Here we have a Grade II listed period property located in Trader’s Passage, a cobbled way in the central Conservation Area of the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye. This small town is renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture.
The house retains many original features including a handsome inglenook fireplace in the main reception room, wall timbers, waxed flooring, cottage braced internal doors and exposed oak beams- including some that survived the French assault on the town of 1377, which destroyed an earlier building on the site.
Moving inside, brick steps lead up to part glazed front door opening into the reception hall with stairs to the first floor. There is matchboard panelling to dado height, exposed ceiling timbers and a built in shelved storage cupboard.
The sitting room, which overlooks Trader’s Passage, has an inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth, brick surround, a massive oak bressummer and a fitted metal hood, together with exposed ceiling timbers. Adjoining is a rear lobby with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timber framing and a door through to the rear terrace.The kitchen/dining room, which overlooks the front, is fitted with an extensive range of Shaker style kitchen units incorporating beech work surfaces, base cupboards and drawers, an eye level oven, 4 burner hob with a filter canopy, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher and a recess and space for a fridge/freezer.
The first floor landing has exposed timber framing and a walk-in linen cupboard/box room. The second bedroom has a window to the front, wood panelling, exposed beams and flooring and a demi-lune brick fireplace. Another bedroom overlooks Trader’s Passage and has exposed beams and studwork.
The bathroom has a white suite with panel an enclosed bath with a shower attachment. From the inner landing with an exposed brick chimney, stairs lead up to the second floor bedroom with a dormer window to the front providing rooftop views to Strand Quay. You have exposed tie beams and a connecting door to an en-suite bathroom.
To the rear of the property are steps leading up to a small raised terrace, enclosed by a cobbled wall and ivy clad fencing, providing an outside area for a table and chairs. A perfect place to relax in the heart of this charming town.
The agents are Phillips & Stubbs. Telephone (01797) 227338.