A Georgian Coastal Home

Hastings | TN34


For Sale
In the heart of Hastings Old Town and at the peaceful part of the historic and picturesque High Street, this is an immaculate 3-bedroom home with sunny garden and marvellous views across to The Country Park. Was once the family home of renowned landscape artist Henry William Borrow.

Architecture and Interior

A home with a street frontage which belies its spaciousness and four storey layout (including basement which doubles as a workroom or utility room). From the front door there is a good-sized hallway leading to a large living room with space enough for a dining table, wooden floors, fire effect gas fire and windows to the street. At the back of the house is a sunny kitchen/breakfast room with a door leading to a very pretty tiered garden planted with herbs, vine and an array of contemporary country-style planting. All in excellent order with recent work carried out to roof, chimneys, frontage and interiors.

On the first floor are two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main bedroom has a sunny aspect overlooking the garden. The single room at the front of the house would make a fine study or spare bedroom. There is a distinctive round window from the upper hallway which looks over the street.

The attic has been well converted to make a characterful double sized bedroom with en-suite loo and hand basin. This room has double aspect windows with views to the East Hill to the front and across the garden at the back.

The basement is large enough to house a workroom and a utility area and is plumbed for washing machine.

On the street side and not directly attached to the house is an arched basement area which houses the utility readings boxes. This area is covered by an indemnity policy for any unforeseen liabilities.

989 sq m total

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At the top of the garden and with outstanding views of all three of the Hastings Old Town churches and across to the green acres of The Country Park, is a level seating area and a good-sized Garden Studio with electricity and wi-fi. Closer to the house is another sun trap sitting area with old bricks walls to one side.

In the neighbourhood

The High Street is the beating heart of Hastings Old Town with several well-known names choosing to make this street their home. Yet this part of the road is set apart from the bustle of the shops, pubs and cafes at the further end of the street and is incredibly peaceful with a community feel to it. The house is an easy walk to the seafront, the famed shops and pubs of The Old Town and close to the expanses of The Country Park with its superb cliff top walks. The neighbouring house is the famed Smugglers Cottage which has a rich and extravagant history.

Transport and connections

Hastings Station isn’t too far away and that connects to London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East as well as St Pancras International via Ashford International.

Shops in Hastings Old Town are largely independent as are the cafes, pubs and restaurants which are getting national acknowledgements. There are major supermarkets within easy reach including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Sainsburys, Lidl, Morrisons, Co-Op, Aldi. There’s an independent cinema in nearby St Leonards along with several art and galleries.

The town of Hastings has become a hub for creative thinkers. Combined with the almost constant round of social, cultural and historic events which take place throughout the year in Hastings, make this a lively and very active town to be based in.


This house was built as one large property and initially used as a preparatory school run by the aunt of renowned landscape artist Henry William Burrows (1840 – 1905). The orphaned Burrows lived here as a child and returned to Hastings later in life to paint several well-known views of the beaches and headlands around Hastings. The house was divided into two separate homes in the mid 1960s with a small extension at the rear being made to the house at that time.

The house was listed in 1951 for its noted stuccoed front with parapet to earlier timber frame building. The roof is steeply pitched with new tiles and refurbished gable ends. Modern casement windows to replace original sash windows. Original circular window on first floor.

High Street | Hastings



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* Property construction: Timber frame with stuccoed front
* Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water Supply, Broadband
* Gas Supply: Independently supplied)
* Electricity supply: Independently supplied)
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 17mps; Upload Speed: 1mps Superfast https://checker.ofcom.org.uk
* Mobile signal/coverage: Good Coverage of all major networks
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* Restrictions: eg. conservation area, listed building status, tree preservation . Indemnity insurance on the tunnel at the front of the property at street level.
* Rights and easements: e.g. public rights of way, shared drives. No ·
* Flood risk: https://www.gov.uk/check-long-term-flood-risk No low risk of surface water flooding
· very low risk of flooding from rivers and the sea
* Coastal erosion risk see note below and link here: https://environment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.htmlid=9cef4a084bbb4954b970cd35b099d94c * Planning permission: for the property itself and its immediate locality: https://www.gov.uk/search-register-planning-decisions

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