- SQM 116
This stunning building has been an iconic feature of Hastings and St Leonards since Victorian times, located just moments from the seafront and Grosvenor gardens making this an ideal short break holiday home.
A beautiful apartment with a grand living room featuring striped and polished hardwood flooring, 50" smart TV luxury furnishings and floor to ceiling windows flooding the property with light and giving access to the balcony and garden.
A large modern well equipped kitchen diner, perfect for a family night in and downstairs toilet complete the ground floor.
Moving upstairs there is a family bathroom with separate shower located on the landing and then a large double bedroom and grand master bedroom with a king size four poster bed, floor to ceiling windows offer access out to the balcony with far reaching views over the English Channel.
The property has been tastefully decorated through out and is the perfect blend of contemporary styling and period features.
This cosmopolitan town is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community. Hastings is also home to the Jerwood Gallery, a stunning new art gallery housing a collection of 20th and 21st century British art that has never before been seen by the public. It is located in the Stade area, in the middle of the fishing quarter.
Around the time of the Norman Conquest Hastings was a thriving fishing and trading centre and the original port lies deep below today’s town centre. In 1287 the Great Storm hit the southern coast of England and caused the cliff and half its castle to fall into the sea, ruining its harbour. The town then moved eastward. Hastings is a Cinque Port, and up until the 16th century, with other coastal towns provided the ships and men who guarded king and country from frequent and vicious attacks in return for special privileges. This unique confederation of South East England Channel ports was the original force behind England’s maritime power.
Hastings is really three towns in one joined by a level promenade; the Old Town to the east, the bustling contemporary shopping Town Centre in the middle and St Leonards to the west featuring the classical elegance of James Burton’s architecture and the fashionable Norman Road – recently named as the new ‘Portobello Road-on sea’ by The Times` and offering a great collection of antique shops and vintage galleries.
Today, nestling between the East & West Hills, the Old Town is a charming mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways, locally known as ‘twittens’. Both the Shipwreck Museum and the Fishermens Museum vividly recall old seafaring days and famous local sunken ships. Next to the museums are the impressive tall black Net Huts, Hastings Fish Market offering fresh fish caught in an environmentally friendly way, fish stalls, seafood restaurants and cafes.
Deep in the West Hill you will see Hastings smuggling heritage come to life at Smugglers Adventure in St Clements Caves and below you will find Pelham Beach, a delightful blend of shingle and sand. At the top of the East Hill is Hastings Country Park, 660 acres of ancient woodland, grassland and heathland that stretch across five miles of exposed cliffs and rugged terrain. You can reach the country park by taking the East Hill Lift, the steepest funicular railway in Britain.
1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
SleepingBed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed
CookingCoffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
LaundryIron & Board
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Smoke Detector