- 3 Bedrooms and 2 reception rooms
- 1801 sq. ft.
Coombe Road Primary School (0.2mi.)
Homewood College (0.6mi.)
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (0.6mi.)
* Guide Price: £400,000 - £425,000 *
Enjoying the leafy woodland opposite and its big sunny garden at the back, this stylish three bedroom bungalow with a garage has a sociable ground floor with a conservatory and a split level master bedroom with restful views. Between the Downs and vibrant Lewes Road, Bevendean is known for its quiet convenience and this peaceful location offers the best of all worlds to families and professionals just 3 minutes from a popular primary and 10-15 minutes to central Brighton and the Station serving Gatwick and London. There is swift access to the A23/A27 for the Amex Stadium, airports and London’s West End, and the international Lanes and pebble beaches of our world famous coastal city are also within easy reach.
Tucked away directly opposite woodland this charming bungalow makes the most of its elevated position at the top of the city with views which sweep over treetops to the South Downs National Park. A path from the garage steps up past a front garden to a smart front door, and with double glazing this house will be welcoming at any time of year.
Inside, the hallway sets the family friendly tone of the interior design, with practical blonde flooring underfoot and a big double cupboard for shoes and bags. At the front of the house, a spacious living room has a broad bay almost filling the wall which frames those glorious open views – hard to find in such a convenient location in the city. Light and airy in the summer with ample space for elegant entertaining, this is a room which will transform in winter into a cosy haven to return to with a period style fireplace housing a gas, coal effect fire.
At the back of the house, the bright and cheerful kitchen opens to the conservatory and is well planned providing plenty of storage and no nonsense work surfaces. Ready for use, the 5 ring gas hob is beneath a hood whilst the oven and grill are at eye level to prevent any awkward lifting during parties. There is space for both an undercounter fridge and freezer, and plumbing is in place for a dishwasher and washing machine – and there is still lots of room for a dining table where homework can be completed or friends can join you as you cook supper.
Spanning the whole width of the bungalow, the sun filled conservatory invites company and opens to the large garden, tiered to catch the sun and Downland views. An extension of the house during summer, there is a paved terrace by the house leading to the side gate for supermarket deliveries and steps scented by rosemary and lavender deliver you to a broad terrace with a paved area for dining and a lawn for games. At the top, a final deep tier is made private by rustling bamboo and perfumed climbers and there is space by the shed for quiet catch ups in the evening when kids and guests have retired for the night.
Returning inside, a central bathroom lined in glinting quartz has a fabulous contemporary suite with a dual head shower above the bath, warming rail for towels and storage for toiletries beneath the chic hand basin. Across the hall, the first of the double bedrooms is completely private as it looks towards the woodland and the second double room at the back is also beautifully decorated and has fitted wardrobes. Not to be outshone, the ingenious master bedroom is split level, with a dressing room on the ground floor by the bathroom and upstairs is inviting with two big Velux in the south west roofline, huge amounts of floorspace even with a double bed in it and under eave storage which is so large it raises interesting questions about an en suite.
This is a quiet family home with unique countryside views and it is in an ideal location for families because of the good schools and local amenities, or professionals because it is well connected with easy access to the city, universities and Gatwick.
“We’ve enjoyed the feeling of a secret escape from the city because of the wide open spaces outside, even though the centre is so close. Inside, there’s space to spread out so we have some privacy, and the house is great for entertaining, too. We’re just a stone’s throw from the beach and the Downs, and you won’t always need a car as there are local bus routes into town.”
What’s around you:
Shops: Sainsbury’s & Lewes Road 5 minutes
Train Station: Moulsecoomb 5 minutes, Brighton 11
Seafront or Park: Woodland opposite, seafront 10 minutes by car
Primary: Bevendean Primary
Secondary: Brighton Aldridge Community College
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High, Lewes Grammar
In a tranquil location well served for shops and schools there are great transport links with Brighton and Moulsecoomb Stations close by and there is a frequent bus service into Brighton and the surrounding areas. Opposite woodland access to the countryside is on your doorstep whilst the short trip to the sea completes the healthy lifestyle package. A myriad of shops and cafes in the trendsetting Lewes Road are easy to reach as are the A27/A23 so this quiet, spacious bungalow is a viable proposition for those needing fast access along the Sussex Coast or to Lewes, Gatwick and London.
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