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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20

Sold STC £999,950

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Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent detached, early Edwardian residence of outstanding character with nine bedrooms and three bathrooms retaining a wealth of fine period features and providing exceptionally spacious accommodation. Little Dene is understood to have been constructed in 1902 and provides a particularly pleasing appearance with brick, part tile hung rendered and timbered elevations beneath a tiled roof. The house is the former residence of eminent romantic author Jeffery Farnol and this is commemorated with a blue plaque erected by the Eastbourne Society. The property has been renovated and meticulously maintained by the present owners and careful thought has been given to the retention and enhancement of the original features including fine fireplaces, decorative ceiling cornices, period radiators to the ground floor and brass door furniture. The versatile accommodation is considered suitable for a variety of uses including part professional subject to any necessary planning consents. Little Dene is set within attractive walled gardens that extend to approximately 120’ at the rear. Located in the residential area of Meads, a conservation area flanked by scenic downland countryside with local shops and the seafront nearby. Eastbourne’s principal independent schools are in the vicinity whilst the town centre, mainline railway station, golf courses and theatres are within a mile. Also nearby is the multi-million pound Sovereign Harbour newly built marina. Glyndebourne, Gatwick airport and Newhaven cross channel ferries are within easy reach.

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From Eastbourne railway station proceed via Grove Road and turn right into Meads Road. Continue into Beachy Head Road and turn right into Denton Road.


Imposing main entrance with tiled entrance porch with large solid oak front door to:
ENTRANCE HALL with original tiled floor and radiator, access to: CLOAKROOM with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, original tiled floor.

CELLARAGE being full height and including boiler room with two wall mounted gas fired boilers, storage room, wine cellar and workshop and further storage areas. Inner glazed door with leaded lights leading to:

CENTRAL RECEPTION HALL approx 16’2” x 13’7” with original cast iron fireplace with decorative surround, period radiator, ceiling cornice, telephone point.

DRAWING ROOM approx 22’ into bay x 18’2” into arched recess; brick fireplace flanked by two leaded light windows, dado rail, 2 period radiators, ceiling rose, exposed floorboards, TV and telephone points.

FAMILY ROOM/GYM approx 21’ into bay x 18’2” into arched recess having brick fireplace flanked by two windows, 2 period radiators, exposed floorboards, picture rail, ceiling cornice, two ceiling roses, TV point.

DINING ROOM approx 16’6” x 13’ with fireplace surround, 2 period radiators, picture rail, ceiling cornice and ceiling rose.

BREAKFAST ROOM approx 18’6” x 15’ with period radiator, telephone point, door to rear garden.

BESPOKE KITCHEN approx 15’6” x 11’6” with a comprehensive range of base units, ample work surfaces with 1½ inset single drainer granite sink unit with water conditioning unit and cupboards under. A gas fired Aga provides cooking facilities and hot water. There is also an original larder and shelving plus a walk-in larder, plumbing for dishwasher and integrated electric hob. Door to rear garden.

OFFICE/STUDY approx 13’3” into bay x 9’2” having wash hand basin, radiator, picture rail, telephone point.

WALK-IN PANTRY approx 6’7” x 6’2” with wash hand basin, wall and base units with worktop, space for fridge/freezer, shelving and radiator.

Stairs to FIRST FLOOR HALF LANDING with radiator.
LAUNDRY AREA with stainless steel single drainer sink unit with cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, radiator, airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with shelving over.

FAMILY BATHROOM with white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin.

SEPARATE WC: low level wc, wash hand basin, radiator.

Three stairs rise from the half landing to the:
MAGNIFICENT FIRST FLOOR LANDING approx 17’6” x 16’8” retaining part of the original balustrading, radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM approx 19’9” x 17’9” into bay with original fireplace, 2 radiators, picture rail, ceiling cornice, telephone point and TV point.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM with original roll-top bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, overhead shower unit, period style wash hand basin, low level wc and bidet, radiator.

BEDROOM 2/LIBRARY approx 15’6” into bay x 15’ shelved to two and a half walls, original fireplace surround, 2 radiators, ceiling cornice.

BEDROOM 3 approx 15’10” into bay x 13’ having dual aspect windows, original cast iron fireplace, picture rail, ceiling cornice, telephone point, radiator.

BEDROOM 4 approx 15’ x 13’6” with original cast iron fireplace, TV point, radiator, ceiling cornice.

Stairs to SECOND FLOOR HALF LANDING with radiator and walk-in cupboard.

OPEN PLAN SECOND FLOOR LANDING/ LIVING AREA approx 16’5” x 13’ with radiator, TV point.

INNER LANDING with radiator.

BEDROOM 5 approx 20’2” max x 15’ having original fireplace surround, 2 radiators.

BEDROOM 6 approx 17’8” x 14’10” with original cast iron fireplace with marble surround, 2 double wardrobe cupboards, 2 radiators.

BEDROOM 7 approx 17’ x 13’4” with original cast iron fireplace with marble surround, TV point, 2 radiators.

BEDROOM 8 approx 14’ x 10’ with radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard.

BEDROOM 9 approx 16’ max x 9’2” with telephone point. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder. Access hatch to loft space.

FAMILY BATHROOM with cast iron bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, radiator, access hatch to fully boarded loft space


WALLED GARDENS FRONT AND REAR the latter approximately 120’ in depth, laid principally to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs together with flower and herbaceous borders. There are two paved patios and a timber shed and summerhouse.

TWO SINGLE GARAGES are situated to the side of the house with light and power and additional OFF ROAD PARKING.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 November 2010

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