A Grade II Listed period town house fronting a cobbled way in the lee of the parish church in the heart of the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town.
ROOMS Entrance Hall, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Rear lobby/utility area, Landing, Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2, Bathroom, Gas central heating, Outside W.C/Store.
LOCATION The property occupies a prominent position fronting a cobbled street on the south side of Church Square 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 Festival is held annually and a two screen cinema complex has recently opened. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford with connections to the Continent. There is a high speed service between Ashford and London St. Pancras in 38 minutes. 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 The property is situated within a terrace of similar cottages presenting white painted brick and weatherboard clad elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof. The cottage dates from two periods. The northern part is contemporary with the adjoining cottages in Market Street as being late eighteenth century and possibly built on an earlier cellar. The southern weatherboard portion is early eighteenth century. In common with many properties in Rye, there is a small area of flying freehold.
GROUND FLOOR Panelled front door into Entrance Hall with stairs rising to first floor and lower ground floor. Natural wood floorboards, one single radiator with decorative cover.
Dining Room with sash window with shutters overlooking Pump Street. Open fireplace with black metal grate and white painted decorative outer surround and over mantle, dado height panelling to one wall, wall light points and one double radiator with decorative cover.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room of irregular shape with curved wall and sash window with shutters overlooking Market Street. Fireplace with metal surround and white painted fluted and moulded outer surround. Range of hand crafted domestic units with oak working surface and polished oak fronted base and wall units, enamelled double bowl single drainer sink unit with hot and cold water mixer tap, inset four ring ceramic hob with stainless steel oven beneath, stainless steel fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher,
exposed wooden floorboards, spotlighting to ceiling and one double radiator.
Rear Lobby/Utility Area. Ceramic sink with brass tear drop taps space for washing machine and dryer, wall mounted gas boiler, part glazed door to outside and tiled floor.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR Lower Ground Floor Sitting Room having natural brick floor. Recessed spotlighting to ceiling. Fitted oak corner cupboards and one column radiator.
FIRST FLOOR First Floor Landing. Doors and stairs off to second floor with storage cupboard beneath.
Bedroom 1 having sash window with shutters overlooking cobbled Pump Street. Fireplace with Sussex style grate. One double radiator. Door to En-Suite Bathroom. Window with shutters to rear with view of the "Quarter Boys" of the Church clock. White fitments comprising roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, close coupled w.c and pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surrounds, one single radiator. Painted floorboards. Bedroom 2. Sash window with shutters sweeping curved wall to one elevation, built in cupboard and shelved linen cupboards. One double radiator.
SECOND FLOOR Second floor Bathroom. Below eaves. Dormer window and shutters overlooking Pump Street. Exposed ceiling timbers. Column radiator. Glazed shower cubicle, roll top bath with mixer tap/shower attachment, low level w.c, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and painted floorboards.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property is an outside w.c/store and a shared private way leading behind the Town Hall to St Mary's Church and Church Square.
Phillips & Stubbs