- prestigious address
- 2171 sq.ft
- South facing garden and sun terrace
- double garage and driveway for 2 cars
Set in a quiet gated cul-de-sac, skirting both the prestigious Withdean and Tongdean communities, is this substantial and well presented, detached family home. It is neo Tudor in style; in keeping with its neighbours, and has five bedrooms, two generous reception rooms, and an enclosed south facing sun terrace and garden. It has recently been redecorated, and all windows and the front and rear doors replaced, creating a bright and modern space. It also boasts a double garage, and parking for two cars on the drive, plus the potential for extension to add value if you chose. There are several excellent local schools and parks nearby, plus the South Downs National Park and the A23 are both on your doorstep, making this the perfect family home.
Style: Detached 1995 Tudor revival house
Bedrooms: 5; 4 double; 2 en suite and 1 single
Living rooms: 2-3 spacious including the kitchen and conservatory
Outside: Manicured south facing garden and sun terrace
Area: 2171 sq ft; 201.7 sq m
Parking: Double garage, plus driveway for 2 cars
Why you’ll like it:
With just seven detached houses in the cul-de-sac, there is a definite feeling of community, and all houses have been beautifully maintained since they were built in 1995, set back from the road by manicured front gardens. They were built with comfortable and versatile family living in mind, and this house in particular epitomises this. The double doorways and generous room proportions create a lovely flow throughout the ground floor, and new bi-folding doors to the south extend this into the garden, and back through the conservatory and into the kitchen and family room. White walls and fawn carpets throughout add continuity, and freshness, and large picture windows flood the house with light from every angle.
You enter into a sweet porch; perfect for organising shoes and coats, and then into the spacious entrance hall, where the staircase turns up to the first floor, and the scale of the house becomes apparent. First on the left is the dining room which has designer wallpaper on the far wall for dramatic effect, and ample space for a ten seater table and chairs. This room can be opened to the main living room by central double doors for more open plan living, or for entertaining, but both rooms are spacious in their own right too.
The bright and airy living room opens to the garden, but can be equally cosy in the winter months as it has a gas fire with a Regency style mantle with marble effect insert and hearth. The garden wraps around the conservatory, and is half decked, and half lawn allowing for separate areas for social gatherings as well as room for a large trampoline for the children. The borders are planted with mature shrubs and trees making it a very private space; excellent for sunbathing, as it is drenched with sunlight all day due to its southerly orientation.
The conservatory provides another fantastic dining space, and is open to the kitchen, divided by a breakfast bar, so it is yet another social space where guests or children can sit and chat to you as you cook. The kitchen units form a U shape, and are white gloss in a country style, to include an integrated dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob. There’s space in the rest of the room for an American fridge freezer, and the utilities are neatly tucked away in a separate room. From here, an internal door leads through to the expansive double garage, which can also be used for storage as it has a peaked roof. Bedroom five is also on this floor, but it is currently set up as a peaceful home office, and this conveniently has a downstairs cloakroom nearby - an essential in any shared space.
Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you have two equal size, double bedrooms to the right, both with fitted storage, then two further larger doubles with en suite shower rooms. The master is the largest of all four on this floor, and has two, deep double wardrobes built in, leaving lots of floor space for a glamorous queen size bed. The family bathroom is also on this floor, and is tiled in white for a fresh finish, and has a shower over the bathtub.
With space and light in abundance, this is a lovely family home, and being so well located it is sure to attract the attentions of many.
Bear in mind:
There is a huge loft space which is yet to be developed. The neighbours have done so, so there is a precedent set already, although it would be subject to planning consents.
“This has been a fantastic house to raise the children, and with so many parks and the countryside on your doorstep, it’s perfect for dog walks too. We have so many happy memories of family parties and sunny days in the garden - it will be a wrench to leave.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 5 min walk, city centre 10 min drive
Train Station: Preston Park Station 20 min walk Brighton Station 10 min drive
Seafront or Park: Four Corner Copse 2 min walk, Seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Westdene Primary School (Outstanding OFSTED)
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College
This generous home is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and the countryside on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts, beach and parks are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to the A23 which has direct and fast links to the airports and London.
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