High Street - For Sale
Property DetailsEasy Let & Sale present this Grade II listed c.17th cottage situated on High Street, Hastings Old Town. The unique property consists of a detached cottage with three bedrooms, reception room with inglenook fireplace, bathroom and kitchen, and approximately 600 sq m of garden.
The property features a 'smugglers window' looking down the High Street. When the property was built in the 17th century, the coastline was further inland and the bottom of the High Street featured a sea gate. If a candle was lit in the small window, smugglers coming to shore knew it was safe to store their contraband goods away from the customs men. The window remains today and is a reminder of Hasting's colourful past.
The cottage sits at the northern end of High Street of Hastings Old Town, an area rich in architecture, arts and history. Local shops, cafes, restaurants, museums and amenities are all within 600 metres, as is the Stade and beach. The East and West Hills of the town can be accessed by funicular railway and offer fantastic views of the Sussex coastline. Hastings Country Park is a Local Nature Reserve and Special Area of Conservation and can be reached via the East Hill.
Hastings is home to Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet which has recently won accreditation for its sustainable methods. The old town is home to numerous festivals and events throughout the year including Jack-in-the-Green, Old Town Week, Coastal Currents, Seafood and Wine Festival, Hastings Bonfire and Pirate Day.
The property is 1.6km from Hastings train station, offering services to London, Brighton and Ashford International. The A259 and A21 both pass through Hastings offering links to Sussex and London.
Reception room (18' 8" x 10' 2" / 5.695m x 3.119m)
Exposed beams and woodwork. Real wood floors, casement windows with leaded panes, wall lighting, radiator, wall-length inglenook fireplace, doors to kitchen and bathroom, built-in storage cupboards, phone line connection
Kitchen (9' 2" x 7' 10" / 2.819m x 2.390m)
Worktop with combination of cupboard, drawer and wall units. Integrated under counter single electric fan oven and grill, four ring gas hob, under counter fridge, extractor hood, stainless steel sink and drainer with flexi tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Stable door to garden, door and stairs to bedrooms.
Bathroom (8' 8" x 4' 11" / 2.644m x 1.5m)
Paneled bath with bracketed shower head attachment overhead. Shower rail, toilet, basin, mirror, shaving light, two casement windows, radiator, door and stairs to bedrooms.
Bedroom one (20' 0" x 12' 4" / 6.116m x 3.768m)
Casement windows with leaded panes, decorative fireplace, exposed beams and woodwork, partition wall with door.
Bedroom two (12' 9" x 8' 11" / 3.9m x 2.724m)
Casement windows with leaded panes, radiator
Bedroom three (9' 10" x 9' 0" / 3m x 2.764m)
Radiator, shelving, door and casement window onto garden
Garden (30m x 20m)
Garden with side gate providing access to street. Accessed from house by stable door from kitchen and back door from reception room/bedroom. Cobblestone/paved yard with log store. Established path bordered with foliage to upper lawn. Wooden stairs to raised rear lawn. Established plants and borders.
- Old Town location
- 17th century cottage
- Grade II listed building
- Three bedrooms
- 600sq m. garden and yard
- Inglenook fireplace
- Gas central heating
- Chain free
The property is available for viewings immediately. Please contact Easy Let & Sale to arrange a viewing.