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This property is listed with:
Brand Vaughan - Preston Park
219 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6SA
Telephone:
01273 083013
 

Full Details for 4 Bedroom Detached for sale in Brighton, BN1 :

Guide price: £1,000,000--£1,200,000.

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Hidden in a quiet cul de sac opposite the tennis courts, playground and country walks of Hollingbury Park, this 1930’s architectural jewel has four restful bedrooms in the main house and a one bedroom annexe with its own entrance tucked away on the ground floor. High on a hill with a magnificent vista rolling over our green city to glimpses of the sea it radiates character and charm, and it nestles in its own beautiful grounds where the main, leafy garden faces southwest for the sunshine and a driveway provides off street parking. Inside, this detached Arts & Crafts beauty has an elegant reception ideal for sophisticated entertaining and a spacious kitchen/diner/snug which opens to the garden where in winter, guests can dine in serene seclusion whilst enjoying the view and a woodburning stove. A utility room is by the family door so kits and beach towels can go straight into the machine and the quiet annexe has a kitchenette, shower room and large double bedroom. Upstairs, the landing is so large it is used as a home office and four comfortable bedrooms are bright and cheerful, three with sea views. With easy access to the heart of the city and the sea or to the A27/A23 for Lewes, Gatwick and M23, the private, detached properties of Surrenden are sought after by professionals, families and investors as it has good schools both junior and senior, and swift access to Preston Park Station with direct trains to London.

Style Detached 1930’s house with one bedroom annexe
Type Main house: 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + cloakroom, reception, kitchen diner, utility
Area Surrenden
Floor Area 1522 sq.ft
Outside Space Lage south-west facing rear garden
Parking Off street, store for motorbikes

Why you’ll like it:
This very private 1930’s home is on the market for the first time in 18 years and is secreted away in an exclusive no through road behind a delightful, scented front garden with a seating area, a driveway for a car and a shed for bikes. Radiating Art Deco charm with brick work around the windows and a lit front door, it is a slow reveal as most of this house is almost invisible from the street and inside, loving improvements are in keeping with its unique character.

The formal reception:
Beautifully proportioned and completely private at the back, sunlight streams through a spacious reception, painted to reflect the Sussex sun and which looks over the glory of a garden planted in traditional Gertrude Jekyll style. Simple but stylish, oak flooring is underfoot, the far southwest wall is a bay which is lined with windows, and there is plenty of space in which to relax or to entertain.

The kitchen/diner/snug and utility:
Designed for informal everyday meals with family or for celebrating with friends, the bright and cheerful kitchen/diner/snug opens to a sun terrace level with the house making an al fresco lifestyle easy. Inside, the fitted kitchen is country in style in keeping with its lush surroundings and it is user friendly with plenty of storage and practical working surfaces. Deep cupboards keep everything uncluttered and the shape of the room invites company in all seasons with room for sofas and ample space by a wood burning stove where guests can dine enjoying the beautiful garden whatever the weather. Integrated appliances are high end and include a Bosch touch induction hob, a grill and oven beneath a hood, as well as a dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
The side door from the driveway is used to come into the house by the family, so it is here that you find a roomy utility room with natural light, access to the garden and plumbing for a washing machine as well as hanging space and storage, so that muddy sports kits and wet swim towels can be dealt with straight away.

The annexe:
Reached via the original front door to the property or through an internal door which can be locked (or not) at the foot of the central staircase, the annexe is light and welcoming. Used as a playroom, personal home office, luxe guest suite (perfect for an au pair) or occasionally for an income, the lobby by the front door has space for hooks for coats. With shelving and cabinets the kitchenette is good to go with space for an undercounter fridge and plumbing for a washing machine. The bedroom is quiet and comfortable with an ingenious hand built wardrobe, and the shower room is chic.

The first floor:
Upstairs, this house really spreads its wings with a central landing large enough for a sizeable workstation and access to two attic spaces so there is scope to grow, STC. At the front of the house and of dual aspect, the first of the double bedrooms is so light that it is an art studio – although there is a fitted wardrobe already in situ. Next door, the bathroom is a classic beauty with some original Deco tiles and it is large enough for both a bath with a shower attachment and a separate corner shower. Planned with family in mind, the floor is a stylish non-slip, the radiator heats towels as well as nightclothes and the handbasin has a customised cabinet for lotions and potions.
With garden views and glimmer of sparkling sea, the second of the calm double bedrooms on this level has plenty of character – and floorspace- of its own, and a deep closet. At the heart of this floor, a peaceful single bedroom is an ideal nursery as it has a picture perfect vista, which changes with the seasons and rolls over gardens and our green, leafy city to the English Channel (just a few minutes’ drive away). Next door, the vaulted principal bedroom is a generous retreat to return to at the end of a busy day with soft carpet is underfoot and exposed beams high overhead. Ready for your move with almost a whole wall of fitted wardrobes, when you open the triple windows to exceptionally restful views, all you hear is birdsong.

The gardens:
Absolutely stunning from the rose scented pathway at the front to the glorious leafy oasis at the back – which is not overlooked, great care has been taken to provide a sunny but sheltered haven to explore. Planted for all year interest, there are little nooks and crannies to explore with apple trees to find or a wildlife pond to watch and there is a lawn large enough for play. Fenced and made private by mature shrubs and trees, it could be made totally child and pet secure by adding a gate by the bike shed at the front. Up by the house, a curving terrace is paved and lit for dining, and looking southwest, it is the ideal spot for a quick catch up whilst bathing in the last of the sunshine when the children have retired for the night.

Agent says:
“Surrenden attracts families wanting a healthy lifestyle, good schools and quiet nights within easy reach of the city and airports. This beautiful home and garden has an annex which becomes part of the house simply by opening the internal door and the large attic raises interesting possibilities. STC.”

Owner’s Secret:
“Light and airy in the summer, the house is cosy and comfortable in winter. We fell in love with its character and the ground floor has so much space the rooms gave us flexible options as the family grew, then grew up! We have enjoyed many happy celebrations here as the house, garden and annexe are perfect for parties and having the park so close, the playground just a stroll and local schools on the doorstep made life with children easy when they were little, and the nearby bus stops gave them a degree of independence when they were older. It has worked well for us a couple too though as the theatres, restaurants and bars we enjoy are also convenient and there is swift access to Gatwick as we enjoy travelling.”

What’s around you:
Shops: Fiveways Village 2 minutes
Train Station: London Road & Preston Park Stations 5 minutes’ drive
Seafront or Park: Park opposite, sea about 10 by car
Closest schools:
Primary: Balfour
Secondary: Varndean, Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High, Lancing

Ideal for those needing access to the airports and London as the station is 5 minutes by cab, Surrenden is one of our city’s favourite locations known for its substantial properties and the expansive leafy acreage, woodland walks, sports facilities and golf club of Hollingbury Park. 2 minutes from Fiveways Village made up of pretty period terraces (recently been given a top spot in The Sundy Times Best Places to Live Guide) there is a friendly community and independent shops, cafés and small Co-Op. Local schools are good and within easy reach, and the 628,2 square miles National Park bordered by beaches is just a short drive– so a healthy lifestyle beckons! The vibrant arts venues, international restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping of our city which is bordered by beaches are all quick to get to by bus or by cab and for those who need a car, there’s swift access to the A23/A27 – Lewes is under 15 minutes and Gatwick is about 40.<br /><br />Ideal for those needing access to the airports and London as the station is 5 minutes by cab, Surrenden is one of our city’s favourite locations known for its substantial properties and the expansive leafy acreage, woodland walks, sports facilities and golf club of Hollingbury Park. 2 minutes from Fiveways Village made up of pretty period terraces (recently been given a top spot in The Sundy Times Best Places to Live Guide) there is a friendly community and independent shops, cafés and small Co-Op. Local schools are good and within easy reach, and the 628,2 square miles National Park bordered by beaches is just a short drive– so a healthy lifestyle beckons! The vibrant arts venues, international restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping of our city which is bordered by beaches are all quick to get to by bus or by cab and for those who need a car, there’s swift access to the A23/A27 – Lewes is under 15 minutes and Gatwick is about 40.

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