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Taverners Cottage East Street, Rye, Rye, TN31 7JY

Guide Price £650,000Freehold


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Key Features

Charming attached Grade II Listed period cottage
Stunning far reaching views towards Camber Sands
Enviable, tucked away location in the heart of Rye
Inviting, warm interior with huge amounts of character
Deceptively spacious with 2 bedrooms / Garden Room
Courtyard Patio with glorious views / Terraced Garden
Walking distance of all the many local amenities on offer
Romney Marshes & Coast just a stone's throw away
Mainline Station with lines to Brighton & Ashford
Perfect Retreat / Holiday Home / Investment opportunity


Hidden away in the heart of the picturesque Citadel, just a few steps from Rye's main thoroughfare, is this most charming and unique Grade II Listed attached 2 double bedroom period cottage, with pretty terraced garden and stunning far reaching views over the Town Salts towards Camber and Dungeness.

On entering this lovely home you are immediately struck by its character, warmth and easy elegance, not to mention the fabulous uninterrupted views towards the coast which simply take your breath away. A great deal of love, care and attention has been given by the current vendor, not only in creating a stylish blend of modern living and period charm, but also to the layout and special design. Set over two floors, with incredibly high ceilings to both, the principal accommodation comprises: an elegant yet cosy sitting room with beautiful fireplace and wood burning stove; a bespoke country style kitchen; cloakroom; downstairs bedroom; upstairs bedroom with views to die for; and a traditional style modern bathroom. There is also the added bonus of a separate pretty Garden Room which can be accessed via the courtyard terrace at the back of the house and which could serve a number of different functions including as an additional reception / studio space.

This wonderful property would be ideal for anyone looking for a welcoming retreat in the heart of Rye, just a couple of minutes walk from the main shopping area and all the many amenities on offer, and just a short drive from the coast. That this property is situated in a highly desirable tourist area means that it could also be a holiday home for someone looking for a quieter life, or possible commercial opportunity as a holiday let or Air B & B. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this very special cottage has to offer. 

Kitchen 14' 1" x 10' 0" (4.29m x 3.05m)
A door from the front outer courtyard leads to the country style kitchen, which is both beautiful and functional. Wood worktops and a range of different painted cupboards and open shelving units give it an eclectic, bespoke feel. Double butler sink with mixer tap. Free standing oven with extractor above. Space for slimline dishwasher and upright fridge / freezer. Quarry tiled floor with underfloor heating. Doors to cloakroom and sitting room.

Cloakroom 4' 7" x 3' 11" (1.40m x 1.19m)
Comprising wash basin and WC.

Sitting Room 14' 8" x 13' 3" (4.47m x 4.04m)
The beautiful sitting room with its high ceiling, prominent fireplace with wood burner, and amazing views across the salts and estuary really is the heart of this special home. It is hard not to imagine yourself sitting in this lovely room with the door open to the courtyard beyond, taking in the breath taking scenery, or cosied up in front of a roaring fire while the sea rages in the distance.

Bedroom 2 13' 1" x 6' 3" (3.99m x 1.91m)
A door from the sitting room leads into the downstairs bedroom, which could if desired, serve a number of different functions. A built-in cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.

Stairs from the ground floor lead to a small landing where there is a built-in cupboard and door giving access to the bathroom.

Bathroom 9' 9" x 6' 5" (2.97m x 1.96m)
A beautiful, generous, traditional style modern bathroom consisting of: a panelled deep soaking bath with mixer tap and shower above; pedestal wash hand basin; WC and heated towel rail. Room for free standing storage. Tiled floor. Loft access. Door to main bedroom.

Bedroom 1 14' 8" x 13' 3" (4.47m x 4.04m)
A beautiful, spacious room situated next to the bathroom with windows to the rear giving fabulous views as far as Camber Sands, Dungeness and the North Downs.

Garden Room 18' 1" x 9' 9" (5.51m x 2.97m)
Accessed via the front and rear courtyards, this lovely room could serve any number of different purposes. Although currently set up as an additional dining / sitting room, it could also be the perfect home office or study, studio or even additional guest accommodation. Double French doors open up onto the front courtyard area, while a door at the back gives access to the rear courtyard. A further door gives access to an external metal spiral staircase which takes you down to the lower levels of the garden. Quarry tiled floor with under floor heating.

Store / Utility 5' 6" x 3' 3" (1.68m x 0.99m)
Accessed from the outside at the front of the property is this useful store, which has space, power and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.

The cottage is approached via a pedestrianised cobbled twitten, at the end of which, an iron gate takes you through to the private front courtyard, which in turn gives access to the main house, utility store and garden room. To the back is a further courtyard which provides a perfect place to sit and admire the views across the Romney Marshes towards the coast. Access to the two lower gardens is via the spiral staircase from the garden room. A large storage shed and compost bins can be found on the very lowest level.

Mains: water, electricity and drainage. NB: We understand that the heating is electric and that there is underfloor heating to the kitchen and garden room and infrared heating panels to the sitting room and bedroom 2. EPC Rating: exempt. Local Authority: Rother District Council.

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£3,420 /mo.25 Years, 5% Interest
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Stamp Duty

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5% between £250,000 and £925,000
Your effective stamp duty rate is 3.08%
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