Beds: 2Bath: 1
John Bray & Sons are proud to present this rare property with 2594 Sq Ft of floor space split over three floors. This unique, exciting & prestigious property located within a popular residential area is available having had a full refurbishment. Once three houses and most recently the Belmont Pub, the property offers large open rooms, six bedrooms, a generous rear garden and some fine unique features from its history as a public inn.
The Location: Clive Vale, Periphery of the Country Park, Hastings
Originally the 60 acre Clive Vale Farm, the estate known as Clive Vale had grown to 140 acres by the 1880’s, over twice the size of the farm it replaced. All the buildings in Clive Vale are relatively new and date from the mid to late Victorian times when the estate was developed. The 1884 street directory has 83 laundries in the borough, with 16 of them being in Clive Vale. In modern day, Clive Vale is famously known for its beautiful terraced houses, convenient location close to the Old Town of Hastings and Ore village with some fantastic views out to the East and West Hill. Transport links are very good with various bus stops on Harold Road. The train station in Ore, located within a mile distance offers direct links to London, Brighton and Ashford. Located with a short walk away from this property, the East Hill Country Park is a popular area for days out and walkers; you will never get tired of the views over the park and to the sea.
The Property: Six Bedroom Period Property
Originally three Victorian terraced houses, built around 1865, they were converted into a public house in about 1890. Around the 1920s, it was The Belmont Hotel with “smoker’s room” and “children’s room” and the main upstairs room was the “sitting room” for the hotel. Now the converted three houses that previously made the pub up to a single dwelling was featured on homes under the hammer. This exquisite period property has seen significant improvement and refurbishment over the past few years creating a fantastic unique home, perfect for an array of different buyers. The three floors of living space are vast and bright with some extraordinary original features including the two alluring curved bays to the front of the property. The building still has many of its original features and the refurbishment has been carried out sympathetically to this period. Similar properties of this type are often snapped up and we imagine that this particular one offers some of the highest quality throughout. The property enjoys a sunny rear garden which is a sizable space that matches the property well, and two large cellar rooms remind you of its past use. Furthermore, the owners of this property will become the freeholders of a flat next door, however no income is currently sources from this leaseholder.
Original features kept, where possible, throughout- fireplaces, original floorboards, section of Victorian wallpaper, section of 1960s pink flamingo wallpaper, storage cupboards, ground floor electrical switch boxes, wooden doors, part of bar in situ, wood ceiling in ground floor far office and off-license window hatch.
HALLWAY: Grand entrance hallway with stripped floor boards, doorway giving access to the kitchen, original double doors separating an initial entrance hallway to the rear hallway and staircase. Feature fireplace mantel piece currently used as shoe storage, window borrowing light into hallway from kitchen. Original open hatch, once used a the serving hatch for public sales of goods. Panelled walls to both side to waist height. Double glazed sash window to the rear aspect with a view over the rear garden.
LIVING ROOM: 29’02 x 14’03 (8.89m x 4.38m) Special features make up the historic atmosphere of this open room with an attractive brick fire surround to the end of the room and long double glazed sash windows encouraging plenty of light into the room. The stripped pine floor will be a popular features amongst many and a second period fireplace to the opposite end with some beautiful tiles making up the surround. Two striking beams finish this room off. Access to bedroom six, an extra front entrance, the dining room with its beautiful curved window and the kitchen can all be found easily from this room.
DINING ROOM: 14’04 x 14’00 (4.39m x 4.27m) The large curved window to the front, one of the two in the house, makes this room exceptional, carpeted throughout, currently used as a large office and workspace. Another striking beam runs along the ceiling of this room. Additional front door to the property in this room. Step down to;
KITCHEN: 28’11 x 14’01 (8.83m x 4.31m) There is very much an open plan element to this room, plenty of natural light from the most attractive curved panelled window at the front with an original curved bench under, giving a unique dining experience. The current owners have stripped the pine flooring to match the original pub bar and runs through what used to be the smoking and cigar room to the rear, now the second half of the kitchen occupies this space with a window to the rear. A new fitted kitchen island has been installed with stripped wooden doors and a quality wood worktop. This room is the hub of the property, the open plan element creates a bright entertaining area.
UTILITY ROOM: Fitted units with sink under window to the rear aspect, further matching wall hung units, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer if required. Quarry tiled flooring.
CLOAKROOM: Downstairs w/c, located off the living room, window to rear aspect and cloakroom sink.
BEDROOM 6 / STUDY: 13’06 x 10’00 (4.12m x 3.05m) Period by-folding stripped wooden doors opening up to a sash-bay room, currently acting as a sixth bedroom but an ideal room for a large study also. This room has an appealing stripped wooden panelled ceiling.
CARPETED STAIRCASE UP TO FIRST FLOOR
MASTER BEDROOM: 18’00 x 15’00 (5.49m x 4.59m) Large master bedroom to the front of the property, the first of two bay windows on the first floor with double glazed sash’s, newly carpeted in this room with further period features including the picture rail around the room. Feature fireplace is vintage tiled surround. Central heating radiator.
BATHROOM: Newly refurbished with some elegant floor boards on display, bathroom suite comprising of a large panelled bathtub with tiled splashback, corner shower with curved glass sliding doors and matching splash back to bathtub, period style pedestal hand basin and period style centrally heated towel rail. Double glazed sash window to rear aspect.
Small carpeted hallway with original built in cupboards with shelving and housing hot water system, beautifully stripped wooden doors. Entrance door to;
SEPARATE W/C: Exposed floor boards, low level w/c, corner hand basin, double glazed window to rear aspect.
BEDROOM TWO: 15’01 x 12’09 (4.61m x 3.90m) Half way down the hallway with the second bay window on display, again with a double glazed sash window, this room is of a good sized double. Carpeted throughout, original built in storage cupboard with stripped wooden door. Central heating radiator.
BEDROOM THREE: 15’00 x 10’01 (4.59m x 3.08m) Located to the rear of the property opposite bedroom two, this double bedroom has a wonderful view over the rear garden to a wooded area. Carpeted throughout in this room with a slimmer original storage cupboard with an attractive quirky stripped wooden door. The window in this bedroom, which attracts plenty of morning light, is a newly double glazed with sash operation. Central heating in this room.
BEDROOM FOUR WITH EN-SUITE: 13’05 x 10’05 (4.11m x 3.20m) The only bedroom to have an en-suite shower room, this double bedroom to the front of the bedroom has two separate double glazed sash windows. Newly carpeted in this bedroom which is located at the end of the hallway. The convenient en-suite shower & w/c room offers high end fixtures and fittings, perfect for guests staying.
BEDROOM FIVE: 13’02 x 9’10 (4.03m x 3.01m) Directly opposite bedroom four with easy access to the built in storage cupboard in the hallway, this bedroom has similar pleasant views over the garden to bedroom three. Double in size, newly carpeted, double glazed window to rear aspect.
HALLWAY: Newly carpeted with a few steps towards the end giving access to bedroom four & five along with the large built in storage cupboards. The hallway has a loft hatch, giving access for further storage if required.
BASEMENT ROOM 1: 17’01 x 14’11 (5.23m x 4.57m) A generous space ideal for storage or working, the option for conversion is a possibility. This room is home of the beer barrel access from the road.
BASEMENT ROOM 2: 14’01 x 11’01 (4.38m x 3.61m) Another great space with an array of use options, good head height.
Staircase down to;
GARDEN: The property has a very pleasant flat lawned garden to the rear, access can be gained down two flights of stairs from the entrance floor. Paving stoned pathway gives access up the garden, to the rear the garden has a tiered area surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. The rear garden has a fenced surround and enjoys sunshine most of the day.
PROPERTY HISTORY: Once three period properties creating a fine terrace along Harold Road, converted into a public inn named ‘The Belmont’. The Belmont, known well by local residents of Clive Vale and the Old Town was a popular pub with many traditions. Since the pub closed down in
WORKS CARRIED OUT: The building has had significant works inside and out with some structural work carried out to repair and replace older support beams.
FREEHOLDER OF FLAT CONNECTED: The owners of this property currently hold the freehold to the flat connected which currently holds a 62 year lease, all applications for extensions would need to be made to the owner of this property.
TOTAL FLOOR SPACE: 241SqMt (2594 Sq Ft)
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT WITH JOHN BRAY & SONS, HASTINGS, 01424 421544
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Harold Road, Hastings, TN35 5NL
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