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5 bedroom detached house for sale

New England Lane, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7NT

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Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Forming a detached Edwardian family house presenting both colour washed rendered and tile hung elevations set with wooden double glazed windows beneath a pitched tiled roof.  

ROOMS Entrance hall, Drawing room, Family room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility,
Study, Cloakroom, First floor landing, 5 bedrooms (two with balconies), Family room, Shower room, Gas heating, Outbuildings include double garage, workshop and former stables block and stores. EPC rating D.

LOCATION The property is approached from Rectory Lane, no-through lane, and is situated in an elevated position in secluded gardens with far reaching rural views across Romney Marsh. The property is located less than 1 mile of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye in the village of Playden. Playden is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Plaidenham and is a largely rural parish. In earlier times the sea, which is now about four miles distant, came to the base of the hill and Playden's main occupation was fishing; the fish were salted in a long disappeared hamlet known as Saltcote, at the bottom of what is now New England Lane, formerly known as Saltcote Street. The picturesque church of St Michael is an excellent example of a small Norman/Early English church. Below the north tower arch there is a magnificent 14th century wooden screen, and above the chancel arch are the Royal Arms of George III. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye is renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications, including the Landgate and Ypres Tower, and fine period architecture with half timbered houses clustered around the Parish Church. 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 the Kino cinema, arts centre and café is located off Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Brighton and to Ashford from where there are high speed connections to London, St Pancras (38 minutes) and to Paris/Lille/Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. The M20 may also be joined at Ashford.  

GROUND FLOOR The accommodation comprises front door into the Entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard under.

Drawing room triple aspect, brick fireplace with wood burning stove, bay windows to front and side with window seat, two large glazed display cabinets, exposed polished floorboards, French door out onto terrace. Doors through to the Family room, fireplace with wood burning stove, window to side, exposed polished floorboards and French door onto terrace. Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of units incorporating a gas fired Aga, windows to side and rear. Utility room with built in units, ceramic sink, wall mounted gas fired boiler, tiled floor, stable door to outside.

Dining room triple aspect, gas fired wood burning style stove and oak floor. Door to rear lobby, built in shelving, additional appliance space, quarry tiled floor, door to outside.

Study/gym with window to side. Cloakroom comprising high level w.c, wash hand basin and windows to front and side.


FIRST FLOOR First floor galleried landing having a good range of storage cupboards.

Bedroom 1 having bay window with far reaching views and interconnecting door to Bedroom 3 (potential to create an en-suite) door onto balcony, original tiled fireplace and two windows to side.
Bedroom 2 with bay window to front, door onto balcony with far reaching views and built in cupboard.
Bedroom 4 having window to rear and built in cupboard.
Bedroom 5 window to side and built in cupboard.

Family bathroom comprising roll top bath, low level w.c, wash hand basin, shower cubicle, built in cupboards, heated towel rail and two windows to side.
Shower room comprising large shower cubicle and window to side.


OUTSIDE Formal gardens of approximately 1 acre surround the house which include an area of terrace, impressive magnolia and fruit trees. The remainder of the land amounts to approximately 2.5 acres including a paddock and range of outbuildings including a double garage.


HISTORICAL NOTE In the late summer of 1907, The Steps was a special holiday retreat for the acclaimed British author Virginia Woolf. Writing letters to her friends from The Steps she notes "…sitting all day, before a tremendous view, flat as sand…there are sheep, and cottages and cornfields", and in September of the same year she records fondly "…today we had Henry James to tea on the veranda…" 

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