|The house is entered through the side door from the driveway into a long tiled hallway with coat hooks and plenty of boot space. There is a lovely double aspect sitting room with comfortable sofas, a persian rug,and an open fire, with logs and coal provided. There is a TV, with freeview, and the French doors lead onto the paved patio area and the main south facing garden.
The dining room with its pretty bay window is at the front of the house with seating for eleven at the large dining table and charming display cupboards full of pretty china and pottery. An archway leads into the extremely well equipped kitchen with every facility your heart might desire (including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, radio, juicer electric oven and gas hob). The utility room leads off the kitchen with washer/dryer and useful storage cupboards.
There is a large family room on the ground floor with three single beds, TV, video, DVD and several family games and toys. Opposite the lovely spacious ground floor bathroom with corner Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms (one king size double, one standard double, two twin beds). These are charmingly furnished with new beds and pretty floral bedspreads picking out the pastel shades of the fresh colour scheme. The family bathroom has bath with integral power shower, toilet and wash hand basin. The landing and front two bedrooms have truly stunning views of Rye, and on a clear day, the sea beyond.
Outside there is a large garden laid mainly to lawn - ideal for the odd game of football, cricket or even croquet. The spacious terrace has seating and a barbeque overlooking the main lawn. The driveway will take several cars.
Iden is a pretty and picturesque village with renowned pub with food, and post office/general stores within an easy walk of the house. The historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque ports, is less than 5 miles away with its charming winding lanes, interesting harbour and the wonderful sandy beaches of Camber Sands beyond. Rye boasts some excellent restaurants, a weekly Farmers market, a range of local shops including world famous Rye pottery.
The house is well placed, between Hastings (10 miles) Tunbridge Wells (15 miles) and Tenterden (8 miles). The castles of Battle and Bodiam are also within easy reach. Ashford is 15 miles to the north with its International Station for a quick trip to France.
The Hythe to Dymchurch Light Steam Railway is also well worth a visit as it winds its way from Dungeness to Hythe all along the coast - take a picnic and stop off on the way!
Oh and donít forget the smugglers who after evading the redcoats, retired to one of the fine hostelries found nearby, perhaps most famously on Romney Marsh
Coal and logs for the fire are provided. There is a stairgate at the top of the stairs. There is a charge in the winter months of £50 per week towards the heating costs. Pets are welcome as long as they behave themselves.
Smoking is NOT permitted in the house.