4 bedroom barn conversion for saleUdimore, Near Rye, East Sussex TN31 6BY
Withdrawn from Market £695,000
ROOMS Reception hall, Cloakroom, Triple aspect living room with vaulted ceiling, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/laundry room, Galleried landing, Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room, Three further bedrooms, Family bathroom. Oil central heating. Detached garage. Garden of about 0.25 of an acre
LOCATION Located in the Brede Valley on the southern slope of Udimore Ridge adjoining farmland and enjoying distant rural views. Four miles to the west is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. 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 a two screen cinema complex has recently opened. From the town there are local train services to Brighton and to Ashford from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and to the Continent via Eurostar. The M20 may be joined at Ashford. To the west is the historic town of Hastings with its seafront and promenade, whilst inland are Battle with its Abbey and Tenterden with its tree-lined High Street. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye and Cooden, sailing on the south coast and many fine coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION Float Farm Oast is an attractive detached double kiln oast conversion with an attractive exterior of mixed mellow brick and part weather-board clad elevations set with mullioned casement windows under a pitched Kent peg tiled roof with twin square kilns. We understand that the property dates back to the 18th Century and is listed as being of architectural and historic interest Grade II. The property is understood to date from the late 18th century and was converted to a dwelling in the 1980's. The original character of the barn is retained within the interior with the original kiln furnaces on the ground floor, exposed timber framing, flagstone and brick flooring and external wooden stairs.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached by a pea beach driveway leading to a paved terrace with external stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. On the ground floor there is a front door with a full height vertical mullioned picture window to one side opening into a reception hall with a flagstone and brick paved floor, stairs to the first floor, a double clothes hanging cupboard and a boiler cupboard housing an oil boiler and hot water cylinder. The utility/laundry room has a stainless steel sink unit with a cupboard under and a roll top work surface with tiled surrounds and space below for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the reception hall a wide opening leads to an inner hall/dressing room with exposed bases to the hop kilns and a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. A connecting door opens to the triple aspect master bedroom with an en-suite shower room with white fitments comprising a wash hand basin, a tiled shower cubicle and a close coupled WC. Also on the ground floor are three further bedrooms with exposed timbers and a fully tiled family bathroom with fitments comprising a wash hand basin set into vanity unit, a panelled bath with a separate shower above and a close coupled WC.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a split level galleried landing with a part vaulted beamed ceiling, hatch to roof space and a front door to the external balcony with stairs descending to the ground level. The cloakroom has fitments comprising a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash hand basin.
The triple aspect living room has a vertical mullioned picture window to the front providing distant rural views and a part vaulted beamed ceiling with massive exposed collar timbers. The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room is within one of the square kilns and has a 9'6 ceiling height with tall skylight windows providing far reaching rural views.
The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke Shaker style units with Iroko work surfaces incorporating a peninsular breakfast bar, a free standing range master cooker with six halogen rings, a double oven and twin extractors above, an integrated Bosch dishwasher, a ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap and waste disposal system, Hotpoint built in larder fridge and matching Hotpoint freezer, a wine rack and a Smeg microwave /oven/ rotisserie. The double aspect dining room is located in the adjacent square kiln.
OUTSIDE Float Farm Oast is accessed via a wooden five bar gate which opens to a gravelled area of parking and the garage. The established gardens extend mainly to the rear of the house and are laid principally to lawn with an Indian stone terrace, deep mixed borders planted with shrubs, perennials and some annuals. There is an old damson tree. To the far end of the garden is a cedar summerhouse and decking from which there are far reaching views of the countryside across the Brede Valley.
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