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Reap the rewards of Hastings regeneration

27th February 2016 Print

Hastings’ reputation as a cultural hotspot continues to gather momentum as over the past five years, it has become known to local residents and tourists as the quieter, more affordable Brighton, with house prices having increased by 35% in the past 10 years compared to Brighton’s staggering 11% increase in just one year. With a regeneration strategy to develop and rebrand the town as a major cultural destination, including the opening of the Jerwood Gallery and the Creative Media Centre; the town’s artistic credibility is on the up. The seaside town’s popular café culture is also helping towards its transformation into a trendy place to live, and now with plans to extend the High Speed 1 train line to Hastings; savvy buyers should look to make a smart investment at Millwood Designer Homes’ new Woodlands View development.

Offering a range of 28 traditional two to five bedroom terrace, semi and detached homes, Woodlands View is located just minutes away from the heart of the regeneration in Hastings’ the Old Town. Locally known as ‘Twittens’, the Old Town has a charming mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways, where artisan shops, modern art, gourmet food and award winning seaside restaurants and entertainment now line the streets. Also coming soon is the £14.2million newly refurbished Hastings Pier, which is due to open in April. The Pier will bring film festivals and farmers’ markets to the town, enhancing its credentials as an alternative to more traditionally popular seaside towns on the south coast.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “We recognise the huge potential that Woodlands View will face throughout the five year regeneration plan of Hastings. Many seaside towns have now become unaffordable but the development definitely offers good value for money and steady house price rises show that Hastings is about to take off and become the new city escape. If the pattern of rising house prices in seaside towns is to continue, Woodlands View will be a great investment opportunity for buyers as well as a wonderful home. ”

Homes at Woodlands View have been carefully laid out with a mix of different styles and are nestled in picturesque surroundings backing onto woodland with stunning views across the countryside towards the coast. The homes blend contemporary and traditional vernaculars with a modern specification and the latest trends, which include stylish kitchens and contemporary bathrooms.

Hastings is conveniently situated on the south coast with major cities and towns such as Brighton & Hove and Royal Tunbridge Wells only an hour away. From Hastings station trains into central London currently take 75 minutes with direct services into Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Victoria. The introduction of High Speed rail links to Hastings will reduce the journey time from Hastings to Kings Cross to 68 minutes.

Prices start from £252,000 for a four bedroom home with the Help to Buy scheme, all properties at Woodlands View are available with Help to Buy. For more information, visit