Designed to respond to its setting, this one-off home, which has been clad in Western Canadian Cedar, compliments rather than fights with the natural marsh landscape around it. Combined, the architecture, minimalist interiors and landscape offer a casual, coastal retreat from the world that both stands out and feels appropriate to its surroundings. The property also benefits from a detached garage and circa 2 acres of land, made up of garden that surrounds the house and a fenced paddock. There is a definite sense of freedom and remoteness here, and yet you are within walking distance of the coastal town of Camber and its beautiful duned beach and less than 4 miles from the historic Cinque Port town of Rye, which has every modern amenity you may need. It really is the perfect life balance.
This distinctive new home has been designed with its unique setting and stunning views in mind. All the main living spaces have large expanses of glass which give a different perspective to each elevation and help to create a sense of peace and connectivity to the natural landscape beyond. The contemporary, minimalist feel inside helps to give further emphasis to the outside, which is most definitely the main appeal of this beautiful house.
But that is not to take away anything from its interior. A great deal of thought has been given to the layout, finishes, fixtures and fittings, that include integrated blinds on all the windows and fully glazed doors and an engineered oak floor throughout most of the ground floor.
As you enter the house, there is an entrance lobby for cloaks and boots which has a cupboard off of it. A door takes you through to a hallway that gives access to all the rooms on the ground floor, as well as stairs to the first floor and a door to the patio and garden at the back of the house. To one end of the house is the very spacious triple aspect open plan living area, with its incredible views and Scandi wood burner, which is most definitely the hub of this home. To the other end of the house is a high quality contemporary kitchen / breakfast room, with separate utility, whose minimalistic aesthetic compliments the surroundings perfectly.
As you explore further you find a very flexible multidisciplinary room next to the kitchen. The fact that there is a shower room opposite means that it would be a perfect downstairs double bedroom, but it would serve equally well as a home office, study, hobby room or den if desired.
From the ground floor, a staircase with oak balustrade leads you up to a part vaulted landing which gives access to all the three double bedrooms and family bathroom on this floor.
The principal bedroom with its Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room has the feel of a luxury hotel retreat, and offers views that most people could only dream of waking up to. Not to be outdone, the second bedroom, which is also a large double, has breathtaking views of Rye Citadel in the distance. A third double bedroom and separate bathroom completes the internal accommodation.
The property is approached over a long driveway, at the end of which, a five bar gate leads you through to a block paved drive at the front of the house. Here there is plenty of parking and a detached garage with automated door, lighting and power. A south facing patio area to the back of the house is a wonderful place to sit with only the Romney Marsh sheep and birds for company. The garden, which wraps round the house on three sides, is mainly seeded ready for grass, however, there is a landscaped gravel garden to the front of the house which embraces the coastal setting. A gate beside the parking area leads through to a paddock which would make an ideal wild meadow for pollinators. This property also owns the strip of drainage channel to the side of the drive.
Mains: water and electricity. Heating: Air source heat pump. Under floor heating to ground floor and traditional radiators to first floor. Cat 6 cabling, USB and TV points to each room. Sprinkler system in place. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Rother District Council.