Playden, East Sussex

£2,995,000
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Springfield Court is a substantial Grade II Listed mansion house originally constructed in the XIX Century and has Italian architectural influences. The property has white painted rendered elevations with green shutters under a pitched Mansard lead a
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£2,995,000
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8
Bedrooms
5
Bathroom/s
11,336 Sq Ft.
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House

About Playden, East Sussex

SITUATION Springfield Court is situated in the sought after Domesday village of Playden which lies exactly 1 mile to the north of Rye. Playden derives its name from the Saxon word of 'Plaidena' which means 'deer pasture' and to this day still retains its original charm. The property has a very private setting and is reputed to be the quintessential house of Playden. The historic Cinque Port town of Rye dates back to pre-Norman times. Originally the area was part of the Manor of Rameslie which in 1014 was promised to the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy by Elthelred the Unready and during the reign of King Henry III the area was returned to the English Crown. Following this the area underwent a period of fortification with the construction of four gates and a town wall in 1380 under King Edward II. During the late 13th Century the Plantagenet Kings gave Rye the Charter of the Cinque Port which meant that it provided safe harbour for ships. Rye is a picturesque town which retains many of its historic buildings and offers a wide range of individual shops and restaurants combined with modern shopping and leisure facilities including golf, tennis and sailing clubs. Within a 15 mile radius of Springfield Court, there is a wide selection of schools for children of all ages. There is also some exceptional countryside nearby at Romney Marsh and fine beaches at Camber. For the commuter there are good links to the A21, M20, M25 and the national motorway network. There are regular services from Rye with connections to the high speed train service at Ashford International to Central London, Kent coast and The Continent (Paris, Brussels and Nice). DESCRIPTION Springfield Court is a substantial Grade II Listed mansion house originally constructed in the XIX Century and has Italian architectural influences. The property has white painted rendered elevations with green shutters under a pitched Mansard lead and slate roof. The property is approached through electronic wrought iron gates via a sweeping gravel driveway which leads to a carriage turning area in front of the main house. Springfield Court has been fully restored to its original splendour with the highest degree of attention to detail and fixtures and fittings being used. Throughout the main reception rooms are impressive marble fireplaces, polished oak floors and internal window shutters. The property retains all of its period charm including ornate moulded cornicing, plasterwork ceilings and original paint colours being used wherever possible throughout the property. The interior combines Georgian grandeur and modern living. The library has the original wooden shelving from No 11 Downing Street and then The Treasury and there is air conditioning across all floors which can be controlled remotely by computer. The property has a commanding position over its gardens, grounds and as such many of the reception rooms and bedrooms have superb views. To the rear there is an impressive raised decking area which again has magnificent views over the formal western gardens and to the valley beyond. To the south of the main house there is a self contained cottage annexe which provides excellent additional accommodation and has two separate access points. From the gravel driveway, there is a fine central plastered and pillared portico with flagstone steps leading to the front door.

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Amenities
Georgian Manor House, Grade II Listed, Eight Bedrooms, Five Bathrooms, Ten Reception Rooms, Separate Cottage, Formal Gardens, Set in Approx. 7.42 acres, Accessible into London and International Airports