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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Longhill Road, Ovingdean, Brighton, BN2

Sold STC £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • private paradise
  • 1862 sq ft
  • Ovingdean
  • South facing balcony and terrace, back garden
  • Double garage and private driveway

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

private paradise

Guide price £800,000 - £850,000

Need your dream house? With four bedrooms and a sheltered south facing garden this stunning home also has a home office and double garage. Completely at ease with the contours of the environment and maximising the enjoyment of the panoramic views over the surrounding National Park to the sea, it seems a world away from the business of the City but is actually only 10 minutes from central Brighton and 5 from the popular schools, cafes and beach of Rottingdean Village and Ovingdean gap.

In Brief:

Style: Detached house

Bedrooms: 4

Living rooms: 4

Area: 1862 sq ft ; 173 sq m

Outside: South facing roof terrace, extensive terraced veranda, back garden

Parking: Double garage and private driveway.

Location: Ovingdean

Why you’ll like it: 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s observed that “Hill and house should live together, each happier for the other” and this streamlined home offers just that, being designed to nestle into the landscape with the main, sheltered garden and a veranda running along the south 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 discreetly 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.

The attractive front door opens into a spacious lobby with a cloakroom on the left and ahead, a glass wall slides open into a stylish, French style kitchen/dining room where an angled wall subtly tucks the working area of the kitchen out of sight whilst keeping the freedom of flow. With windows in three external walls you can imagine just how light this space is with lovely views over the garden framed by fruiting vines at the front and of the herb garden at the back. The soft cream and blue of the walls continues in the kitchen which has plenty of units topped by wood surfaces. The cream Aga runs on gas, there is plumbing in place for an ice dispensing fridge and a temperature controlled drinks fridge is integrated ready for your party. As you would expect of a home of this quality, there is a separate utility room with a glamorous hose tap and access to the back garden. 

Across the lobby to the staircase, the stunning living room has a spacious seating area with a central fireplace beyond which is a snug for the t.v and a partial wall allows for a study/homework area. With windows and floor to ceiling French doors on each side, the sunshine streams through and when both sets of doors are open in the summer, breezes carrying scents of the garden waft right through the house. Outside, the decked terrace has inset lights and broadens on the left for al fresco dining – before a dip in the hot tub, which will be staying! To the right a gate secures the lower, child and dog friendly garden with a lawn which is fenced round and also has mature hedges.

Returning to the house, the spa like family bathroom at the top of the stairs has a double ended bath with a cascade tap and a rainfall head shower above it, iridescent fired earth tiles and stone sink that rests on chic storage. Next door, the master bedroom has restful views of the rolling Downs and the sea and has a door to a large sunny terrace, ideal for breakfasts or romantic nightcaps. Two other double bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes, share these fabulous views and the guest room is quietly tucked away looking over the back garden, beyond a useful cloakroom. At the back of the house are gardens, the driveway to the garage which has power and lighting, and the entrance to the attached home office is at the far end of the house and has power and heating.

Bear in mind:

There is planning in place for a one storey extension on the roof terrace for a master bedroom, en suite and balcony, turning the current master bedroom into a glamorous dressing/rest room. Plans will be included with the house.

Owner’s secret:

“We can walk to Ovingdean beach which has a café and sand!!”

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, Hurstpierpoint College

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 village club, 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.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 August 2016


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