Mr Clarkes says :
There’s so many unique features, like the stained glass windows!
This charming two double bedroom Grade II listed home, believed to date back to around 1834, just oozes character. This former Anglican Convent is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that you’ll be proud to call home. Hosting generous living spaces and stylish finishes, you’ll enjoy this abode for relaxing and entertaining (after all you can fit several cars on the driveway).
Head through the electric gates and look up at the impressive sandstone facade and the hand-painted stained glass. There’s always something new to notice at this home so you’ll never get bored. Open the front door and you’re welcomed into the grand hallway which boasts parquet flooring, and an attractive returning staircase. From here you can head through to the bright living room. High vaulted ceilings with a skylight, large fitted bookshelves and stunning stained glass windows adorn this room. This room is the original Chapel to the Convent, and so is the kitchen. Here you can be old school and play board games or build a den when the little ones are over. The dining room is set here too; it’s fit for a King or Queen’s banquet. The kitchen anchors the heart of the home and this one does not disappoint. It has all the built in appliances you’ll ever need!
A double bedroom and a modern shower room can be found on this floor too. Climb the stairs and appreciate the intricate details and openness. Upstairs boasts a generous double bedroom with plenty of useful storage like the fitted wardrobes. Your haven is the ensuite that’s perfect for a pamper evening.
Mrs Clarke thinks :
The location is great for the family and the property is immaculate.
Let’s head outside. From the kitchen you can pop through to the rear courtyard style garden. Here you can enjoy lots of afternoon sunshine, rustle up a BBQ on the two patios, admire the flower borders, or hideaway in the quaint summerhouse. There’s even a useful outbuilding where you can store all your things.
Conveniently nestled on The Ridge in St Leonards, it’s super easy to pick up last minute food, get a haircut or hop on a bus to explore the beautiful East Sussex countryside. If you’re fancying an ice cream on a sunny day then Hastings is only three and a half miles away.
- Style : Characterful Grade II listed home.
- Three words : Former. Anglican. Convent.
Our favourite part
Historic home down near the beautiful coastline of St Leonards.
A lovely seaside town
St Leonards is a popular (with us and others) seaside town known for it’s Regency architecture. If the sea breeze isn't enough to sway you, then we should probably mention it's super well connected. We'd recommend heading to the Marina as it's arguably one of England’s most beautiful sea fronts, and we can see why. Crystal clear water, the sound of the seagulls...it feels like home. The town centre offers a fantastic range of shops, restaurants including La Bella Vista Italian restaurant (should be top on your list) cafes and bars. The Harrow Inn is a lovely and friendly family run pub that is a short walk away, built in 1808 offering traditional ales and fine dining. Other nearby beaches include Fairlight, Hastings and Bexhill - enjoy those family days out.
Fancy a trip to see the London lights? Trains from St Leonards station to London Bridge and Charing Cross swing you there in about ninety minutes...which is ideal (think of the coffees and morning peace and quiet to catch up on emails or your Netflix series). You can drop the kids off at school confident they'll have a great day. There are many excellent schools nearby including Claremont Prep School and Christ Church Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy. Life is good in St Leonards!
By the sea and lush, what more would you want?
- Closest village/town: This is the ideal village life! Sun, sea, lovely people.
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: There's a convenience store, beauty parlour and all the essentials nearby
- Supermarket: There's local delis & butchers - what a treat!
- Pubs: A great variety of vibes and pubs nearby
- Walks: Endless countryside walks are on your doorstep...not to mention the beach chills
- Design Features -- Driveway with electric gates gives everyone a peace of mind (even though it’s a lovely area!)
- Character -- Original features whilst being incredibly well maintained.
- Kitchen Details -- Built in appliances included.
- Living Spaces -- An amazing 17'11 Living/Dining Room.
- Sleeping -- Two generous double bedrooms, with the Master benefitting from an en suite.
- Bathroom -- Ensuite shower room, perfect for your morning routine.
- Garden -- Courtyard Style Rear Garden with Summerhouse.
- Council Tax Band -- D