Montpelier Villas, Brighton, BN1
- Montpelier and Clifton Conservation ARea
- Grade II Listed
- Semi Detached Victorian Villa
- Many Original Features
- Versatile Accommodation
- Separate Lower Ground Floor Flat
- Scope for Improvement
Entire grade II listed semi-detached Victorian villa with a private garden, off-street parking and a garage located on a quiet tree-lined road in the Montpelier and Clifton Hill Conservation Area
With its distinctive brilliant white frontage and bow windows with bonnet-style canopies, Montpelier Villas dates back to circa 1845. All rooms are generously proportioned with high ceilings and large windows for optimal natural light while original features of architraves, decorative ceiling cornices and solid boscage flooring relay this home’s historic past. A highly versatile accommodation, the property has the scope to be modified to suit any future resident’s needs.
Set over four floors with six bedrooms, the semi-detached townhouse has converted the lower ground floor into a secondary accommodation which has the potential for rental income. Set slightly back from the road the property has a private gated garden to the front, a rear garden, a garage and a driveway. With such a superb central location on the border between Brighton and Hove; this home offers all the excitement of city living whilst slightly set apart from the hustle and bustle of a busy town centre.
In more detail
Nestled centrally in a row of ten pretty Italianate style townhouses, Montpelier Villas is said to have been built on the crest of a bluebell wood, with many of the gardens in the area still enjoying the occasional violet bloom. Designed by renowned architect Amon Wilds; exquisite ironwork balconies and verandas embolden the striking aesthetic of this Victorian home.
On the raised ground floor, a generous hallway with caramel toned parquet floors and lofty ceiling heights gives access to all rooms. At the front an expansive reception room continues in the same unmistakably Victorian style with triple sash windows leading out onto its curved wrought iron balcony overlooking the front garden. Across the hallway is a family room which leads onto the kitchen. The kitchen is an excellent size and features a range of wall and base mounted shaker-style units. A handy downstairs cloakroom and in-built cupboard are positioned to the rear of the property.
A staircase leads up to the first floor, three substantial bedrooms are arranged off the central landing with an amply-sized Jack and Jill bathroom accommodating each room with a further w/c located to the rear of the building. A single set of stairs runs up to the second floor, housing a large additional bedroom with a feature fireplace and a mullion casement window.
The lower ground floor can be accessed from the ground floor hallway or from the outside and offers a large highly versatile additional residence. The space is currently arranged to accommodate two rooms, a kitchen, a separate w/c and further shower room as well as an abundance of built-in cupboards.
To the rear of the property there is well-proportioned garden. A flagstone path winds around the perimeter of the garden boarded by a range of plants, shrubs and trees with a patch of lawn in the centre. The space could easily be landscaped to provide somewhere to enjoy al fresco dining and family activities during the summer months.
In the Local Area
The elegant and highly sought-after Montpelier & Clifton Hill conservation area is a stone's throw from the vibrant heart of Brighton and a leisurely stroll from the seafront. Built in the mid-19th century, the Clifton Hill area is characterised by its distinctive stucco-clad houses and villas. For those needing access to commuter links Brighton's mainline station is within easy walking distance, while the wealth of cafes, bars and shops of Western Road, Church Road and Brighton's famous North Laine area are close by.
Local schools include Brighton and Hove High School, Brighton College, Lancing Prep, Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC), Hove Junior School and Brunswick Primary School. Plenty of bus services provide access to all parts of the city as well as nearby outlying villages and up to the panoramic views of Devils Dyke.
Montpelier Villas, Brighton, BN1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Brighton Station0.4 miles
- London Road (Brighton) Station0.9 miles
- Hove Station1.1 miles
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