Georgian Restoration Project

The Croft | Hastings Old Town | TN34


For Sale

Five Bedrooms | Two Receptions | Requiring Renovation | Sea Views

the croft hastings
A four-storey Grade II Listed house needing refurbishment and renovation on one of the finest roads in Hastings Old Town.  With sea views, walled gardens to the front and back and the potential to create a large family home or to have a separate self-contained flat to the lower ground floor. This is a splendid and rare opportunity.  

This elegant Georgian house was built circa 1800 and is thought to have been used by The Duke of Wellingtons men while they were billeted in the Town.  More recently it remained in the same family for many years and now sits waiting for the next chapter of its life to bring it back to life again.

Set out across four storeys with an impressive original staircase linking the rooms.  The lower ground floor is set out as a self-contained flat but could be re-incorporated into the house.  The layout is flexible but there’s the potential for five or six bedrooms, two reception rooms with new bathrooms being added according to need.  There’s space enough to create utility rooms, garden room, home working space and so on.

The front garden is large and sunny with a due-south aspect.  This leads to an iron staircase with a typical Georgian canopy to the front door.  The lower ground floor has its own entrance.  There is a back garden too, also enclosed with brick walls which add a romantic charm to this currently overgrown space.

Throughout the house there are exposed wooden floorboards, original fireplaces and fine Georgian sash windows.

The Croft is set back from the busy part of Hastings Old Town and is incredibly peaceful with a rural feel to it.  This is a private road so there’s no passing traffic.  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.  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. Ccombined 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.


Construction of The Croft started circa 1805. Prior to that time, it was a Ropewalk. It’s thought that Number 21 The Croft was built circa 1800. The front of the house appears to be of brick construction but is in fact painted methematical tiles – rather like a Georgian version of cladding.   Slate roof with hipped end.

The Duke of Wellington was based in a house a few doors along from Number 21 during his time in Hastings and it’s believed that his men lived in numbers 19, 21 and 23 The Croft

The Croft | TN34




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* Property construction: Brick and original cladding.
* Utilities: Electricity, Water Supply, Broadband
* Gas Supply: Not supplied
* Electricity supply: Independently supplied EDF
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 16mps; Upload Speed: 1mps (Ultrafast unavailable)
* Mobile signal/coverage: Outdoors Likley coverage all major networks. Indoors -Limited Coverage EE & Three . O2 & Vodafone Likley

* Restrictions: eg. Grade II listed
* Flood risk: Very low risk of flooding
* Planning permission: for the property itself and its immediate locality:

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