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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Marine Drive, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Four Bedroom Art Deco Home
  • Panoramic Ocean Views
  • Exclusive Elevated Seafront Location
  • Large Garage Plus Off Street Parking
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Many Original Features Retained

Full description

TENURE: Freehold

Perched elegantly on the cliff top, yet set back off the main road and accessed via a private road and sweeping drive, is this impressive family house, which presents true recognisable period features from the Art Deco era, both externally in the leaded windows and decorative detailing in the render and around the windows and internally in the original period fireplaces, wooden doors, staircase and solid exposed beams.

The position of the house is thought to be originally the number one gun emplacement of the Napoleonic war, with a stone memorial at the bottom of the front garden to mark this wonderful historical note.

The enviable position of this house provides quite a special view indeed. To the east, the white cliffs of Saltdean and Telscombe with Saltdean beach only a short stroll along the cliff top and down to the White Cliff Cafe, to the west, the vast expanse of the English Channel in panoramic. A glistening tranquil view that can be enjoyed from the south facing front garden or sun room of the house.
As you approach the house via the private road, it holds an impressive frontage, with a centralised front door, finished in full glass to maximise that impressive vista from within. The door leads directly into the spacious hallway, finished with a stone and marble decorative fireplace and giving access to all of the ground floor rooms, and the solid wood panelled staircase proving a dramatic feature and adding even more period charm.

The east wing of the ground floor has the spacious living room, again with impressive period features including a stone fireplace with parquet brick surround, leaded windows and exposed beam, a cosy yet impressive room for enjoying family time. The sun room spans the entire width of the east wing and faces south enjoying the full beauty of the stunning view, it wraps around the side of the house and is a warm and welcoming space often used for entertaining.

The westerly part of the house has a formal dining room, again with stone period fireplace and this time with a quirky original serving hatch to the kitchen behind. The box bay allows a further space to enjoy the view and perfect for formal entertaining.

The kitchen to the rear is a modern shaker, country style finished with a wooden work surface with plenty of storage and room for appliances. There is a handy back door leading to a small porch and giving access to the large landscaped rear garden where there is a large greenhouse, and a summer house, plus shed and double length garage.

The ground floor also has a handy office room to the rear of the house, with its own entrance ideal for those working from home and with a handy downstairs WC just next door.

Upstairs to the open landing which gives access to the spacious master bedroom suite, with walk through dressing room as well as a full wall of wardrobes and full en-suite bathroom, including additional separate shower. The master bedroom enjoys the very best of the views with a dual aspect east and south and subsequently flooded with natural light.

 There is one further double bedrooms plus two single bedrooms as well as the potential for a further bedroom in the loft space. There is an additional original family bathroom in wonderful condition.

The large garage is a separate building and is some 34ft in length and although not quite double in width at 14ft, it is wider than most standard garages and therefore provides plenty of additional space for storage. At the rear of the garage is a door leading to the path way behind allowing for access to the rear. This can be accessed from Lenham Avenue also. The separate sun house, greehouse and storage room, are ideal for any keen gardeners.

The front and rear gardens are both landscaped, each with their own pond and with rockery areas providing low maintenance spaces, perfected for enjoying a summers evening. The front garden of course enjoys the wonderful view and the south facing sunlight which makes a special space indeed.

The nearby village of Rottingdean is just a short walk away along the wonderful coastline cliff top path and the nearby Saltdean Lido, due to reopen in early summer, Saltdean Park and White Cliffs cafe are all fantastic venues for meeting friends and enjoying the community spirit of the area.

Sporting and recreational facilities near by are extensive; there is golf at West Hove, The Dyke, sailing at Brighton Marina, and the South Downs National Park offers many miles of stunning walks and rides.

Brighton mainline railway station is a short drive away as well as the main shopping centre of Brighton along with the fashionable Laines and access to the theatre, bars and restaurants.

There are many highly regarded schools and colleges in the local area, including Roedean School and Brighton College. The city is also the home to both the University of Sussex and Brighton University.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 March 2017


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