Beds: 2Bath: 1
With a deceptive front on display, this historic five bedroom three story Old Town property has more than meets the eye. Previously a Medieval Hall House (pre 15th Century) it has now been adapted into a contemporary family home, this high calibre residence offers exemplary views, spacious characterful rooms, in a prime High Street location.
Five Bedrooms, Three Reception Rooms, Three Bathrooms
Extensive Old Town and East Hill Views & Outside Space
Period Features Throughout
HIGH STREET, HASTINGS
Until 1800, Hastings was confined to the Bourne Valley between the large unspoilt open areas of the East and West Hills. The High Street was one of the two original streets that were divided by the Bourne stream, the High Street and All Saints Street were the most popular areas with George Street being known as ‘the suburbs’.
Nowadays Hastings Old Town is buzzing with creativity and is a hot spot for artists with The Jerwood gallery conveniently located on the Stade which host many outdoor events. Oozing with unique shops, bars and cafes along with restaurants a plenty, the Old Town regularly has festivals and music events all year round. Within a 5-minute walk along the level promenade is Hastings town centre and main line station with direct links to London, Brighton and Ashford.
THE PROPERTY, NUMBER 34:
Steeped in history, and adapted over the years for more modern living, the façade and high street sector of the property dates back and has proven to be a Medieval Hall House (pre 15th Century). These houses have typically been hidden within an apparently much later building and can go unrecognized for what it is. The now substantial family home has been extensively added to over the years, with the youngest part back dating back to 1540. This has given the house a ‘quirky’ layout with two upstairs staircases leading to the additional attic rooms, imposing front bedroom with impressive ceiling height of 9’4, three reception rooms for all occasions and very spacious kitchen to the rear, leading onto the outside space. If this was not enough, there is a sizable basement at the property. This would have originally been external when it was the Medieval Hall House, so has the original Well that would have serviced the High Street.
Later down the years this building was host to the original Observer Building in the 1850’s, and many other commercial outlets subsequently after that. The family home has now successfully been adapted to comfortable living, with official residential status.
The accommodation is arranged with approximate room sizes as follows:
Glazed wooden front door into:
RECEPTION ROOM: 18`10 x 12` (5.76m x 3.66m). Box bay window with built in window seat and bespoke shutters, original timbers to ceiling to include medieval carving, original painted wood panelling to walls, stripped pine flooring.
CLOAKROOM: Eco flush low level W.C., corner wash hand basin, vinyl flooring.
From reception room step down to:
SECOND RECEPTION ROOM/SNUG: 12`4 x 10`8 (3.76m x 3.27) Original painted wood panelling to walls, feature shelving unit into recess which would have been the original external wall, understairs storage cupboard, carpeted.
INTERNAL HALLWAY: Understairs storage cupboards, carpeted, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Tiled floor, original timbers to walls, corner shower unit with glass curved sliding doors, mains shower, Eco flush low level W.C., corner basin, wall hung cabinet, glass dome ceiling light and extractor fan.
From internal hallway, one step down to:
THIRD RECEPTION ROOM/BREAKFAST ROOM: 16`4 x 8`7 (4.98m x 2.63m). Carpeted, three panel casement window to side elevation with bespoke shutters, exposed brick wall with original fully working and lined fireplace, flag staff hearth, radiator under window, video entry phone system for rear of property, pine panelled door into lobby giving 2nd entrance at rear.
LOBBY: External wooden door to rear entrance, hatch with ladder steps leading down to cellar, this area would have originally been external so the original water well for the surrounding houses is still present with steps dating back to the 15th Century.
From third reception, one step down to:
KITCHEN: 17` 9`9 (5.19m x 2.98m) widest part x 9`2 (2.82m) narrowest part. Three panel casement window to side elevation, separate top opening window, both with bespoke shutters, fully glazed double doors to rear elevation, original archway historically a doorway with 1540 engraved into the above curvature, is now a feature shelving unit with marble shelves, ample kitchen base and wall units, laminate work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, seven ring gas hob with range cooker (less than a year old), chrome extractor hood above, stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge, space for freezer, space for tumble dryer, radiator, through double doors to:
REAR COURTYARD: Built-in canopy spanning the courtyard from the double doors to end wall, south facing, the courtyard wraps along the side elevation all the way to the middle section of the property which has separate access to Lobby, leading into the third reception room. External cupboard housing newly fitted water and gas systems (within manufacturers guarantee), newly fitted cylinder, allowing for constant hot water to all three bathrooms. Newly fitted gate to rear of property with security locks.
From third reception room, wide staircase leading up to:
SPACIOUS LANDING: Ample room for study area, carpeted, radiator, painted battening to ceiling.
MASTER BEDROOM: 13`1 x 9`7 (3.99m x 2.93m). Carpeted, three panel casement window to side elevation with bespoke shutters, arch brickwork to what would have been the original fireplace, dado rail, radiator.
Door opening to
DRESSING ROOM: Measurement from wardrobes, 10`1 x 8` (3.80m x 2.46m). Carpeted, casement window to side elevation with bespoke shutters, ample fitted wardrobes, CCTV outlet and extension of internet hub.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: Frosted top opening casement window to side elevation, newly fitted modern white suite to include Eco flush W.C., enclosed wash hand basin with vanity unit under, fully tiled walls, bathroom cabinet with electricity, shaver point, magnifying mirror, deep sunk duravit bath with chrome mixer tap and shower head, bi fold glass shower screen, large airing cupboard with painted panelled wood doors and feature iron work, LED spotlights, extractor fan, mirror fitted into tiles.
From Landing, door to:
SHOWER ROOM: Half tiled walls, vinyl flooring, glass shower cubicle, mains shower, chrome heated towel rail, low level W.C., pedestal wash hand basin, glass cabinet above, spotlights, extractor fan.
From Landing, one step up to:
JEWEL IN THE CROWN: 19`6 x 11`8 (5.95m x 3.57m). Carpeted, original wooden timbers to ceiling and walls, this room is part of the original building dating back to Medieval times, panelled sash window front elevation with bespoke shutters, two radiators, fantastic ceiling height measuring 9`4 (2.87m), oak fitted bookshelf under window
Reclaimed wood panelled door to spiral staircase up to:
ATTIC ROOM: 14`7 x 7`9 (4.46m x 2.38m). Pitched ceiling, angled casement windows with beautiful rooftop views to the East Hill peninsular, carpeted, access to eaves storage, restricted head height.
CLOAKROOM: Eco dual flush W.C., hand basin with chrome mixer tap and mirror above.
From landing second staircase leading up to:
THE BOAT ROOM: 12`5 x 11`4 (3.79m x 3.45m). Pitched ceiling, original timbers to ceilings and walls, casement window to rear elevation with bespoke shutters, stunning peninsular and rooftop views, radiator, carpeted.
MARY POPPINS ROOM: 11`5 (3.48m) (widest part) x 10`1 (3.08m). Pitched ceiling, carpeted, casement window to side south elevation, secondary glazing with bespoke shutters.
TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 2153 square feet (200 square metres) approx.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: D
PRICE …. £895,000 …. FREEHOLD
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT WITH JOHN BRAY & SONS, HASTINGS, 01424 421544
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High Street, Hastings - High St, Hastings TN34 3ER, UK
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