Agent details

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

Full Details for 4 Bedroom Semi-Detached to rent in Brighton, BN1 :

Guide price: £950,000--£1,000,000.

Internal viewings available on request.

Vacant possession.

In an exclusive, leafy location just given a top spot in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide, this beautiful four bedroom 1920’s house with off street parking, secure hard standing and a garage has been sensitively improved and extended to create a bright and cheerful home with an easy flow into a big sunny garden – and there are options to grow STC. The elegant double reception has an open fire and both it, and the separate, stylish kitchen open to a spacious sunroom which spans the back of the building. Outside, the mature garden is perfect for entertaining or for play as the lawn is level and there is a summer house at the end to enjoy. Inside, all four bedrooms are generous in size and there is a home office next to one which could convert to a dressing room or even possibly become an en suite. In a good school catchment area with the 63 acres of Preston Park’s playground, café and sports facilities at the end of the road, it is an 8 minute walk – or 2 minute drive- to Preston Park Station with direct trains to London. The al fresco lifestyle of Preston Park Village (which has a small Sainsbury’s) is a stroll whilst the nearby London Road connects you to the heart of the city and the sea or to the countryside and A23, so it is ideal for local professionals, commuters, investors and families of any age.

Style Semi-detached house circa 1928
Type 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + cloakroom, double reception, kitchen, conservatory
Area Preston Park
Floor Area 1912sq.ft
Outside Space Front and back gardens, summerhouse/home office
Parking Garage, secure hard standing and off street

Why you’ll like it:
In a quiet, convenient and highly sought after location this delightful home has a rare balance of spacious rooms for entertaining and quiet, comfortable bedrooms as it is, although there is scope to make it your own by reconfiguring the existing footprint or to extend further out as the neighbour has done. STC….

Set back behind a smart front garden, there is off street parking for guests to one side as well as a secure hard standing for a car behind a gate in front of the garage – which has power if you want to install a charger for an electric car. Completely at home in its prosperous surrounds, built between wars in traditional Old English style with timbered gables and broad bays, this evolving home now has double glazed windows in place so it’s eco sensitive and welcoming in every season.

The entrance, living/dining room and conservatory:
This house brims with character and starts with an original stained glass window by the porch and inside, a wide hallway is coloured by the large leaded windows on the stairs. There is ample storage beneath the stairs which is also accessed through the guest cloakroom.

To your left, the living/dining room has elegant proportions to enjoy and there are two fireplaces, one of which has a gas fired ‘woodburner’ (not connected at the moment), with traditional custom made cabinets to each side. A peaceful retreat to return to, light pours through all day thanks to a broad bay in the west wall whilst folding doors at the far end extend the space even more as they open to a glorious, sun filled conservatory which leads to the garden.

With a tiled floor and large doors to a garden which, unusually for our city built on hills, is level throughout its length, the conservatory offers flexible use as a dining area, playroom or home office. It has a side door to the side, and leads through to the kitchen, which can also be reached from the hall.

The kitchen:
Lined with windows to the south, the stylish kitchen is at the heart of the home. Fitted in 2019 with classic shaker units, Belfast sink and high end slab tech surfaces it is a look which won’t date. The Professional + multi fuel Rangemaster could stay, subject to circumstance, plumbing is in place for a dishwasher and washing machine and there is designated space for a tall fridge freezer.

The garden:
A leafy oasis, it is easy to forget that you are just minutes away from the thriving city centre. Long and level, with the an original flint wall at the end and fencing on either side, the garden is child and pet secure and the patio by the house is perfect for al fresco dining. The large lawn is made private by mature trees and shrubs and at the far end a summerhouse is a sunny spot in which to work, rest or play.

The first floor bedrooms and family bathroom:
At the front of the house, the first of the double bedrooms has space and grace, so could be the principal room. With a broad bay almost filling the west wall there are expansive views over the city. There are double wardrobes on each side of a pretty, original fireplace there is also a small room next door, used as a home office but which could be a dressing area or even become an en suite, STC etc.

A central bathroom is airy and contemporary with natural light and an electric shower above the bath and warming rail for towels. Two more spacious double rooms each have glorious garden views, and one has a fitted wardrobe by an original fireplace as well as deep, organised under stair storage.

The principal bedroom:
Up past a built in bookcase – there is also one on the stairs to the first floor – the principal bedroom is private and peaceful at the top a serene sanctuary with views over a sea of gardens to the tower of St Mary’s Church which is lit at night, there is ample floor space to play with. Potentially a bedroom for two children, again storage has been carefully thought through and includes shelving as well as boarded, under eave spaces.

Agent says:
“A family home since the 1920’s for all the right reasons- space and light with a choice of good schools, friendly shops, park and station all nearby- there is also an increasingly rare opportunity for this house to grow with you.”

Owner’s secret:
“Light and airy in the summer, during winter it transforms into a warm and cosy haven. The easy flow of the ground floor is perfect for entertaining inside or out and the garden is level so you can keep an eye on the children running about from the house. The house is good for a family or visiting friends as all of the bedrooms have lots of space and there is enough storage so everything has a place. Ideal if you have children as there’s a choice of good schools nearby and it’s easy to meet other local families in the park’s playground, if you are a professional, the park also has fun runs and tennis courts as well as dog walkers so it’s easy to meet people that way too. The area is safe and accessible – and convenient for nights out as well.

What’s around you:
Shops: 1 minute to Sainsbury’s and village shops
Train Station: Preston Park Station 3 minutes, 9 minutes to walk
Seafront or Park: Park is at the end of the street, sea about 10 minutes by car
Closest schools:
Primary: Balfour, St Bernadette’s R.C., Downs Junior
Secondary: Varndean, Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High, Brighton Waldorf School, Roedean<br /><br />Ideal for commuters as the station servicing Gatwick and London is an easy walk or 3 minutes by cab, this spacious home is in a prestigious part of this coastal city close to the 63 acres of Preston Park which is full of local families and has 4 football pitches, 2 basketball courts, 8 tennis courts, cycle velodrome, cafe and large open spaces which sometimes host arts events. The beach and countryside walks, bridle paths and villages of the South Downs are just a short drive– so there’s a lot to explore! Between Preston Park Village which has shops, cafés and small Sainsbury’s, and the vibrant café culture of Fiveways, there’s a friendly community. Arts venues, international restaurants and cosmopolitan shopping of the city are all easy to reach, local schools are good and within walking distance, and for those who need to commute by car, there’s swift access to the A23/A27.

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Stations Nearby

Schools Nearby

Brighton and Hove High School
1.2 miles
K-BIS Theatre School
0.2 miles
The Cedar Centre
1.1 miles
Stanford Infant School
0.5 miles
Balfour Infant School
0.5 miles
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
0.1 miles
Varndean School
0.6 miles
Dorothy Stringer High School
0.3 miles
Varndean College
0.5 miles