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Ditchling Rise, Brighton, BN1

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Added on 07/04/2021
Brand Vaughan, Preston Park

Key features

  • upper maisonette within a Victorian townhouse
  • 2 double bedrooms plus loft room
  • 1 open plan living room and south facing
  • 807 sq.ft.
  • Ditchling Rise/Preston Circus
  • residents permit parking zone J

Property description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

GUIDE PRICE: £375,000--£400,000.


Beautifully renovated and extended, this stylish two-bedroom maisonette is brimming with character and has glorious views across the rooftops and trees of the city towards the coast. It is formed within the upper floors of a Victorian townhouse in the popular location between Preston Circus and Fiveways, so you are well-connected to the city, the universities and London’s commuter links. Inside, the décor is contemporary with wooden floors and freshly decorated walls, and the property’s elevation on the hill and within the building means it is filled with natural light throughout the day. The local schools are exceptional and there are plenty of local amenities, so this property will appeal to families, sharers, commuters and investors alike.

Style: Upper maisonette within a Victorian townhouse

Bedrooms: 2 double plus loft room

Living Rooms: 1 open plan and south facing

Area: 807 sq.ft.

Location: Ditchling Rise/Preston Circus

Parking: Residents permit zone J

Why you’ll like it

Ditchling Rise feels quintessentially ‘Brighton’ due to its hilly position; lined with trees and flanked by Victorian terraced houses. This apartment resides on the upper floors of a townhouse at the top of the hill, so it benefits from views across the city towards Brighton Station which is just 10 minutes away on foot. London Road Station is even closer, with university and city centre links, and there are several busses which stop at the top of the road, so you needn’t do the hike back home.

Sharing the communal entrance hall with just one other, you take an internal staircase into the main body of the flat which adds to the feeling of space within. It is immediately clear the property has been renovated by those with an eye for quality materials and workmanship, and the space has been maximised throughout. Wooden floors have been paired with white walls which flow from the hallway and into the principal rooms on both floors.

Spanning the front of the property, the reception is open plan to the kitchen but has ample room for formal dining, relaxation and entertaining with space for a table and chair within the bay. As a south facing room, it is gloriously bright, and a mature tree outside allows for some privacy without obstructing the far-reaching views.

Running along the easterly wall, the kitchen has been well-designed, so it doesn’t dominate the room but blends in, with streamlined, handle-free units in delicate dove-grey. Within these the fridge, microwave, fan oven and gas hob have been integrated, allowing for plenty of storage too, and the sink has been seamlessly cut-in to the white marble effect quartz worktop.

Moving through the flat to the rear of the building, there are two lovely double bedrooms with views over the local landscape and neighbouring gardens to the rear. These are fine size double rooms with space for king/double beds and freestanding bedroom furnishings, and their peaceful position in the building ensures you will always get a restful night’s sleep.
Between the two, the bathroom is chic with slate wall tiles around a contemporary bath suite with a shower over it.

A flight of stairs leads up to the loft room which is currently being used as an occasional third bedroom. This is another beautiful room with wooden floors and white walls, and two Velux windows bring in natural light and views taking you even further over the city skyline. This would be the ideal space for a home office too as it is so peaceful up here. There is also a generous eaves storage space which doubles up as a utility cupboard with space and plumbing for the washing machine and dryer.

Agent’s thoughts:

This is a stunning apartment which is ready to move straight into or let out immediately with ease. It is bright, spacious and versatile, so it is sure to be snapped up.

Owner’s secret

‘It was the space and light which first attracted us to the property, and we have enjoyed making it our own. We have loved living here as you are so well-connected to explore the city, yet it is incredibly quiet too. We walk everywhere, and with the newly regenerated Preston Circus on our doorstep, and the Signalman just down the hill, we rarely need to venture any further into town.’

Where it is

Shops: Local 1 min walk, North Laines 8 min walk

Station: London Road 1 min walk Brighton 12 min walk

Seafront or Park: The Level 5 min walk, seafront 15-20 min walk

Closest Schools:

Primary: Downs Infant and Junior Schools

Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College

This is a fantastic flat in a popular location which is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. London Road Station is just 30 seconds away down the hill, and from here you can get to Central Brighton in one minute, or it runs to both Brighton and Sussex Universities, then on to Lewes, Eastbourne and the South Downs for days out in the countryside. The A23/A27 are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to the universities, Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.



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Ditchling Rise, Brighton, BN1


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • London Road (Brighton) Station0.1 miles
  • Brighton Station0.6 miles
  • Moulsecoomb Station1.0 miles
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