13 bedroom detached house for saleRye, East Sussex
Withdrawn from Market £3,500,000
With accommodation arranged over three floors and accessed by two internal staircases with a lift providing flexibility in layout and use.
The ground floor offers a suite of four principal reception rooms, ideal for formal entertaining and opening from the impressive galleried reception hall. The superbly appointed kitchen/breakfast room is an outstanding feature, beyond which there are extensive domestic facilities and access to the first floor creating separate staff accommodation if required.
On the first floor there are in total ten bedrooms and five bathrooms providing both principal and secondary/staff accommodation. Two of the large/capacious principal bedrooms open on to the south facing balcony, commanding magnificent coastal views.
The second floor is arranged as a spacious and luxuriously appointed self-contained apartment comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms a large reception room and another fine kitchen.
The highest room in the house, currently used as a study, is located in the tower with spectacular commanding sea views.
A long tree lined drive, bordered by lawns leads to imposing powered entrance gates and on to the driveway, turning circle and parking area with domestic staff access to the rear. Formal gardens surround the house and are mainly laid to lawn. Walkways, mature yew hedging and many fine specimen trees and shrubs, create a beautiful secluded setting with extensive sea views across the Romney marshes. In all the gardens and grounds extend to around four acres.
The property provides outstanding facilities as a substantial private residence for a family or extended family with or without domestic staff. Alternatively, the property offers great potential to operate as a boutique hotel or as a wedding venue.
Situated in a private elevated position on the edge of the village of Playden and within a mile of the ancient town of Rye. Picturesque Rye, with its many period houses, buildings and cobbled streets, together with the surrounding countryside, provides excellent shopping, sporting and recreational facilities. From Rye station there is fast rail access to London via Ashford International station (St Pancras - 67 minutes) which also connects with Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels. Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 28 miles and London approximately 65 miles.
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