An attractive characterful period 5 bedroom Grade II listed Georgian fronted town house situated in the middle of the famous pretty Mermaid Street within the heart of the Rye citadel. This period property offers versatile space and accommodation with scope for updating.
- Five Double Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Drawing Room with Inglenook Fireplace
- Dining Room
- Side Conservatory
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Generous Private Level Garden
- Wealth of Period Features
Description: 30 Mermaid Street is a Grade II Listed mid terrace house that we understand dates back to the mid 1400’s and comprises a timber frame construction, with a mix of weather board and tile hung elevations to the rear and a later Georgian brick constructed front elevation with a mix of timber frame sash and casement frame windows beneath a pitched clay tiled roof.
Internally the property retains many of its original features, such as exposed ceiling and wall timbers, including wide flanked stripped floors. There are ornate fireplaces, attractive brick and flagstone flooring to the ground floor, quality solid oak doors, cupboards and staircases.
The property is situated on Mermaid Street, which is one Rye’s most desirable pretty cobbled listed streets within the ancient citadel of the Cinque Port town Rye.
The property is accessed directly from Mermaid Street leading into a generous long entrance hallway with exposed timber walls and flagstone floor. A central door leads from the hallway into the drawing room with a bay sash and second sash window to the front and glazed French doors to the rear leading through into a conservatory. A large brick inglenook fireplace is situated to the rear of the room while to the side is an access door leading down into the cellar with stone walls and brick tiled floor, while an enclosed staircase leads up from the reception room to a first floor landing.
At the end of the entrance hall is access through into a dining room with connecting French doors entering the conservatory which benefits from end French doors leading out to the garden. Beyond the dining room is a rear hall with access door out to the garden, stairs leading up to a rear first floor landing as well as access to a ground floor cloakroom /WC and access into the kitchen. The fully fitted kitchen has handmade shaker units painted in an aqua green/blue or cream colour with beech worktops, double butlers sink, gas hob, double electric oven, and space and plumbing for a large fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The kitchen has space to have a central kitchen table and benefits from French doors leading out to a paved seating area overlooking the private rear level lawn garden with surrounding flowers borders and shrubs. A timber frame garden shed is situated in the corner of the garden.
On the first floor accessed from the rear staircase landing is a master bedroom with built in wardrobes and triple aspect windows overlooking the garden. Two bathrooms are also accessed from the rear landing both providing panel baths with power showers above, wash basins and WC’s. At the end of the rear landing is access through into a first floor sitting room / bedroom 5 with rear facing sash window and open fireplace. A connecting door leads from the sitting room into a front landing off which are two further double bedrooms both with front facing sash windows. A second staircase leads from the front landing up to a large second floor room (which could be a master bedroom and which is currently used as a studio) with butlers sink, exposed timber ceiling, two timber casement dormer windows to the front and a third timber dormer window to the rear. An eave cupboard provides access to a large boarded attic storage area running over the rear part of the property.
Situation: The property occupies a prominent position fronting onto Mermaid Street a cobbled street situated 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 Arts Festival and Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival are both held annually and a two screen cinema complex has recently opened. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 30 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities while closer to the west is the historic town of Hastings with its seafront and promenade, whilst inland are the market towns of Tenterden with its tree lined high street and Ashford with its large McArthur Glen designer outlet retail park.
Leisure activities in the area include a local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as opportunities for riding, kite surfing on the nearby Camber Sands Beach and walking in the surrounding countryside.
Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Marlborough House, St Ronan’s, Claremont, Buckswood, Benenden Girls and Cranbrook. Rye offers a number of pre nursery, primary and secondary schools.
Travel and Transport: Rye train station, a 5 minute walk away, offers direct links to the high speed service from Ashford to London St. Pancras (Rye to St. Pancras 1 hr 8 minutes), and links to Eurostar trains from Ashford International. The M20 may be joined at Ashford via the A259 and A2070 with connections to the M25 and Dover Ferry Port.
Services: Mains Water, Mains Drainage, Mains Gas, Mains Electricity
Broadband Speed: 80Mbps (Superfast) (Source Ofcom)
Mobile Coverage: 4G on EE, Vodafone, Three and O2
Council Tax: Currently Band F
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with agents – Anderson Hacking Ltd on 01797 224852.
Directions: From our offices proceed in a southwest direction along Cinque Port Street taking the first left hand turning onto Market Road, turn right into the High Street and take the first left into West Street, proceed to top of West Street and turn right into Mermaid Street and proceed down street where 30 Mermaid Street will be found half way down on the right hand side.