3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Queen Victoria Avenue, Hove, BN3

Sold STC £499,950

Property Description

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Built in the 1950s, this substantial three-bedroom family home makes full use of the space afforded by houses of this period and being perched up on the hill looking over the city, you gain natural light and far-reaching views. The rooms are generously proportioned with the open reception rooms leading out to a manicured rear garden, and it also boasts off street parking and a detached garage – ideal for storage or conversion. The possibilities for modernisation and to extend further are endless, although the neutral décor is fine to move straight in to while you consider your options. Being within the catchment for some fantastic schools, and with Hove Station and the A23 just minutes away, this is the perfect home for families, developers and commuters alike.

Style: Semi-detached 1950s house

Bedrooms: 3 double

Living rooms: 1-2 spacious

Area: 1012 Sq.ft.

Outside: West facing rear garden and terrace

Location: Goldstone Valley

Parking: Detached garage plus driveway for three cars

Why you’ll like it:

Goldstone is a prestigious area surrounding Hove Park, and this semi-detached house sits on a sweeping avenue just minutes from the A23 and the South Downs National Park. Developed during the 1950s by Cook Construction Co, it sits in the area renowned for its ‘regal’ street names which were clearly popular at the time due to the Coronation. Named after the most famous female royal, Queen Victoria Avenue is tree-lined, with substantial houses on either side. This house sits at the lower end of the hill, but it is still elevated enough to enjoy an open vista to the rear.

To the front, a neat front garden slopes gently down to the house which is Neo-Tudor in style – an architectural style so favoured in this period. Once inside, you are welcomed into a wide entrance hall where there is ample room for a sideboard and a space to hang coats. The décor is smart and neutral with latte carpet underfoot which flows into the generous living room and dining room to the right. This was once two rooms which have since been opened to create one light and sociable space, but frosted, glazed doors remain in place to divide the two once more, should the family be entertaining separately.

There is ample space to one side for comfortable sofas and chairs by the deep bay window looking out over the green of the front lawn, while to the rear, the space is ideal for formal dining as it adjoins the kitchen. Patio doors also link the dining area with the rear garden, so you can spill outside during the warmer seasons for dining alfresco or for children to play. Well-established flowerbeds surround a lush green lawn, neat topiary and pretty blossoming trees, and you are barely overlooked at all. It is incredibly peaceful out here and a treat for the senses with nothing to disturb you other than birdsong and a gentle breeze in the trees.

Returning inside, the kitchen is fitted with traditional style units, and while they are fully functional, it is in here where you could make a considerable impact with modernisation. The views are lovely, and a wide picture window brings in plenty of light, plus the potential is there to knock through to the dining area and extend into the garden to create a fabulous open plan family space – certainly food for thought.

Upstairs there are two lovely double bedrooms – again they have been carpeted for warmth and comfort, and from here the views come into their own at the rear. There is a third smaller double, and the potential exists to extend into the loft too should you need any more. As with the kitchen, the bathroom feels a little dated, but this is ideal for those buyers looking to put their own stamp on the place.

Agent’s thoughts:

This home is brimming with potential to add value. It has space and light in abundance, plus room to extend, and all in a prestigious area where planning consents are still easier to come by. For these reasons, this house is sure to attract many.

Owner’s secret

“This was a much loved and happy family home for many years. It is perfect for families with children of all ages as you ever feel on top of one another and there is a real sense of community here. It is a really easy house to live in; you can commute by train or by car with ease, and the kids were always safe and happy to walk to school and the park on their own. We will miss it here.”

Where it is:

Shops: Local 1 min walk, city centre 10 min drive

Train Station: Hove Station 15-20 min walk

Seafront or Park: Hove Park 5 min walk, seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary: Hangleton Primary (outstanding), West Blatchington Primary

Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep.

This versatile family home is situated in a popular area with fantastic transport links and The South Downs National Park nearby. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to the A23 and Hove Station which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.


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Added on Rightmove:
16 April 2019

Nearest stations

  • Aldrington (0.9 mi)
  • Hove (1.1 mi)
  • Preston Park (1.2 mi)
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01273 839010 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Aldrington (0.9 mi)
  • Hove (1.1 mi)
  • Preston Park (1.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brand Vaughan, Hove - Sales

117-118 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1DB

01273 839010 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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