Wellington Square, Hastings

£600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An exceptional Grade II listed Georgian house with superb views over a garden square and the English Channel. Wellington Square is a grand Regency garden square conveniently located for the beach and historic Hastings Old Town.

Retaining many fine period features the property has been sympathetically refurbished throughout blending beautiful contemporary finishes with original period features. This substantial home will appeal to purchasers looking for a truly unique and stylish home.

Homes of this size and stature are rare to the open market.The property benefits from over 3000 sqft of versatile living space over five floors with grand principal rooms.

The ground floor compromises a spacious and opulent kitchen-dining room spanning the full length of the house and a rear cloakroom. The stylish industrial themed modern fitted kitchen incorporates brushed steel units with hard wood work surfaces combined with neutral tones for a timeless look; with integrated appliances and a central island. Exposed floor boards run throughout the kitchen-dining room, the front half featuring beautiful curved walls and box sash windows overlooking the square and flooding the room in light throughout the day.

Turning period staircase with mahogany banister services the first four floors. To the first is a large double bedroom come office and full width living room featuring an open period fireplace with marble surround and floor to ceiling double doors giving access to a south facing balcony. This grand room benefits from plenty of light and double height ceilings with ornate cornicing and ceiling rose.

The second floor houses the master bedroom enjoying beautiful views over the square and out to sea through two twin sash windows. Servicing the master bedroom is an elegant bathroom with freestanding bath, walk in rainforest shower, pedestal his & hers sinks and under floor heating. Completing the floor is a large storage cupboard ideal for a walk in wardrobe, immediately adjacent to the master bedroom.

The top floor of the house, bathed in sun through a large skylight, includes two more double bedrooms, a modern fitted bathroom and utility room. The front bedroom, from it's elevated position, enjoys stunning far reaching views out over the English Channel.

This substantial home also features a lower ground floor with it's own private entrance, currently incorporated into the house but perfectly arranged for a separate flat or annex. To the front is a spacious double bedroom with a south facing window, just behind a large living room with views over the properties garden.

The house also benefits from an walled garden with decked area perfect for evening drinks or alfresco dining. The house has been the subject of major renovation and sympathetic refurbishment blending beautiful contemporary finishes with original period features including; double height ceilings, exposed floorboards, period fireplaces, ceiling roses, sash windows and period turning staircase. The owner's meticulous attention to detail is evident in every way throughout this contemporary and stunning Regency property.

Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves Hastings Old Town is close by and Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, street parties and almost weekly festivals.

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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