- green surroundings
- 926 sq.ft
- modern terraced house (1983)
- driveway plus free on street
Perched on the hill close to Hollingbury Golf Course and the South Downs National Park, and within the catchment for some of the city’s best primary and secondary schools, is this deceptively spacious, family home. It has four bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room, and the potential to create a second reception within the rear conservatory. It sits on the northern edge of Hollingdean, so it is well-connected to the city and the universities by bus, car and train, and from its elevated position on the hill it has sea views. While it has been beautifully maintained by the current owners, the remains some scope for modernisation to add value or simply to put your own stamp on the place, so this home is sure to attract many.
Style: modern terraced house (1983)
Bedrooms: 4; 3 double;1 large single
Living Rooms: 1 through lounge diner, conservatory
Area: 926 sq.ft 86.0 sq.m
Outside: rear garden and planting to the front
Parking: driveway plus free on street
Why you’ll like it:
Hollingdean’s popularity has grown year on year as more families move here from the city centre looking for homes with more space, surrounded by greenery, and with that illusive free parking! Whilst it sits slightly on the outskirts, it is still a fantastic location for schools, stations, and transport links, and you can walk to the North Laine or the beach within 30 minutes. There’s a vibrant art scene with several houses mapped on The Open House trail during the Brighton Festival, and there are often community events held in the park during the summer.
This family home sits within the peace of Lynchet Close which has open fields to the rear, leading out over the South Downs. Built during the early 1980s, it remains modern in design, but with lattice windows and hung tiles on its red-brick façade, it has a country feel to it. An immaculate lawn and driveway lead up to your door, which opens to a vestibule, ideal for hanging coats and organising shoes.
Immediately to the right is bedroom four which was converted from the garage a few years ago. It is a delightful double room with a southerly aspect, and while there is ample space for a king size bed and freestanding furniture, there is also a huge amount of built in storage.
Stretching the depth of the house is the double aspect living and dining room. It has clearly defined areas for relaxation and formal dining and sliding doors link the space to the conservatory which is ideal for dining during the summer. While this is a garden room, being entirely glazed, it clearly shows how much space is available should you wish to create a more permanent structure here – even linking it to the kitchen to create an open plan family room – all food for thought.
Again, with a modern-country feel, the kitchen has white patterned units and a pretty tiled splashback which have been paired with practical dark worktops. Below these the fridge, freezer, oven and gas hob have been integrated, leaving space for a washing machine. You can also access the garden room from here, leading outside to where steps take you up to an area of lawn. It is perfectly private out here as you are not overlooked at the rear, and there is a plenty of space for children to safely play.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms; two generous doubles and a roomy single bedroom which could potentially fit a 4ft bed as a guest room. The larger rooms have a soothing décor in duck egg blue and dove-grey, and two have been carpeted for added warmth and comfort. To the front of the house you gain fantastic views across the roof and treetops of the city to the sea, reminding you just how perfectly positioned you are here between the countryside and the coast.
These bedrooms share use of a spacious bathroom with a deep corner bath and fully tiled walls, plus a tall built-in cupboard is in place for your towels.
This has been a much-loved family home for many years, and it has been well-maintained in this time. It is far more spacious than many in the area, and it is wonderfully versatile to suit families of all ages. With character, charm and potential in abundance, this home is sure to attract many.
Bear in Mind:
The loft space is for storage only as the pitch is not high enough for conversion.
“We have lived here for 29 happy years, and our children have been to the local schools – all of which have been excellent. Hollingdean has a wonderful sense community, and while it feels on the outskirts, you are so well-connected, and there are plenty of local shops and amenities! We love that you can leave the house and be out on the hills in just a few minutes, and for Amex fans, you can walk to the stadium, or jump on the train at Moulsecoomb which is five-minutes away on foot. We no longer need the space, but we will miss it here.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 4 min walk, North Laines 10 min bus ride
Station: Moulsecoomb 5 min walk, Brighton 10 min bus ride
Seafront or Park: Hollingdean Park 1 min walk, seafront 10 min bus ride
Primary: Hertford Infants and Junior Schools, Downs Junior School
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College
This is a characterful and versatile family home in a popular location which is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23 and stations are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.
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