This secret gem of a cottage, located just a few steps from one of Rye’s most famous cobbled streets and a mere few minutes walk from the main shopping area and all the many amenities on offer, would be ideal for anyone looking for a second home or welcoming escape in the heart of Rye. The fact that Rye is a very popular tourist destination and the beautiful Romney Marshes and coast are just a stone’s throw away, would also make this property attractive to anyone looking for a possible investment opportunity / holiday let (subject of course to any necessary permissions or restrictions). The characterful living accommodation, which has very high ceilings in places, consists of a good size entrance hall, large sitting / dining room, cottage style kitchen, separate study, downstairs bedroom and bathroom, and charming first floor bedroom with en-suite shower room. This property also benefits from a pretty walled courtyard garden and single attached / integral garage. Although now in need of work and modernisation, this unique home offers so much and if given the attention is now deserves, will continue to be the very special, much loved home it has always been. Internal viewing is highly recommended. NO ONWARD CHAIN.
The front door opens into a surprisingly spacious entrance hall where there is room for free standing furniture and cloaks. High vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor. Built-in airing style cupboard. Doors to garage, sitting room, downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
Sitting / Dining Room
This lovely room not only has spacious dimensions, but an easy elegance that is both charming and inviting. Three windows to the front give lovely views over the little walled courtyard beyond and bring in lots of natural light. A brick fireplace with gas fire makes a cosy focal point. Stairs to first floor and door to inner lobby.
This intriguing inner lobby gives access to the kitchen and study. Tiled floor. Built-in shelving.
This useful additional reception room, with its high ceiling and window to the front, has been used as a study / hobby room. Tiled floor.
Situated at the side of the house is the very sweet cottage kitchen, which has a small range of built-in units with tiled worktops and a one bowl sink with separate drainer and mixer tap. Electric hob with oven below. Terracotta tiled floor and part vaulted ceiling. A pantry at the end of the kitchen makes a useful storage space and houses the under counter fridge and Boiler.
A good size double bedroom, handily situated next to the main bathroom. A roof light and Velux window provide natural light to the room. Built-in shelving.
A traditional style bathroom with panelled bath, WC and wash basin with storage cupboard under. Tiled floor. Roof light. Room for free standing storage.
An internal door from the entrance hall leads you through to the garage, which is a real bonus. Light and power connected. Up and over door to front.
First Floor Bedroom
Stairs from the sitting / dining room lead up to the main bedroom which is very pretty and completely in keeping with the feel of the cottage. A cleverly designed en-suite shower room is open to the main bedroom and there is a good amount of eaves storage either side of this (unmeasured). NB: Some restricted head height to this floor.
En-suite Shower Room
This handy en-suite comprises a modern glass shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
The cottage is approached through an archway off of Watchbell Street, which leads through to a communal courtyard where there is off-street parking, garages and turning for this cottage and the residents of the building in front which faces onto the street. The cottage is tucked away in the corner and has a designated parking space in front of its garage. A locked gate takes you through to the small, pretty, walled courtyard garden at the front of the cottage where there is space for pots and containers and seating. This is the perfect place for your morning coffee or evening G and T and would be ideal for anyone with dogs as a space for them to be let out safely. The front door is accessed from this area, making this property very secure, ideal for anyone looking for somewhere to "lock up and leave".
Mains: water, electricity, gas and drainage. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Rother District Council.