Agent details

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

Full Details for 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached to rent in Brighton, BN1 :

Guide price: £900,000---£950,000.

Internal viewings available on request.

On a big corner plot this semi-detached 1930’s house with a garage was once two flats but has been a comfortable 3 bedroom family home for many years with unusually large, landscaped gardens wrapping around to the south at the back. This is first time the property has been on the market since 1957. A little old fashioned inside perhaps but well maintained throughout, two spacious storeys could become a dream haven with light and airy rooms, and the large attic gives food for thought STC. A social ground floor has an elegant lounge, sunny garden room, private dining room and kitchen – as well as a second, side entrance with a cloakroom and stores - whilst upstairs, one of the three generous double bedrooms still has fabulous 1950’s kitchen units and a Belfast sink, ideal if you are considering creating an annexe. A 7-minute walk – or 2 minute drive- to Preston Park Station with direct trains to London and just a stroll to the magnificent 63 acres of Preston Park which offers sports facilities, playground, café and arts events, it is tucked away in an exclusive but friendly enclave of leafy streets with a choice of good primary and secondary schools within walking distance. Close to the amenities of Preston Park Village (which also has a small Sainsbury’s), and minutes from the famous cosmopolitan shopping of our coastal city which is bordered by beaches and surrounded by Downland - both easy to reach, for those who commute by car there is easy access to the A23/A27.

Style Semi-detached house circa 1930’s once 2 apartments
Type 3-bedroom, 1 bathroom + 2 cloakroom, 3 reception + kitchen
Area Preston Park
Floor Area 1702sq.ft
Outside Space Big gardens wrapping 3 sides, south at the back
Parking Garage, driveway

Why you’ll like it:
Hidden away in an exclusive leafy location, with so much space inside and out, there’s scope for this house to grow with your family, or to create a separate apartment/annexe for inter-generational living. Outside, this 1930’s brick-built beauty with Sussex hung tiles has immediate kerb appeal, and it makes the most of its position on a huge corner plot, set privately back behind scented gardens and with double glazed windows on three sides – so you know it will be bright, cheerful and draught free inside.

The entrance, reception and garden room:
At the front, a welcoming porch leads to the original oak front door which opens to a broad hallway with a cupboard for coats and bags tucked away. To the right, light streams through a spacious reception of dual aspect with garden views, plenty of space to share with friends and family and a gas fire to enjoy on winter evenings. At the back and full of sunshine, the cheerful garden room is ideal for entertaining with a south wall of glass to bring the verdant outside in, perfect for the al fresco lifestyle our coastal city is known for. With generous floorspace it is large enough to offer flexible use, for example, it could be comfortable home office where visitors could come in through the garden so would not have to disturb the main house, or it could also be a practical playroom with an easy in/out flow.

The dining room, kitchen and inner lobby:

Found off the hallway, a private room has space for elegant dining whilst a tall, original fire mantel raises interesting ideas about range cookers and perhaps creating the fabulous, kitchen/diner of your dreams as the kitchen next door is small, even though it has all you need to start off with whilst you consider your options. An inner lobby has two generous storerooms and cloakroom, with a door opening to a side gate and pathway, where a pergola is shaded by roses, winter jasmine and honeysuckle.

The first floor landing, bedrooms and bathroom:

Upstairs, a landing is so wide that it is used as a study – and it could probably accommodate a staircase up to the attic if you chose to take that route (STC). At the front, a double bedroom with classic fitted furniture including a dressing table is light and airy – and although it has two large windows in two walls, remarkably it is not directly overlooked. Ripe for a makeover but pretty in pink, the central bathroom has a heated rail at one end of the bath and a shower at the other, and a separate w.c by it is always useful in a busy home. Next door a bright bedroom was a kitchen when the house was two apartments, and with serene character of its own as well as glorious views over the garden, the third bedroom is also a generous double with ample built-in storage.

The gardens:

Embracing the house, a loving eye has designed charming gardens with different ‘rooms’ to explore, the paved paths wending around flowerbeds planted for all year interest to the very big garden at the rear which faces south for the sunshine – a feature difficult to find in a city mostly built obliquely to the sea. There is an easy flow from the house with doors on all three sides, an octagonal summerhouse is on a modest scale considering the size of the grounds and at the far end, there is open access to the garage and driveway - although it is worth noting that as the gardens are behind walls, it would not be too difficult to make them child and pet secure.

Agent says:

“A family home since the 1930’s for all the right reasons- space, schools, shops, park and station all within walking distance - there is also rare potential for this house to grow with you, STC.”

Owner’s secret:

“The house is perfect for a family as there’s a choice of good schools and it’s easy to meet other local families in Preston Park’s playground. The house is always full of light and is very quiet, and the area is safe and accessible – although it is also very convenient for nights out as well.”

What’s around you:

Shops: 2 minutes to Sainsbury’s and village shops
Train Station: Preston Park Station 2 minutes by cab, 7 to walk
Seafront or Park: Park 1 minute – 3 to walk- Sea about 10 minutes
Closest schools:
Primary: St Bernadette’s R.C., Balfour
Secondary: Varndean, Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High<br /><br />This prestigious location between Preston Park Village and the al fresco lifestyle of Fiveways is just a 3-minute stroll from the 63 acres of Preston Park which has football pitches, basketball courts, tennis courts, cycle velodrome, cafe and large open spaces hosting arts events during our legendary festivals. Both the beach and countryside of the South Downs are just a short drive and you have the best of all worlds with the vibrant arts venues, international restaurants and famous shopping of the city all easy to reach, good local primary and secondary schools within walking distance, and for those who need to commute the station servicing Gatwick and London is 3 minutes by cab and there’s swift access to the A23/A27.

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Stations Nearby

Schools Nearby

K-BIS Theatre School
0.3 miles
Patcham House Special School
1.2 miles
The Cedar Centre
1.0 mile
Brighton & Hove Montessori School
0.5 miles
Brighton & Hove Montessori School
0.6 miles
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
0.1 miles
Balfour Infant School
0.4 miles
Varndean School
0.5 miles
Dorothy Stringer High School
0.2 miles
Varndean College
0.4 miles