Located in a prime residential area of West St Leonards, a beautiful five bedroom Victorian house over five storeys, including a successful holiday let apartment. With off road parking for two cars, a large suntrap garden to the rear, Victorian period features, and sea views, this would make an ideal large family home for those looking for character, space, and proximity to the seafront.
The Location - West St Leonards is an upmarket residential area with a rich architectural history and superb sea views. With its own mainline train station providing fast routes to London, Ashford, and Brighton, this is a great location for commuters and locals. St Leonards on Sea is regularly featured in the national press as the most rapidly up and coming areas along the south coast.
Just a short walk down West Hill Road, there’s West St Leonards landscaped gardens, and miles of open coastline to walk or cycle along the seafront. Along the Marina, there are many excellent cafes and restaurants, while Central St Leonards has an arthouse cinema, antiques, and art galleries to explore.
The Property - This versatile, unconverted period property has plenty of charm and character with abundant original features.
The whole house offers spacious rooms and high ceilings throughout; five bedrooms, three reception rooms, and three bathrooms with a courtyard and garden. Additionally, there is a superb added income opportunity with an independent two bedroom apartment with a large kitchen, sunny living room with a sea view, laid out over two levels. There are two entrances in to the property one on the lower ground floor and another on the ground floor which allows for a versatile extended family use.
This property would suit extended family moving together and/or those interested in owning a successful holiday let or run a business from home or even as an extra space for friends and family to visit.
Off Road Parking - To the front of the house is an area of hard-standing and room for two cars.
The Main House - Ascend the external slate steps, to the front door. Enter in to the wide bright hall, with stairs up to the first level. There is a door leading to the ground floor reception rooms as well.
First Floor Mid Landing -
Conservatory - 3.31m x 2.79m (10'10" x 9'1") - To the rear of the house is a cosy sunny conservatory which catches plenty of sun all day, and overlooks the mature garden.
Cloakroom/ Utility Room - Low level W.C., wash basin, heated towel rail, double glazed window, space and plumbing for washing machine, power point for tumble dryer.
Lead up from the mid landing to the First Floor:
Sitting Room - 5.88m x 5.75m (19'3" x 18'10") - One of the most eye catching rooms in the house, is this southerly aspect grand sitting room, with lovely bay window and additional side window. Classic Victorian style with panelled high ceiling, decorative rose and coving, and a picture rail. There is a fireplace with mantle surround as the focal point of the room. Sea views and lots of natural light makes this a splendid family room.
Kitchen - 3.58m x 3.24m (11'8" x 10'7") - Overlooking the attractive rear garden and prominent former Victorian garden boundary wall, is this bright kitchen. Currently utilised as a low maintenance, minimalist kitchen, there would be great potential for a contemporary handmade kitchen, and possibly creating an open plan living space in to the front reception room.
Second Floor Mid Landing -
Family Bathroom - White bath suite with bath, separate shower cubicle, W.C., and wash basin. Towel heater, and double glazed window.
Second Floor - The painted original wood flooring and bannisters are a particularly nice feature throughout the house, creating a real sense of space. Under stairs storage.
Master Bedroom - 6.02m x 5.69m (19'9" x 18'8") - A further grand room with bay window and side window, facing south and giving far reaching sea views.
Bedroom Two - 3.81m x 3.57m (12'5" x 11'8") - With a double glazed window looking down to the garden, a good sized bedroom or walk in dressing room from the main bedroom.
Stairs Up To The Fifth Floor -
Bedroom Three - 7.12m x 3.83m (23'4" x 12'6") - A large bedroom with walk in wardrobe and eaves. Dual aspect windows including a few steps up, which give access to the balcony. View from the rear window gives eastern aspect across the rooftops of Hastings, and the sea, along to Hastings Country Park.
En Suite Shower Room - 900 x 900 shower enclosure, W.C., wash basin, and towel heater.
Balcony - From the bedroom, go out on to the roof top for panoramic 180 degree sea views. This is a rare feature of the Victorian houses, which give a unique perspective across the town and coast.
Rear Garden - A lovely mature garden with panelled fence on both sides, and a magnificent sandstone high wall, to the back. There is a patio area for table and chairs, various flower beds and a vegetable garden. To the foot of the garden is a pebbled area with room for table and chairs. This outside space really benefits from the sun all day long.
Ground Floor Maisonette - Currently run as a successful holiday let, the two bedroom apartment on the basement and ground floor, provides a versatile additional accommodation to be either rented out for supplementary income, adapted for an extended family, or incorporated in to the whole house.
With its own private entrance on the lower level, enter in to the porch. Wood panelled tongue and groove wall, and carpeted.
Bedroom Four - 5.68m x 4.35m (18'7" x 14'3") - Large bright bedroom with bay window offering plenty of natural light.
Bedroom Five - 3.27m x 3.14m (10'8" x 10'3") - A double bedroom with UPVC door to outside.
Courtyard - Accessed from the bedroom, there is a courtyard area.
Bathroom - Main bathroom with bathtub, separate shower, W.C., and wash basin. Double glazed window and towel heater.
Leading up the ground floor:
Mid Landing - There are three built in wardrobes, ideal for storage or utilities.
Ground Floor -
Sitting Room - 5.77m x 4.48m (18'11" x 14'8") - A lovely character sitting room with feature fireplace, and large bay window. Decorative rose and cornicing, plus picture rail.
Kitchen - 3.63m x 3.54m (11'10" x 11'7") - A modern kitchen with a good range of base and wall units. Stainless steel sink, with casement window overlooking the garden. Space for a fridge freezer, and dining table.
Additional Information - There is a gas central heating system, operated by a Worcester combination boiler, and double glazing throughout. Original wood flooring in the hallway, and it could easily be exposed in the rest of the house.
Total Area - 248 Square Meters / 2699 Square Feet. (approx.)
Owners’ Comments - "We adore this house and fell in love with it the moment we saw it. The size of the house works so well for us a family and we find the granny flat perfect for having friends and family here, as well as extra income from holiday lets. It’s so rare to find a Victorian house that still has all of its period features, sea views, and parking was a must for us. The area is fantastic for families to bring up children in a friendly neighbourhood, and so close to the sea."