- Views Over Markwick Gardens
- Stunning First Floor Apartment
- South Facing Balcony
- Exceptional Throughout
- Herringbone Flooring Throughout
- Vintage/Period Fittings
- Sought After St Leonards Location
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An exceptional Grade II listed Regency classic, perched high up in St Leonards on Sea with far reaching views towards the English Channel and over the picturesque Markwick Gardens (private use for resident members only).
Steeped in history this beautiful south facing first floor period apartment with balcony is substantial in size and magnificent in all aspects. Share Of Freehold.
Markwick Terrace was designed by Decimus Burton who designed much of Kew Gardens and the important Glass Palm house at Kew. Decimus was also the son of James Burton who was probably the most significant builder of St Leonards on Sea and Georgian London, responsible for large areas of Bloomsbury, St Johns Wood, Clapham Common and collaborated with John Nash at Regent’s Park.
Markwick Gardens were formed primarily for the use and pleasure of the residents of Markwick Terrace, some of which was built in the 1860-70s. At that time, the land was owned by the Eversfield Trust and all householders had to pay a guinea a year subscription for the gardens. Present subscription is £40 per year. http://markwickgardens.co.uk
Apartments of this stature rarely come to the market making this is an exceptional opportunity to own a phenomenal period home. Built in the most superior style with architectural and historical importance including period detailing with grand principal rooms and high ceilings throughout.
Marwick Terrace occupies a fabulous position with south facing aspect flooding this grand property with light throughout. The property offers extensive and elegant living space incorporating beautiful reception room with three south facing floor to ceiling windows with views over Markwick Gardens and south facing balcony area, perfect for enjoying those long summer days.
Entranced through architectural antique reclaimed French door with decorative wrought ironwork leading through to reception room with exposed original feature brick fireplace, herringbone walnut wood flooring, architectural lighting, decorative cornicing and old school style radiators. Luxury fitted white high gloss kitchen area with breakfast bar, solid butcher block work surfaces, integral stainless steel hob, oven and extractor hood. Integral fridge/freezer, washing machine, double sink with mixer, under counter lights and brushed steel wall sockets. Boutique style shower room with slate flooring, contemporary wash hand basin with waterfall tap, low flush wc, bisque style chrome upright radiator, walk in power shower with waterfall showerhead, metro ceramic tiling and recessed ceiling spotlights. The shower room also features underfloor heating. Spectacular master bedroom with herringbone walnut wood flooring, old school style radiator, large picture window overlooking rear gardens, industrial architectural lighting, custom built touch open cupboards housing combination gas boiler.
Located in one of St Leonards On Sea most desirable and sought after residential enclaves the property is moments from the open spaces of Markwick Gardens and close to the Norman Road and Marina area which offer numerous restaurants and a vibrant foodie scene. The beach and promenade are within walking distance as is Hastings town. Artist open houses run through the spring months along with summer fairs and street parties. Looking for an evening out? Kino-Teatr Picture house is one of the best in the area along with great local pubs serving good food (try The St Leonard, Wine Shed and St Clements). Excellent local shops including Shop and Love cafe serving the best coffee and scrumptious things. St Leonards Warrior square station is moments away with a direct link to Charing Cross, Victoria 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.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. Open Tuesday to Sunday, the gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and a varied temporary exhibition programme showcasing the best of modern and contemporary British art.
There are many other attractions in Hastings, 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.
St.Leonard's is the conjoined twin of Hastings. Developer-architect James Burton, and his more illustrious son Decimus, developed the resort in the early 19th century. If its grander terraces and squares remind you of statelier parts of London, that's because the Burtons had already cut their teeth laying out patches of Marylebone and Belgravia. Today it's one part retired great aunt, one part rogueish Regency bounder, two parts 20s Bright Young Thing and a dash of 60s hippy.
Council Tax Band: TBC
Tenure: Share of Freehold (99 years)
Service Charge: £700 per year