Tongdean Lane, Withdean, Brighton, BN1
- detached refurbished chalet
- 4 double bedrooms, master en suite
- 2 luxury bathrooms
- 1 open plan living room
- 2207 sq.ft.
- large S garden
- garage, off street
INTERNAL VIEWINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Step into a champagne lifestyle in this luxury four bedroom chalet where walls of glass in a spectacular open plan living, kitchen and dining area open to a beautiful south facing garden with lighting and a summer house with power – which raises interesting possibilities if you were thinking of working from home. Inside, this detached home has a stylish attention to detail and discreet awareness of practical living rarely seen on the market, and although all of the bedrooms are quiet and comfortable, the first floor has been transformed into a principle suite dreams are made of complete with dressing room and spa like en suite. With ample off street parking as well as the integral double length garage it is just 4 minutes from one of the best primary schools in the county and close to a nature reserve and parks, it offers a healthy lifestyle with easy access to the beach and the South Downs National Park only a 5 minute walk. Seriously exclusive, Withdean is known as Brighton’s very own Hollywood Hills due to its swift access to the A23/A27 and thus the Amex Stadium, airports and London’s West End, whilst the international city centre and Preston Park Station serving Gatwick and London are easy to reach.
Style: Detached refurbished chalet
Bedrooms: 4 double, master en suite
Bathrooms: 2 luxury
Living rooms: 1 open plan
Area: 2207 sq.ft.
Outside: Large S garden
Parking: Garage, off street
Why you’ll like it:
Set back from the leafy street the appealing frontage has a flawless, contemporary finish which continues throughout the house. A paved path slopes up past a smart hard standing and front garden to this beautiful chalet which has been architecturally reinvented and remodelled to become what is effectively a new build with energy efficient windows and doors, new roof, fresh electrics and plumbing, and a high level of insulation. Inside, even the spacious porch is heated and beyond it the hushed hallway, with discreet cupboard for coats, sets the sophisticated tone of the interior design with the soothing hues of Farrow & Ball, matching oak doors, sumptuous thick carpet and views through to the verdant garden.
The family room with kitchen diner, utility, study and garage:
Designed to entertain in fabulous, LA style this inviting space flows across almost the whole of the back of the home with bi-folding doors by the sophisticated living space and French doors in the dining area opening out to the scented planting and dynamic landscaping of the sunny garden. With energy efficient heating and three levels of lighting it is a room for all seasons, and an expert eye has ensured that the glamorous kitchen is safely tucked away from the in/out flow behind a sociable peninsular island topped with glittering quartz. Ideal for family celebrations or enjoying with friends, everything is to hand from a central touch induction hob beneath a discreet extractor. An experienced cook’s kitchen, the Neff combi and fan oven are at eye level next to the fridge and freezer at the dining end of the run, and the dishwasher is also integrated.
Tucked away with direct access to the garage so sports kits can go from car to machine – and you won’t get wet in the process of unpacking the boot- the sleek utility area is unusually spacious with ample extra storage and space for a tall fridge and separate tall freezer, and at the far end a tranquil study is a private and bright place in which to work with a door to the garden for coffee breaks in the sun.
With a remote controlled door, the garage is a generous 19’8’’ x 8’6’’ (6m x 2.6m) and is currently used as a store.
The garden, summerhouse and covered store:
Expertly designed for all year interest and surrounded by a sea of neighbouring gardens, this is a peaceful oasis after a busy day in the city. Child and pet friendly, newly planted flower beds wend around a lit, level lawn – a feature difficult to find in a city built on the Downs- and at the far end, a freshly painted summer house has both power and potential. By the house, the shimmering sandstone terrace is ideal for al fresco lifestyle our city is known for and leads to a discreet covered store for a big barbeque.
Three ground floor bedrooms:
All decorated to the highest standard these three spacious double bedrooms have an elegant designer finish. At the front, the guest suite has fitted wardrobes and relaxing open views through the big box bay window, and across the hall, the second large bedroom, also at the front, is not overlooked either. Snuggled into the centre of this floor, the quiet nursery is has 11’9’’x 8’10’’ of floor space to play with and tucked around the corner, the luxury bathroom with fabulous ambient lighting above and below the handbasin is large enough for both a contemporary bath with a shower attachment and separate walk in shower, which is right on trend with a dual head system.
The principle suite:
This private sanctuary forms the whole of the first floor and is all that you could dream of with a light and airy bedroom beneath skylights so you can unwind beneath the stars, and the large dressing area has sophisticated storage in place. The south window almost fills the far wall to frame a leafy vista, whilst air conditioning ensures that you remain cool during hot summer nights. Spa like, the en suite is spacious and stylish with a powerful dual headed shower system, and touches of glamour include a lit mirror and heated rail for towels.
“Withdean attracts families wanting quick access to the city and airports but also a healthier lifestyle and good schools. This exceptional home delivers that- and a celebrity lifestyle.”
“Light and airy in the summer, it’s warm and cosy in winter. We love entertaining and the easy flow of the ground floor is perfect for parties at any time of day as we have installed remote controlled lighting in the garden, which we shall miss! The master bedroom is a lovely retreat where we wake up to birdsong and the neighbours are friendly and considerate.”
What’s around you:
Shops: Local under 5 minutes
Station: Preston Park 4 minutes, Brighton Station about 10
Seafront or Park: Withdean Park & Woods 5, Seafront 15
Primary: Westdene, Bilingual, Lancing Prep
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High, Lancing
Affectionately known as Brighton’s Hollywood Hills, Withdean is an exclusive area of the city between the sea and the South Downs National Park. Although the thriving city centre’s just minutes away, this prestigious road is quiet with plenty of amenities nearby, local schools are good and there’s access to some of the best private schools in the country, including Brighton College. Offering a healthy lifestyle Withdean Sports Stadium has a range of leisure facilities including tennis courts and athletic track, and Withdean Woods Nature Reserve has its own community of joggers and dog walkers. Hove & Preston Park are both a short drive each with playgrounds and cafés full of local parents. For those who need swift access to Gatwick or London, Brighton and Preston Park Stations, are easy to reach by car, bus or cab and access to the A23/ A27 is quick.
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Tongdean Lane, Withdean, Brighton, BN1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Preston Park Station0.9 miles
- Hove Station1.4 miles
- Aldrington Station1.4 miles
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