4 bedroom detached house for saleReaders Lane, Iden, East Sussex TN31 7UU
Withdrawn from Market £825,000
ROOMS Entrance hall/garden room, Dining hall, Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloak/shower room, Landing, Four bedrooms, Family bath/shower room, Oil central heating, Detached studio/games room with store, Front and rear gardens, Paddocks, Sand school, Stabling for six horses, Feed room, Tack room, Hay barn, Garage.
LOCATION The property is located on a minor lane on the northern edge of the favoured village of Iden, which sits on a hill overlooking the Rother Levels, and has a local community owned convenience store and post office, bowls club, Norman church with castellated bell tower, village hall, cricket ground and public house. From the village there are numerous footpaths and lanes leading across the surrounding countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Two miles to the south is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye with medieval fortifications, range of local independent shops, leisure centre with swimming pool, popular restaurants, schools for all ages and railway station on the Brighton to Ashford branch line with connections to the Continent via Eurostar and a high speed rail service to London, St. Pancras in 37 minutes. Tenterden, with wide tree lined High Street, is 9 miles and offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets together with Homewood Secondary School and a more comprehensive range of shops. In Peasmarsh village (2 miles) there is a large independently run supermarket. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber 6 miles.
DESCRIPTION A detached Grade II Listed farmhouse of mid eighteenth century origin presenting external elevations of mellow brick and tile hanging under a mainly tiled roof. The living accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan and internal features include exposed ceiling beams and brick inglenook fireplaces. The neighbouring two storey building, which has brick elevations set with double glazed windows under a pitched pantile roof, has planning permission for use as a studio/games room and benefits from oil central heating.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via an entrance hall/garden room with a wide window overlooking the garden, an old brick floor and a partially leaded light glazed inner door giving access to a double aspect dining hall with terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams, period matchboard panelling to the dado rail, stairs to the first floor and a fireplace with a wood burning stove set on a brick hearth. The well-proportioned sitting room has windows to either end, exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with brick quoins, back and surrounds together with an iron canopy and oak bressumer. The kitchen/breakfast room, which has a window overlooking the rear garden, has terracotta floor tiles, an old brick fireplace with space for a range cooker, an extensive run of marble effect work surface with an inset sink unit and natural pine fronted units comprising floor cupboards, drawers and matching wall cupboards. The utility room has ceramic wall tiles, a work surface with an inset stainless steel sink unit with cupboards beneath, plumbing for a washing machine and a vent for a tumble dryer, together with a door to the outside. Adjacent is a cloak/shower room with white fitments comprising a close coupled w.c, a pedestal washbasin and a shower cubicle.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a landing with access to the roof space and a built in airing cupboard. Bedrooms 1 & 2 enjoy expansive views across neighbouring farmland and have exposed beams. Bedrooms 3 & 4 overlook fields to the rear and have exposed beams. The family bath/shower room has a panelled bath with a mixer tap and a separate shower fitment together with a glass shower screen, a close coupled w.c and a pedestal washbasin.
OUTSIDE A detached former brick barn provides ancillary studio/games room accommodation on two floors. The ground floor has a kitchen area with a run of worktops with an inset sink, fitted cupboards beneath and an electric oven and hob, together with plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher. On the first floor there is a room from where there are fine rural views and a shower room with a tiled shower enclosure, a close coupled w.c and a pedestal washbasin. Adjoining the barn is a garage with solid wood double doors. The main garden is laid to informal lawn with brick paths, flower and herbaceous borders, a paved terrace, ornamental trees and shrubs. There is a small pond and two wells. From the lane a 5 bar gate opens onto the driveway which gives access to the rear of the property and equestrian facilities which comprise a sand school, paddocks, stabling for six horses, a tack room, a hay barn and a covered area.
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