- Heart of the 'Old Town
- Close To Beach
- Sought After Residential Enclave
- Modern Fitted Kitchen
- Interior Designed
- South Facing Balcony
- Chain Free Sale
Stunning contemporary designed home forming part of the impressive Bourne Hall, a former Wesleyan Church. Situated at the heart of the historic Hastings old town, arranged over three striking floors and offering over 1900Sqft of versatile space as well as three balconies, each offering uniquely beautiful views.
The house is accessed from The Bourne with a gorgeous red brick front façade with period detailing. Entering into an opulent open plan ground floor with double height ceilings and parquet flooring throughout the extensive living space. To the rear a modern fitted kitchen with built in appliances, central island all finished in dark grey with white corian surfaces. To the side, a downstairs cloakroom/w.c. and separate utility room.
A bespoke designed turning staircase leads to the mezzanine level with glass surround and access to two balconies, the south side enjoying sun throughout the day. Both the first and ground floor are bathed in light and benefit from large south and west facing windows also offering views up through Courthouse street up toward the west hill.
Ascending once more to the second floor with three double bedrooms and a modern fitted family bathroom. The master enjoys a private south facing balcony with sea views and an ensuite bathroom.
The entire house has been finished to an exceptional standard with a neutral colour scheme and high-quality fixtures and fittings, a truly stunning example of contemporary design. The layout has been perfectly thought out to make the most of the sun and create a feeling of complete openness.
Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves the property is in the heart of the Historic Old Town Hastings and a short stroll from the open spaces of the East and West Hills. The house is perfectly placed within moments of the beach and five minute walk to the country park with miles of scenic walks through woods, meadows and the cliffs. Hastings town is close by and Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, street parties and almost weekly festivals.
Looking for an evening out? The Electric Cinema in Old Town is great as is Kino-Teatr, which 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 Crown, Penbuckles, Judges, Queens Deli, The Wine Shed, The St Leonard, Dragon Bar and St Clements). Excellent local shops in Old Town with a variety of independent retailers. 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 close by 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.
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.