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    SB lets are pleased to offer this large, spacious 6 bedroom student house located close to Brighton Kemptown, with easy access to the universities and is close to Brighton Marina where you will find supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars.The house contains 6 spacious bedrooms which have space...

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    6 bedroom house to rent - Brighton BN2

    SB Lets are pleased to offer this spacious 6 bedroom terraced house in a great location in Brighton with easy access to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the universities.The property contains a spacious kitchen with lots of storage space, washing machine, oven/hob and fridge/freezer. The...

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    AVAILABLE MID SEPTEMBER!! This is a good-sized second floor studio flat. The flat enjoys a first floor entrance with staircase leading to a good size main living room, separate kitchen and tiled bathroom. It is located just off the main Ditchling Road and within walking distance of London Road...

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  • Nash Watson - Hove

    69a & 69b Church Road Hove BN3 2BB

    "Every move we make is the beginning of something new, an exciting change. To be a part of that process is a highly rewarding experience."

    We're a happy bunch of skilled marketers, photographers, designers, interior consultants and property PR specialists. In a nutshell, Nash Watson is an exciting mix of marketing, management and design.

    We always aim to inspire people to change. Between us (and of course with a little help from yourself) we have the expertise to show your home or investment in the best possible light and market successfully.

    Sales: 01273 283667

    Lettings: 01273 283667

  • Avard Estate Agents - Brighton

    143 Ditchling Brighton, East Sussex BN16JA

    We offer our clients a wealth of knowledge regarding all aspects of purchasing or selling a home. Whether it is helping you search for your perfect home, discussing Brighton  and Sussex areas, or assisting with the sale of your property, we would love the opportunity to help.

    Sales: 01273 083794

  • Youngs - Brighton

    39 Upper St James Street Brighton BN2 1JN

    Introducing Youngs a Modern, state of the art, innovative & experienced local business with local area connections, which spans back over decades.

    Our experience and expert local area knowledge are second to none. Directors Jamie & David; have over 40 years combined estate agency experience and expert local knowledge. We will look after you from the beginning to the end of the sales process, including offering you expert advice on what to do to make your property as attractive as possible, to prospective buyers.

    With so much experience through both booming and depressed market conditions, you can rest assured that you're in safe hands. You will be provided with sound advice, whatever may occur during your sale - from the moment we first speak, to the moment you collect the keys to your new home. We will help make your move smooth, and stress free.

    In addition, our professionally designed branding and our landmark central Kemp town office, bespoke website and state of the art technology will help you and your property stand out from the crowd and keep you ahead of the competition, so that we achieve the best possible price for your property.

    Sales: 01273 283459

    Lettings: 01273 283459

Brighton and Hove estate agents

A guide to Brighton and Hove

Brighton & Hove, sometimes known as London-by-Sea, is located in the south east of England on Sussex’s east coast.

Although served by the same council — Brighton & Hove City Council — the towns have differing characters. Brighton has a reputation for being the louder of the two areas with its lively nightlife and bustling town centre. With its quieter streets and beaches, Hove is known for being popular with those after a more peaceful lifestyle.

Regency House, Brighton
Regency houses, Brighton

Brighton & Hove property

The area of Fiveways – in the north of the city – is popular for those with children because of its good schools and welcoming parks. The houses are fairly big but come with a high price tag too. Westdene – also a northern suburb – is a greener part of town and also attracts families because of Westdene Primary School’s good reputation. Poets’ Corner – commemorated because its streets are named after great poets such as Wordsworth, Byron and Coleridge – has mainly three or four bedroom homes with small gardens, again making the area popular with young families. Kemp Town – a 19th century residential estate in the east of Brighton – offers some of the finest examples of seafront architecture in the UK with its white stucco Georgian terraces. It is home to many of Brighton’s boutique hotels and is a pricier part of the city attracting a mix of people.

Brighton’s centre does not have a huge amount of property available but its sale stock is mostly two or three bedroom cottages in Victorian or Regency terraces.

Areas such as Brunswick Square, Adelaide Crescent and Regency Square are some of the most desirable places to live in Hove, each built around communal gardens. The highest value street is the Western Esplanade, where a property will cost upwards of £2million.

Brand Vaughan's Marketing Manager, Mike Everett, says that for him, the area of Roedean on the outskirts of Brighton has some of the best properties available. He said: “Roedean has huge appeal. It mostly consists of detached homes, some with swimming pools, and is very popular with parents from the award winning Brighton College.”

What are the average sale prices in Brighton & Hove?

According to local estate agents at Brand Vaughan, the below sales prices refer to the average prices across Kemp Town, Queen's Park and Hanover, Roedean, Preston Park and Fiveways, Seven Dials and Clifton, Central Brighton and North Lane.

  • One bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £205,135
  • Two bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £379,623
  • Two bedroom house in Brighton & Hove - £386,663
  • Three bed house in Brighton & Hove - £529,800

Tristan White, a Negotiator at John Hoole Estate Agents, said: “The demand for family homes has increased since the start of 2015, with the average price for these ranging from £500,000 to £550,000 and the higher end properties ranging from £800,000 to £850,000.”

What are the average rental prices in Brighton & Hove?

According to Brand Vaughan, the below rental prices refer to the average prices across Kemp Town, Queen's Park and Hanover, Roedean, Preston Park and Fiveways, Seven Dials and Clifton, Central Brighton and North Lane.

  • One bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £1,031 pcm
  • Two bedroom flat in Brighton & Hove - £1,376 pcm
  • Two bedroom house in Brighton & Hove - £1,376 pcm
  • Three bed house in Brighton & Hove - £1,494 pcm

Paul Bonett, Director of Bonett’s estate agents, explained that the city tended to attract a mixture of tenants of all ages and had also seen a growth in demand for smaller properties that were slightly cheaper. He said: “One bedroom properties with outside space seem to be letting very quickly in the current market, as professionals working in Brighton are keen to be close to the city centre.

“The Royal Sussex County Hospital is also close, which often means our rental properties gain a lot of interest from hospital staff and sometimes medical students who are keen to rent within the area.”

Essential information

What are the best and most popular schools in Brighton & Hove?

For its size, Brighton has a huge number of high performing independent and state schools.

But Mr Everett (Brand Vaughan) added: “The school catchment area boundaries in Brighton are constantly changing so many parents buy homes well within their preferred catchment area, which in turn makes house prices higher around the schools with strong Ofsted results”.

For primary schools in Hove, Goldstone Primary School is popular. Having struggled in the past it is now highly regarded and so are West Hove Infants and Davigdor Infant School.

For primary education in Brighton, Westdene Primary School, Balfour Primary School, Carden Primary School, Hertford Infant and Hertford Junior School all have either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports and are favoured by parents.

Brighton College, a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged three to 18, is hugely popular. It has a beautiful campus in the middle of Brighton and an impressive academic record. Roedean Independent School, a day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18, also achieves outstanding results.

Rodean School, Brighton
Roedean School, Brighton

Lancing College, a co-educational boarding school for children aged 13 to 18, overlooks the South Downs and sea beyond, and also has the largest chapel in the world.

For higher education, the thriving University of Brighton has campuses based in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings and is well loved for its students. Alternatively, the University of Sussex has a wonderful location on the South Downs just outside the city centre and ranks highly in league tables.

What types of local transport are available in Brighton & Hove?

London Gatwick is the nearest airport and can be reached in less than 40 minutes. Driving to London along the M23 will take about an hour and a half without traffic. On the railways, Brighton to London services run direct and depart regularly throughout the day, with a journey time of just over an hour to Victoria station.

Brighton railway station is very centrally located and is a short walk to the centre of town or 15 minutes to the seafront. Once in town, driving is not advisable. As a small place it is difficult to find parking spaces and the one-way system is tricky to master. Mr Bonett (Bonett’s estate agents) recommends the best way to travel around the city is on foot as everywhere is walking or cycling distance and there are plenty of signs around to help you out. Brighton is part of the National Cycle Network and cycle routes along the seafront are particularly scenic.

Where are the best restaurants in Brighton & Hove?

Brighton & Hove has over 300 pubs and more restaurants per head than any other city outside of London, so the choice on offer when it comes to eating out is almost endless. For steak, The Coal Shed Restaurant will not disappoint. It has a modern bistro feel to it and serves a hearty Sunday lunch. For beautifully cooked English dishes with an Italian twist, head to Semolina in north Brighton. The emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients is popular with visitors and so are the reasonable prices. Terre à Terre is regarded as one of the UK’s best vegetarian restaurants and is well-loved for its innovative menu and top quality food.

Brighton city has a spectacular array of boutique cafés. In Marine Parade is ThewitchEZ Photo Design Café Bar. It has a lovely courtyard for warmer days – a special place with a delectable range of dishes and super friendly staff. Slice Sussex in Church Road in Hove is a lovely, cosy café that has a unique retro meets urban look and feel to it and it offers some excellent food. The full English breakfast is a firm favourite. The world famous Choccywoccydoodah shop, which features chocolate and cake works of art, is definitely worth a visit. It specialises in one-off sculptures, bespoke wedding cakes and other delicious creations. The café upstairs, which has about eight tables (so expect to queue), is a fascinating place to stop for a chocolate fix.

What’s Brighton & Hove’s nightlife like?

The city has plenty of theatres, comedy clubs and art and music venues that attract top acts. Krater Comedy Club at Komedia can be enjoyed five nights a week – a perfect place for big groups, with a night of comedy and a meal costing just over £20 per person.

For cinemas, The Duke of York’s Picturehouse on Brighton Road is one of a kind. It claims to be the oldest continually operating cinema in Europe. It opened in 1910 and still only has one screen, championing art house cinema. The décor, great aesthetics and comfy seating make it a thoroughly enjoyable spot for an evening out.

However, it’s no surprise that Brighton, more than Hove, has incredible nightlife — which makes it popular with students — and it is known for having one of the liveliest gay scenes in the world. The LGBT and straight communities integrate seamlessly around the city but there are also many exclusively gay pubs, bars and clubs in Brighton’s ‘gay quarter’ in Kemp Town. Legends, a long-standing favourite, has an all-day bar with a sea facing terrace and is a popular clubbing spot at weekends. Worth mentioning, according to Mr Everett (Brand Vaughan), are Brighton’s own breweries that supply delicious local ales and craft beers. Brighton Beer Dispensary in Dean Street is a handsome bar where you can discover everything innovative and new about beer. It has cask and keg selections, barrel beers and two “mystery” beers, which are purposefully left unnamed on the pumps with the intention of encouraging visitors to converse with the friendly staff, who are more than happy to impart their ‘beer wisdom’.

Where are the best places to go shopping in Brighton & Hove?

Most cities have a quirky shopping area but Brighton’s shopping area is exceptional. Along with all the usual retail stores you find in most cities, Brighton has shops for anything from vintage clothing to magic supplies. It even has its own bespoke perfumery. The Lanes in Brighton hold many unusual shops and rambling around its little streets, even if you don’t go inside any shops, is a great way to spend an afternoon.

The Lanes shopping district, Brighton
The Lanes shopping district, Brighton

Are there any annual events hosted in Brighton & Hove?

The Brighton Festival, which takes place annually in May, is the UK’s second largest arts festival after Edinburgh. Also very popular is the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday, on the seafront at Hove Lawns. Come rain or shine it’s a great day (or three), with lots of free events.

Where are the best places to visit with children in Brighton & Hove?

The centre of Brighton is brimming with things to do and see. The fabulous award winning Jubilee Library is a great place for both adults and kids alike, with its children’s library. Usage of computers is free and extra protection is provided for young users. Being a town popular with young families, there are plenty of child friendly clubs and classes for kids and the range on offer is impressive. Kids can choose between arts, crafts, drama, dance, football, gymnastics, horse riding, language classes, martial arts, music, swimming lessons, watersports and yoga.

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

What are the top things to do in Brighton & Hove?

The Royal Pavilion is a must see for anyone that chooses to visit Brighton. The spectacular seaside palace houses furniture and works of art, including original pieces lent by the Queen, and it has a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. There’s also the Hove Museum & Art Gallery, which is a wonderful place to admire some beautiful exhibits in peaceful surroundings. It houses some good exhibitions and a tremendous room dedicated to childhood with traditional toys. The tea room is a lovely place to take a break. Joint tickets for these iconic buildings are available and ideal for families planning a weekend of history exploring Brighton’s attractions or as a unique gift.

Are there many open spaces in Brighton & Hove?

Open spaces mostly come in the form of pebbly beaches and there is usually something happening every weekend because Brighton beach and the seafront offer a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of activities. There’s nothing quite like a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier to clear your head and revive your appetite. Popular activities include the annual Burning the Clocks and Paddle Round the Pier events. If a walk along the promenade or beachfront doesn’t take your fancy, the South Downs are just a short drive away.

South Downs, Brighton
South Downs, Brighton

What leisure facilities are available in Brighton & Hove?

Brighton & Hove has its fair share of gyms. Active4less Gym in Hove is a great value gym with helpful staff and trainers. Free classes and not having to sign a contract make it a very popular choice. The Gym in Madeira Drive is 24 hour and also low cost. There are also the more expensive chains including LA Fitness, David Lloyd and Virgin Active.

King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove has a great swimming pool with friendly staff. The larger pool has a slide. Brighton’s council-owned swimming pool is found at the Prince Regent Swimming Complex in the city centre, which has four pools.

Insider’s guide: Top tip for getting off the beaten track in Brighton

Hidden away in the maze of The Lanes, just north of the seafront, is BYOC Brighton and this hidden gem is the closest place you’ll find to an authentic 1920s speakeasy. To enter you must ring the bell, you’re then ushered inside and led down into a vintage, Art Deco style room. Picture vintage pianos, record players and even a secret cinema, all concealed underground. The bar is a twist on the ‘bring your own booze’ classic and in BYOC Brighton you take your own bottle of whatever spirit you fancy and pay a £20 fee. You then get to spend a couple of enjoyable hours (or the whole night) having delicious, original cocktails made for you by your own mixologist.

References

The Complete University Guide

Metro

Restaurants Brighton

Visit Brighton

All information is correct at 05/11/15

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