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Wellesley House - regency elegance with sea views

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
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*Please do not wear shoes in any of the rooms upstairs *Please do not bring food or drinks (except water) into any of the rooms upstairs *Please do not smoke anywhere in the property In this beautiful Regency house, witness stunning sea-views, and look out over the rooftops of the historic Old Town of Hastings. The house is situated in what was once a rope walk, and was reputedly built as part of a larger tenancy project for the Duke of Wellington's naval officers as they retired from service. Wellington was stationed nearby with his brigade (in 1806) and lived in the High Street. Hastings itself has a strong arts community. The newly-built, modern Jerwood Gallery is only a 4-5 minutes walk away, in The Stade area. The remains of the first castle to be built by William the Conqueror ...*Please do not wear shoes in any of the rooms upstairs *Please do not bring food or drinks (except water) into any of the rooms upstairs *Please do not smoke anywhere in the property In this beautiful Regency house, witness stunning sea-views, and look out over the rooftops of the historic Old Town of Hastings. The house is situated in what was once a rope walk, and was reputedly built as part of a larger tenancy project for the Duke of Wellington's naval officers as they retired from service. Wellington was stationed nearby with his brigade (in 1806) and lived in the High Street. Hastings itself has a strong arts community. The newly-built, modern Jerwood Gallery is only a 4-5 minutes walk away, in The Stade area. The remains of the first castle to be built by William the Conqueror can also be visited on foot. Your stay here may coincide with the renowned Sea Food and Wine Festival in the early Autumn, or the Jack in the Green Festival in May, perhaps even the Hastings bonfire and fireworks display in November. Other nearby attractions include the St Clement's Caves and Smugglers Adventure (5 minutes walk away), the cosy Electric Palace Cinema, boutique shops, and homely pubs and restaurants (all within 500 yards of the house). In the spring and summer, the East Hill offers an excellent place to picnic, whilst the 660 acres of Hastings Country Park provides wonderful scenery for long or short country walks (*an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”). The property description is as follows: There are twenty-one steps to front entrance (though there is alternative level-access at the property's rear). On the ground floor: A beautifully lit dining room/hall with a comfortable wooden floor, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with gas-range (for cooking), and a double sink. There is also a separate toilet, three steps up from the kitchen. Lower ground floor: A games room/snug with large TV, DVD-player, Sky-Television, table-football, coffee table, lamps, sofas, etc. There is an additional kitchen here as well; a washing/drying machine, and general utility. 1st floor: A spacious drawing-room with a wood-burning stove, a coffee table, lamps, sofas, chairs, and (as with most rooms) excellent sea views. The wireless hub is also located here. 2nd floor: A master bedroom with 6ft mahogany, half tester bed. Plenty of storage space, as well as a bathroom with a roll-top bath, a separate large shower-cubicle and toilet. 3rd floor: Double bedroom with low 6ft bed, and ornamental fireplace. There is another bathroom here, with a shower attachment, tiled floor and toilet. 4th floor: Two double bedrooms, each with sloping ceilings; one with a 5ft bed, ornamental fireplace and French door to small balcony with sea view; the other with a 5 foot double bed, which can be unzipped into two single beds, if preferred, and Juliet balcony. There is plenty of storage space throughout the property, and in each of the bedrooms. Towels and bed linen provided. A high chair and travel cot are available on request. The property has FREE WiFi. It is SELF-CATERING and allows for 1 PET (MAX.) PLEASE NOTE: THE PREFERRED CHECK-IN DAY FOR THIS PROPERTY IS FRIDAY (THOUGH THERE MAY BE SOME FLEXIBILITY IN THIS). THERE IS A £90 CLEANING FEE FOR THIS PROPERTYMore
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Jon S
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had a Nice stay in Hastings. Everything was as expected. A Nice house in a quiet neighboring area. The FILO pub, bakery, grocery and a lot of restaurants only a few minutes walk away. I can recommend both Hastings and this house.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Olav H
Jon S, VR Owner at Wellesley House - regency elegance with sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Many thanks, Olav. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. You’re welcome again any time.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We really enjoyed our week in Wellesley House. We were two families with babies and found the property to be excellent. Very clean, very large and very nicely decorated, it was a great base for us to spend time in Hastings and the surrounding areas...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank saturday79
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Date of stay: July 2017
Jon S, VR Owner at Wellesley House - regency elegance with sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our stay at Wellesley House was an absolutely wonderful experience. The house is beautiful – even nicer than it looks in the photographs – and the views over Hastings and the sea are spectacular. Everything about the house is perfect – it's clean, beautifully furnished,...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank runciblespoons
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Jon was the perfect host - very helpful and generous - leaving a bottle of bubbly for us on arrival, with which we toasted in the New Year! The house was very well equipped, spacious and perfectly situated for exploring the old town with it's...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Amanda M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
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Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
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Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Game Room
Central Heating
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Balcony
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