What we do....

Set in the Heart of Hastings conservation area, oldtownhaus is an online store and guest accommodation, initially housed in a late Georgian building arranged over three floors, we now offer additional guest accommodation with stunning sea views in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The original oldtownhaus has been restored and designed with great care using traditional materials in natural tones, the space serves as a backdrop and inspiration for a carefully considered range of homeware, furniture, art and books which can be viewed prior to purchase by appointment only or we can make items available to view when you book accommodation with us.  

The guest rooms are arranged over the top floor of the house with gorgeous roof top views, amazing light and a tranquil space to rest and enjoy the very best that Hastings has to offer. We can also occasionally make the entire house available for special bookings. Finally, our elegant St Leonards apartment offers incredibly relaxing,  self-catering accommodation with two double bedrooms, glorious views across Warrior square gardens and out to sea beyond. 

For more information and bookings please go to STAY in the menu to view all options available.

About us....

We are, designer Nicola Helgesen and German born Photographer Andreas Bleckmann, we joined forces romantically and professionally in 2002 and over the years we have worked together on a wide range of creative projects.

We moved to Hastings from East London in 2017, it’s hard to define exactly what attracted us to the old town, but the place has a very special energy, hotch-potch buildings, unruly fishing harbour, beautiful beaches and cliff top walks, loads of great pubs, gorgeous unique stores and an independent, creative community with a strong music, art and cultural heritage.

Tightly packed and woven together by a network of smugglers twittens, the town is surrounded by an expansive, undulating area of outstanding natural beauty, so I guess that’s why we fell in love with Hastings.........each time we step out of our house and look through our gnarly street towards the sea, we are reminded why we choose this wild, somewhat mysterious place for our home.

Nicky & Andreas x