A well-presented double fronted early Victorian cottage affording versatile accommodation, together with a garden and off road parking, adjacent to the Town Salts and within walking distance of the centre of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye.
ROOMS Open entrance porch, Hall, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Third reception room/bedroom 3, 2/3 double bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Double Glazing. Gas Central Heating. EPC rating E. Off Road Parking. Secluded garden ï‚—
LOCATION The property is situated on one of the main approach roads to Rye adjacent to the Town Salts and within walking distance of the centre of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, the two screen cinema, arts centre and café in Lion Street and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented; Rye Arts Festival and Rye Jazz Festival are held annually. 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 37 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 Cliffe Cottage is an attached early Victorian double fronted cottage presenting mellow brick elevations set with replacement double glazed windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. The versatile accommodation is arranged over two levels with the ground floor currently reserved for the owner and the first floor configured as a holiday let apartment but the property could readily revert to a single residence, as required.
GROUND FLOOR An open entrance porch and a part glazed front door opens into a hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to either side to the living room and dining room. The double aspect living room has windows to the front and side aspect, fitted display shelving and a cast iron fireplace with a tiled inner surround and wood outer surround.
The good sized dining room has a window to the front, a Rayburn cooker set into a recess and a connecting door leading through to the large kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets, built in oven, marble effect work surfaces with an stainless steel sink unit and four burner gas hob, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher and space for a fridge and freezer. French windows open out to a paved terrace. Beyond the kitchen is a small inner hallway providing access to a fully tiled ground floor bathroom with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with a shower, closed in WC and wash basin with vanity unit. At the end of the inner hallway is a double bedroom or third reception room with French windows and stone steps to the garden.
FIRST FLOOR A painted wooden staircase with nautical rope banisters leads to the first floor, which is currently loosely configured as a holiday let apartment with a landing with a loft hatch to a boarded and insulated loft space. The double aspect open plan sitting room/kitchen (bedroom 3), which overlooks the Town Salts, has fitted base and wall cabinets with an eye level oven, induction hob, filter hood, circular stainless steel sink unit, integrated dishwasher, fridge and washing machine and a cast iron fireplace and surround.
To the other side of the landing is a further double bedroom with a window to the front and matchboard panelling to dado height. Between the two bedrooms is a well appointed family bathroom with white suite comprising a panelled bath with shower above, low level WC and wash basin with vanity cupboard. In addition, there is a box room with a high level internal window and built in cupboard housing gas combi boiler.
OUTSIDE Cliffe Cottage sits side on to Fishmarket Road and has a block paved off road parking space to the front of the property. Beyond the parking area is a private rear garden which has been split into three areas with an enclosed guest garden, a middle section with a garden shed and seating area and to the rear, a further private low maintenance paved area adjoining the cliff face interspersed with a variety of interesting plants, including acer, hydrangea and yucca and an ornamental pond with water lilies.
Phillips & Stubbs