East Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JY
Guide Price £435,000
2 bedroom Cottage for sale: East Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JY
A Grade II listed C19th period cottage situated in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town & Cinque Port of Rye.
ROOMS Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen, Shower/cloakroom, Cellar, Landing, Two bedrooms, Bathroom, Gas central heating, Rear courtyard garden.
LOCATION The property occupies a central position 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 Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz Festival are held annually and a two screen cinema complex is available in Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford with high speed connections to London St. Pancras in 37 minutes where the Eurostar can be joined for Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, tennis at Rye Lawn Tennis Club with reputedly among the very best grass courts in the country, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION A well presented Grade II listed period cottage presenting mellow red brick external elevations set with timber sash casement windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. Internal features include stripped pine panelled doors, picture rails, exposed wood floors and attractive open fireplaces with wood burners to both reception rooms and bedrooms. The living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via two steps and a front door with glazed panels to the upper section opening into a sitting room, which has a sash window to the front, exposed wood flooring, dado rail, picture rail and brick fireplace with an old pine surround and fitted wood burner. An open archway leads through to an inner hallway with a door and ladder stairs down to a cellar. Beyond is the dining room, which overlooks the rear garden and has exposed floorboards, matchboard panelling to dado height, display shelving and an attractive fireplace with a fitted wood burner.
The double aspect kitchen is fitted with a range of Shaker style cabinets incorporating cupboards and drawers beneath woodblock work surfaces with metropolitan tiled splash backs, open display shelving, an inset sink unit with mixer tap, 4 burner gas hob with built in stainless steel oven beneath, integrated 'fridge, washing machine and dishwasher and a tiled floor. A part glazed door leads out to the rear garden. Adjoining is a cloak/shower room with contemporary fitments comprising a shower cubicle, close coupled w.c and wash basin, together with a tiled floor.
FIRST FLOOR To the first floor there is a small landing with a hatch and retractable ladder to the roof space and doors to two bedrooms, both of which have fireplaces with fitted wood burning stoves. From Bedroom 2, a connecting door leads to the bathroom which has modern white fitments including a wall mounted wash basin, close coupled w.c and a panelled bath with a shower attachment.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the house there is a wall enclosed paved courtyard garden set down to stable bricks and gravel with a yew hedge, climbing passion flower, ornamental grasses and box ball. (main area 15' x 11). Outhouse.
Phillips & Stubbs
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