A property you can (b)oast about
28th March 2011
oasthouse for sale
Cadborough Oast, Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6AA
Oast houses were used to dry hops (used for brewing). The green hops were spread out on drying floors within the kiln and hot air from a wood or charcoal fire at the bottom of the kiln passed through. The distinctive cowls at the top of the oast towers controlled the airflow and ensured that a good draught was created to keep the fires going. They are a traditional part of the landscape in the south of England particularly in the counties of Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex.
This five bedroom oast house conversion dates back to the early 18th Century and has a single circular roundel. It boasts many original features including a working cowl, exposed brick walls, beams and timbers, timber flooring, pine latch doors and stunning rafters into vaulted ceilings.
The property is set at the end of a long driveway within an acre of beautifully maintained gardens and paddock and enjoys far-reaching views towards the sea and the picturesque Cinque Port town of Rye in East Sussex.
Selling Agents: Chesterton Humberts Estate Agents
Tel: 01580 765858