A character Edwardian 6 bedroom semi-detached house with versatile accommodation currently used as a 4 bedroom family run Guest House in an elevated position within walking distance of the centre of the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye. Offered Chain Free.
- Entrance Hall
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC
- Utility Room
- Ground Floor Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Shower /WC
- 3 First Floor Guest Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms
- Further Interconnecting Bedrooms with Shared Ensuite Bathroom
- Second Floor Office
- Second Floor Shower Room /WC
- Second Floor Double Bedroom
- Rear Terrace levelled Lawn Garden
- Elevated Position overlooking River Rother
- Five Car Off Street Parking
- Walking Distance of Rye Town Centre
Description: Little Saltcote, is a welcoming semi-detached house situated in an elevated position above Military Road within easy walking distance of central Rye. This Edwardian property that dates back to 1902 with additions added in the 1930’s and more recently by the current vendors approx. 15 years ago. The property is a mix of brick construction, with painted rendered ground floor elevations with tile hung first floor elevations, and part weatherboard eave elevations with a mix of UPVC double glazed and timber casement windows beneath a pitched clay tiled roof and rear felt flat roof.
The property offers versatile family accommodation although has been operating as a Guest House for over the past 50 years and is approached from Military Road with a drop curb providing access to three car parking spaces, a detached large single garage and a further brick paved parking area that rises up from the road leading up to the main entrance door and side path accessing the rear garden.
The property accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room with side study area, dining room, kitchen / breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom/WC, and ground floor bedroom with ensuite shower / WC. A central curved staircase leads from the entrance hall up to a first floor landing providing access to a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom/WC, two further double bedrooms with ensuite shower/WC’s as well as access to a further two interconnecting bedrooms with shared ensuite bathroom/WC.
A fire door leads from the first floor landing out to a balcony with steps leading down into the rear garden, while also accessed off the landing is a large boiler / airing cupboard and separate cleaning cupboard. A further staircase leads from the landing up to a second floor landing, where there is another double bedroom with rear dormer window, a study / bedroom with front and side windows enjoying fine views looking towards Rye Citadel, and a shower room / WC off which is access to a large loft space.
Externally the property benefits from a generous rear lawn garden which provides access to a connected conservatory room with underfloor electric heating, as well as a recently built garden shed. At the rear end of the garden is a vegetable patch area and beyond an overgrown ascending cliff face that goes up to the end of the gardens of properties situated on Point Hill. Brick steps ascend the cliff leading to historically landscaped terraces that have become heavily overgrown and offer further space for keen gardeners.
Situation: Little Saltcote is situated on Military Road approximately 0.25 miles from the centre of the Cinque Port town of Rye, with its pretty cobbled streets and period buildings that offers a good range of amenities; a selection of shops, local inns and restaurants and many sporting opportunities.
The seaside town of Hastings is approximately 12 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities while further afield are the market towns of Battle, Tenterden and Ashford with its large McAthur Glen designer outlet retail park.
Leisure activities in the area include local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as opportunities for riding, and kite surfing on the nearby Camber Sands Beach, fishing from Winchelsea Beach and walking in the surrounding countryside.
Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Vinehall, St Ronan’s, Marlborough House, Claremont Junior and Senior Schools, Buckswood, Battle Abby and Benenden Girls School. Rye offers within walking distance a couple of nursery schools as well as state primary and secondary schools.
Travel and Transport: Rye train station, approximately 0.25 miles distant, offers direct links to Hastings and Brighton as well as the high-speed service from Ashford to London St. Pancras (with Rye to London St. Pancras 1hr 8 minutes), and link to the Eurostar trains from Ashford International. The M20 can be joined at Ashford via the A259 and A2070 with connections to the M25, Eurotunnel and Dover Ferry Port.
Services: Mains Water Meter, Mains Drainage, Mains Electricity, Gas Fired Central Heating, Electric Underfloor Heating in Conservatory
Broadband Speed: 76 Mbps (Source Uswitch)
Mobile Coverage: 3G & 4G on EE, Vodafone, Three and O2
Council Tax: Currently band B Residential
Commercial Rateable Value: £9,968 on which the current owners get Small Business Rate Relief.
Local Authority: Rother District Council Tel: 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with agents – Anderson Hacking on 01797 224852.
Directions: From Cinque Ports Street proceed along into Tower Street and then proceed down Landgate to T junction at bottom. Turn left onto Rye Road (A268) proceed over railway bridge then turn right onto Military Road and proceed for 0.15 mile where Little Saltcote will be found on the left-hand side.
- The Vendors are prepared to sell various items of furniture and appliances by separate negotiation.