The Willows is a large, detached family home originally built in 1743, extended in the 1760-80s and again in the 1970s. Only when you step inside, do you really appreciate its history and charm. Viewing is absolutely essential to feel the warmth and wonderful character of this property. This deceptively spacious period cottage has been sympathetically renovated by the present owners and is beautifully decorated throughout. It features quarry tiled floors to the whole ground floor, plus original 18th century floorboards on the upper two floors. It retains many original features including half-turn staircases rising to the upper floors alongside the main inglenook; plank doors with Suffolk latches; and a host of exposed timbers.
The adaptable living space starts with a vaulted entrance hall leading to the large, farmhouse-style kitchen with larder and door to garden. There is a superb family room with large inglenook; a snug with a second inglenook leading to study; laundry room; and rear hall which leads out to the garden. It has 4 double bedrooms; bathrooms on the ground and first floor; plus 3 attic rooms with lighting, power and heating.
Set in an elevated position on the edge of Clive Vale, just above the busy high street of Ore Village, The Willows sits within an oasis of green, with garden rooms wrapping around the property on three sides. The walled kitchen garden contains fruit trees and bushes, veg beds, greenhouse, potting shed and composting area. There are lawned areas with well-stocked borders and a rock garden filled with bulbs, mature shrubs and perennials. There is a further timber shed, log store and workshop with power and light.
Ore Village has lots of useful shops and a wide choice of takeaways. The cottage is in walking distance of primary and secondary schools. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is just a 10 minute walk away, and Hastings Old Town is a 20 minute stroll downhill. It’s about 3 miles from the A21 to London, under a mile to Ore train station and just a little more to Hastings mainline station. There are excellent bus routes serving both Hastings and towns further afield.
- Unique Grade II listed period property
- Adaptable living space
- Seaside town location
- Income potential
- Off road parking and carport
- Featured in Listed Heritage magazine
- Extensive documented history
- Council Tax Band D