The picture-perfect home of a well renowned fashion stylist has just come to the off-market sales portfolio at Unique Property Company.
The three-bedroom home with two bathrooms, garden with sea views and spacious kitchen and living room has been artfully decorated in neutral colours and offers a perfect home or a glorious holiday escape. Most rooms have sea views and there’s lots of light in the house throughout the day. Yet the property is quiet and private.
The house is minutes from the West Hill with the most impressive views across the sea, with views up to Hastings Country Park, the pier and along the coast to Eastbourne. Hastings Old Town is a seven-minute walk away and the railway station is a ten-minute walk.
The house is one of a few which were built around 1820 as houses for the workers who looked after the nearby windmills that covered the West Hill at that time. The entrance hallway from the street leads to two rooms on the ground floor which could either be used as bedrooms or as study/work areas.
Because the house is built into the slope of the hill, the kitchen and living room is downstairs. This spacious room incorporates a well-equipped kitchen with induction hob and electric oven, space for an American-style fridge and a built-in wine cooler. There are spotlights throughout the room and glass shaded hanging lamps over
Clever use of space by the owner has incorporated an L-shaped dining area in one corner with built in seats with storage under. A wood burning stove ensures that the room is cosy all year round. The flooring here is engineered oak. A separate cupboard houses the washing machine. There’s also a very glamorous shower room with loo and hand basin on this floor. Double French doors lead to a charming sunny patio garden with room for a table for outdoor eating, many attractive container plants as well as practical storage space for wood for the stove.
The orientation of the garden means that it will enjoy sunshine for most of the day and is a particularly good spot for watching the sunsets to the west over Beachy Head. A lockable firedoor at the top of the stairs separates this room from the ground floor rooms enhancing noise privacy and adding additional security.
The top of the house is built into the gable of the roof giving it additional character and is dedicated to a lovely bedroom with sea views and a full room-sized bathroom with free standing bath, rainfall shower, loo and handbasin. There’s even a perfect spot in the bathroom to place a chair and look across the rooftops to the sea.
Wood burning stove in addition to gas fired radiators Garden with sea views Sea views from the front and the back of the house Close to the town centre, railway station and Hastings Old Town
Hastings has long been a hub for creative thinkers and over the past few years has also become a “cool” destination. The proximity of the town to London and to Brighton as well as to Ashford International station with connections to Europe make this an easy destination to like.
The independent nature of the people who live here as well as the thoughtful and stylish independent retailers, pubs, restaurants and cafes which are dotted throughout the town attracts like-minded people from the music, film and television, fashion, design and arts industries. People say that there’s always something going on in Hastings and in nearby St Leonards and it’s usually something unexpected and interesting. This certainly isn’t a town to retire in. There’s a healthy cross section of ages and points of view. Hastings also has a remarkable history, unique buildings, two funicular railways which link the seafront to the higher parts of the town and the glorious Country Park which extends for miles along the clifftops towards Rye. Genuinely something for everyone!
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