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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tongdean Lane, Withdean, Brighton, BN1


Property Description

Key features

  • BN1
  • spacious tranquility
  • 1214 sq ft.
  • Withdean
  • Front garden and large rear garden
  • Two garages and free on neighbouring streets

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

spacious tranquility

Tongdean Lane is one of the most sought after addresses in the city, and deservedly so. The houses tucked away on this peaceful tree lined road have an air of grandeur, perched on the south side of the valley. This four bedroom, detached house sits halfway up on the right, and has been a much loved family home for the past 33 years. Space and light are optimised in this house with double door openings and large picture windows to drink in the valley views; making this house the perfect home for both entertaining and raising a family. It also boasts a large garden, a sun terrace and two garages, so is sure to be popular with many.

In brief:

Style: Detached 1960’s house.

Bedrooms: 4; 2 double, 2 single

Living rooms: 2 spacious

Area: 1214 sq. ft. 112.8 sq. m

Outside: Front garden and large rear garden

Parking: Two garages and free on neighbouring streets

Why you’ll like it:

Hidden from the road by lush greenery, and approached down a shingle path and a few stone steps, is this classic and symmetrical 1960s detached house. It is smart in pale brick, and has a well manicured front garden either side of the path. You enter into a broad entrance hall with the staircase central, and reception rooms open to the left and the right. It was this feeling of space upon entering that first attracted the current owners to the property as it flowed well, and had lots of space for the children to play and grow.

It is immediately clear that this house has been well maintained over the years, and the decor is neutral and fresh so you can move straight in. The generous living room stretches the depth of the house, so it is wonderfully light, and enjoys leafy views from east to west. The white mantle surrounds an attractive electric fire which gives a focal point, and there’s ample space for several comfortable sofas and chairs so the whole family can sit together. There’s a door next to the easterly window which leads out to a sun terrace which can also be accessed from the garden, and is a sizable space to sit and enjoy your morning coffee and papers.

Across the hall is the formal dining room which has a useful hatch through to the kitchen, and easily seats eight at the table, but this has on occasion extended into the hallway for larger gatherings! The kitchen next door has traditional units in white which are offset nicely by a rich blue tiled splashback, and practical blue grey worktops. All of the appliances are integrated to include the fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, and the Hotpoint oven and gas hob are new, as is the Worcester combination boiler. A back door leads out to the rear garden which has a central path to the detached garages and driveways, and there’s a large storage space below the sun terrace for your gardening tools and furniture. The lawns and planting are again manicured and there’s a pear and two apple trees to  provide you with pretty blossom and then fruit when in season.

The staircase has decorative white metal balustrades with a wooden hand rail, and these also encircle the spacious landing on the first floor, again allowing the light from the upper windows to filter down. The master bedroom is to the right, and as with all the bedrooms is decorated in a soothing palette, but also has a smart en suite shower room plus a wall of built in wardrobes in light wood. The family bathroom is next door, and this has a shower over the bath and is tiled with an iridescent border for a touch of luxury. There is a further double bedroom with a double built in wardrobe, and two single bedrooms, which make this house wonderfully versatile, as they could be home offices, children’s bedrooms or guest rooms too dependant on your needs.

Withdean Sports Complex and several popular schools and parks are within easy walking distance too, so there are many attractive features that with make this very happy home for someone in the future.

Bear in mind:

The walls have cavity insulation which make this house very economical to heat, as is the boarded loft space, but it is not possible to convert this into a living space as it doesn’t have enough pitch to the roof.

Owner’s secret:

“We have loved entertaining here and raising the children. It is so easy to access the city from here, yet you feel like you are in the countryside it’s so tranquil; we simply no longer need the space, but we will be sad to leave.”

Where it is:

Shops: local shops 5 min walk, Central Brighton 10-15 mins by car/bus

Train Station: Preston Park 6 minute cycle, Brighton Mainline 10 min drive

Seafront or Park: Park 8 min walk, Seafront 10 mins by car

Closest Schools:

Primary: Westdene Primary School

Secondary: Patcham High

Private: Brighton College

This is a lovely family home in a peaceful location but is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, with the frequent bus service from the top or bottom of the road into Central Brighton; the stations and the University campus’. The A23 to Gatwick and London is also within easy reach, for those who require it on a daily or weekly basis.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 June 2016


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