Iden, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PT
Guide Price £1,250,000
3 bedroom Detached House for sale: Iden, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 7PT
A beautifully presented Grade II Listed period house, together with a useful barn, occupying an enviable centre of village location in the most delightful garden of about one acre.
ROOMS Reception hall, Living room, Dining room, Open plan kitchen and breakfast room, Snug, Cloakroom, Landing, Three bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room (en suite). Oil central heating. Detached barn comprising garaging, workshop, storage and home office. Enchanting gardens and grounds of about one acre
LOCATION Danesbury 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, a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival and Rye International 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 International, from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and then on to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. 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 A fine Grade II Listed timber framed period house of seventeenth century origin or earlier presenting appealing, wisteria clad mellow brick and tile hung external elevations with some exposed timber frame and plaster infilling set with timber casement windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. The well-presented accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan. Particular features include exposed timber framing, inglenook fireplaces, oak linenfold doors and quarry tiled floors.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via a gabled porch of painted brick with an oak panelled front door opening into a reception hall with a quarry tiled floor and stairs leading to the first floor. The light, double aspect living room has an inglenook fireplace with an oak lintel and Dovre wood burning fireplace with hood, exposed ceiling beams and a glazed oak door to the garden. The well-proportioned, double aspect dining room has exposed ceiling beams, an inglenook fireplace with an oak lintel and wood burning stove, a quarry tiled floor and a glazed door to the garden. Adjacent is a snug/study overlooking the garden with exposed timber framing and fitted book shelving to one wall. A door opens to a cloakroom with a close coupled w.c and wash hand basin.
The triple aspect open plan kitchen and breakfast room, which has a quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling beams and a door to the garden, is fitted with a range of traditional painted cabinets comprising cupboards, drawers and an island unit, granite work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, a one and a half bowl undermounted stainless steel sink with mixer tap, plumbing for a washing machine, a built-in double oven, an inset 5 burner Calor gas hob and space for a fridge freezer.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a large landing with fitted wardrobe cupboards and a chest of drawers. Bedroom 1 has a raised ceiling, exposed timber framing and a fine brick fireplace. Adjacent is a bathroom with contemporary fitments comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment, close coupled w.c and pedestal wash basin. Bedroom 2 has a raised ceiling, fitted wardrobe cupboard and exposed timber framing. The fully tiled en suite shower room has a shower enclosure, close coupled w.c and pedestal wash basin. Bedroom 3 has a raised ceiling, exposed timber framing and fitted wardrobe cupboards.
OUTSIDE Danesbury is approached via a pair of 5 bar gates and a long gravel driveway which leads around the back of the house to an extensive parking and turning area where there is a useful oak framed barn currently used for garaging, storage and a workshop on the ground floor, plus a lean-to log store and a home office with a vaulted ceiling on part of the first floor. Located to the rear is a heated swimming pool set into a south-west facing terrace. Very much a particular feature of the property are the enchanting gardens with bountiful herbaceous plantings, mature trees and shrubs, mixed cottage flower beds underplanted with a successional display of bulbs and perennials, beautiful old roses including standards, shrubs and climbers, a brick terrace, clipped box balls, expansive lawn, kitchen garden with greenhouse and soft fruit cage, In all about one acre.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338