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Freehold Retail Property In Eastbourne For Sale

Eastbourne, East Sussex
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A rare opportunity to acquire a spacious grade II listed freehold property which is arranged as a ground floor shop with cellarage, a four bedroom maisonette above and a garage to the rear. The maisonette is accessed via the shop or a rear entrance and staircase so could be sublet.

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Cornfield Terrace is located in the heart of Eastbourne Town Centre. It is conveniently positioned for the seafront, Devonshire Park Tennis centre, theatres and the Arndale shopping centre which is currently being redeveloped. The railway station is about 0.4 miles away and provides easy links to London, Brighton and Ashford International via Hastings.

Eastbourne Information

4 theatres • 4 golf courses • 1 marina

6 infant schools • 6 junior schools • 6 secondary schools • 11 primary schools • 4 private schools • 1 free school • Sussex Downs College • Brighton University

Brighton: 33 minutes by train • 22 miles by car

Gatwick: 50 minutes by train • 48 miles by car

London Victoria: 84 minutes by train • 73 miles by car

Eastbourne Arndale Centre

£85m is currently being invested on the extension of Eastbourne Arndale Centre to be rebranded as The Beacon. Around 25 new retailers including W.Bruford, H&M and Next will be opening. There will also be a new nine-screen cinema and seven new restaurants.

Devonshire Park Development

Investing £49m Eastbourne BC has funded a scheme to create a brand new Welcome Building that provides conference halls, break out & hospitality areas, a café with views over the famous tennis lawns and a fully accessible entrance to the Congress Theatre and Winter Garden. The existing Devonshire Park Theatre, Congress Theatre and Winter Garden are also being extensively restored.


The Wish Tower Restaurant is being redeveloped with a new building pre-let to Bistro Pierre. The Sovereign Centre swimming pool is about to replaced with a new facility to be built alongside the current building.

Premises Details:


The shop entrance has a beautiful ornate tiled threshold with two large bay windows either side of the front door. Stripped floorboards throughout and stairs leading to the maisonette upstairs.

Shop 9.37m x 5.04m (30' 8" x 16' 6")

Two large shop front bay windows. With stairs to upstairs maisonette. At the rear of the shop there are a few steps down to rear shop room and door and stairs to the cellar, which offers three cellar rooms, currently used for storage.

Shop 5.15m x 2.45m (16' 10" x 8')

Window to side access.

Utility Area 2.2m x 1.67m (7' 2" x 5' 5")
Single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard under and space and plumbing for dishwasher. Boiler and rear access to yard and garage.

Cloakroom/WC 2.07m x 0.93m (6' 9" x 3')
Suite comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Frosted window to side.

The maisonette is approached either via a staircase in the shop or an external staircase from Cornfield Lane, which is at the rear of the property.

Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room 5.19 x 4.05 (17' x 13' 3")
Two large sash windows to front with 'Adam' feature fireplace with surround and mantel above, stripped floorboards.

Kitchen 4.09m x 3.29m (13' 5" x 10' 9")
Range of base units comprising 'Belfast' sink and mixer tap with surrounding work surfaces and cupboards and drawers below. Space for a range cooker with stainless steel cooker-hood above. Integrated dishwasher and space for fridge/freezer. Stripped floorboards with large double glazed window to rear.

Shower Room 2.28m x 1.54m (7' 5" x 5')
Suite comprising walk in shower cubicle with 'rainfall' style shower head and an additional hand held shower attachment. Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Heated towel rail, Frosted window to side.

Utility Room 2.56m in to recess x 2.74m (8' 4" in to recess x 9')
Range of base units comprising single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted cupboard housing boiler.

Stairs from first to second floor landing

Bedroom 1 5.1m x 4.04m (16' 8" x 13' 3" )
Feature fireplace with surround and mantel above. Two sash windows to front.

Bedroom 2 4.17m x 3.27m (13' 8" x 10' 8")
Feature fireplace with surround and mantel above. Sash window to the rear.

Bedroom 3 5.22m x 2.59m (17' 1" x 8' 5")

Window to rear. Radiator.

Stairs from second to third floor landing

Bathroom 2.7m x 1.47m (8' 10" x 4' 9" )
White suite comprising panelled bath and mixer tap and also having a shower screen with wall mounted shower. Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls and heated towel rail. Frosted window to side.

Bedroom 4 3.66m x 2.62m (12' x 8' 7")
Window to the rear. Radiator.


Garage 4.6m Maximum x 4.30m Maximum (15' 1" max x 14' 1" max)

Power and rear access to roadside. The garage has sliding door with a smaller door for personal access.

Business Rates and Council Tax

The rateable value of the commercial parts of the property is £8,500. Subject to qualification this means that most buyers will not liable for business rates, please check with Eastbourne Borough Council. The residential part of the property falls in council tax band D and the council tax payable in 2018/2019 is £1,889.69

EPC: D 97

Energy Performance Rating:
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