• Dining Hallway with Open Fireplace
• Living Room with Wood Burner
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Master Bedroom with Ensuite
• Two Further Double Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom/WC
Attached Annexe Accommodation
• Entrance Hall
• Further Shower Room/WC
• Converted Barn Room with Reception Room
With Wood Burner
• Open Plan Bedroom Above
• Private Mature Rear Garden
• Village Location
• Off Street Parking
• Stunning Rural Views Over An
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Description: Mill Lodge is a former granary store to what was the adjoining Udimore windmill, set within the heart of the idyllic village of Udimore in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is of timber frame construction with mellow brick and part weatherboard clad elevations beneath a pitched clay tiled roof.
The property is approached over a gravel hard standing leading to a central canopied front door that enters into a dining hallway. The spacious dining hallway has a brick exposed fireplace, a bay front window, recessed alcove and shelving, exposed timber ceiling beams and attractive wooden staircase under which are two coat cupboards . From the hallway glazed double doors lead into the main living room, also with bay window, exposed brick fireplace with a wood burner, a built in fitted cupboard and scalloped display shelving and exposed timber beam ceiling. At the opposite end of the hallway is a generous kitchen/breakfast room with double aspect windows including a south facing bay window. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of light grey wall and base units with tiled worktops, inset ceramic hob and stainless steel oven beneath, and tiled floor.
The staircase from the dining hallway leads up to a light open first floor landing off which is a master bedroom with built in wardrobes and ensuite shower room with electric under floor heating. A further two double bedrooms are also accessed from the landing both with exposed timber framing and raised canted ceilings. Also off the landing is a family bathroom with contemporary fittings including a panel bath, close coupled WC and stainless steel wash basin on a glass shelf vanity unit.
From the west end of the landing a doorway leads through to a fully self-contained annexe with separate entrance with hallway leading into a fitted kitchen with a range of modern light peppermint coloured shaker style wall and base units beneath laminate worktops with stainless steel sink, ceramic hob, electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer and plumbing and space for a slim line dishwasher. Off the kitchen is shower room/WC with corner shower, close coupled WC and washbasin. A third door leads from the kitchen into a beautiful converted barn room with split level steps leading down to a ground floor reception room with corner wood burner, a side entrance door and large storage cupboards designed to accommodate a pool table. Above the reception room is a mezzanine floor bedroom, with a glass balustrade, ash flooring and a picture window looking directly over the garden and the far reaching countryside views beyond.
A rear access door leads from the split level mezzanine in the converted barn out to a paved rear patio that leads onto a lawn garden with surrounding flowerbeds stocked with shrubs and bulbs, and at the end a timber decked seating area that enjoys stunning views over the Tillingham Valley and beyond towards the North Downs. Attached to the converted barn is a garden store shed and separate utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
At the front and to the side of the property there is hard standing areas providing parking for up to four cars as well as providing access to a storage area underneath the side entrance porch.
Location: Mill Lodge is situated in Udimore village with its charming church of St Mary’s nestling down a lane nearby with Norman nave dating from 1170, village hall, and two local pubs including the Kings Head and The Plough. The property is approximately 5 miles from the ancient cinque port town of Rye with its pretty cobbled streets and period buildings that offer shops, recreational and cultural facilities. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 27 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities, while closer are the coastal towns of Hastings and St. Leonards on Sea (11 miles), the market town of Tenterden (14 miles) with its pretty tree lined high street, and Ashford with the McArthurGlen shopping centre being only 23 miles away. Leisure activities in the area include a local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as being only 4 miles to Winchelsea Beach and 8 miles to Camber Sands. There are opportunities for riding, kite surfing and walking in the surrounding countryside.
Schools: There are a number of highly regarded private schools in the area including; Vinehall, Claremont, St Ronan’s, Buckswood, Benenden and Marlborough House. Roadend Nursery is within 1 mile while both Icklesham Beckley Primary School’s are within 3 miles and which have recently both been voted in East Sussex’s top 10 primary schools. Rye approximately 5 miles away offers further nursery schools, state primary school and secondary school.
Travel and Transport:
Rye train station, 5 miles away, offers direct links to the high speed service from Ashford to London St.Pancras (Rye to London 1 hr 8 minutes) and link 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 Electricity, Mains Water, Septic Tank Drainage, Oil Central Heating.
Broadband Speed: Up to 67 Mbps – (source Uswitch)
Mobile Coverage: Complete 2G coverage with limited 3G Coverage from EE, 3, Orange, O2, Tesco Mobile, T Mobile, Vodafone, Asda Mobile, Virgin
Council Tax: Currently Band F
Local Authority: Rother District Council 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking Ltd Tel: 01797 224852
From our Rye offices head southwest out of Rye along the B2089 towards Udimore for approximately 5 miles. Mill Lodge will be found on the right hand side approximately ¼ mile after the turning on the left for Float Lane.