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2 London Road, St Leonards On Sea



  • Price£795,000
  • Type:Commercial
  • Status:For Sale
  • Beds:3
  • Receptions:4

The Admiral Benbow is a distinctive and individual property with direct sea views and situated in the heart of the Mercatoria area of St Leonards on Sea and with an interesting history as it used to be a public house, a staging post for coaches on their way to Folkestone and formally known as Saxon Shades. Built in circa 1831, the property has been renovated over recent years and now provides an excellent opportunity for both home and income.

There is a sales/entertaining area on the ground floor, which has commercial license usage and would suit a variety of uses. The accommodation is very versatile and is currently arranged over four floors to include three/four bedrooms and a fabulous function room where the first person to play snooker was the world champion at the time and a unique Victorian bar in the corner. There is a fitted kitchen and other rooms of unique design. There is lapsed planning permission (HS/FA/14/00317/EC) for alternations to the roof to create a spacious roof terrace.

Situated just off the sea front in a vibrant conservation area being close to amenities, bus routes, shops, restaurants and Warrior Square mainline railway station. Further benefits include parquet flooring, a new gas heating system, rewired, fire detection system, thermal & acoustic insulation, basement workshops, panelling and window shutters.

The property has been featured in many national magazines. To truly appreciate this amazing property, please contact Just Property for further information.


  • Individual Property
  • Mercatoria Area
  • Direct Sea Views
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Three/Four Bedrooms
  • Function Room
  • Three Showrooms
  • Home & Income Potential
  • Viewing Essential

Room Details

  • Ground Floor
  • Entrance Hall
  • Corner Showroom 29'6 x 23'5 (8.99m x 7.14m)
  • Showroom Two 32'2 x 22'6 (9.80m x 6.86m)
  • Entrance Vestibule 16'1 x 8'7 (4.90m x 2.62m)
  • Inner Showroom 29'2 x 9'7 (8.89m x 2.92m)
  • Utility Room
  • Office/Study 16'0 x 13'6 (4.88m x 4.11m)
  • First Floor Landing
  • Utility Room 12'0 x 11'9 (3.66m x 3.58m)
  • Function Room 31'4 x 23'0 (9.55m x 7.01m)
  • Shower Room
  • Rear Entrance Vestibule
  • Rear Mezzanine Store Room 29'2 x 9'7 (8.89m x 2.92m)
  • Living Accommodation
  • Entrance Hall
  • Sitting Room 14'4 x 14'0 (4.37m x 4.27m)
  • Kitchen/Diner 14'1 x 11'9 (4.29m x 3.58m)
  • Bedroom One 14'0 x 10'7 (4.27m x 3.23m)
  • Bathroom 11'9 x 6'3 (3.58m x 1.91m)
  • Second Floor Landing
  • Bedroom Two 14'0 x 13'1 (4.27m x 3.99m)
  • Bedroom Three 10'11 x 10'4 (3.33m x 3.15m)
  • Basement
  • Room One 26'4 x 12'6 (8.03m x 3.81m)
  • Room Two 13'9 x 12'5 (4.19m x 3.78m)
  • Room Three 19'8 x 7'6 (5.99m x 2.29m)

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