- Close to Mainline Station
- Direct Sea Views From Most Rooms
- Ensuite Shower
- Exceptional Throughout
- Hard Wood Flooring
- High Ceilings
- Off Street Parking
- Over 2,800 Sq ft
- Period Home
- Sea Views
- Fully Renovated
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Striking, grand and truly unique, this late Victorian home is set overlooking Hastings town with stunning views over the rooftops toward the English Channel and Hastings’ castle ruins. The house has been the subject of major renovation and been sympathetically refurbished blending beautiful contemporary finishes with the original period features throughout.
Spanning over 2800 square feet of versatile living space and comprising of a total 14 rooms, this substantial semi-detached home offers a multitude of options for any potential buyer. Accessed via the ground floor through the entrance hallway with original tiled floor, stained glass doors and offset cloakroom with w.c. To the front are two large reception rooms, one currently a study, both with original sash windows, fireplace and beautiful period cornicing which is a prominent feature throughout. To the rear is a further reception room leading out to a sun room with access to garden, also with exposed brick work surrounding the chimney, all three reception rooms are finished with the original stripped and varnished pine floor boards with over 12-foot-high ceilings.
The remainder of the ground floor is made up of a large handmade bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with range cooker, offset utility room and access to the cellar which spans the entire ground floor. This room also enjoys bifolding doors leading out to a south east facing decked veranda that bathes in sun throughout the day.
Ascending to the first floor, a half landing services the first double bedroom and a stylish modern fitted family bathroom with tiled flooring, underfloor heating and dual sinks. The first floor is made up of another three double bedrooms, two benefiting from en-suite shower rooms, one from a balcony and the south facing rooms enjoy large picture windows with far reaching sea views.
Climbing the stairs once again of this already imposing house you find a further three double bedrooms, the largest of which faces south and offers panoramic views from the sea across to the castle atop West Hill. These rooms are serviced by a well-proportioned modern shower room and benefit from a large storage space on the half landing. All bathroom’s benefit from tiled flooring and underfloor heating with modern fittings in each.
The south facing landscaped garden is split level, half being a raised decked veranda which then leads down to a lawned area with summer house at the bottom. To the front of the property is a level driveway.
This home has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the current owners and still includes an array of period features including fireplaces, high skirting boards, tiling, stain glass and sash windows, stripped pine floor boards and cornicing throughout.
Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves close to the beach and promenade.Hastings town is a short stroll and Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, street parties and almost weekly festivals.
Looking for an evening out? Kino-Teatr, houses an independent cinema, theatre, the Baker-Mamonova Gallery, bar and a Lebanese restaurant. It rubs shoulders with great local wine bars and award-winning pubs and restaurants (try the Wine Shed, The St Leonard, The Crown, Dragon Bar and St Clements). Excellent local shops and close by in St Leonards there are many places specialising in vintage furniture/lighting and clothing on Kings Road and Norman Road. Superb cafés like Fika and Sea Kale serve great drinks and food, using locally sourced ingredients, including fish caught that day from the fishing beach and prize-winning world-class wines from the many vineyards nearby. Hastings railway station is minutes away from the property, with direct links to London Charing Cross and Victoria (1hr, 30 mins) and Brighton (accessible within 50 mins), perfect for commuters.
Hastings has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, known as the Stade. The ruins of the castle built by William the Conqueror lie at the top of West Hill and offer wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the castle. At the top of the East Hill funicular, situated near the fishing beach, is the Country Park, one of Hastings and St Leonards' many fine green spaces.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings' historic Old Town. Home to a revolving selection of the Jerwood Collection's twentieth- and twenty-first century art, it also holds several major exhibitions a year, showcasing the best of modern art: recently Picasso's work from Lee Miller's nearby Farley Farm House and celebrated figurative artist Paula Rego's first major British exhibition in ten years were shown there. The Coastal Cultural Trail, which you can walk or bike, links the Jerwood to two acclaimed galleries, Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion and Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery.
There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, both architectural and cultural. The fantastic Hastings Pier (recently named Pier of the Year and winner of the highly prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) hosts numerous live gigs and shows; it is an iconic place to visit, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Clash having played there. The town also hosts the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents, the Old Town Carnival and three seafood festivals. This year it launches its first literary festival. All are within walking distance of the property.
A vibrant place to live, Hastings has lovely architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.