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Shepherd's Way, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35

Offers in excess of £925,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CRA180113


  • Period barn conversion
  • Well presented
  • Walk to coast
  • Guest house
  • Income potential
  • Village setting
  • Detached studio
  • 0.3 acres garden
  • A21 5 miles
  • Hastings 5 miles


An attractive barn conversion with ancillary accommodation affording income potential amid over 1/3 acre of gardens, set in this coastal village Waites Barn, originally constructed in the sixteenth century with later additions about twenty five years ago, sits on a lovely secluded plot in the coastal village of Fairlight. The property has been fully and extensively renovated by the current owner to provide a truly individual home. With the main entrance to the rear accessed via double electric gates, you are welcomed to the property through a spacious reception hall directly leading into the heart of the home. With a full height vaulted ceiling, bleached beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace, the living room is a real showstopper which flows effortlessly on one side into a light, bright garden room with doors opening directly onto terrace, and the dining room through to the kitchen on the other. There is original oak flooring throughout the main living area. The kitchen boasts bespoke fitted painted wooden units topped with marble counter tops, integrated dishwasher, range cooker and hob. Access to a side garden directly from the kitchen provides a sun drenched area for outside dining and entertaining during the summer months. Three bedrooms and the family bathroom, fitted with a roll top bath and walk in shower, are located on the ground floor. The master suite set on the first floor, comprises an en suite shower room, walk in wardrobe and built in storage. The property provides ancillary accommodation in the form of separate guest annexe with three independent en-suite units with adjoining kitchenette and utility area. The current owner has been welcoming paying guests, for holiday rentals, over the last three years via Airbnb. There is also a large studio which could be utilized in a number of ways but which is currently used as a photographic studio and gallery. The buildings are conveniently located by the entrance gates, afford complete privacy for the main house. The landscaped garden, formed on three sides of the property, are well established and split into garden rooms. There are a wide variety of English and tropical plants, areas of lawn, gravel pathways, terraced decking and gravel driveway providing off road parking adjacent to the electric gates. FEATURES - Living room with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace leading to adjoining dining area - Vaulted garden room overlooking the garden - Fitted high specification kitchen - Master suite with dressing room and en suite - Three further bedrooms - Family bathroom - Guest annexe with 3 bedroom suites - Detached multipurpose studio - Entry phone security system - Off road parking and two large storage sheds - Landscaped garden of about 0.3 acres DIRECTIONS Travelling south on the A21, go past Robertsbridge and Sedlescombe. Continue on the A21, go past Claremont School on your left, under the bridge and right onto Junction Road, then right again at the T junction. Go straight on at the roundabout and follow the B2093. Stay on this road for a further two miles, passing the Conquest Hospital. When you reach the traffic light junction, turn right into Rye Road and after a short distance turn left into Fairlight Road, which leads into Battery Hill. After 2.4 miles, turn right into Waites Lane. After 0.3 miles, turn left into Lower Waites Lane (leading to Fairlight Gardens). Follow the lane round to the right and the entrance to Waites Barn will be found on the right hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas central heating, mains electric and mains drainage. - Local Authority: Rother District Council - Council Tax band (2018/19): G. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. SITUATION Waites Barn is centrally located in the coastal village of Fairlight which offers a number of local services. Nearby The Cinque Port Town of Rye offers a good range of independent and artisan shops, restaurants and facilities in a picturesque environment. With a thriving creative community there are a host of art exhibitions, concerts and festivals throughout the seasons. Hastings provides comprehensive shopping, restaurants, public houses and amenities. Fairlight is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the area offers a host of leisure and tourist attractions within 1066 Country. A range of good schools in the area includes Bradshaw C of E Primary School and Buckswood School at Guestling, Claverham Community College at Battle and Battle Abbey Preparatory School. Rye Station provides services to Ashford International (about 22 minutes) from which the new high speed service offers services to London St Pancras (about 37 minutes). Hastings station provides a range of links and direct services including those to Brighton (about an hour) and Ashford (about 40 minutes) and also to London Victoria, Cannon Street, St Pancras and Charing Cross (from an hour and a half). The A21 is close-by and gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airport and the City. The A259 coast road gives access to the ports of Folkestone and Dover. Rye 8 miles Battle 9 miles Hastings 5 miles A21 5 miles (All distances are approximate)