- Tenure: Freehold
- Detached Property
- Off Road Parking
- Original period features
- Two reception rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
Castledown Primary School (0.3mi.)
Ark Castledown Primary Academy (0.3mi.)
Sussex Coast College Hastings (0.4mi.)
A charming detached Edwardian home set in an elegant crescent in a central Hastings location, making it an ideal position to appreciate everything the town has to offer.
Featuring many original period features, this imposing property is set on a corner plot in an elevated position and offers the opportunity to put your stamp on it and make it a truly wonderful family home.
The property has a large lobby with a black and white tiled floor, which leads into the grand entrance hall. There is a light and spacious dual aspect sitting room with a bay sash window, and a sizeable dining room again with a large sash window allowing a flow of natural light. Both rooms have their original open working fireplaces and ceiling detailing. The kitchen/breakfast room also leads off the entrance hall, and there is a ground floor second bathroom and generous understairs cupboard as well. .
A period turning staircase with skylight above leads you to the landing where the characterful features continue throughout the first floor. Here you will find four bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Outside to the front of the property is a mature garden area and off road parking, as well as a courtyard garden accessed via the kitchen. There is a further garden area to the rear of the property.
The property was the first house in Milward Crescent, built by Mr Milward himself to live in with his family. It is in excellent decorative order and benefits from gas central heating with a recently fitted Worcester boiler. It is very conveniently located, with easy walking access to Hastings town centre, Old Town, beach and main line station (all 12 minutes). The station offers direct links to London Bridge (1 hour 20 minutes), Waterloo (I hour 25 minutes), Charing Cross and Victoria (both 1hour 30 minutes) as well as Brighton (50 minutes), so is perfect for regular or occasional commuters.
The ruins of the castle built by William the Conqueror lie at the top of West Hill (5 minutes walk from the property via nearby steps) and offer wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the castle. Hastings has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, known as the Stade, which is a wonderful source of freshly caught fish on a daily basis. At the top of the East Hill funicular, situated near the fishing beach, is the Country Park, one of Hastings and St Leonards' many fine green spaces.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Hastings Contemporary gallery (formerly the Jerwood Gallery) sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings' historic Old Town. It showcases leading modern and contemporary art and holds several major exhibitions a year, recently featuring Picasso's work from Lee Miller's nearby Farley Farm House and celebrated figurative artist Paula Rego's first major British exhibition in ten years. Its Artist's Patron is Sir Quentin Blake, who lives in Hastings part of the year and has exhibited original works at the gallery. .
The Coastal Cultural Trail, which you can walk or bike, links the Hastings Contemporary to two other acclaimed galleries, Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion and Eastbourne's Towner Art Gallery.
There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, both architectural and cultural. The celebrated Hastings Pier (recently named Pier of the Year and winner of the highly prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) hosts numerous live gigs and shows; and is an iconic place to visit, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Clash having played there. The town also hosts the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents, the Old Town Carnival and three seafood festivals. Last year it launched its annual literary festival with great success. All of these events are within easy walking distance of the property.
A vibrant place to live, Hastings has stunning architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.
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