The 15th century former inn offers an exciting opportunity to acquire a period property with a fascinating history which includes Queen Elizabeth I reputedly dining on a meal baked in the former bread oven whilst on a journey to Rye back in 1573. There are a wealth of charming features throughout which include superb inglenook fireplaces, beautiful oak timbers, working well (internal), leaded light windows (some with shutters) and inscribed glass panel on the 1st floor. The accommodation is arranged on two floors, with a second staircase leading to the vast attic space which is currently divided into a series of four rooms which may offer further potential (subject to any necessary planning consents). The current owners have carried out considerable refurbishment to date (timber treatment, window restoration and re-wiring) whilst leaving scope for further improvements.
At the entrance an ancient timber door leads into the following, with brief description and approximate dimensions :
SITTING ROOM 27' 8 max" x 22' 0" (8.43m x 6.71m) Generous room which incorporates original bar area (which could be converted into a wonderful kitchen area). Large inglenook fireplace with inset Woodwarm multi fuel burning stove (new), former bread oven and copper pot set to one side, with part brick flooring. Partially open plan to adjacent room, currently used as Study.
STUDY/SNUG 14' 6" x 9' 9" (4.42m x 2.97m) Double aspect, with impressive double height ceiling and internal well (lit and covered with glass panel).
DINING ROOM 17' 5" x 15' 9" (5.31m x 4.8m) Good size room with huge, impressive walk in inglenook fireplace.
KITCHEN 11' 9" x 8' 7" (3.58m x 2.62m) Fitted with base units to one wall, leaving space for further storage and appliances. 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with hot water tap.
SHOWER ROOM Shower, hand basin and W.C.
1ST FLOOR Large landing, with staircase to 2nd floor attic space.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 4" x 14' 4" (5.59m x 4.37m) Double aspect room with open fireplace and views of ancient Norman village church. Door to en-suite (new) with white fittings to include walk in shower, hand basin and W.C. with window featuring interesting historical inscription.
BEDROOM 14' 4" x 13' 10" (4.37m x 4.22m) Double room with fireplace, inset multi fuel burning stove and large 'sliding' window thought to be formerly used for bakery supply deliveries. Door to en-suite with bath (with shower above), hand basin and W.C.
BEDROOM 15' 3" x 9' 10" (4.65m x 3m) Double room with door to 'Jack & Jill' bathroom with bath, hand and separate W.C.
2ND FLOOR Vast attic space (with some reduced head height) comprising a series of three inter-linked rooms (one with shower room off) and a further room set to one side.
OUTSIDE The gardens are arranged to the side and rear of the house, fully enclosed with beautiful old brick wall, picket fencing, lawn and well stocked flowering borders. Included in the garden is 'Rose Cottage', a detached brick outbuilding with planning permission to convert to a self contained annexe which offers excellent potential for a number of purposes (Rother District Council ref RR/2015/598L). There is also an outside W.C. adjoining the house. Beyond the fencing is also off road parking for several vehicles.
SERVICES Mains electricity and sewerage. LPG gas and water supply via on site well.
DIRECTIONS When entering Northiam village (from Hawkhurst/Tenterden) continue through the village and take a left turn in Hayes Plat (opposite the bakery/DIY store) and the property will be found after a short distance on the left.