East Sussex


Viewing Day: Saturday 17th November

This outstanding five-bedroom house, with large private garden and far-reaching sea views, is located on the outskirts of the historic town of Rye, overlooking the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of East Sussex and Kent.

Originally built in the mid-19th century, the property has been elegantly renovated throughout by the current owners and extends to approximately 2,500 sq ft internally. A private gravel driveway approaches the house, providing access for this and the attached neighbouring property, and parking for several cars.

The house has incredibly high ceilings throughout, particularly on the ground floor, where oak flooring provides a warm continuum through the well-proportioned spaces. Entry is to a wide hall with desk space, and on the left is a versatile guest bedroom currently used as a study. At the rear is an expansive south-facing living room with log burner, bay windows and glazed double doors to the garden terrace.

The open-plan kitchen and dining room is arranged around a large kitchen-island. At its centre is a wood-burning stove beautifully framed within a bare-plaster hearth. Cabinets are hand-built and bespoke by JM Interiors, with quartz worktops and Bosch appliances. From the dining area bi-fold doors open for access to the terrace. On this floor there is also a utility room and guest WC, and access to a cellar with three rooms and a spring-water well.

A staircase ascends to the first floor, bathed in light from a roof lantern overhead. There are three large bedrooms on this level, two with south-facing windows and far-reaching views of the Weald, and one smaller bedroom, all with painted-wood flooring. In the north-west corner is a family bathroom with freestanding bath. Above is a sizeable insulated loft space which is boarded for storage but could be converted subject to the relevant permissions.

Situated at the top of the garden is the summer house which is insulated and connected to the electricity supply, and contains a wood-burning stove on the porch. There is a further shed and log store at the front of the property.

The house is situated just north of the historic town of Rye which offers a wide range of local shops, pubs, restaurants.  The station at Rye runs services to London St Pancras taking approximately one hour, and links to the continent, via the high-speed line through Ashford International.  The popular towns of Hastings and Tenterden are easily accessible. The beaches at Winchelsea and Pett and are a short drive away, and even closer are the wide sandy beach and dunes of Camber Sands.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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