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Priory Cottage Tram Road, Rye Harbour, Rye, Rye, TN31 7TY

Guide Price £585,000Freehold


Key Information

Council tax band:D
Broadband:up to 67Mbps
Mobile signal:*Based on indoor data coverage

Key Features

Wonderful 2/3 bedroom / 2 bathroom detached coastal home
Amazing far reaching views / Stones throw from sea
Ideal as permanent home / coastal retreat / holiday let or rental
Deceptively large south east facing garden / Hard standing for boat
Off-street parking to front / Garage / Vehicular access at rear
Potential to extend, reconfigure or rebuild (subject to planning)
Short walk to local amenities, harbour, nature reserve and beach
Historic Cinque Port town of Rye just 2 miles distant
Station in Rye with lines to Brighton & Ashford (High Speed)


Behind the deceptive facade of this unique property, original 1920's elegance has been perfectly married with contemporary living to make a most extraordinary coastal home that takes full advantage of its fabulous location looking out across Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to the beautiful coast beyond.

This most individual detached unlisted property, which has been run as both a successful Air BnB and long term let, offers 2/3 bedroom / 2 bathroom accommodation that would suit the needs of a number of different buyers including those looking for a permanent home, coastal retreat, investment opportunity or project, as there is definitely the potential to extend, reconfigure or even rebuild to put your own stamp on it if desired (subject of course to the necessary consents).

Currently the ground floor accommodation, which incorporates the original footprint of the property, consists of a cosy sitting room with fireplace, elegant dining room, open plan kitchen / breakfast room, large sun room, generous shower room and two bedrooms, one of which gives access to the floor above, where the stunning space, presently divided into a principal bedroom with luxury en-suite bathroom, has been designed to capitalise on the location, taking full advantage of the southerly aspect, natural light and spectacular views on offer.

Outside to the front, a short driveway and garage provide off-street parking which can be something of a rarity in the village. To the rear, the private, enclosed, deceptively large south east facing garden houses a useful timber outbuilding which could make the perfect home office, creative studio, gym or even holiday let, as there is a separate access at the back of the garden. Here, gates open on to the public car park behind and offer the opportunity for further vehicular access, including the ultimate coastal lifestyle accessory - a boat. After all, this property is only a stones throw from the picturesque harbour, nature reserve and beach, and just 2 miles from the historic Cinque Port town of Rye.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 12' 10" x 11' 7" (3.91m x 3.53m)
The beautiful kitchen with ship lap clad walls has a distinctly fresh, coastal feel. White shaker style kitchen with woodblock worktops and Butler style sink. Space for washing machine, dishwasher and free standing fridge/freezer. Electric hob with extractor above and oven below. Room for free standing island unit.

Utility Area 6' 2" x 3' 5" (1.88m x 1.04m)
This useful utility space links the kitchen to the shower room and has built-in storage and room for cloaks, bags and boots.

Shower Room 9' 0" x 6' 2" (2.74m x 1.88m)
A traditional style modern shower room comprising: enclosed shower; pedestal wash basin and WC. If desired, this space is generous enough to double as a utility room / shower room.

Dining Room 12' 11" x 11' 11" (3.94m x 3.63m)
Handily situated next to the kitchen, this elegant room, with its incredibly high ceiling and beautiful wide original floor boards, is the perfect place for family and formal dining. French doors open onto the patio and garden beyond and make this the perfect summer entertaining space.

Sitting Room 12' 8" x 11' 10" (3.86m x 3.61m)
This cosy room has a period feel and is the perfect place for curling up on a cold winter's evening. French doors open into the sun room beyond and link these two very different spaces. NB: We are advised that the wood burner is not connected at present, but that it would be possible to have the chimney flue lined. Any such works should be carried out and tested by a specialist.

Sun Room 16' 8" x 10' 4" (5.08m x 3.15m)
Situated at the back of the house, this generous bonus space presently acts as a day time sitting room, and is a lovely place to sit and watch the wild birds in the garden. It would also make the perfect hobby room or studio, as its south easterly aspect means that it is flooded with light all day.

Bedroom 2 12' 8" x 11' 7" (3.86m x 3.53m)
A good size double bedroom, accessed from the sitting room, with window to the front, .

Bedroom 3 12' 10" x 11' 9" (3.91m x 3.58m)
Currently used as a home office, this space could also be used as a third bedroom. Stairs to first floor.

Principal Bedroom (First Floor) 18' 2" x 17' 5" (5.54m x 5.31m)
As you climb the stairs to the first floor, you can have no idea of the surprise in store and when you see the wonderful space, light and views on offer, you can't help but be "wowed". At present, this amazing space, with its large Velux windows and balcony is set up as the principal bedroom, but it would be perfectly possible to use this as the main living space. Eaves storage (unmeasured). Some restricted head height to this floor.

En-suite Bathroom 17' 4" x 7' 11" (5.28m x 2.41m)
A traditional style luxury bathroom with Velux window / balcony giving glorious views over the Martello Tower and nature reserve beyond. Bathroom comprises: glass screened shower enclosure; panelled bath; pedestal wash basin and WC. Room for free standing furniture. Eaves storage (unmeasured). Some restricted head height.

To the front of the property is a concrete hard standing and an off-street parking space. To one side of the cottage is the attached garage which has electric roller doors to both ends and can therefore be accessed from the front or rear. A gate at the other side of the house leads through to a small enclosed area which has a brick outhouse with WC, which could be turned into an outside shower for washing off those sandy feet and paws from the beach. A further gate takes you through to a hidden gem of a garden that is deceptively large. There is a further brick store by the house and a timber outbuilding at the back of the garden, currently used as a store, that could potentially serve a number of different purposes including as a home office, studio, gym or even holiday let. To the side of this is another garden area where there is a hard standing for a boat and gates that open into the public car park behind.

Mains: water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired Central Heating. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Rother District Council. Council Tax Band: D.

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Your effective stamp duty rate is 2.86%
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