4 bedroom town house for saleMarket Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LA
ROOMS The property is situated in the Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. 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 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 the Continent via Eurostar. Sporting facilities in the area include a leisure centre with a 25m pool, lawn tennis club, sailing at Rye Harbour and numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius, Rye is also located on the edges of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Romney Marsh, as well as being a short drive from 7 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, affording local residents many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION Understood to date from about 1540 Monks Way is an enchanting and interesting timber framed period house which is Grade II* Listed as being of Architectural and Historic Interest. The front external elevation was originally jettied and then largely refaced in the eighteenth century with painted brickwork to the ground floor and plasterwork to the first floor set with sash windows beneath a pitched peg tiled roof with a dormer window.
GROUND FLOOR A panelled front door with a fanlight above opens into an entrance vestibule with an inner door leading into the well-proportioned dining room, which has a bay window to the front and exposed studwork to one wall. An open archway leads to the adjoining kitchen which has a bay window to the front with a seat and is fitted with an extensive range of modern limed oak front cupboards and drawers to three walls with work surfaces, tiled surrounds, an inset sink, space for a cooker, below counter space for a dishwasher and a washing machine, a built in fridge/freezer and a door to the side passageway.
From the dining room an inner hall with stairs to the first floor leads to a large living room with exposed timber framing, a brick fireplace and a window overlooking the garden. Glazed double doors open into a conservatory with a tiled floor, glazed door to the garden and a freestanding wood burning stove. To one corner is a cloakroom with a close coupled WC and a wall mounted wash basin.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a landing with a walk-in airing cupboard. Bedroom 1 enjoys distant views to the rear over the River Rother and has exposed timber framing including arched bracing. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, both of which have exposed beams and studwork. The family bath/shower room has fitments comprising a panelled bath, a close coupled WC, a wash basin and a shower cubicle. Adjacent is a separate cloakroom with a close coupled WC and wash basin.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor there is a double bedroom with a dormer window to the front and a skylight to the rear, as well as a study/attic room.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the house is a wide paved walkway flanked by a mature planting, including a vine, established olive tree, fig tree and lavender, which opens out to a large south facing area with a central rose garden. To the far end is a detached summerhouse from where there are far reaching, widespread coastal views over the River Rother and Walland Marsh.
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