and an en-suite shower room with white fitments comprising a close coupled WC, a pedestal wash hand basin and a shower in a tiled enclosure. Bedroom 3 overlooks the rear garden and has exposed timber framing. Adjoining is an en-suite bathroom with white fitments comprising a close coupled w.c, a pedestal wash hand basin, and a freestanding period style bath with a mixer tap and shower attachment.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there is an attic bedroom 4 with dormer windows to the front and rear providing townscape views. The en-suite shower room has a skylight window and fitments comprising a shower in a tiled enclosure, a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash basin.
OUTSIDE Access to the fence enclosed, landscaped garden of contemporary design is either via the kitchen or the rear lobby and a decked area with steps which lead up to raised, decked terrace of about 32' x 21' with pebbles, rope handrails, a mature bay tree and up lighting enclosed by contemporary horizontal slatted fencing.
Phillips & Stubbs
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