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Bererns Warren Road, Fairlight, Hastings, Hastings, TN35 4AG

Offers In Excess Of £925,000Freehold

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Key Information

Tenure:Freehold
Council tax band:F
Broadband:up to 50Mbps

Key Features

Stunning far reaching coastal views across Rye Bay / AONB
Charming detached unlisted 4 bedroom coastal home
Huge potential to update, extend or rebuild (subject to planning)
Detached barn with studio & garaging / Further outbuilding
Secluded, peaceful location at end of unmade track
Historic towns of Rye & Hastings 8 and 4 miles distant
Established grounds and gardens of circa 0.87 acre of an acre (unmeasured)
NO ONWARD CHAIN

Description

This wonderful 4 bedroom home is a very rare and special find indeed. Occupying a stunning location on a secluded plot of circa 0.8 of an acre (unmeasured) with exceptional far reaching coastal views, it offers huge potential, solitude and privacy, and yet is just a short drive from Rye and Hastings.

The house itself, thought to originally be part of the grand Fairlight Hall Estate, is truly charming, the facade of which gives no indication of what lies inside. From the outside, it is every inch a period stone cottage which would not look out of place in the Welsh countryside, but inside, it is every bit a modernist home, exuding the warmth, texture and authenticity of the artists that have called this beautiful place home for more than 5 decades. While the interior retains much of its mid-Century character and may require some updating, it is still very comfortable. Having said that, its unique location and large plot offers huge potential, subject of course to the necessary permissions. There is scope here to either update the house as it stands, extend the property or rebuild to create a bespoke home that will take full advantage of the unrivalled views on offer.

Outside, the gardens, which are mostly south east facing, are no less impressive. Having been lovingly tended over many years, they form an integral part of the overall experience of this special home, which also benefits from a large detached barn, smaller outbuilding and “in and out” driveway.

Tucked out of sight in an elevated position towards the end of an unmade track, this beautiful coastal property may not be the easiest to get to, but it’s most definitely worth the effort if you do.

Entrance Hall 16' 8" x 5' 11" (5.08m x 1.80m)
The front door opens into a hallway where U-shaped stairs lead to the first floor. Storage space under stairs. Doors to kitchen and main living room.

Open Plan Living Space 33' 11" x 16' 6" (10.34m x 5.03m)
The heart of this house is this large triple aspect open plan living space, perfect for relaxing, dining, entertaining and socialising. A change in level in the room and a vintage fireplace with modern stove help to delineate two areas within the space that could serve different functions if desired. Sliding patio doors give access to the terrace and garden beyond.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 16' 5" x 10' 7" (5.00m x 3.23m)
Adjacent to the main living space is the very "cool" kitchen, brimming with mid-century character. Pine and painted cabinetry is fitted along two walls, with a window behind the stainless steel sink unit giving glorious views over the garden. Built-in Belling oven and Smeg electric induction hob. Baxi Boiler. Space for table and chairs and free standing fridge/freezer.

Boot Room / Orangery 12' 5" x 7' 3" (3.78m x 2.21m)
This useful space with its glazed wall, has a separate access from the outside. Presently used as an orangery cum boot room, it could be used in a number of different ways.

Utility / Cloakroom
A small utility area with built-in cupboard and sink gives access to the downstairs WC.

First Floor Landing 33' 8" x 5' 11" (10.26m x 1.80m)
This large landing space currently serves as a library area with shelving, storage and space for soft seating. NB: Some restricted head height to this floor.

Bedroom 1 11' 9" x 10' 6" (3.58m x 3.20m)
This lovely double bedroom has incredible sea views. Vanity unit with sink and storage below. Built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 2 15' 10" x 7' 11" (4.83m x 2.41m)
This good size room is currently set up as a small annex room with kitchenette and built-in sofa.

Bedroom 3 10' 11" x 10' 6" (3.33m x 3.20m)
A pretty bedroom with built-in wardrobe and wash basin.

Bedroom 4 10' 10" x 10' 6" (3.30m x 3.20m)
This bedroom has the most incredible views and is currently set up as a studio space. Built-in storage.

Shower Room 10' 6" x 8' 1" (3.20m x 2.46m)
Comprises a walk-in shower, wash basin, back to wall WC and heated towel rail. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Outside
"Bererns" is set in a very peaceful, secluded setting at the end of a long private unmade track that very few people are aware of. As you approach the house, a five bar gate leads you onto a gravel driveway where there is parking and turning for a good number of vehicles in front of the large barn, which is at present divided into studio, storage and garaging space, but certainly offers further potential (subject to planning). Another useful smaller outbuilding is set on the other side of the gated access where there is also a pretty woodland area, full of bluebells and spring flowers. To the rear of the property is a more formal landscaped south facing garden where wonderfully mature trees, planting and yew hedging provide different areas of interest. A stone terrace along the back of the house provides a welcoming place to sit with a morning coffee and just take in the beautiful garden and amazing sea views.

Services
Mains: Water, electricity and gas. Shared private drainage with property next door. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Rother District Council. Council Tax Band: F.

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Property Calculators

Mortgage

Estimated Monthly Mortgage Payment:
£4,867 /mo.25 Years, 5% Interest
Loan
£832,500
Total Repay
£1,460,014

Stamp Duty

You’ll have to pay the stamp duty of:
£33,750
0% up to £250,000
5% between £250,000 and £925,000
Your effective stamp duty rate is 3.65%
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