Georgian Grade II listed freehold house with far reaching sea views and the West Hill, offering over 2,400 sqft of living space over four floors. Last year the property was approved planning permission to convert this character property back into a single home. HS/FA/20/00238
Steeped in history this substantial period home was once the home of renowned author and poet George Macdonald who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. The property is currently split into two sperate dwellings, this is a rare opportunity to convert this character home back to its former glory and make a mark on Hastings Historic Old Town.
The property is accessed through an attractive ground floor hallway with Georgian panelled glass. On the ground floor, the property comprises of a dining room to rear with the a double bedroom featuring large arch bay window to rear with far reaching views over Old Town. To the front of the property is a Bedroom with views over East Hill. Well fitted kitchen to the lower rear floor with modern bathroom suite. The proposed plans show moving this kitchen to the lower ground floor.
The upper two floors are arranged as a three-bedroom maisonette with period features and far reaching views to the rear over Old Town. To the rear of the property are private gardens of approximately 45ft. Also accessed by twitten, beside the house.
Separate access to the lower ground floor where accommodation comprise of two rooms and kitchen area. The proposed plans show a Cinema Room, Games Room/ Bedroom and Kitchen area.
Located in one of Old Towns most desirable and sought after residential enclaves the property is opposite the open spaces of East Hill. The beach and promenade are within easy walking distance as is Hastings town. 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. 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 has relaunched in the Summer of 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.