4 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodland Drive, Hove, BN3

Guide Price £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • detached neo-georgian house
  • 4 double bedrooms plus potential 5th in annexe room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 generous living rooms and open plan
  • 1976 sq.ft.
  • large, east-facing rear garden
  • Tongdean/Withdean Estate
  • hardstanding for up 4 cars.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Guide Price: £1,000,000-£1,100,000

As its name suggests; Woodland Drive sweeps elegantly up the hill bordering the Three-Cornered Copse and is lined with a wide variety of trees from beech, to silver birch and colourful magnolias. It wends its way through the Tongdean and Withdean Estate, and this four-bedroom detached home sits on the easterly side. Surrounded by lush greenery, this luxurious family home has leafy views from every room, making it hard to believe you are so close to the city. Spread over two substantial floors of generously proportioned rooms, this house is ideal for any growing family, and the interior design is of the finest quality. It balances home comforts with a luxury lifestyle perfectly, and even below the stylish aesthetic, the house has been expertly maintained so it is sure to stand the test of time. The garden is a treat for the senses with entertaining spaces and a large outdoor office space, and there is a separate annexe and a drive to fit up to four cars making it hugely versatile too.
This is a superior home which is perfectly located for some of the most sought-after schools in the city and has excellent transport links by train or car for the London commuter. With the countryside and coast nearby, plus the quintessential ‘Hove Lifestyle’ on your doorstep, this home will appeal to many.


In brief:

Style: Detached Neo-Georgian house

Bedrooms: 4 double plus potential 5th in annexe room

Bathrooms: 2

Living rooms: 3 generous and open plan

Area: 1976 sq.ft.

Outside: Large, east-facing rear garden

Location: Tongdean/Withdean Estate

Parking: hardstanding for up 4 cars.

Why you’ll like it:

Perfectly positioned on the cusp of the South Downs National Park, yet with fantastic transport links both in and out of the city, this area has been long heralded as the most prestigious within Brighton and Hove. Substantial homes set on large plots have come to characterise the area, giving it cohesion and an air of grandeur, and on the eastern side of the drive they are Neo-Georgian in style with large multi-pane windows and Regency features. Built during the mid 20th Century, they also have the clean, linear form of the era, and this house is set back from the road behind a neat front lawn and driveway. The main entrance is central to the house and you enter to a naturally light and spacious entrance hall. From here, the scale and beauty of the house become apparent as solid oak floors flow through double doors to the open plan kitchen and dining room to the right. To the left, a second set of double doors link through to the main reception creating a wonderful sense of ‘flow’ when entertaining.

Kitchen:

Bespoke design and the finest quality materials come together in this kitchen which is also filled with natural light from east to west via full height windows on each side. The timber units are cream and have contemporary, twisted oak handles to echo the floor, and these have been paired with dark granite worktops. Into these, the sink with boiling water tap and the induction hob have been seamlessly fitted and two fan ovens have been integrated below. Perfectly on-trend, the splashbacks are antique mirror brick tiles for a refined and high-quality finish and the dishwasher has also been integrated leaving space for an American fridge freezer while the utilities have been cleverly tucked away in their own room within the converted garage annexe.

Dining room/Family space:

Spanning the rear of the house, there are two further reception areas, including the spacious formal dining area and an area for relaxation where sumptuous sofas allow for the whole family to cosy up together in the evening, then on summer days, two sets of bi-folding doors links the room to the garden. The oak flooring continues in here, and while natural light and green garden views fill the room from the rear, a large atrium skylight sits high above your head too. This is the perfect space for entertaining in large numbers, but it also allows for families to entertain independently on occasion – particularly in the third reception area running parallel to the kitchen.

Living room:

Mirroring the size and shape of the kitchen, the living room spans the depth of the house with full height windows at either end. To the west, these have been adorned with white plantation shutters for both style and privacy, and with the finest quality furnishing and fittings, this room feels the epitome of luxury. Ideal for the cooler seasons, there is a fire to warm you within a stone surround, and like every room in the house, the walls have been decorated with designer Cole and Son wallpapers.

Garden:

Expertly designed and incredibly spacious; the garden is a delight. Well established, scented borders and mature trees attract a plethora of wildlife, and the lawn is ideal for children to play while remaining low maintenance. A large patio area becomes an extension of the home during summer for dining alfresco, and the crisp white rendered walls have been topped with topiary spheres adding colour, form and shape to the space. A large outdoor summer house with its own electricity supply and ample double glazing has been erected and could have a plethora of uses depending on need: a workshop, gym, art studio, home office, play room etc. While the garden is technically east facing, it is also open to the south and slightly elevated, so it receives a huge amount of sunshine throughout the day, and for those with a passion for gardening there is plenty of space for a kitchen garden and further landscaping.

Master bedroom suite:

Forming part of the incredible rear extension, the master bedroom suite is also situated on the ground floor and is accessible via another set of double doors from the family room. Another luxurious space, the ceiling is beamed and vaulted, and another set of doors lead out to the garden which is a joy in summer as they can be left open to allow the warm breeze and birdsong in while you enjoy your morning coffee. This is an elegant room with a wall of bespoke, designer wardrobes which open centrally to reveal the en suite bathroom. This would not look out of place in a high-end hotel with a freestanding, contemporary bathtub and marbled porcelain tiles.

Annexe room:

Converted from the garage, this room feels like a double bedroom as it has fitted wardrobes and space for a bed. It is currently being used as a treatment room, however, which also works well as it has its own entrance to the street from the entrance hall just outside. With its own access, this would also be ideal for an au pair, long staying family members or older children looking for their own space, but it is versatile enough for many uses. With its own water supply, the utilities are housed in here, but a small kitchenette could be installed to make it truly self-contained.

First floor bedrooms and bathroom:

Sharing the same quality décor as the rest of the house, the double bedrooms on the first floor are spacious, bright and comfortable with the largest of the three spanning the depth of the house. They have built in wardrobes to maximise the floor space further, and all rooms have shuttered windows which give a uniform appearance from outside. They all have easy access to the family bathroom across the landing which has the same marbled tiling as the master en suite, but it also benefits from a sizable rainfall shower, a deep bath and twinned basins set into a marble topped vanity unit. This complements the walls which have been painted in Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue and the window frames which are charcoal grey on the rear of the house.

Agent’s thoughts:

Wonderfully warm and welcoming from the moment you enter this glamorous house feels both luxurious and homely. It flows really well for entertaining and family life and the finish throughout is of the finest quality.

Owner’s secret:

“While this house was a labour of love to renovate, we are incredibly pleased with the results as it is a really comfortable and easy house to live in. We have enjoyed entertaining here on many occasions; particularly in the garden, and while it is incredibly peaceful, you are just a short taxi ride from Central Hove for an evening out. While we didn’t need to extend any further, the potential is there to go up into the sizable loft as many other homes in the area have, so for larger families the possibilities are endless. It is also an incredibly safe and welcoming neighbourhood to live amongst, with a real sense of community, so we are hoping to stay local.”

Where it is:

Shops: Local 2 min walk, city centre 10 min drive

Train Station: Hove Station 15 min walk

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

Closest Schools:

Primary: West Hove Primary

Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College, Windlesham

This stunning home is beautifully situated in a prestigious area with lots of local green spaces and the South Downs on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this home also offers easy access to Hove Station and the A27/A23 which have direct and fast access to the airports and London.


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09 May 2019

Nearest stations

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  • Aldrington (1.2 mi)
  • Hove (1.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Preston Park (1.0 mi)
  • Aldrington (1.2 mi)
  • Hove (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

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