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Beckley, Rye

Jul 21, 2016




  • The OrchardsMain Street | Beckley | Rye | East Sussex | TN31 6RR

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  • The OrchardsThis beautiful, spacious, family home is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Beckley, which nestles amidst the rolling countryside of East Sussex. Set back from the road, it is surrounded by its own land. In an elevated position, it enjoys fabulous outlooks over the Weald of Kent.

    Viewing the house in May 1993, the present owners were immediately enchanted with the chalet style house and its setting, together with its amazing, welcoming, atmosphere. Everything about it was perfect for them, and they moved to live here just a few months later. Built to a high standard in 1984, the owners have extended the house, thereby creating this brilliant family home. Each room has its own special atmosphere and captures every bit of available sunshine, whatever the season. Among the rooms on the ground floor is a luxurious spacious bedroom, a well proportioned kitchen/dining room, a large sitting room with French doors and a separate dining/living room, easily seating ten around the table, and with doors opening onto the patio. Such flexible space is ideal when the family come to visit, or when entertaining groups of friends; Christmas being an extremely special celebration here.

    The garden is quite exceptional, with ample space for vegetables and fruit crops and, at one time, the owner kept bees. What was once a large orchard is now mainly grassland and given over for sheep grazing. The large patio is the perfect spot on which to relax and enjoy the garden and its huge variety of visiting wildlife. In addition, there is easy entrance into the local adjacent woodland. In this large accessible area there have been many happy family BBQs, and a space in which grandchildren love to explore and to camp, all in total safety.

    An excellent range of amenities are close to hand, including a local, family owned, high quality supermarket. The Cinque port of Rye is on the doorstep and Hastings is easily reached. Road and rail links are excellent as is access to channel ports and Le Shuttle.

    The owners are moving for practical reasons and know that, whoever decides to live here, will be as happy and content as they have been with their life in this lovely house in this beautiful location.*

    * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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  • A fabulous opportunity to buy a lovely family home that is offered to the market for the first time in over 22 years. Set within 5 acres offering much privacy and seclusion. The property is set up a private drive off of Main Street and its elevated position offers fantastic views across the valley.

    The property comprises of the ground floor two reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, conservatory, ground floor bedroom with ensuite shower room and a large family bathroom. To the first floor there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Externally, a five bar gate leads toa large parking area to the front. There is a detached double garage. Hedged gardens surround the property which lead to a vegetable plot. There are then approximately 4.5 acres of fenced paddocks with various outbuildings including two pole barns. The land backs onto 40 acres of Milldown Wood (not owned by the vendor). We feel the property offers good potential for those with equestrian interest or smallholding.

    Beckley is a small village near to Rye, with a beautiful church which lies to the south east of Northiam. Beckley has a friendly country inn and a C of E School is within walking distance of this property. Northiam with a popular church and the wonderful Rose Nursery can cater for most everyday needs, with friendly local shops including a Jempsons Mini-Market, a brilliant hardware store, a bakers with a caf, a Spar shop, a hairdressers, a fish and chip shop, a builders merchants and medical centre with pharmacy. Northiam is home to The Blue Cross Rescue Centre and Great Dixters famous gardens. Nearby, Newenden is home to a railway station on the steam railway line and a car museum, opposite which is an Indian restaurant. Bodiam Castle is a must see too. There is a Jempsons Supermarket in the nearby Village of Peasmarsh which provides a private bus service for customers. The Flackley Ash Hotel in Peasmarsh has full leisure facilities and an indoor swimming pool. For a more comprehensive range of facilities, shopping and banking, Rye and Tenterden are within easy driving distance and collectively offer a fine selection.

    The picturesque and medieval town of Rye affords glorious views from the tower of the 12th Century church which overlooks this pretty town from the top of the hill. Rye is rich in history, which is very much in evidence from houses from every period jostled together along the narrow cobbled streets. The town offers visitors many pleasures including leisure facilities such as sand sports and golf at Rye Golf Club as well as shopping and banking. Rye Market continues to provide a source for local fresh produce every Wednesday 10am to 1pm on Strand Quay. The town offers a plethora of interesting shops including quaint antique shops, book shops, potteries, a wide variety of fine restaurants to suit every taste and pocket, delightful tea shops, splendid old Inns some still selling local brewed real ale, museum and an art gallery.

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  • For commuting purposes. Rye has its own railway station on the Ashford to Hastings line taking approximately 20 minutes to reach Ashford. Ashford International has trains directly to London St. Pancras in 35 minutes. The railway stations of Etchingham and Robertsbridge offer regular services to London/Charing Cross and Cannon Street. The Channel Ports and Channel Tunnel provide links to Europe. Recreational facilities within the area are plentiful, with Bewl Water for Water Sports, Golf Courses and a variety of Sports Centres abound locally. There are a variety of excellent Schools in the area including Vine Hall in Robertsbridge and Marlborough House and St Ronans in Hawkhurst.

    SERVICES Oil fired central heating, septic tank (Klargester), mains water

    LOCAL AUTHORITY Rother District Council - 01424 787000 Council tax Band: F

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  • Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 02.04.2015

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  • Fine & Country Tenterden 37 High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ

    Tel 01580 766 388

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