5 historic homes for sale in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea

From a smuggler’s cottage to a medieval fixer-upper

Art is at the heart of Hastings’s revival, with the Victorian seaside resort and fishing town once again drawing visitors to England’s south coast with its raft of new gallery spaces, indie emporiums and shops.

The creative crowd and metropolitan visitors are boosting its local economy, drawn by its quaint and quirky attractions and fresh sea air. It has black wooden fishing huts, a medieval old town and all the seaside classics – from a miniature railway and fish ‘n’ chip shops to a funicular railway and amusement arcades.

Hastings seafront and pier
Photography: Inigo

We’ve found five homes for sale in the East Sussex town and its close neighbour St Leonards-on-Sea that epitomise its eclectic, odd charm – including a medieval, timber-framed doer-upper and a former Turkish bathhouse with its own bowling alley.

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