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Burton Lodge, West Hill Road, St Leonards, TN38 0NB



Built in the 1830’s, possibly one of the most historical properties in the town, once the home of Alfred Henry Burton, brother of Decimus Burton. This Grade II Listed five bedroom detached residence with ample period features along with the delights of a sea view, a garden surrounding the property, driveway with off road parking and a separate garage to the rear.

The Location: Burton St Leonards Area
In the Burton St. Leonards Conservation Area; Popular, exquisite central location offering only a short walk to Warrior Square train station, the property is just a minutes walk from Norman Road and Marina, which offer numerous restaurants, independent shops and café’s. The beach and promenade are only a short stroll away and Hastings Old Town can be found further along the seafront.

Further attractions include the award winning pier which offers numerous events all year round, a number of open public spaces including Gensing Gardens and Alexandra Park can be enjoyed and the Hastings and St Leonards area is renowned for his architecture, history and unique culture.

The Property: Burton Lodge, Detached Five Bedroom Grade II Listed Residence was constructed by James Burton in 1830, the eminent builder and developer of the original new town of St. Leonards-on-Sea. The residence was occupied by Alfred Henry Burton, brother of Decimus Burton, until 1869 and after passing out of the Burton estate later was occupied by members of the de Haviland family of aircraft fame. The Grade II listed house provides spacious accommodation not apparent from an external glance.

The rooms of interesting floor plan are arranged with approximate sizes as follows:

FIRST FLOOR: Flight of steps up to:


ENTRANCE HALL: 12’9” x 10’3” (3.89m x 3.12m) Double radiator, leaded light windows, inlaid parquetry flooring of geometrical design with oak, maple and ebony stringing, vaulted ceiling with centre rose, semi eliptical archway leading to:

CENTRAL HALLWAY: 23’6” x 18’6” (7.16m x 5.64m) L-Shaped. With oak balustrade, cast iron antique radiator, part inlaid parquet flooring, dado and picture rails, vaulted ceiling with square lantern light, airing cupboard housing Baxi gas combination boiler.

DRAWING ROOM: 20’6” x 17” (6.25m x 5.18m) Decorative Regency mouldings, vaulted ceiling, cast iron radiator, marble fireplace and hearth with decorative white mantelpiece, swags, epergnes with fruit, dentiled coving, two asymmetrical bay windows enjoying southerly sea views.

MORNING ROOM: 16’ x 14’ (4.88m x 4.27m) Picture rail, vaulted ceiling, centre rose, cast iron radiator, corner cast iron fireplace with tiled flanks, twin French doors to garden with bevelled panes.

SUPERB FEATURE DINING ROOM: 20’6” x 14’3” (6.25m x 4.34m) Radiator, panelled walls with jettied cornice, vaulted ribbed ceiling, three corner leaded light china cabinets, garden outlook to south elevation, marble fireplace and hearth with white decorative mantelpiece, herringbone parquet flooring, working dumb waiter.

BEDROOM 1: 20’5” x 17’5” (6.22m x 5.30m) L-shaped, radiator, picture rail, vaulted ceiling, south bay window overlooking garden, period mantelpiece, sea glimpse.

BEDROOM 2: 18’ x 12’10” (5.48m x 3.91m) Radiator, picture rail, vaulted ceiling, wide bay window overlooking rear garden, decorative period fireplace.

BATHROOM: ‘Charlotte’ period style bathroom suite with roll top bath, mixer tap and shampoo spray, pedestal wash basin, decorative tiled surrounds, high flush water closet, radiator, pictorial tiled panels, matchboarded ceiling, plaster cornice mouldings.

SEPARATE W.C. Period style suite and corner hand basin.


ENTRANCE HALL: 11’9” x 8’3” (3.58m x 2.51m) Radiator, coved ceiling, dado rail, inner door with pictorial glass insets with sailing ships of yesteryear.

INNER HALL: Two radiators, dado rail, understairs store cupboard, coved ceiling, built-in store cupboard, door to courtyard, walk-in store room.

BEDROOM 3: 16’ x 11’3” (4.88m x 3.43m) Radiator, south facing window, battened ceiling.

BEDROOM 4: 16’9” x 16’6” (5.10m x 5.09m) L-shaped, Double radiator, corner and side windows, battened ceiling.

BEDROOM 5: 12’3” x 8’3” (3.73m x 2.51m) Radiator, sash windows to rear courtyard, laminate floor.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 14’6” x 13’9” (4.42m x 4.19m) plus window recess. Generous range of pine fronted cabinets with royal blue tiled worktops and surrounds, Britannia luxury cooking range with 4 burners, grill, twin oven, extractor hood, inset sink, period style mixer tap, built-in dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, bevelled glass china cabinets, double radiator, corner window with south outlook, dumb waiter, laminate flooring, half glazed door and screen to:

REAR LOBBY: Quarry and patterned tiled floor, dado rail, coved ceiling, door to courtyard and steps to Archery Road.

SEPARATE W.C: With radiator, dado rail.

UTILITY ROOM: Belfast china sink, built-in cupboards, ceramic tiled worktop, tessellated floor, radiator, automatic washing machine, Baxi combination gas boiler, fitted broom cupboard.

BATHROOM: Fully tiled walls, tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and shower spray, pedestal wash basin, radiator, W.C., period style white suite, tiled floor.

SITTING ROOM: 13’ x 9’2” (3.96m x 2.79m) Matchboarded walls, two radiators, further lobby with door and steps to garden.

INTERNAL STUDY: 18’2” x 12’ (5.53m x 3.65m) Matchboarded walls, built in bookshelves, laminate floor, fitted store cupboards.

OUTSIDE: Wrought iron decorative gates into secluded front and side garden bounded by stone and flint walling, having stone paved areas, cruciform brick paving, mature trees and variegated evergreen bushes, terracotta steps, rockeries, spring bulbs, winding path leading to garden seat, local sandstone walling, southerly marine view. There is vehicle hardstanding on the aforementioned front paving.

Secluded lawned rear garden with southerly aspect and established rose beds, terracotta inset pavers and coping stones.

GARAGE: To the rear with access via Archery Road security gate, return door to rear garden.

£895,000 FREEHOLD
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  • Address: West Hill Road
  • City: Burton St Leonards, St Leonards On Sea
  • State/county: East Sussex
  • Zip/Postal Code: TN38 0NB
  • Neighborhood: Burton St Leonards, St Leonards
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Price: £895,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garage: 1
  • Garage Size: Single
  • Year Built: 1830

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