| guide price £325,000 - £350,000 |
Beautifully presented and naturally light; this one-bedroom apartment sits to the rear of the lower ground floor of a substantial Victorian townhouse with its own street entrance and access to a sizable rear garden. Large windows and high ceilings add to the feeling of space and light within the flat which is ready to move straight into or let out immediately with ease. It resides on a grand tree lined road in central Hove, so you are just minutes from Hove Station and the eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops of Church Road, so it is ideal for investors or professionals looking for the first step on the ladder. Transport links are also excellent by road, bus or by bike, so this attractive home is sure to be coveted by many.
Style: Lower ground floor flat in a Victorian townhouse
Type: 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen
Location: Willett Estate Conservation Area
Floor Area: Please see floor plan
Outside: Walled rear garden
Parking: Residents Permit Zone N
Tenure: Share of the Freehold
Lease length: 999 from 17/6/22
Service charge: 1400 pa
Why you’ll like it:
Immediately impressive, the grand homes of Cromwell Road are statuesque with ornate architectural details and portico entrances. This apartment is formed within the rear of the lower ground floor, so it benefits from its own street entrance down a few stone steps - which adds to the feeling of privacy. A secure gate leads through to the garden which is a wonderful size with space for dining alfresco and a shed. It also forms a lovely back drop to the main rooms and being ground floor at the back, it doesn’t feel lower ground floor in the slightest.
Stepping inside, the entrance hall is wide and welcoming with fine quality vinyl flooring in a Moroccan patterned tile print. This feels fresh and modern, and there is ample space for a shoe rackto ensure the rest of the flat remains clutter free.
Looking out to the garden, the living room is a lovely size with a high ceiling and a wide sash window. Wood laminate flooring is practical and pairs well with the feature wallpaper and tall white walls which follow the natural curve of the building in areas. There is space for formal dining or working from home alongside sumptuous furnishings and it is wonderfully quiet being set back in the building away from the road.
Next door, the bedroom shares the same high ceiling as the living room and also has a stylish feature wallpaper depicting a peaceful woodland theme. Even with a double bed and several pieces of freestanding bedroom furnishings, the floor space is not compromised, and the views of the garden are a joy to wake up to each day.
Well-designed for the space, the kitchen offers plenty of storage at both base and wall levels and has an integrated oven hob, and dishwasher, leaving space for a washing machine and a tall fridge freezer within the hallway alcove outside. It would be possible to modernise in here which would certainly add value or simply allow the new owners to put their own stamp on the place. There is a heated towel rail & large storage cupboard, plus the a new boiler and radiators throughout.
Newly renovated within the last few months, the bathroom is on trend using a modern-industrial style with matt black accessories and stylish chevron herringbone tiles around the walk-in shower. A modern wash-stand has space for towels and the rainfall shower revives you in the morning.
This apartment is exceptionally light and airy for a lower ground property and having sole access of the garden is a real bonus. Being ideally located for both Brighton and Hove’s cultural and social centres; the station and the beach, it is sure to be snapped up.
“This was our first property together so it will be a wrench to leave. It was the light within the flat and the lovely garden which sold it to us when we first saw it, and we have enjoyed making it our home over the last few years. The garden is great for parties as it doubles the entertaining space during summer, and it doesn’t feel overlooked. We love how convenient it is living here with so much to no nearby and living close to the beach and Hove Lawns in the summer is a real treat.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 1 min walk, city centre 10 min bus ride
Train Station: Hove Station 3 min walk
Seafront or Park: Hove Park 8 min walk, Seafront 7 min walk
Primary: Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Brighton College<br /><br />This generous flat is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and the beach nearby. The city centre shopping districts and parks are also within easy reach, and this apartment also offers easy access to Hove Station and the A23/A27 which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.