Historic Warehouse | Hastings | Sussex | For Sale

Historic freehold Warehouse

Hastings | Sussex

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This is a period property with a very large square footage, flexible accommodation, the possibility of an integrated or separate commercial unit on the ground floor and a fascinating history as the former home for the horses which pulled Hastings trams many years ago.

The entire property was used as stabling for the horses who were stabled on the two upper floors of this Victorian property around 100 years ago. The dramatic steps which connect the three floors of the building were formerly a ramp for the horses. The giant iron lintels and internal beams are testament to the integrity of the building and lend it a slightly industrial warehouse-style feel.

Living accommodation spans the top two floors of the building and includes three double sized bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor and a dramatic and light-filled open plan living space with kitchen and shower room on the upper floor. Plus large storage space in the mezzanine level above the living area.

The living space is an unusual and interesting wedge-shape, has gabled ceilings with huge wooden beams and five floor to ceiling windows along one side which flood the room with natural light. On this floor there’s also a shower room with a loo and hand basin. There’s also a mezzanine area accessed by steps from the main living space which, although not giving full head height could be very useful storage space.

The commercial or retail space on the ground floor has separate utilities and the new owner has undertaken to reinstate windows on this floor which will make it a light filled and attractive space suitable for a yoga or pilates studio or a workshop or artists’ studio. The ceiling is very high and has a great industrial/studio feel to it. The owner has also undertaken as part of the pre-sale process to “make good” the entire commercial downstairs space: insulate walls, apply plasterboard to all walls, fit underfloor heating to the floor and finish it with suitable flooring, fit electrical outlets around the space and provide guarantees for all of the above work. There’s a possibility to re-instate this space as being integral to the upper floors to make one enormous living unit with a ground floor studio or living area although this work would need to be negotiated separately with the current owner if that was desired.

There is an opportunity to split the leases of the two spaces so that the buyer could split the purchase into a commercial/domestic and reduce stamp duty accordingly.

The roof is gabled.

The boiler in the commercial unit was installed in 2018 and trhe boiler in the apartment is approximately 6 years old. Both run on gas.

The building is Freehold.

There’s a possibility to separate the title for the two areas to create a separately leaseable retail or commercial space and a wonderful three bedroom home above.

There is car parking space to the front of the building.

Brook Street | TN34


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