Houghton Green Lane, Playden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7PJ | Property for sale | Savills
1,371 sq ft(127.37 sq m)
Guide price £675,000

Houghton Green LanePlayden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7PJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2023
  • With a wealth of charm and character
  • Three reception rooms, two with wood burning stoves
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with Fired Earth cupboards and Aga
  • Open bay Heritage-style cart lodge, log store, summerhouse
  • Attractive lawned gardens of over 0.50 of an acre
  • Winchelsea Beach and Camber Sands 5.4 miles and 5. 6 miles

A delightful Grade II listed three bedroom cottage with over half an acre of attractive gardens.

About this property

  • Ship Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage of immense charm and character which is believed to date originally from 1576 with later18th,19th and 20th additions.

    Located along a country lane, just over 1.5 miles to the north of Rye, this charming property occupies an elevated position in attractive gardens of 0.55 of an acre.

    Over the ground floor is a part vaulted and panelled hall with staircase to the first floor, beamed sitting and dining rooms are located within the oldest part of the house with inglenook fireplaces and wood burning stoves and garden vistas through pretty leaded light windows.

    The kitchen/breakfast room has terracotta tiled flooring and features painted Fired Earth cupboards, an oil fired Aga (for hot water) an electric Aga Companion and space for various white goods. Off the kitchen is a study/home office with solid oak flooring, large leaded light window and stable door opening to the garden. Off the panelled hall is a bathroom which completes the ground floor accommodation.

    On the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedrooms one and two both have exposed wood flooring and enjoy an outlook to the front over the garden.

    Ship Cottage is approached via double gates opening to a wide drive leading up to a Heritage-style two bay cart lodge.
    The gardens extend to over 0.50 of an acre, with clipped yew hedging, gently sloping lawns, yorkstone and brick paths, deep herbaceous borders, a cloud hedge and walnut, plum and flowering cherry trees.

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This cottage is a real gem, with an abundance of character sitting in pretty gardens and within 1.5 miles of Rye, it's a must see!

Leanne GammonProperty agent

Local information

  • Ship Cottage is situated about 1.5 miles to the north of the thriving, historic Cinque Port of Rye with its excellent shops, restaurants, leisure facilities including excellent golf courses, fishing and sailing and railway station with links to Ashford and London.
  • Services run from Rye to Ashford International station with connections for London and the continent. A high speed link runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • There are an excellent number of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary level. These include Vinehall at Robertsbridge, Dulwich School
  • Cranbrook, Marlborough House and Saint Ronans preparatory schools. Cranbrook Grammar, Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School Ashford, Norton Knatchbull for Boys, Homewood School Tenterden, Sutton Valence, Benenden Girl's School and Kings College at Canterbury.
  • The M20 can be joined at Ashford with links to London, the coast and other motorway networks. The A21 at Flimwell with links to the M25 at junction 5 and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
  • * All distances and mileages are approximate

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Night storage heaters. Oil fired Aga for cooking and hot water.
  • Agent's Note: A footpath runs along the western boundary.
  • Directions: From our Cranbrook office proceed to Hawkhurst and turn left at the traffic lights onto the A268. Continue for about 6 miles through Sandhurst and in Newenden pass over a narrow bridge with traffic lights. Take the next left turn signposted to Rye and proceed for 6.6 miles. On reaching Playden turn left immediately after the Peace and Plenty B and B into Houghton Green Lane. Continue for about 0.5 of a mile and bear right after the primary school and the drive to Ship Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: G
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F