Belmont Road, Hastings
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one the finest, most architecturally distinctive properties in Hastings. Covering approximately half an acre in a secluded setting on high ground adjacent to the magnificent 267-hectare Country Park and overlooking the Old Town, Belmont House is a Grade II listed Regency Italianate villa with an attached three bedroom mews cottage. The property includes a large, gated courtyard with a double garage located in the former coach house.
Belmont House was built during the late Regency period by the renowned neo-classical architect, Joseph Kay (1774−1847) in the romantic style of John Nash’s Park Village, which formed part of Nash’s master plan for London’s Regents Park. The house, which has been maintained to a very high standard by the current owners, has white colour washed stucco elevations, a Welsh slate roof, and a large central canted bay to the front overlooking the lower garden, with French windows and Venetian shutters.
The main house spans four storeys, enjoying grand roportions along with a wealth of original features. There is a large dual aspect, eat-in kitchen with double French doors leading to the gardens. The living room, of classic Regency style, has a carved marble fireplace with a gas stove and enjoys a southerly aspect with panoramic views of the garden.
Double doors lead to an equally impressive library/second reception area which would make the perfect formal dining room, creating a sociable entertaining space. A cantilevered Regency staircase leads to the first floor which features a galleried landing with tall arched windows, a shower room and four double bedrooms, one of which, currently used as a sitting room, has a beautiful marble fireplace and French windows opening on to a veranda.
The master bedroom enjoys a modern luxury ensuite bathroom. A staircase from the landing leads to the tower room, from which there are panoramic views across the Old Town towards the sea.
Screened with mature, pleached lime trees the house’s walled lower garden is an idyllic oasis, perfect for dining alfresco, while the upper garden is mainly laid to lawn and enjoys breathtaking views across the town, towards the sea and the West Hill.
The attached Mews Cottage, formerly the servant’s quarters, is a self-contained three bedroom house with accommodation arranged over two floors. It is currently operated as very successful, highly rated holiday let. There is a modern bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, a separate dining room and a beautiful dual aspect living room housed on the first floor which features the original marble fireplace. There are three double bedrooms along with a family bathroom and an additional shower room.
• Four reception rooms
• Seven bedrooms
• Four bathrooms
The Grade II listed, Belmont House is being marketed by Made, Hastings, for offers in excess of £1,800,000. For more information, contact Made on 01424 444 700.