High Street, Hastings Old Town

£875,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
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AN EXCEPTIONAL, REGENCY, BOW-FRONTED TOWNHOUSE, SET IN THE HEART OF HASTINGS' HISTORIC OLD TOWN, WITH AMAZING VIEWS

A beautiful, elegant, Regency, bow-fronted town-house, set in the heart of Hastings' historic Old Town conservation area, with outstanding, panoramic views over the East Hill and the English Channel, two roof terraces and a rare, large, secluded, sunny garden, to the rear of the property.

This natural light-filled, five bedroom home has recently been renovated to an incredible standard, blending stylish, contemporary finishes with original, graceful, Regency period features.

Arranged over four floors and basement, this fabulous home offers fantastic living space and character, with opulent interior styling and grand proportions to all principle rooms, each with grand ceiling heights and uniquely charming features.

The property is entranced through a grand entrance hallway with original, wooden, central turning staircase to upper floors. At the front is a spacious dining room, with wooden flooring, restored period sash windows and original period shutters. This leads into the study, with a glass door to the kitchen. To the rear of the ground floor, is a contemporary, sleek, fitted, large and additional breakfast room area, with offset utility room, leading to cloakroom and double doors out to the terraced garden. Stylishly finished, with white inbuilt units and charcoal grey work surfaces, fully fitted appliances including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, large five burner hob and separate wine fridge, exposed central brick wall, beautiful skylights, original large fireplace and new, inset log burner.

On the first floor, is a fabulous, grand living room/drawing room, with views up to the East Hill and the UK's oldest funicular railway, through incredibly elegant, restored, Regency period sash windows, which have been sympathetically secondary glazed. The room boasts a grand, double height ceiling with ornate cornicing, beautiful gold Victorian radiators and original period, fully working open fire, with chic marble hearth. To the rear of this floor is sizeable, opulent, peaceful bedroom, with stunning, newly replaced period sash windows and secondary glazing. The windows look out over the secluded garden and first roof terrace. Off the central corridor is a sleek, contemporary, marble and copper bathroom, with large, walk-in rainfall shower, double sinks and heated flooring and mirrors.

Ascending further, to the second floor, there are two further spacious, large double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower and WC, in addition to the family bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys the most enviable views of the East Hill and is bathed in light from stunning sun rises, complete with exposed floor boards, cornicing and period fireplace.

Fourth floor accommodation comprises two further bedrooms, with stunning, original exposed beams, garden views and access to loft storage and a further single bedroom/study, with views over the East Hill. This level also gives access to the exceptional, large roof terrace with a 360-degree panoramic vista of Hastings Old town and the English Channel. It's bathed in sun throughout the day, offering the perfect spot for al fresco dining, drinks with friends, or soaking up some sun. It also allows the prefect vantage point for enjoying the many parades and processions that the High St has to offer, including the famed Jack in The Green.

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To the rear of the house is a South-west facing terraced garden with outside storage, a decked area and unobscured southern aspect allowing for plenty of natural light throughout the day. There is also a large basement accessed from the ground floor with plenty of added storage space.

The entire house has been lovingly restored under conservation guidelines and is a beautiful blend of period and contemporary features including; ornate cornicing, high skirting boards, curved sash windows, shutters, period fireplaces and floorboards. A truly stunning property, this period home is simply unique in every aspect.

Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought-after residential enclaves, in the heart of Hastings' Old Town and only five minutes' walk to the sea and the Jerwood Gallery. Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, vintage and antique sales, street parties, Autumnal historic Old Town walks and many festivals.

Looking for an evening out? The Electric Cinema, 2 minutes' walk from the house, on the High St, is great, as are the vast array of independent restaurants and delicious, award-winning food, pubs and wine bars, with regular live music performances. Try the Crown, the Fig, Penbuckles, Judges, AG Hendy's summer pop-up or Old Custom House, for some locally sourced seafood, accompanied by wine from the nearby vineyards. Also, the High Street has some brilliant, quirky shops, including Shop House, Made in Hastings and even the lovely greengrocer, selling locally grown, fresh seasonal produce.

Hastings railway station is close by with direct links to London Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge and Victoria (1hr 22 mins), or a King's Cross high speed option, or Brighton (accessible within 50 mins), which is great for commuters.

Hastings has the oldest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, with beautiful net huts, next to 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, the legendary Quentin Blake 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.

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