Forming part of an impressive Victorian building which dates back to the 19th Century and situated in one of Hastings Old Towns' most sought after residential enclaves on the cusp of the West Hill sits this truly unique and stunning character home.
Entered to the south of the building, this home has a grand feel throughout with double height vaulted ceilings and large south and west facing windows, letting light flood in throughout the day. Stylishly and tastefully decorated throughout, hard wood parquet flooring leads through the living space to a modern fitted Kitchen with built in appliances and central island/breakfast bar all finished in white with stone surfaces. To the side is a shower room with offset utilities space and extra storage.
Available End August 2018
An open stairway finished with glass panelling and steel balustrades leads to the spacious bedroom on the mezzanine level overlooking the living area with its own en-suite bathroom. The house also features a private south facing front courtyard area and a parking space in the gated courtyard beside. Located moments from both Hastings' old and new towns and a very short walk from the open spaces of West Hill with it's panoramic views out over the English Channel.
The beach and promenade are also within easy walking distance. 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 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 apartment.
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