2 bedroom apartment for saleBristol Gardens, Brighton, BN2
Sold STC £350,000
- high flyer
- See floorplan
- Kemp Town
- Near to the park and beach
- Parking space included
This exceptionally stylish two bedroom apartment is within an Edwardian Convent now converted by Guinness Homes into an exclusive collection of just eight apartments within a gated development of homes with rare allocated parking. With fabulous open views, this spacious apartment offers both glamour and security in a quiet but convenient location tucked behind Sussex Square close to the Marina with Kemp Town, The Lanes and the station within easy reach.
Style: Penthouse apartment with an NHBC warranty
Living rooms: 1
Area: See floorplan
Location: Kemp Town BN2
Parking: Allocated parking space, secure bike store
Why you’ll like it:
This unique, gated development designed to be energy efficient centres around a former Benedictine convent and the architect has been careful not to destroy the character of the grounds by creating peaceful inner courtyards which as well as providing parking and cycle stores are also attractive as they are planted with trees. A wild life pond adds to the relaxed atmosphere and these exquisite apartments are in the imposing centre piece of the site.
Built in 1906, St Augustine’s Villa, now known as The Lees, has the generous proportions that its ecclesiastical architect Edward Goldie was known for, together with his sophisticated blend of sweeping bays and arches. The imposing front door has a grand glass arch above it and the lobby inside is clean and well organised with an inner door, secured by an answer phone, opening into a bright hallway with thick carpet and sensor lighting. Climbing the broad steps, right at the top beneath a skylight a fire door makes the front door to this apartment not only quiet but also absolutely private.
Thoughtfully designed the two bright bedrooms are away from the main living space and on either side of a luxurious bathroom which is chicly decorated and has a shower above the bath and a heated towel rail to hand. The first spacious bedroom is beautifully decorated with high ceilings, a fitted wardrobe and dormer windows bringing in plenty of light and open views. Past storage, the master bedroom has dreamy spires and the sea peeking through the south facing window whilst the evening sun pours through the large west facing window. A spacious wardrobe is already in place for you and the new carpet and fresh paint means that this room is ready to move into.
At the end of the hallway the glamorous living room has stunning views sweeping in through the generous windows in two walls from the golf course to the sea over characterful roof tops and deep sills on which to lean to admire them. The streamlined kitchen is tucked away to the left forming an L shape so that although it is sociable, it does not dominate the space. There are plenty of units in a fashionable Cashmere topped by smooth Alpine White work surfaces. All of the appliances, including the brand new gas hob are, as you would expect of a build of this quality, integrated and of high specification so this is a room ready for the housewarming and with two levels of lighting, you can choose the mood.
Bear in mind:
The Lees has been converted to an exacting standard achieving a BREEAM rating of very good. The energy efficient features include high specification acoustic/heat insulation and LED lighting- which uses a quarter of the electricity of a standard lightbulb.
“We love the balance between being so close to the amenities and the peace and quiet here”
Where it is:
Shops: Local, starting the KT village a 3 minute walk, The Lanes about 10 minutes by bus
Station: Brighton mainline 15-20 minutes by bus
Seafront or Park: Seafront is under 10 mins, the golf course and park are about 5 minutes
Primary: St Mark’s
Private: Brighton College
This prestigious development is close to the sea, the golf course, the Hospital and the Downs. Local shops are on the doorstep as are the cosmopolitan shops, yacht club and Casino of the Marina. Kemp Town Village, with its bohemian mix of cafes, bars and restaurants is within walking distance, and the Theatres and Georgian Lanes are easy to reach. There are regular buses from Sussex Square into central Brighton as well as to the Station, which has fast and regular links to Gatwick and London.
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