Vicarage Road, Hastings

£525,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Beautifully presented period villa located atop the West Hill with stunning views across the whole of Hastings and out over the English Channel towards Beachy Head. Offering versatile living space across four floors and situated in one of Hastings' most sought-after residential enclaves.

Accessed on the ground floor with a full depth open plan reception room currently used as a office/studio, bathed in light throughout the day by both East and West facing bay windows, stripped back floorboards, wooden panelling and kitchenette over looking the garden and out to sea. Stepping down into a gorgeous bespoke fitted kitchen dining room with hard wood units, w.c. and large storage area, utilities room and double doors leading to the garden. South West Facing garden with large lawned area and surrounding shrubbery that enjoys sun from mid-morning all the way through to sun set basking in warm orange light, the garden also offers unobscured views over Hastings town and the English Channel.

The first floor comprises the master bedroom, currently a living room, with built in storage, exposed floorboards and double sash windows. Adjacent, another double bedroom with bay windows offering further panoramic views. The top floor of the house consists of two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The rear bedroom enjoys the furthest reaching views and the perfect spot to watch the evening sun set as well as a feature period fireplace. There is also access to a large loft space with the potential for conversion.

A truly stunning home occupying one of the most enviable positions in Hastings, moments from the open spaces of West Hill and a short stroll into both the town centre and historic Old Town.

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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