- Sought After Residential Enclave
- Detached Property
- Exceptional Period Features
- Far Reaching Views
- Landscaped Garden
- Spacious & Flexible living accommodation
Knight & Knoxley are proud to present this stunning, period property situated in a much sought-after residential part of St Leonards. Previously a hotel known as "The Chimes". The property benefits from original features throughout such as ceiling roses, cornicing and fireplaces. The property features a remarkable garden. An extremely spacious property which is very adaptable.
As you enter you are greeted with a central hallway. You will find three brilliant reception rooms all benefitting from high ceilings. Two situated at the front of the property and one at the rear. The main living room features a fireplace which is the centre point of the room. Large bay windows allow light to flow in. A beautiful ceiling rose compliments this space.
The Dining room found at the front of the property features a bay window, fireplace and beautiful cornicing. At the rear of the property, you find the kitchen with windows looking out towards the garden. A fantastic sized kitchen. Next to this, space can be found which could be utilised as a utility area with access from the side of the property and the garden. The rear reception room provides access straight out to the garden through the conservatory.
The mature garden is a wonderful, tranquil space. A very social garden which benefits from lawn, paved pathways, and mature shrubs. A workshop can be found towards the rear which has power and could be utilised as a home office or a creative space.
Making your way up the grand staircase featuring a beautiful original banister rail, on the first floor you find six bedrooms, three at the front and three at the rear. Three of which benefitting from ensuites.
The top floor has four bedrooms. All are a great size offering plenty of space to support home working. Two of which complimented by ensuites. The landing also provides good storage spaces. Wonderful views can be enjoyed from the top floor looking out over St Mattews Gardens, Hastings Town and towards Fairlight
The property also benefits from having access to the private St. Matthews gardens directly opposite through a membership. These gardens are enjoyed by local families and is a wonderful well-maintained space. The front garden has been meticulously designed creating a welcoming space as you make your way to the property. The building has been extremely well maintained by the current owners. A garage can also be found at the front of the property.
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 along with the beach and promenade.
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. A vibrant place to live, St Leonards-on-Sea has lovely architecture, historical and cultural resonance and boasts a beautiful open coastline.
Looking for an evening out? Kino-Teatr, just minutes' from the house, includes 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 and St Clements). Excellent local shops include Shop and Siren; 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. St Leonards Warrior Square railway station is minutes away from the house, with direct links to London Charing Cross and Victoria (1hr, 30 mins) and Brighton (accessible within 50 mins), perfect for commuters.
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.