- Period Apartment
- Fitted Kitchen & Bathroom
- Open Plan Lounge/Dining Area
- Updated To A High Standard
Exceptional two-bedroom split-level apartment forming part of a Regency town house situated in one of St Leonards most highly sought after residential enclaves, overlooking the private and beautiful Markwick gardens.
Steeped in history this beautiful south facing top floor period apartment has been sympathetically restored by the current owner blending contemporary living with all the charm of it’s period features still intact.
As you enter the apartment and into the open plan living area you are immediately struck with the character and quality on display. To the front, three stunning picture windows look out to the gardens and allow natural light to flow through the room. The decorative features continue with soft wood flooring, beautiful fireplace and striking period style radiators. This wonderful space is ideal for entertaining and continues into the dining area and through to the kitchen with far reaching views to the rear.
From the hallway the turning staircase leads to a separate W.C and continues to the landing. To the front of this level is a newly fitted and fully tiled bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, period heated towel rail and walk in shower built into the original barrel window. There is also a double bedroom facing the front and a double bedroom to the rear both providing stunning views to either side of the property. Off of the communal hallway, the apartment has its own utility room and outside is its own personal garage.
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 £50 per year. http://markwickgardens.co.uk.
Located in one of St Leonards-on-Sea's most desirable and sought-after residential enclaves, the property is just minutes from Norman Road and Marina, which offer numerous restaurants and a vibrant foodie scene. The beach and promenade are moments away and Hastings town is a short stroll.
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.
Tenure: Share of Freehold