ROOMS Canopied porch, Hall, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom, Galleried landing, 4 Double bedrooms, 2 Shower rooms (both en suite), Family bathroom, Fully double glazed, Oil central heating, EPC rating C, Integral garage, Parking for several cars, South facing garden.
LOCATION The property is located in the favoured village of Iden, which sits on a hill overlooking the Rother Levels, and has a local community owned convenience store and post office, bowls club, Norman church with castellated bell tower, village hall, cricket ground and public house. From the village there are numerous footpaths and lanes leading across the surrounding countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Two miles to the south is 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 Festivals are held annually and there is a two-screen cinema, arts centre and café in Lion Street. From the town there are local train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford, from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and to the Continent. The attractive Wealden town of Tenterden, with wide tree lined High Street, is 9 miles and offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets together with Homewood Secondary School and a more comprehensive range of shops. In Peasmarsh village (2 miles) there is a large independently run supermarket. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beach at Camber 6 miles.
DESCRIPTION A modern detached property constructed in 2011 of traditional vernacular appearance presenting mellow brick and part tile hung external elevations set with double glazed windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. The accommodation, which has been upgraded by the current owners, is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR A part glazed front door with stained glass effect inserts beneath a canopied porch opens into a hall with a window to the side and a bench seat. The well-proportioned living room has a feature fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove and French windows with matching full height windows to either side opening out to the south facing rear terrace. Adjacent is a dining room which overlooks the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room, which has two windows to the front, is fitted with an extensive range of traditional style cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath wood block work surfaces with an inset ceramic sink, an inset hob with oven beneath and filter hood above, an integrated dishwasher and fridge, together with matching wall mounted cupboards and glazed cabinets. Adjoining is a utility room with storage cupboards matching the kitchen units, wood block work surface, an inset stainless steel sink, a built in fridge and freezer, an integrated washing machine, a deep under stairs storage cupboard and a door to outside. A ground floor cloakroom fitted with a wash basin and close coupled WC is accessed from the hall.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a light, part galleried landing with an oak handrail and glass balustrade and cupboard housing large hot water cylinder. The master bedroom, which overlooks the rear garden, has a built-in wardrobe and an en suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. In addition, there is a family bathroom with a suite comprising a panelled bath with shower above, close coupled WC, and wash basin with vanity unit below.
OUTSIDE Hawthorns is approached from Church Lane, over a gravelled driveway and hard standing area, screened by a mature hawthorn hedge to the front, providing parking for two vehicles and giving access to an integral garage with an up and over door and wall mounted oil boiler. To the side of the house, a timber gate gives access to a paved path leading to a beech hedge and fence enclosed south facing landscaped rear garden with a paved terrace and shaped lawn bordered by established flower beds and herbaceous borders underplanted with lavender, rosemary, jasmine, acers, buddleia, etc and stone steps leading to a seating area with a clematis clad pergola.