- First Floor Apartment
- High Ceilings
- Off Road Parking
- Sash Windows
- Detached Building
- Potential Conversion
- Rental Opportunity
- Courtyard Garden
First floor apartment in an Impressive detached Victorian Villa property on Laton Road featuring four versatile bedrooms, wooden floors, generous off road parking and garage within minutes walk to Alexandra Park and Hastings Town. Ground floor and first floor apartments are on the market with possibility to convert the property back into a period home.
Access from an external staircase to private front door. In the apartment you are greeted with a large central hallway which services all principle rooms. To the right is a spacious kitchen with fitted units, eye level oven, large work surface and double aspect creating a very light and pleasant room. Next to the Kitchen is two bedrooms/ Offices, both with large original sachet windows.
On the other side of the hallway is a large family lounge/ sitting room with working fireplace. At the end of the hall way can be found the shared bathroom. Either side of the hallway are two double bedrooms. The larger master bedroom features en suite shower room and built in closet. The final double bedroom has a full length walk in dressing room or potential to create a larger bedroom or another en suite.
The property also has off road parking for multiple cars and external garage with mains electricity. Also a small utility room on the ground floor.
In the rear garden is a large heated swimming pool with patio area. There is a outside pool room for storage and water pump etc. This is on the deeds for the downstairs apartment ony.
Alexandra Park was officially opened in 1882 and is spread across 109 acres with its various play areas, café, sports facilities and reservoirs that allow fishing. The park received its first Green Flag award in 2005 and has continued to retain this status ever since, it is also famed for its arboretum and has one of the best collections of trees in Britain.
The park stretches over 2.5 miles in length and leads right up to the edge of what is now the town centre, the beach and promenade are also moments away. Artist open houses run 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, Custom House, Dragon, Wine Shed, St Clements, St Leonard and Half Man Half Burger). Excellent local shops including Penbuckles and Judges serving the best coffee and scrumptious things.
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 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.
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 stunning architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.
Tenure: Leasehold (120 years)