This unlisted 2/3 bedroom character home, which has been lovingly and sympathetically refurbished by the current owner and has a lovely vintage feel, offers charming, flexible, and beautifully presented accommodation throughout and would suit any number of different purchasers, including those looking for a second home or someone looking to use it as an Airbnb. Step out of the front door, and you are a few steps away from the renowned Globe Inn and just a short walk from the centre of Rye and its many amenities. Step out of the back door and you enter a very private cottage garden haven where you can leave the worries of the world behind. This property also benefits from two very convenient parking spaces which can be accessed from the garden at the back of the property. Viewing is highly recommended.
From the moment you take the steps up to the lilac front door, you know there's going to be some surprises in store, and this house certainly does not disappoint. The first is the beautiful sitting room which is situated on the upper ground floor. An original fireplace with built-in storage to each side provides a cosy focal point and a bay to the front brings in lots of natural light. To the back of the room, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor and up to the first floor and double doors lead through to the study cum snug / bedroom 3.
Study cum snug / Bedroom 3
Currently set up as a study with a sofa bed for guests, this lovely sunny room at the back of the house could be used in a number of different ways, including as a third double bedroom. Feature fireplace with built-in storage both sides. Bay window.
Lower Ground Floor
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
The kitchen, which is situated on the lower ground floor, has room for a table and chairs and is a welcoming, sociable space to cook and eat. An attractive painted shaker style kitchen comprises a range of units with wood worktops and inset Butler sink. Smeg range oven with extractor above. Space for dishwasher, washing machine and free standing fridge/freezer. An under stairs storage cupboard makes a wonderful larder, and there is plenty of room for free standing furniture. The stairs from the floor above make a partial divider between this space and the space currently used as a studio.
This charming space, with its door and window onto the pretty garden beyond, is currently used as an artist's studio, but would work equally well as a dining area or a relaxing place to sit and look out at the garden. Built-in storage.
Handily positioned off the studio room, the cloakroom consists of a wash basin, WC and built-in shelving.
First Floor Landing
Stairs from the sitting room lead up to a landing which gives access to bedroom 2, the bathroom and stairs to the second floor.
Situated on the first floor opposite the main bathroom is this good size double bedroom with original feature fireplace and ample built-in storage.
A spacious and most luxurious traditional style bathroom which certainly has the "wow" factor. A freestanding bath with mixer tap, wash basin set on antique vanity unit, art deco style WC and separate shower add to the feeling of luxury and elegance. Room for freestanding storage and furniture. Original fireplace. Two built-in cupboards, one housing the boiler.
Bedroom 1 - Second Floor
As you make your way up the staircase to the second floor, you can have no idea of the wonderful surprise in store. As you turn the corner at the top of the stairs, you are greeted by an impressive space that invites you to relax and chill. Built-in storage and eaves space (unmeasured). A loft hatch gives access to the attic space which we understand is generous.
To the rear of the property is a very private, landscaped south east facing garden with pretty cottage planting that provides an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of life. The brick paved patio at the back of the house makes an ideal setting for al fresco dining and a timber summerhouse at the bottom of the garden provides interest and an additional place to sit and relax. A gate at the bottom of the garden takes you through to an unmade service road at the back of the terrace where there is off-street parking for two cars. NB: We are advised by the vendor that the service road to the rear does in large part come within the deeds for this property. All other users have a right of access over it at all times.
Mains: water, electricity, gas and drainage. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Rother District Council.