High Street, Hastings Old Town

£599,999

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Guide price £615,000 - £635,000

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Exceptional Grade II listed 16th century former merchants house set in the heart of the historic Hasting's Old Town. Built circa 1580 this extensive town house spread over three floors and 1600 Sq ft of living space and is a beautiful blend of Tudor styling and Georgian restoration, most notably the brick front fa?ade with box sash windows.

Entranced into the spacious yet cosy living room with feature Elizabethan working fireplace, exposed beams and plenty of light. Through to the open dining room with period inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner, exposed floorboards and pine ceiling beams and original Tudor windows overlooking the west facing garden enjoying the afternoon sun. To the rear of the house is a Victorian lobby extension that connects to the Kitchen and houses a downstairs cloaksroom.

Stunning Stewart Walton bespoke designer kitchen sympathetically styled in keeping with the rest of the home, high vaulted ceilings, large larder and south facing Velux window with period crank bathing this gorgeous room in light.

The central turning period staircase leads up out of the dining room finished in hard wood, the first floor comprises of two double bedrooms. The large master bedroom to the rear offers plenty of storage space a former priest hole for further storage and well finished ensuite shower room.

The top floor features two further double bedrooms to the front and back with a spacious modern fitted family bathroom in the centre. The front bedroom enjoys gorgeous views of the sun rising over the East Hill in the morning pouring warm orange light through the period sash windows.

To the back of the house is an extensive tiered garden with courtyard area directly accessed from the lobby leading to a large decked sun terrace perfect for entertaining. At the very back is a fixed summer house with working electrics, the west facing garden is unobscured to the south meaning it's bathed in light throughout the day, rising over the top of the house and setting over the West Hill.

This home is steeped in history with features from multiple time periods, the main rebuilding coming from 1760 after damage was caused by the French Navy. High Street itself is also rich in history and sits at the heart of the historic old town amongst a collection of eclectic shops, cafes and a beautiful range of properties ranging from Tudor to Victorian.

Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves 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 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 caf?s 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.

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