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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Ditchling Road, Brighton


Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Storey Victorian Villa
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Master Suite
  • Double Glazed Sash Windows
  • Classic Heritage Colour Scheme
  • Period Features
  • Separate Self Contained Apartment
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Landscaped Rear Garden with Terrace

Full description

Elegant 7 Bedroom Victorian Villa with Landscaped Garden and Separate Self-Contained Apartment.

Ideally situated for all that Brighton and Hove has to offer, this spacious four storey home is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a complete four storey house which offers heritage colour schemes and lovingly presented original features. Set inside an 1880s villa, with a distinctive Corinthian doorway and Victorian bay facade, the fantastic location of this home makes it ideal for families, shoppers and commuters alike. EPC Ratings D and E.

In More Detail - Arranged over four floors and refurbished throughout with a tasteful and sympathetic attention to detail, the soft colours of stained glass windows shine into a hallway whose tall ceilings, architraves and high skirting boards continue throughout the majority of this immensely graceful home.

Ground Floor - Tall bay sash windows, complete with original wood panels allow natural light to tumble into a large main reception room highlighting the stunning ornate architraves and intricate ceiling rose. Rich red walls and full height library shelving add to the refined feel while an impressive marble fireplace creates a distinguished focal point.

An abundance of natural light flows into the generously sized open plan kitchen/dining room. Contemporary yet sympathetic Shaker style cabinets nestle beneath wood veneer countertops encompassing a well-appointed array of Bosch integrated appliances. Beautifully lit from double glazed sash windows, a modern breakfast bar delineates the room which offers ample space for a family dining table along with a relaxed seating area beneath the grand anaglyptic patterns of the high ceiling.

First Floor - The refined elegance and heritage colour scheme of the ground floor are echoed in each of the three bedrooms on this floor. Tall sash windows in the master suite offer views across the roof tops of Brighton and open onto a small stone balcony. White wood wardrobes sit within the wide chimney breast alcoves offering plenty of storage without encroaching on the ample floor space, while an en suite bathroom features a modern suite arranged in a sleek black tile setting.

The adjacent double bedroom is equally well proportioned and presented, enjoying sweeping views that stretch all the way down to the iconic i360 and benefiting from a deep walk-in cupboard. A third smaller bedroom offers plenty of dual space potential as a guest room or study.

Soft pastel green walls add a subtle splash of colour to the family bathroom where a period style suite includes a full size bath with overhead shower and telephone mixer taps. Generously sized, sliding mirrored doors stretch across the full width of the room discreetly concealing a storage and utility area.

Second Floor - Offering panoramic views of Brighton, two sizeable double bedrooms offer plenty of height and space on the top floor of this extensive home. Warm caramel walls blend with the rich tones of the wood laminate floor creating a warm and inviting feel, while an interconnecting walk-in store room has the potential to be restored into a bespoke Jack and Jill bathroom.

Garden Level - Configured to offer a separate self-contained apartment with its own street entrance, the lower ground floor has the potential to have a staircase reinstated, reconnecting it internally with the rest of the house.

Effortlessly continuing the feeling of light and space that flows through each of the floors above, a spacious open plan kitchen/living room resumes the tasteful aesthetics of the main house. A wealth of stylish Shaker style cabinets create ample work and storage space, while mirrored splashbacks cleverly bounce natural light around the room. A period fireplace reminds you of the charm and character of this Victorian property creating a focal point to the large seating area, while wide French doors open onto a large paved terrace effortlessly extending this highly sociable space.

In the master bedroom, soft pale carpets and light mocha tones engender a feeling of calm and relaxation. A deep walk-in wardrobe provides ample storage space whilst on a raised tiled platform beneath the wide bay window, a freestanding roll top bath offers a luxurious and indulgent finishing touch.

A second bedroom looks out onto to the colour and greenery of the attractive rear garden offering further dual space potential and a recessed fitted wardrobe.

Arranged in a modern gloss tile setting and cleverly combining both contemporary design with a glamourous period finish, the family bathroom features sleek his and hers basins with traditional Bristan taps alongside a walk-in shower with a telephone mixer.

Deep hallway cupboards provide ample additional storage space.

Outside - The French doors of the lower ground floor open onto a large paved terrace which reaches across the full width of this graceful family home offering a beautiful amount of space to enjoy outdoor meals or entertain friends and relatives. Thoughtfully planted flowerbeds with mature palms, orange blossom and clematis border a large well-kept lawn providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. Offering something for everyone, the idyllic and peaceful environment features a large south-facing summerhouse perfect for enjoying the sunsets and retreating from the daily hubbub of modern life. The garden also benefits from separate rear access through a gate in Vere Road.

To the side of the property a private driveway offers off-road parking for two vehicles.

What The Owner Says - "We were attracted to this large family home for its generous sense of space and for its generous sense of space and for its authentic period feel and features. And we also appreciated the added advantage of this being a complete house with a lovely amount of flexibility.

The location is perfect. We're within easy walking distance of central Brighton, London Road and the Open Market and because London Road train station is nearby it's great if you need to commute to London or go to a cultural event. At the same time, it only takes ten minutes to be out in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

My favourite place to spend time is in the main reception room, I was an academic until I retired and this was where my work was done. I find it nice and relaxing to be in and the colour was chosen to create a calm and soothing impression. I love closing the door and sitting down with a good book in the peace and quiet there.

I'll miss everything about this house really, it has always been the focal point of our family life."

In The Local Area - Originally known as Brunswick Place North and established in 1770 as a turnpike road to the pretty village of Linfield, Ditchling Road is one of the highest in Brighton with extensive views to both the east and west.

Brighton's famous North Laine with its wealth of independent shops, bars and restaurants is within walking distance, while the historic Open Market first opened its doors in 1926 and is now home to a huge amount local producers of fresh and ethical products as well as antiques, haberdashery and art.

Brighton train station is under half a mile away and provides convenient mainline links for commuters. Regular bus services travel into the centre of Brighton and Hove.

Local schools include Downs Infant School (rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted), St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, City College Brighton and Hove, Bellerbys College Brighton, Fairlight Primary School, Varndean School and Varndean College. The ever popular and independent Brighton College is easily accessible.

We wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings.

Room sizes are approximate and rounded: they are taken between internal wall surfaces and therefore include cupboards/shelves etc. Accordingly, they should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. Formal notice is also given that all fixtures and fittings, carpeting, curtains/blinds and kitchen equipment, whether fitted or not, are deemed removable by the vendor unless specifically itemised within these particulars.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 September 2016


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