This elegant, two-bedroom flat, resides in one of the most popular conservation areas in the city and it is formed from the entire ground floor of a striking Regency townhouse, just moments from the beach. With generous room proportions and tall sash windows, this apartment is filled with light, and while it is fine to move straight into, it is brimming with potential. It also boasts a walled rear garden facing west; a real suntrap in the summer, and the city with all its delights is within easy walking distance, as are both Brighton and Hove Stations for an easy commute. This would make a wonderful home for professionals, downsizers and investors.
Style: Ground floor flat in a Regency terrace
Bedrooms: 2 double; 1 en suite
Living rooms: 1 very spacious
Area: 760 sq. ft. 70.6 sq. m.
Outside: West facing walled rear garden
Location: Brunswick Town Conservation Area
Parking: Residents Permit Zone M
Why you’ll like it:
Ever since the Prince Regent moved to Brighton in the 19th Century, bringing with him the fashionable and wealthy with their London flair; Brunswick Town has been one of the most sought after locations to live, as it has all the best qualities of the city. The clean beaches; the cosmopolitan shops, restaurants and bars of Western and Church Roads; the regal architecture, and a vibrant community culture. This apartment sits in its midst, so it would be perfect for anyone with a lively social life, or anyone wishing to live the quintessential Brighton and Hove lifestyle.
This apartment sits halfway up the hill on the left, and is on the ground floor of an immaculate terraced townhouse with black cast iron railings, and wide stone steps which take you to the original gloss black front door. Once inside, your door is ahead, and this welcomes you into a neat entrance lobby, where there are hooks for your coats, and fawn carpet takes you through to the regal living room to the left. All original features have been kept intact; the panelling around the almost full length sash windows; the intricate cornicing, skirting boards and picture rails. Taking centre stage is a grand feature fireplace with a dark marble mantle and a cast iron insert which looks open, but it would need some investigation before lighting for the first time! There is ample space in here, allowing defined areas for comfortable seating and you can dine by the windows which follow the curve of the building. These have retained their original shutters too, so you can choose to eat in privacy or sit and watch the world go by.
Returning to the hall, there is a neat and modern shower room with a tall, glazed cubicle, and the master bedroom is next door. This is another generously proportioned room, sharing the same neutral décor as the lounge, and with a wide picture window facing west. Even with a king size bed and a seating area, the floor space is not compromised, and it also benefits from a sizable en suite bathroom. This has a traditionally styled bath suite with a shower attachment, and a radiator to warm your towels as the weather cools.
At the end of the hall, the kitchen has a modern country feel, with white gloss units and delicate floral tiling on the splashbacks. As with the bathrooms, this is a space in fine working order, with integrated appliances and plenty of storage and it is the perfect blank canvas for someone with a creative eye, to come along and put their own stamp on.
Bedroom two sits peacefully at the rear of the flat with access to the garden. For this reason, many may choose to use the space as a summer dining room perhaps, or incorporate it into the kitchen space, but that would come down to personal taste and need. As a bedroom it is a double, and it has been carpeted for added warmth and comfort.
Outside, the garden has been paved in pale slate and has a raised bed for planting. While it is simply designed at present, it gives the new owner the opportunity to add colour, planting and furniture to be enjoyed during the summer. It is a fine size for a city garden; ideal for barbecues or for children to play.
“It is so tranquil up here for somewhere so central, and having the sea at the bottom of the road is a real treat at any time of year. This really is the best place to live in Brighton as you have everything you need close by.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 2 min walk, city centre 12 min walk
Train Station: Brighton and Hove Stations 15 min walk
Seafront or Park: St Anne’s Well Gardens 4 min walk, Seafront 3 min walk
Primary: Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College
This generous flat is beautifully 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 two commuter stations which have direct and fast links to the universities, airports and London.