St. Helens Avenue, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34
- Privately located adjacent to nature reserve
- Mature grounds of about 2.42 acres
- Detached character house
- Opportunity for refurbishment/redevelopment
- Five bedrooms
- Excellent walking
**Guide Price £825,000 - £875,000**
A uniquely located detached character house, situated at the end of a no-through lane, enjoying privacy and adjacent to a nature reserve, yet within the heart of Hastings. Mature grounds of about 2.42 acres.
Now providing a wonderful opportunity for refurbishment/re-development. EPC D.
Wedderlie House was constructed in 1949 for the current owners, with a later extension. The property is full of character, with the elevations being of part-brick, with tile hanging, exposed timbers and plaster infill beneath a pitch tiled roof.
Internally, there is plenty of exposed timbering with good ceiling heights and leaded light windows with some secondary glazing. There is gas-fired central heating.
The main features are:
Storm porch to wide oak front door leading into the dining hall, with brick fireplace, parquet flooring, good ceiling heights, exposed timbering, double aspect, deep cupboard under the stairs. Door to inner hall with parquet flooring, doors to garage and rear porch with store.
Lovely double aspect sitting room with stone fireplace, storage alcoves and bookshelves to the side. Oak window seats in both bays overlooking the gardens, door to terrace. Excellent ceiling heights with impressive oak timbering.
The kitchen/breakfast room has twin stainless steel sink unit with drainer to the side inset into work surfaces, as is the 4-ring electric hob, range of cupboards and drawers beneath, recess and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Further work surfaces with cupboards below and eye-level units above, double oven with grill, space for refrigerator. Gas-fired central heating boiler.
Shower room with shower, WC, hand basin inset into vanity unit.
From the hall a door leads into the garage which would lend itself to further domestic accommodation, subject to the necessary consent.
A polished oak staircase leads to the spacious first floor landing where there is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater, hatch to the roof space.
The master bedroom is a double aspect room with views over the grounds, and a bank of fitted wardrobes along one wall.
There are four further bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes.
The family bathroom has a panel-enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC.
Wedderlie House is the last house at the end of a no-through road, a five bar gate leads onto the driveway over a bridge onto a parking/turning area for a number of vehicles, leading round to the garage and carport to the rear.
There is a terrace adjoining two sides of the property with a brick retaining wall, having an outlook over the garden and enjoying privacy.
The gardens are a plantsmans paradise and in the current ownership have been stocked with numerous varieties of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas, magnolias and other species from the Himalayas and major plant collections. There are also a number of mature oak trees and Scots Pines.
Various pathways intersect the semi-woodland leading down to a small stream.
In all about 2.42 acres.
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