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6 bedroom town house for sale

Church Square, Rye

Under Offer £1,500,000

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ROOMS Hall, Morning room, Dining room, Music room, Studio, Drawing room,Study, Kitchen/breakfast room with separate larder and pantry, Four bedrooms, Dressing room,Three spacious bath/shower rooms (one en-suite).

Garden floor: Reception room/home office with door to garden, One double bedroom with en-suite shower, One single bedroom with cloakroom, Work room/store, Laundry room with shower.

Gas central heating. Walled garden. Garage available. 

DESCRIPTION A landmark Grade II listed building in Rye, The Old Vicarage is understood to have medieval origins, having been rebuilt in the early part of the 18th Century, with later additions. Double fronted, the property has two unusual curved bay windows to the ground floor each with a semi-domed top surmounted by caps at each end. Internal features include fireplaces of the period, exposed old floorboards, panelled doors and cornicing. The Old Vicarage was featured as 'Wasters', the home of Godiva Plaistow, in the recent BBC television adaptation of E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia novels. The well presented, versatile accommodation is arranged over four levels as shown on the floor plan.  

LOCATION The property, which has no passing traffic, occupies a delightful setting overlooking the churchyard in the heart of 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 with Eurostar connections to the Continent. There is a high speed service between Ashford and London St. Pancras in 37 minutes. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, tennis at Rye Lawn Tennis Club with reputedly among the very best grass courts in the country, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks. 

GROUND FLOOR The Old Vicarage is approached by a pathway leading to a doorway with fluted Doric columns, pediment, semi-circular fanlight and a 6-panel moulded door opening into a spacious hallway with an elegant central staircase to all floors nada built in china cupboard. Glazed double doors open into the morning room, which has a large bay window to the front overlooking the churchyard, moulded cornicing and book room beyond. The dining room has a large bay window overlooking the churchyard, a fireplace with a fitted stove and original folding doors opening through to the music room with a most attractive fireplace with a Delft tile surround. Glazed double doors lead into a light filled studio with a wall of glass to the north elevation. The Drawing room, which has a very wide Edwardian bay window overlooking the garden and fine period buildings in the middle distance including the Smugglers Tower and Lamb House, has a fireplace with a marble surround and a glazed door to outside.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a hand crafted range of oak fronted cupboards and drawers with a marble work top, inset 5 burner gas hob, double oven, stainless steel double sink, tiled surrounds and a fitted dresser. A glazed door and steps lead down to the garden. Off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry with a sink, tiled work tops and a range of fitted cupboards, together with a separate utility room with plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge freezer and a fitted china display cupboard. Adjoining the kitchen is a study with a connecting door to the studio.

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a wide landing with fitted linen cupboards. Bedroom 1 overlooks the churchyard and has a large en-suite bath/shower room. Bedroom 2, which overlooks the churchyard, has a fireplace with a Delft tile surround. There is a large, well-equipped family bath/shower room, with open fireplace, as well as a separate cloakroom. 

SECOND FLOOR On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with exposed beams, a dressing room and a shower room.  

GARDEN FLOOR The garden floor could readily be adapted as a self-contained unit, if required. The current arrangement of rooms provides a spacious reception room/home office with a door opening to the garden, two bedrooms, one of which has a modern en-suite shower room and the other an en-suite cloakroom. There is a separate laundry/shower room and a store/workroom. 

OUTSIDE To the south west side of the property is a most delightful walled garden with flower beds, clipped box hedging, mature bay and yew trees and shrubs.


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