Cobourg House

£625,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A Charming double fronted Grade II Listed home capturing the soul of the historic Hastings Old Town built at the end of the 18th Century. An almost untouched Sleeping Beauty, it has stunning views of the harbour and across the English Channel.

The House itself, which has been undergoing a loving and sympathetic Restoration retains most of the original period features thus keeping its charming character intact. A must see for anyone seeking a piece of Hastings Old Town history, it would suit a buyer interested continuing and completing the process of restoration.

"Cobourg House" sits tucked away on the West Will, a Charming unspoilt character House packed with period details. A late 18th century double fronted clap boarded house, originally built somewhere between 1798/1804 for a merchant Sea Captain, it looks down over the historic Hastings Old Town and has stunning views down to the harbour, fishing fleet and across the English Channel.

"Cobourg House' is Located in the heart of the Old Town on Cobourg Place which leads up to West Hill and the Castle Green, from which there are breath taking views over Hastings old town and out to sea.

This wonderful character property is short walk from the beach, promenade and eclectic shops and restaurants of George Street and High Street alike.

The house, which has high ceilings, has three working fireplaces and is arranged over two floors, it has two peaceful lush, sub-tropical, courtyard gardens with many flowering plants, climbers and shrubs with an old Olive tree and even several Banana trees!

You enter the House via the 18th century doorway into a wide hallway with the original galleried staircase situated in the centre of the house.

To the left is the dining room/study with feature fireplace which has a wood burning stove, original painted floorboards and painted wooden boarded walls at the front is a large bay window, added in the mid19th century, which frames the view to out the sea.

To the right of the hall is a generous sized "cooks" kitchen. This kitchen also has painted boarded walls and free-standing painted beech units. A large Gas range sits in the original brick chimney and a there a double sink under the window overlooking the front garden. Through the kitchen is a good-sized Utility room which houses the Fridge, washing machine and dishwasher and brick-built Boiler cupboard with a combi gas boiler. Via the utility room is another staircase leading up to the back garden.

Towards the top of the staircase and at the back of the house is the sitting room with working Georgian fireplace and original grate. This charming room has carved wooden Corinthian Columns supporting a square archway leading into the room and French doors opening onto the lush, sub-tropical, rear garden. This room has original painted wooden floorboards and a door connects with the main front bedroom, continuing up the staircase off to the left is the bathroom with painted wood boarded walls three windows onto the garden, cast iron bath with hand shower, ceramic white wash Basin and loo. Next to the bathroom there is also a separate toilet room decorated with shells. Two steps further up is the upper hallway. Off it to the right is bedroom mentioned above, with working feature fireplace and another large Bay window with incredible views sea views, a door connects with the sitting room.

To the left of the hall is the guest bedroom with chimney breast (yet to be opened) and duel aspect windows to the front and side overlooking the garden and East Hill.

Outside to the rear is a peaceful private garden perfect al fresco dining and to the front of the house is a brick paved courtyard garden with mature shrubs and trees along with a relaxing patio area.

Note: There is a large attic at the top of the house that could (with planning consent) be converted to add two more bedrooms and a bathroom. Included in the sale is an original cream gas Aga (yet to be installed) also a charming summerhouse (at present dismantled) and a Georgian fire surround which is intended for the guest bedroom.

Note: The photos although taken recently were before the vendor began the process of packing up the house...

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