4 bedroom property for saleThe Mint, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EW
ROOMS Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Rear hall, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Partial electric heating, Small Courtyard.
LOCATION 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. Note: The images depicting Rye town are not taken from the property.
DESCRIPTION A fine oak framed Grade II Listed period house of early sixteenth century origin with an C18th façade plastered in imitation of masonry with two front doors and two ground floor shallow bay windows set with timber sash and casement windows all beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. The accommodation, which is in need of refurbishment and general modernisation, is arranged over three levels as shown on the floor plan.
A panelled front door opens into a living room with a bay window to the front, exposed ceiling beams, stairs to the first floor and a massive inglenook fireplace with a moulded oak lintel which incorporates a four centred arch with spandrels carved with rose and foliage decoration. To the rear is a hall with a window to the rear and a glazed stable door to a rear lobby with a door to the courtyard.
The dining room has a bay window to the front and a brick fireplace. The kitchen has a window to the rear, a small inglenook fireplace, a secondary staircase to the first floor and a range of fitted storage cupboards and drawers beneath work surfaces with an inset 4 burner gas hob and built in oven.
FIRST FLOOR The first floor is served by two landing areas, one of which has a staircase leading to the second floor. Bedroom 1 has a sash window to the front, a fireplace with a Victorian cast iron grate, panelled walls exposed timber framing and exposed wide floorboards. Bedroom 2 faces The Mint and has a brick fireplace. Bedroom 3 has a window to the rear. The bathroom has fitments comprising a panelled bath, a low level w.c and a wash basin together with an airing cupboard with immersion heater.
SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, bedroom 4 has a dormer window to the rear and a connecting door leading to a roof space.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property is a small wall enclosed courtyard with two outside stores, one of which is a former w.c (now disconnected).
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