10 bedroom detached house for sale

Playden, Rye

Under Offer £1,399,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedroom Victorian family home and a 1 bedroom cottage
  • Outstanding views across to the coast
  • Adjoining north wing containing 2 further bedrooms
  • Set in 2.5 acres of land with heated swimming pool.
  • Various outbuildings and garaging.
  • Brilliant family accomodation
  • Beautiful gardens featuring rhodendrons, mature shrubs and magnificent specimen trees
  • Within walking distance of Rye

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION: Playden is mentioned in the Domesday Book and at one time had a thriving fish salting industry. The picturesque church of St Michael stands at the top of the hill, and is an excellent example of a small Norman/early English church. The spire, which can be seen peeping through the trees from Brooklands, is cedar shingled and on top rests a large lead cross. Inside amongst other things is a carved screen dating from the fourteenth century. The Church can be accessed along a pathway from the property. For a more comprehensive range of facilities, shopping and banking, a fine selection are offered in Rye and Tenterden, both of which are within easy driving distance.

The picturesque and medieval town of Rye affords glorious views from the tower of the 12th Century church which overlooks this pretty town from the top of the hill. Rye is rich in history, which is very much in evidence with houses from every period jostled together along the narrow cobbled streets. The town offers many pleasures, including leisure facilities such as the Rye Tennis Club and the Rye Golf Club. Rye Farmers Market continues to provide a source for local fresh produce every Wednesday 10am to 1pm on Strand Quay. The town offers a plethora of interesting shops including quaint antique shops, book shops, potteries, a wide variety of fine restaurants to suit every taste and pocket, delightful tea shops, splendid old pubs (some still selling local brewed 'real ale'), a museum and an art gallery. For commuting purposes Rye has its own railway station on the Ashford to Brighton line taking approximately 16 minutes to reach Ashford. Ashford International has trains directly to London St. Pancras in 38 minutes.

There are a variety of excellent schools in the area including: Battle Abbey at Battle, Benenden Girls at Benenden, Buckswood at Guestling, Claremont at Bodiam, Frewen College at Northiam, Marlborough House, St Ronan's in Hawkhurst and Vine Hall in Robertsbridge. Playden also has its own C of E Primary School. 

AGENTS NOTES: "Brooklands" is a stunning and spacious property, with enormous scope and potential. Surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, this really could be your dream family home. With sympathetic remodelling of the interior, the property has the potential create a wonderful 21st century inspired country house.

For those interested in history we display in this brochure a drawing of "Brooklands" as redesigned by the great architect, Philip H. Tree dated 1905.

On a Sunday morning the bells can be heard peeling for the 11am service. There are far reaching views across the marsh to the sea, particularly from the upper floors.

Brooklands lends itself to informal entertaining for friends and family: from summer barbeques and lunches by the pool, kitchen suppers for ten with the log fire burning, to Christmas for the whole extended family with no shortage of bedrooms to accommodate them.

There are some 2.3 acres of land including a small paddock - formerly the kitchen garden - but fine for a small pony or a few chickens/goats/sheep. Here one could really embrace the good life if so desired. Booze-cruises to Calais can be achieved there and back in an afternoon as the tunnel journey only takes some 35 minutes.

For golfers a selection of excellent and renowned courses abound both locally and just across the Channel.  

ENTRANCE HALL: 10'5'' x 9'1'' (3.17 x 2.75) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'10'' (2.41) to the highest point. A welcoming entrance hall. Tiling to the floor. Wall lights. Window overlooking the front of the property. Door leading to the cellar and stairs leading to the reception hall. 

RECEPTION HALL: 18'2'' x 13'4'' (5.54 x 4.70) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 9'2'' (2.81) to the highest point. Features an exposed brick feature fireplace with brick hearth. Parquet flooring, ceiling light. Multiple power points and a radiator. 

INNER HALL: 21'5'' x 12'1'' (6.54 x 3.70) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'5'' (2.59) to the highest point.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 20'9'' x 17'7'' (6.32 x 5.36) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'6'' (2.60) to the highest point. Fitted with base units with work surfaces. Stainless steel double sink with drainer and waste disposal unit. Hotpoint oven with 4 ring ceramic hob and an extractor hood. Space for a dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. Open fireplace, pine stripped flooring. Various power points, TV point. Radiator. Stable door leading to rear of the property. 

PANTRY: 6'11'' x 8'4'' (2.12 x 2.56) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'4'' (2.26) to the highest point. With stone flooring. Wall and base units with work surface. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and a fridge freezer. Ceiling light, multiple power points. Frosted window.  

STUDY: 9'0'' x 15'10'' (2.76 x 4.85) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'4'' (2.26) to the highest point. A useful room with windows overlooking the front of the property. Fitted carpet, inbuilt bookshelf. Recessed ceiling lights. Loft access. Various power points and TV point.  

LAUNDRY ROOM: 11'10" x 10'0" (3.62 x 3.05) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'4'' (2.26) to the highest point. A versatile area overlooking the front of the property. Ample inbuilt storage cupboards. Hotpoint oven with 4- ring ceramic hob, plumbing and space for a washing machine. Tiling to the floor, various power points. Ceiling lights. Access to the garden to the front.  

SITTING ROOM: 12'8'' x 11'11'' (3.86 x 3.63) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'5'' (2.62) to the highest point. An enchanting room with stunning and far reaching southerly views. Fitted carpet, inbuilt dresser units with cupboards and glazed display cabinets. 2 radiators and various power points. TV point. 

CLOAKROOM: 3'0'' 4'7'' (0.92 x 1.42) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'7'' (2.62) to the highest point. Tiling to the floor, ceiling light, frosted window. Low-level wc with corner wall-mounted hand wash basin. 

DINING ROOM: 15'11'' x 14'0'' (4.86 x 4.27) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'7'' (2.61) to the highest point. A delightful dining room with windows overlooking the front of the property. 2 radiators. A beautiful fireplace feature. Various power points. Ceiling light. Parquet flooring. 

DRAWING ROOM: 25'7'' x 22'11'' (7.81 x 6.99) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'3'' (2.22) to the highest point. A wonderful triple aspect room with views overlooking the swimming pool and rear of the property. 2 bay windows. Ornate cornicing. A delightful fireplace set in stone surround. Parquet flooring. Various power points. Television point. Patio doors leading into the garden room and the sunroom. 2 Radiators. 

SUNROOM: 10'5'' x 22'1'' (3.18 x 6.75) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'11 (2.43) to the highest point. A light and sunny room. A set of fully glazed doors leading out onto the paved pool terrace area. Tiling to the floor. Painted wooden panelled walls. Ceiling lights. Various power points. 

GARDEN ROOM: 10'8'' x 12'7'' (3.27 x 3.84) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 11'10'' (3.61) to the highest point. A delightful garden room with windows all around. Southerly views and the swimming pool. Tiling to the floor. Ceiling light. Exposed brick walls. 

CELLARS: Steps lead down to two separate cellars: 1) 12'4 x 10'1 (3.76m x 3.07m) and 2) 14'5 x 10'1 (4.39m x 3.07m)

1st FLOOR LANDING: 25'1'' x 23'0'' (7.65 x 7.02) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'1'' (2.48) to the highest point. With fitted carpet, ample storage and linen cupboards. Ceiling lights. 2 windows with glorious views over the garden and church. 

MASTER BEDROOM: 20'7'' x 25'7' (6.27 x 7.79) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'11'' (2.73) to the highest point. A vaulted ceiling with cornicing in this spacious triple aspect double bedroom with breath-taking southerly views across rolling countryside and the coast. A bay window with a window seat. Fitted carpet. 2 radiators. Inbuilt cupboard space. Various power points. TV point. Ceiling lights.  

MASTER EN-SUITE: 9'10'' x 9'1'' (2.77 x 2.74) to the furthest point Ceiling height: 7'9'' (2.38) to the highest point. Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Bath tub set in tiled surround with a detachable telephone style shower head over. Walk in shower. 2 heated chrome towel rails. Window with southerly views. Painted wooden floor. Ceiling lights. 

MASTER LOBBY: 3'6'' x 4'0'' (1.07 x 1.23) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'9'' (2.37) to the highest point.  

BEDROOM 2 19'7'' x 17'7'' (5.98 x 5.37) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'0'' (2.46) to the highest point. A double aspect light and bright double bedroom with a bay window overlooking far reaching coastal views. Radiator. Fitted wardrobes and carpet. Various power points. Ceiling light.  

BEDROOM 2 EN-SUITE: 10'11'' x 9'7'' (3.35 x 2.94) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.50) to the highest point. Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Bath tub set in tiled surround. Tiling to half the walls. Storage cupboard with shelving. Ceiling light. Painted wooden floor. Heated towel rail.  

BEDROOM 3 15'3'' x 14'9'' (4.65 x 4.51) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'0'' (2.46) to the highest point. A light and bright double bedroom with picturesque views of Playden church. Ample inbuilt storage, including a large cupboard kitted out as a study. Wall mounted hand wash basin. TV point. Various power points. Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. 

FAMILY BATHROOM: 9'3'' x 5'8'' (2.83 x 1.74) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'1'' (2.48) to the highest point. Low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin and bath tub. Heated towel rail. Fitted carpet. Tiling to half walls. Ceiling light. 

BEDROOM 4 12'8'' x 12'3 (3.88 x 3.74) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'0'' (2.45) to the highest point. A lovely room with windows to the side of the property. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Ceiling lights. TV point and various power points. 

A door opens into an:  

INNER HALLWAY: 8'7'' x 3'7'' (2.63 x 1.10) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'0'' (2.46) to the highest point.  

BEDROOM 5 16'3" x 13'9" (4.97 x 4.19) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'1" (2.47) to the highest point. A delightful bedroom with pleasing coastal views. Wall mounted hand wash basin with tiled splash back. Radiator. Fitted carpet, ceiling lights. Various power points. 

BEDROOM 6 9'6'' x 9'7'' (2.90 x 2.93) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: Fitted storage. Window overlooking the side. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Various power points. Ceiling light. 

LANDING: 14'3 x 11'1" (4.35 x 3.39) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'2" (2.48) to the highest point. Giving access to utility room via stairs.  

BEDROOM 7 17'3" x 13'0" (5.28 x 3.98) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'1" (2.47) to the highest point. A light and bright double aspect double bedroom with windows overlooking the front and side of the property. Inbuilt wardrobe. Fitted carpet. Various power points. Loft hatch. Ceiling light. 

BEDROOM 8 14'8" x 10'5" (4.47 x 3.18) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'1" (2.47) to the highest point. A double bedroom overlooking the front of the property. Inbuilt wardrobes. Wash hand basin. Fitted carpet. Various power points. Ceiling light.  

BATHROOM: 6'11" x 4'6" (2.13 x 1.39) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'0" (2.46) to the highest point. Low level WC, wash hand basin and bath tub. Tiling to the walls. Ceiling light. Heated towel rail.

Returning to the 1st floor landing, a staircase ascends to the: 

2ND FLOOR:  

BEDROOM 9 9: 18'9'' x 12'10'' (5.72 x 3.91) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'8'' (2.35) to the highest point. Light and bright with stunning views. Painted wooden floor. Storage cupboards, inbuilt wardrobe. Various power points. Radiator. Ceiling light. 

FURTHER BEDROOM 10/STORAGE 15'3" x 7'4" (4.65 x 2.24) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'4" (1.93) to the highest point. Fitted carpet, built in cupboards. Skylight. Painted wooden panelling. 

ANTE ROOM: 7'6'' x 4'0'' (2.29 x 1.22) to the furthest point An elevated space with windows and lovely far reaching southerly views. Painted wooden floor. 

INNER HALL: 7'0'' x 7'1'' (2.15 x 2.16) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 9'1'' (2.78) to the highest point. Painted wooden flooring with doors leading to the bedrooms and storage cupboard.  

COTTAGE:  

KITCHEN: 10'4'' x 12'8'' (3.15 x 3.87) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'5'' (2.59) to the highest point. Light and bright kitchen. Wooden base units with work surfaces, stainless steel sink with drainer, storage cupboard with shelving. Plumbing for a washing machine. Various power points. Integrated appliances include an 'Ignis' oven with 4 ring electric hob and space for a fridge/freezer. Ceiling lights.  

MASTER BEDROOM: 13'5'' x 11'10'' (3.36 x 3.37) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'5'' (2.58) to the highest point. Light and bright with beautiful views. Fitted carpet and wardrobe. Storage heater. Various power points. Ceiling light.  

INNER HALL: 10'4'' x 3'1'' (3.16 x 0.94) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'6'' (2.60). 

SITTING ROOM: 16'5'' x 12'6'' (5.02 x 3.82) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'6'' (2.61) to the highest point. Bright and light, double aspect room. Glazed doors to garden area. 2 storage heaters. TV point, phone point multiple power points. Ceiling light and fitted carpet. 

SHOWER ROOM: 4'6'' x 6'11'' (1.39 x 2.13) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.51) to the highest point. Low level wc with a hand wash basin with tiled splash back. Walk in shower with fixed head. Ceiling light.  

EXTERNALLY: A gravelled driveway leading up to the property, with ample private off-road parking. The first thing one notices are the three magnificent Wellingtonia towering specimen trees which can be seen from Camber and the Golf Course on the coast and a plethora of rhododendrons. There are two other noteworthy trees, one a fine Tulip tree and the other a sweet smelling Eucryphia Nymansay tree. This extensive property is all set within 2.3 acres of parklike gardens and a paddock. Includes a heated swimming pool surrounded by York Stone terrace and manicured flower beds and pool room. Further outbuildings including a fantastic double garage which provides power points and water.  

WORKSHOP: 22'8''x 12'4'' (6.93 x 3.78) to the furthest point. Ceiling height 8'6'' (4.12) to the highest point.

Power and water connected, this space could also be changed into a second bedroom for the cottage. 

STORAGE:  

ROOM 1 WITH BOILER: 9'4'' x 9'8'' (2.86 x 2.96) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'3'' (1.91) 

HALLWAY: 14'7'' x 2'11'' (4.47 x 0.91 to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'6'' (1.99) 

STORAGE: 5'4'' x 10'6'' (1.63 x 3.21) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'6'' (1.99) 

STORAGE: 2'11'' x 5'10'' (0.90 x 1.79) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'6'' (1.99) 

STORAGE: 12'7'' x 4'4'' (3.86 x 1.34) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'6'' (1.99) 

STORAGE: 9'4'' x 5'6'' (2.85 x 1.68) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'6'' (1.99) 

STORAGE: 11'1'' x 5'6'' (3.38 x 3.34) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6.1'' (1.87)  

STORAGE: 6'11 x 6'3'' (2.13 x 1.92) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'2'' (1.90)  

POOL ROOM: 5'1'' x 3'10'' (1.57 x 1.18) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'8'' (2.04) 


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