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1 bedroom property for sale

Norton Road, HOVE, BN3

Sold STC £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn3
  • perfect pad
  • 528 sq. ft.
  • willett estate conservation area
  • permit zone N

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

perfect pad |

Just a short stroll from the beach and the restaurants and shops of Church Road sits this unique and charming one-bedroom garden flat. It is lower ground, but does not feel as such, as both the bedroom and living room open to the garden, allowing the natural light to stream in. This character flat is warm and welcoming, and well-presented throughout so you can move straight in with ease, yet there is still some scope for modernisation to add value or put your own stamp on if you choose. Willett Estate is one of the most sought after locations in Hove; not only due to the striking Victorian architecture, but also the close-proximity of Hove Station, the city centre and the beach. With so many positive features, this flat will attract commuters, investors and first time buyers alike.

In brief:

Style: Lower ground floor Victorian garden flat

Bedrooms: 1 double

Living rooms: 1 spacious

Area: 528 sq. ft. 49.1 sq. m

Location: Willett Estate Conservation Area

Parking: Parking permit zone N

Why you’ll like it:

The vast expansion of Brighton into Hove during the latter half of the 19th Century was due to the huge influx of Londoners wishing to live here; rubbing shoulders with royalty and breathing in the fresh sea air. Not much has changed in recent decades, and the Willett Estate area remains characterised by the grand houses that were built to house the fashionable and wealthy residents moving down from the ‘Big Smoke’. While they were originally intended as one dwelling, many have since been converted into attractive apartments, and they are still as popular today, for the same reasons. 

This flat is no exception, and it resides on the lower ground floor of a townhouse on the western side of Norton Road. It has its own entrance to the side of the building down a few stone steps, and here, a wide entrance hall welcomes you in. This generous space is not only a pleasure to come home to, but it has room to hang your coats, organise shoes and space for a sideboard or two. There are also deep storage cupboards for your household items – an unusual feature in a converted flat, so you can ensure the flat remains clutter free. 

The layout is also unique, with the rooms forming a square around the entrance hall, and with the garden accessible from both the living room and the bedroom, the entire flat has a lovely sense of ‘flow’.

First on the right is the bathroom which was renovated only this year with a new white suite, stylish dove grey wall tiles and a contemporary basin with vanity unit below. While this is an internal room, it is certainly well-lit and ventilated, and has a shower over the bath for when time is of the essence.

Quality timber laminate flows from the entrance hall and into the living room ahead, which is a fine size reception with a soothing colour palette, and ample space for comfortable sofas and a small dining table and chair if need be. The westerly wall feels almost entirely glazed with sliding patio doors framing the sweet garden view, so during the warmer months, it becomes a delightful extension of the space, and ideal for dining alfresco. 

The paved patio area is nicely enclosed and private due to the original brick walls and attractive fencing, and for the green fingered, there are raised beds for planting or a kitchen garden perhaps. It is also incredibly tranquil out here; you can easily forget you are so close to the city. 

Conveniently opposite the living room is the kitchen which is nicely square in shape, allowing for plenty of storage space within the simply designed white units. These have been topped with solid oak – again enough preparation space for even the keenest cook, and while the induction hob and electric oven have been integrated, space has been left for a tall fridge freezer and a washing machine. 

Along a short corridor, the sweet double bedroom is peacefully tucked away, and this also has a wall of sliding doors opening to the garden area. This room shares the same fresh décor as the living room, and has space for a double bed and a large double wardrobe (negotiable with the sale if required) without compromising on floor space.

Bear in mind:

People often worry about the dreaded ‘d’ word with lower ground apartments, but this one has been fully damp-proofed in the last year, and the work has a long guarantee to cover it. There isn’t the slightest hint of moisture in the air – indeed this is a flat which immediately feels warm, welcoming, and homely.

Owner’s secret

“This was my first flat, so I feel very sentimental about it. It is a really comfortable space to live, and incredibly peaceful. I used to commute which was a dream from here as Hove Station is literally five-minutes away, and you cannot beat the location for entertainment. It’s fantastic having the beach nearby in the summer, but also having my own outside space, particularly in the evening when you can eat outside. I am now looking for that next step up, but I will certainly miss it here.”

Where it is: 

Shops: Local 2 min walk, city centre 5 min bus ride

Train Station: Hove Station 5 min walk

Seafront or Park: St. Anne’s Well Park 10 min walk, Seafront 4 min walk

Closest Schools:

Primary:  Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School

Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College

This charming apartment is beautifully situated in a prestigious area with lots of local green spaces, and the beach nearby. The city centre shopping districts are also within easy reach, and this home also offers easy access to Hove Station and the A23 which have direct and fast access to the airports and London.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 November 2017


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