A substantial Edwardian family house affording light, well proportioned accommodation, set well away from the road in mature gardens and grounds of over 2 acres.
ROOMS Dining hall, Living room, Orangery, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Main Bedroom with en-suite shower room, Four further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Cloakroom. Gas central heating. EPC rating D. Double garage. Loose box/store. Potting shed. Enclosed gardens to the side and rear. Adjoining field with shelter.
LOCATION The property is approached over a shared unmade private lane in the rural hamlet of Rye Foreign to the north 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 Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz Festival are both held annually. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford International with high speed connections to Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam via Eurostar and London St Pancras, giving a rush hour commuting time from Rye in less than 70 minutes. Sporting facilities in the area include a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club with 8 grass and 3 all-weather courts, sailing at Rye Harbour and numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius, Rye is also located on the edges of the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty and Romney Marsh as well as being a short drive from 7 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, affording local residents many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION Originally built in 1905 as a detached Edwardian house, the property was subsequently divided in the early 1990's with The Mill House now forming the eastern portion of brick elevations set with sash windows beneath a pitch tiled roof. Internal features include traditional open hearth and Art Nouveau fireplaces, stripped pine panel doors and floorboards, moulded skirtings and picture rails. The accommodation is arranged over three levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR A part glazed door opens into a dining hall with a fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove, a window to one side and a turned staircase rising to the first floor with a cloakroom beneath comprising a high-level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin and hatch to cellar.
The living room has a large bay window to the front with an additional window to the side, a fireplace with a fitted wood burner, cornicing to ceiling, a picture rail and exposed antique floorboards. Adjoining is a bespoke double-glazed hard wood orangery with a roof lantern, geometric pattern tiled floor and double doors opening to the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of pine fronted cupboards with granite work surfaces incorporating a butler sink, gas Rangemaster cooker, space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge freezer, antique pine dresser with drawers and cupboards, original brick floor, windows to front and rear, door to outside. Built in pantry with shelving.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, bedroom 1 has two windows to the front, a cast iron fireplace and an en-suite shower room comprising a large shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled w.c. Bedroom 2 has two windows to the side and a cast iron fireplace with a wood surround.
Bedroom 5 has a window to the rear. The family bathroom has a panelled bath with mixer tap /shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled w.c.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, bedroom 3 has a window to the front and a cast iron fireplace. Bedroom 4 has skylight windows to the side with views over the nearby orchards. The cloakroom has fitments comprising a close coupled w.c and wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over an unmade private track which also serves several other properties. Turning off the main drive, The Mill House has its own gravel parking/turning area and access to a detached double garage with twin up and over doors with an adjoining glazed potting shed as well an attached loose box/store. To the rear of the house is an outside Gardener's Lavatory and paved terrace. Steps lead up to a raised flagstone paved terrace and an area of lawn bounded by mature trees, hedging and shrubs. Adjoining the garden is a hedge and fence enclosed parcel of pasture land extending to approaching 2 acres with a field shelter.
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