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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Longhill Road, Ovingdean, Brighton, BN2

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • paradise found
  • 3447.7 sq ft
  • Ovingdean
  • Double garage, driveway
  • South facing terraces, garden

Full description

paradise found

Offers in region of £1,000,000

This streamlined four bedroom house has south facing terraces on each level with grounds which wrap around the house. Designed for easy living and entertaining whilst maximising the panoramic views of the Downs and the sea, you will never need to leave for a holiday again as there is also an indoor pool, gym and a sauna to enjoy! You can stroll down to the local shop for supplies so you can leave the car in the double garage, and this peaceful retreat is only 10 minutes from central Brighton and 5 from the popular schools, cafes and beach of Rottingdean Village.

In Brief:

Style: Detached house

Bedrooms: 4

Living rooms: 3

Area: 3447.7 sq ft

Outside: South facing terraces, garden

Parking: Double garage, driveway

Location: Ovingdean

Why you’ll like it: 

Frank Lloyd Wright observed that “Hill and house should live together, each happier for the other” and this open home offers just that, nestling into the landscape with the main sheltered garden and sun terraces running along the south and west side of the house to follow the sun. Inside, a family friendly ethos means that what first appears to be an open ground floor is actually zoned so that the family are not on top of one another all the time and there are entrances to the house at the front and back.

Outside at the front, the private drive begins at the garden boundary, so you could install electric gates if you wanted. Up past the double garage with power, water and a remote controlled door you come to the front of the house, which is quite private as the windows you pass en route to the entrance are set high. Double doors are sheltered beneath a porch with lighting to guide you home at night and sweep open into a broad, central hallway dominated by views of the Downs which stream with the sunshine through this inviting house.

The Living Room and Sun Terrace

Big and bright, this L shaped room has windows in all three external walls which immediately connect you to the stunning views of the sea and the rolling downland of the National Park. Floor to ceiling sliding doors in both the south and the west walls lead out to the fabulous roof terrace which runs along the back of the house and is large enough for al fresco dining. Light and airy in the summer, you can see that this room transforms in winter into a warm and safe haven merely by closing the doors and lighting the gas fire which is set into the stone fireplace to your right. Nearby, an arch leads through to a private study with sea views and a door to the hall, and around the corner, this sociable space also flows into the spacious kitchen.

The Kitchen, Utility and Dining Room

Family friendly, there are plenty of sturdy wooden units providing ample practical working surfaces. One of the areas of the house which you will no doubt wish to make your own over time, there is lots of space to play with. The fabulous Rosiers Range could stay, subject to circumstance and negotiation, plumbing is in place for a dishwasher and there is no need to clutter the room as there is a separate utility room with plumbing for a machine and ice dispensing fridge as well as extra units and access to the first of three deep cellars. Broad French doors open from the kitchen into the dining room where light and sea views simply pour in through the large picture window to the south, whilst to your left, French doors open out to the front garden and the steps down to the second terrace and the garden lawn for a seamless flow of movement. Exposed beams and a circular window add character whilst the oak on the floor conceals underfloor heating.

The Master Bedroom Suite and Ground Floor Bedrooms

Privately situated at the far end of the hallway, the spacious master bedroom is light and airy with sliding doors out to the sun terrace ensuring that you can enjoy the Sussex countryside and coast even from the bed. The en suite is large enough for both a generously sized shower with a double head system and a glamorous, sunken whirlpool bath which has a heated towel rail close to hand and there is also lush underfloor heating.

Two more quiet double bedrooms are on this floor, sharing a modern bathroom with a shower above the bath.

The Guest Suite and Snug

Downstairs with access via the lower terrace, the elegant guest bedroom looks over the lawn and shrubs of the garden, has a chic en suite shower room and opens into the snug with views of the pool.

The Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna and Garden

Set in a large, sunny room with skylights, windows and a door out to the garden there is ample room to entertain or just to relax by the side of the pool. The current owners also have their gym equipment here, so you can imagine just how large this space is. At the far end, the door leads into the changing area which has a w.c., a shower, a fabulous sauna and even a cupboard for the drinks fridge for parties….and the towels, of course.

Bear In Mind:

There are plans available to view for extending the ground floor bedrooms and study and creating a self- contained apartment in the basement.

Multiple cellar areas offer fantastic storage space.

Owner’s secret:

“We can walk to Ovingdean gap beach which has a café and sand and also enjoy walking or riding over the Downs to Rottingdean”

Where it is:

Shops: Local 1 minute, Rottingdean Village 5 minutes, Marina 10 minute drive

Station: Brighton Station about 15 minutes by car, Moulsecombe 10 minutes

Seafront or Park: Seafront is 5 minute drive, South Downs National Park about a 5 minute walk

Closest Schools:

Primary: St Margaret’s, Our Lady of Lourdes

Secondary: Longhill

Private: Brighton College, Roedean, Newlands, Lancing, Bedes

Quietly situated between the historic village of Rottingdean and the vibrant City of Brighton and Hove, this exceptional house with rare views over the National Park and the sea is close to Ovingdean’s shop and pub, and the golf course and secondary school are within walking distance. Brighton Station, with its fast links to Gatwick and London is a short drive along the coast road, along which regular buses run to Brighton, Rottingdean and Falmer.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 November 2016


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