Surrey Homes | SH57 | July 2019 | Summer supplement inside


The lifestyle magazine for Surrey - Inspirational Interiors, Fabulous Fashion, Delicious Dishes

Top: The kitchen Above: Bespoke industrial steel

light switches and plug points are embossed with

the words The Bath House Left: A fairground bird

illuminates one side of the open plan living space

beautiful Camber Sands. We saw the signs for Rye

and Battle and went on to Hastings. We looked

round all the antique shops and loved it. Sol

immediately started looking on Zoopla and other

listing sites for houses in Hastings and found this

place at the bottom of the list… it was described as

‘the Wreck of the Hesperus’, but it didn’t put us off.

“It was a nightmare even to see it. The

agents told us ‘we’re not showing it, we’re sick

of time wasters’. In the end, we contacted the

agent’s head office in London and then we were

told ‘we’ve lost the keys’ or the person we’d

made the appointment with ‘wasn’t there’.

“Even once we’d made an offer we had to

have an interview with the owner – he wanted

to know what we were going to do with it

as it had been his father’s glass factory.”

Those hurdles would have been enough

to put less determined buyers off – and it

turned out to have been just the start.


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