St Helens Park Road, Hastings

£535,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
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Exceptional Edwardian villa built circa 1910 located in one of Hastings most desirable and sough-after residential enclaves' moments from open spaces of Alexandra Park and St Helens Woods. Beautifully presented with stunning period features throughout.

Externally the property has a gorgeous period fa?ade with box sah windows, gable with timber patterning, red brick band, period porch, original stained-glass front door and ample off-road parking.

Entering into large open hallway with stripped back hard wood floor boards, turning period staircase, large storage cupboard and double height ceiling servicing all principle rooms. To the front of the house is a grand living room with ornate cornicing and feature ceiling rose, bay window and original open marble fireplace. Adjacent is a further spacious reception room/guest bedroom with inset gas coal effect stove with marble surround and original timber framed sash windows.

To the rear of the house giving access to the garden is a bespoke fitted kitchen - breakfast room composed of stunning free standing and fixed units, a range cooker, butler style sink and wood panelled ceiling with offset shower/utility room. Completing the ground floor is a large dining room with double doors to the garden, exposed floorboards and feature fireplace with inset shelving storage.

Ascending the period turning staircase to an open landing flooded with light throughout the day by a central skylight. To the front are the master and a second bedroom that features a west facing balcony with period wooden balustrades. The rest of the upper level is made up of a further bedroom, stylish shower room with period styled tiling and family bathroom featuring a gorgeous roll top bath complete with brass fittings.

Mature level south east facing rear gardens with large patio area perfect for entertaining or alfresco dining, various outbuildings and pond.

This beautifully presented four/five-bedroom home sits in one of Hastings most roads just minutes' walk from St Helens woods that spans over 100 acres of protected land perfect for long walks through this stunning nature reserve. Alexandra Park is also close by, officially opened in 1882 and is spread across 109 acres with its various play areas, caf?, sports facilities and reservoirs that allow fishing. The park received its first Green Flag award in 2005 and has continued to retain this status ever since, it is also famed for its arboretum and has one of the best collections of trees in Britain.

Looking for an evening out? The Electric Cinema in Old Town is great as is Kino-Teatr, which houses an independent cinema, theatre, the Baker-Mamonova Gallery, bar and a Lebanese restaurant. It rubs shoulders with great local wine bars and award-winning pubs and restaurants (try The Crown, Penbuckles, Judges, Queens Deli, The St Leonard, Dragon Bar and St Clements). Excellent local shops in Old Town with a variety of independent retailers. Close by in St Leonards there are many places specialising in vintage furniture/lighting and clothing on Kings Road and Norman Road. Superb caf?s like Fika and Sea Kale serve great drinks and food, using locally sourced ingredients, including fish caught that day from the fishing beach and prize-winning world-class wines from the many vineyards nearby.

Hastings railway station is close by with direct links to London Charing Cross and Victoria (1hr, 30 mins) and Brighton (accessible within 50 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 property.

A vibrant place to live, Hastings has stunning architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.

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