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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Dean Court Road, Rottingdean, BN2

Sold STC £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • star quality
  • 1181 sq ft
  • Rottingdean Village
  • Courtyard garden, lawns
  • Free parking

Full description

star quality

Exuding glamour this unique two bedroom apartment was once the ballroom of a Tudor style Hotel opened in the 1930’s in the picturesque coastal village of Rottingdean and frequented by Hollywood stars.  Now Grade II listed homes, this charming apartment within this fantasy site is along the prime south side of the grounds with access to a sunny central court and a croquet lawn, all within a stroll of the beach, shops, cafes and popular schools of the vibrant Village, which is also of course on the edge of the South Downs National Park and just ten minutes from Brighton.

In brief:

Style: Ground floor apartment in Grade II building

Bedrooms: 2

Living room: 2

Area: 1181 sq ft ; 109.8 sq m

Outside: Courtyard garden, lawns

Parking: Free

Location: Rottingdean Village

Why you’ll like it 

Nestling on a leafy street behind the Village Church, this unique complex looks authentically Tudor with flint and brick walls, ornate chimneys, individually carved gables and leaded windows.  Following in the footsteps of Cary Grant and Bette Davies, in order to enter these deliberately private grounds you go down a few well -lit stairs, emerging into a beautiful open court which has palm trees and a fish pond. Ahead is an open doorway to an inner, covered area with seating, where the attractive leaded door to this apartment on your right.

Inside does not disappoint with an inviting broad and tall hallway which has plenty of windows and a maple floor which continues throughout this light and airy home. Ahead, the spacious bathroom is well placed for guests and has a Deco feel with gleaming black and white décor and silver highlights. The white suite, including the wide hand basin, is in a style sympathetic to the age of the building and there is both a shower attachment and a powerful Aqua 3000 shower above the bath. 

A few easy stairs lead down to a passageway introducing you to the incredibly lofty ceilings which are a feature of the apartment and which opens to the left where the two private bedrooms are quietly away from the busier living rooms. Full of morning sunshine, the glamorous guest room has windows set high and partly frosted for privacy, with leafy views at the top and fitted wardrobes already in place for you. Next door, the east and south walls of the serene master bedroom are mainly glass, so you can imagine how light and airy this room feels, the windows partly frosted for shade and bringing in the green of the trees of the churchyard opposite, so when you open the ingenious secondary glazing panels, all you can hear is bird song. 

At the end of the hallway, a chic kitchen steps up the pace, glowing in the colour of Sunflowers and with ample cream units topped by warm wood. Sociably arranged, there is a breakfast bar for friends to gather around and nearby, the touch induction hob and electric oven are integrated beneath a steel extractor. Also integrated for you are the dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer, so all that you need to add are fresh ingredients from the village shops and good company. 

At the end of the hallway to the left, the crowning glory of this apartment is the spectacular, sun soaked living room, spanning a fabulous 6.9m x 5.4 with windows running almost the full width of the south wall. Decorative plaster work wends its way around the room and over beams high above your head, and there is a stylish stone fireplace with a mirror behind the hearth to reflect the flames of candles whilst dimmer switches enhance the atmosphere and the fashionable Christian Lacroix wallpaper reminds you of the glittering history of this magnificent home.

Owner’s secret:

“The local legend is that Cluedo –or Tudor Close as some early editions are called –was based on the murder mystery events held here, and we are in the ballroom….!” 

Bear in mind:

You have the best of all worlds: Easy access to the village, the beach and popular local schools as well as to the A23/27 and to the City of Brighton with its fast trains to London and the airports.

Where it is:

Shops: Local shops by the green a 4 minute walk, Brighton Marina a 10 minute drive 

Train Station: Brighton mainline about 17 minutes by bus

Seafront or park: Seafront under 10 minutes, Green is 4 minutes, cricket pitch 5 minutes

Closest Schools:

Primary: Our Lady of Lourdes, St Margaret’s

Secondary: Longhill

Private: St Aubyn’s, Brighton College, Roedean

Moments from the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Rottingdean with its beach and eclectic mix of boutiques, tearooms and restaurants, this unique home allows you to enjoy traditional village life in glamorous style. Right on the doorstep of the National Park as well as one of the most fashionable coastal cities in the South East, and within reach of the A27/A23, this glamorous house would suit anyone who is looking for social living either on a permanent basis or as a weekend retreat. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 October 2016


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