- Tenure: Share of freehold
- Victorian lower ground floor garden flat
- 2 double bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 spacious and open plan living room
- 797 sq.ft.
- south east facing rear garden, planting to the front
- Seven Dials/Port Hall
- resident permit zone Q
GUIDE PRICE; £400,000-£450,000.
INTERNAL VIEWINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST .
Just a few minutes from fashionable Seven Dials and Brighton Station sits this beautifully refurbished and spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden flat. It resides on the lower ground floor of a substantial Victorian townhouse, so it has the generous proportions that this period affords, yet it is filled with natural light due to an open aspect at the back leading out to a large and sunny rear garden. Only the finest fittings and craftsmanship have been used in the creation of this stylish space, and even below the fine aesthetics, the workings of the flat have been renewed so it is sure to stand the test of time. This location has been hugely popular for years as you are just a few minutes on foot from the city, the station or the beach, and the local schools are excellent. For commuters, professional sharers and young families alike, this could be the perfect investment.
Style: Victorian lower ground floor flat garden flat
Bedrooms: 2 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious and open plan
Area: 797 sq.ft.
Outside: South east facing rear garden, planting to the front
Location: Seven Dials/Port Hall
Parking: Resident permit zone Q
Why you’ll like it:
Built in 1860, these stately Victorian terraces bear all the hallmarks of the period with ornate architectural detailing and canted bay windows. They were once substantial family homes built for fashionable and wealthy Londoners looking for a new life on the coast; close to the new train line from the capital. While many have since been converted into sizable apartments, they remain just as popular today – for many of the same reasons.
This road is surprisingly quiet for such a central location, and you approach this apartment down some stone steps, past a Provencal scented front garden to its own street entrance. There is also a deep, outdoor storage cupboard which sits below the main house steps – ideal for bikes etc.
Once inside, it is the scale of the flat which first impresses. You have a direct line of sight through its depth to the beautiful garden beyond, and the ceilings are gloriously high. It feels light and airy, with wood flooring flowing right through the space for continuity, and it is clear the current owners have a keen eye for interiors. Many original features have been retained but blended with contemporary, bespoke design, and the finish is exemplary.
To the front of the house, the master bedroom is very generously proportioned and filled with natural light from the west via a wide bay window. The sashes have been restored and they frame gorgeous views of the front garden where the delicate tone from the lavender has been picked up in the restful shade on the walls. This pairs perfectly with the warm wood flooring which has been sanded and varnished back to its former glory, and a grand marble fireplace takes centre stage. A wall of built-in wardrobes maximises the floor space further, and the en suite bathroom has a modern take on a Victorian style with a roll-top, claw-foot Burlington bath and decorative, period-style floor tiles.
Further along the hall is the second bathroom which follows the same style as the en suite using traditional style fittings and brick wall tiles around the walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead. From here, the hallway naturally widens as it opens up to the kitchen allowing space for a formal dining table and chairs. The second bedroom is also accessible from here and feels peacefully tucked away. It is currently being used as a comfortable home office, but it is a fine size double with wood flooring and garden views, so it would be great for sharers or families too.
The German designed Kitchen was created by local company Parker Bathrooms and Kitchens, so the quality is immediately evident. It runs along the south wall at both base and wall levels, yet it is streamlined so it does not impose on the space. White handle-free units house an integrated fridge, dishwasher and a fan oven with induction hob, and the bespoke oak worktops run seamlessly up from the floor. Open to the kitchen, the living room is another generous space with ample room for relaxation and entertaining. During the spring and summer months, you can spill out into the sunny garden via double doors, then as the weather cools you can cosy up on comfortable furnishings inside.
The large and sunny rear garden was not forgotten in the renovation process, where both form and function were considered at every step. Its original charm and character have also been retained in the flint walls which have been remodelled in areas, while a new lawn, a shingle path and pretty scented borders have been added. To have a garden of this size available with a two bedroom flat in Seven Dials/Port Hall is incredibly rare, and being elevated on one of Brighton’s famous hills, you gain incredible far reaching views across the city to Brighton Racecourse and the garden receives plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Within the side return, an outbuilding has been converted into a utility room housing the washer dryer and the Valliant combination boiler, and there is also room for a second fridge freezer and garden furniture storage alongside it.
This is a stunning apartment which has been finished to a very high standard. While it is technically lower ground, it does not feel as such as it is so spacious and naturally light. The location is also incredible so this property will not stay on the market for long.
“This property was a real labour of love to renovate, but we couldn’t be happier with the results. We wanted to create a comfortable and stylish home which respected the natural character of the building and we feel we have achieved that. We have really enjoyed entertaining here – particularly during summer when the garden becomes an extension of the home. The Dials has every amenity you can require, and you can walk to the beach, the station or into the city centre in less than 10-minutes too. We are now ready for our next move, but we will miss it here hugely.”
Where it is:
Shops and amenities: Good variety of local shops, including green grocer, baker, Co-Op and a vegan supermarket, 2 min walk; Sussex farm van every Sunday; Churchill Square 10 min walk; Brighton North Laines 7 min walk. Good variety of local restaurants and cafes; one of Brighton’s top foodie pubs, The Chimney House 2 min walk; family driven community pub, the The Prestonville, 2 min walk
Train Station: Brighton Station 7 min walk
Seafront or Park: St Ann’s Well Gardens and Tennis Courts 8 min walk; Preston Park 8 mins walk; Devils Dyke Park and Tennis Courts 3 mins walk; the Seafront 10-15 min walk; Devils Dyke Nature Reserve and South Downs National Park, 15 mins on a bike; The Dyke Golf Club, 10 min drive.
Primary: Stanford Infants and Junior Schools
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep
This attractive flat is beautifully situated in a popular area with lots of local shops, eateries, pubs and parks nearby. The city centre shopping districts and the beach are within easy reach, and this spacious apartment also offers easy access to the A23 as well as Brighton Station with its regular, fast links to the airports and London.
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