Set in a vibrant sea facing position in the heart of Hastings ‘Old Town’ is this wonderful detached property offering a spacious one-bedroom apartment upstairs with views out to the English channel and a commercial aspect below, providing a bar & restaurant in excellent condition ready to open doors to an ever flowing sea front foot fall.
The commercial element offers A3 use and was previously known as the popular ‘Oyster bar’. This space offers a full commercial kitchen back of house with the capability of managing full service needs. Front of house has been inspired with interior design touches and has a seated bar area with restaurant that has potential to seat 28 with a further outside space to the front providing an extra seating area for up to 40 more guests.
The one-bedroom apartment has its own private access to the side which provides a flexible living accommodation. You enter into a downstairs hallway with stripped wood flooring and exposed wood under stairs storage space. The stairs lead you to a large landing where the wood flooring continues to flow through the apartment. The 18’3 x 12 living room is to the front of the property and the area is naturally lit by two windows which provide fantastic views out to the sea front. The kitchen flows from the living room and has a range of units and a window to the rear. The double bedroom can also be found to the front with views out across the Stade, Hastings beach and the English channel. There is also a shower room to the rear which is accessed from the landing.
The Old Town is a unique place with artist open houses running throughout Hastings in the spring months along with summer fairs and street parties. Looking for an evening out? Old Town and St Leonards have great local pubs serving good food (try The Crown, Dragon Bar, Wine Shed, St Clements, St Leonard and Half Man Half Burger). Excellent local shops including Penbuckles and Judges serve the best coffee and scrumptious food. Hastings station is close with a direct link to Charing Cross, Kings Cross International and Brighton accessible within 1h:30 mins perfect for commuters.
Hastings has the largest fishing fleet in Europe that is launched from a beach, which is known as the Stade. The Castle built by William the Conqueror but now in ruins is at the top of West Hill and offers wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the Castle.
Seven years after opening on the Hastings seafront, Jerwood Gallery will relaunch in the Summer 2019 as Hastings Contemporary - a new, independent, modern and contemporary art gallery for the South East.
There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards On Sea, both architectural and cultural. The fantastic Hastings pier (recently awarded pier of the year) hosts numerous live gigs and shows and is a wonderful place to visit. The town hosts several events throughout the year, which include the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents and the Old Town Carnival.