3 Bedroom Detached House (Now Sold)
Brighton Station, East Sussex
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
If you own this delightful cottage, you can kick off your shoes at home, while others are still getting off the train! Before they get home, you can have dinner in the oven or have taken a shower ready to head out for the evening.
Whether you want fine dining and culture or fish'n'chips and Karaoke, anything that might take your fancy is within easy walking distance of this unique property. Grab a coffee and people watch (the local’s hobby), or try on some vegetarian shoes just around the corner in trendy North Laines (less than a 5 minute walk). Window shop for jewellery and doggie fashion in The Lanes (a 10 minute walk). Visit funky artist's studios or check out bars with attitude at the beach (less than a 10 minute walk).
For every day necessities there is a Londis grocers 20 meters away. 25 meters in the other direction is Grocer and Grain, which is open 7 days a week, usually from 7am. It sells organic and Sussex/Kent produce, locally roasted Small Batch coffee (packaged and to go), freshly baked local artisan bread and pastries, homemade cakes and savouries, fruit, vegetables and good quality delicatessen products. Within 2 minutes walk you will find Marks & Spencer Food, Tesco Express, a 24/7 Budgen, a 24/7 off-licence, 12 public houses and hordes of take-away food shops.
The cottage is part of a very friendly community (with a resident's association), where people know and look out for one another, making it a fantastic place to live.
INSIDE THE COTTAGE
Like Brighton, the cottage has a special atmosphere. In summer the place is alive with sun and fresh air. In the depths of winter it remains light and bright, as well as warm, cosy and inviting.
The front door opens into the dining room 12’10 (3.95m) x 12’3 (3.74m), which has a triple casement window and an open staircase lit by Velux roof windows. Under the stairs is a wall of fitted pigeonhole shelves and two cavernous low level double cupboards. There is also a cupboard for coats, together with a floor to ceiling wall mirror. This room is perfect for entertaining and the current owner has often held seated dinners for 10 people.
The kitchen/breakfast room 11’9 (3.58m) x 7’9 (2.36m), has plenty of wall and base cupboards, plus a halogen hob, fan oven, washer/drier and dishwasher. It is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, or an informal dinner for two.
The lounge 12’4 (3.76m) x 11’4 (3.45m), is a light and airy room, with triple bi-fold doors which open up to the front garden, making it superb for house parties. If you feel like some peace and quiet, you can curl up with a glass of wine and good book on the totally private patio.
Two of the bedrooms - 12’4 (3.76m) x 9’4 (2.84m) and 12‘4 (3.76m) x 7’9(2.36m), have Velux roof windows as well as conventional windows, plus very large wall mirrors. The third bedroom 8’3 (2.52m) x 6’1 (1.86m), is currently used as a home office, but would easily accommodate a single or possibly a small double bed.
The bathroom 6’3 (1.90m) x 6’0 (1.83m), has a white suite comprising bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and is part tiled.
Front Patio 39’0 (11.88m) x 4’5 (1.34m), walled patio laid to slate with gated access to side patio. Security lights and video cameras.
Side Patio 14’3 (4.3m) x 4’8 (1.42m), which is secure and laid to slate with gated access to front.
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS PROPERTY
1) Location alone makes it difficult to beat, as everything is within walking distance.
2) It is truly a one off, as only one was built!
3) Other homes in this area and price bracket are likely to be terraced houses or apartments, often built before hi-tech noise became an issue. As the owner of a detached home you will have far greater control over your environment.
4) The local community is wonderful.