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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tongdean Avenue, Hove, East Sussex

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached 2 Storey House
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sea Views
  • Large Main Reception Room
  • Separate Dining Room
  • Study
  • Wine Store
  • En Suite Shower Room
  • Extensive Landscaped Gardens
  • Highly Sought After Area

Full description

Elegant 4 Bedroom Detached House with Landscaped Garden and Sea View.

Dating back to the early 20th century, the prestigious Tongdean area was originally developed as a partly rural hamlet for well-heeled Edwardians and the simple layout remains unchanged to this day.

Set back from a quiet tree-lined road, Lichen House retains much of its original charm and character, offering the tranquillity of a classic English garden and a beautiful sense of peacefulness and privacy.

This highly versatile home offers ample opportunity to become a wonderful example of contemporary family living in a period property. EPC Rating: D.

In More Detail - Arranged over two storeys, a traditional colour scheme instantly creates a warm and welcoming first impression, enhancing the ample amount of natural light which flows throughout the house.

Ground Floor - Looking out onto the colour and greenery of the landscaped gardens, an expansive main reception room effortlessly combines exposed timber beams with soft peach tones, while a living flame gas fire adds a homely finishing touch. Wonderfully lit from dual aspect windows, the south-facing French doors of this incredibly versatile and sociable space open onto the garden and a discreetly positioned wine store makes a clever use of space.

A separate dining room offers ideal family and formal entertaining space echoing the presentation of the main reception room. An adjacent study offers ample dual space potential along with beautiful views of the garden from its dual aspect windows.

An open plan kitchen/breakfast room opens onto the wide terrace effortlessly extending the ground floor still further. The generous floor space easily accommodates a breakfast table, while a wealth of traditional wood cabinets remind you of the charm and character of this family home.

A separate utility room completes the ground floor.

First Floor - Continuing the simple graceful design theme of the ground floor, a well-sized master bedroom offers sea views from its dual aspect windows. The generous floor space easily accommodates a variety of freestanding furniture, while an en suite shower room seamlessly blends the contemporary design of a large walk-in shower complete with rain shower head with a heritage style suite.

The elegant feel and flow of natural light is echoed in three further bedrooms offering ideal family and guest accommodation.

Outside - The French doors of the main reception room open directly onto a south-facing garden which wraps itself around the majority of this home, offering an idyllic and peaceful outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing on sunny afternoons.

Secluded and peaceful, well-kept lawns are encompassed by a mature array of shrubs and plants along with a lovingly chosen selection of evergreens.

To the rear of the property, a classic English garden offers something for everyone and the obvious time and attention that the current owner has spent landscaping this immensely elegant space is obvious for all to see. Stepping out from the kitchen, a wide paved terrace complete with vine covered gazebo offers an ideal spot to enjoy outdoor meals and admire the enclosed garden with its wealth of lovely roses. Steps lead up to an additional raised terrace providing an ideal vantage point of the beautiful outdoor space and allowing you to chase the sun all day long.

In The Local Area - Sitting near to Hove Park there is an abundance of outdoor facilities close at hand ranging from tennis courts, children's playground and bowling green to a caf, picnic area and working model railway.

A Waitrose superstore is within walking distance and the shops and amenities of Seven Dials, Church Road and Goldstone Villas are all easily accessible, while the independent shops of Woodland Avenue are just around the corner.

Nearby Hove and Preston Park stations offers mainline links for commuters and local schools include Lancing Prep and Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre, along with the recently opened Bilingual Primary School. The ever popular Brighton and Hove High School is also 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:
27 September 2016


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