5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Bloomsbury Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

£1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BN2
  • Grade II Regency house with one bed apartment c.1820
  • 2015 sq.ft.
  • Kemp Town
  • West facing balcony & large rear garden
  • Parking permit zone H

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully proportioned and full of light, this Grade II listed Regency home has four/five bedrooms in the main house and a spacious, one bedroom apartment on the lower floor. A west facing balcony has sea views whilst at the back there is a big, sunny garden ideal for entertaining. On a well- kept Georgian street with the beach at one end, at the other end you’ll find the relaxed café culture and independent specialist shops of Kemp Town Village, which also hosts the award winning Brighton College and the County Hospital. Between Brighton Marina with its health club, cinemas and restaurants and the cultural heart of the city with theatres and famous Lanes to explore, both easy to reach on foot, this location will also appeal to weekenders. Close to bus routes to the centre of the city and the station, making life easy for commuters, this historic family home is also near the law courts, Amex, Queen’s Park and popular schools, so it will also appeal to investors, too.



This graceful Grade II listed house circa 1820 is bright and spacious and has an expert balance between sophisticated entertaining areas and private family rooms, and precious period detail has been carefully retained. The front door opens into a lobby glistening with colours from the stain glass window and fan light above the door and a beautiful, leaded inner door leads you through to an inviting hallway with high ceilings and attractive arched finials.

The kitchen diner

The heart of this glorious home, this large, well- proportioned room is light all day due to its East/West orientation, although tall folding central doors keep your options open when entertaining. The beautiful curved windows at the front bring in the afternoon sunshine whilst the broad window at the far end of the room looks over the verdant garden. Tall, dignified cupboards are to each side of the handsome fireplace in the dining area, which now houses a stylish wood burner, and high above your head, intricate plaster work still wends around the room. The restrained Farrow and Ball palette continues in the subtle shade of the bespoke kitchen units, and the work surfaces are family friendly sturdy wood. There is space opposite the fabulous multi fuel range for an informal table where guests can join you or the family can sit with home- work as you create the incentive to finish. Floating shelving keep this space feeling open and uncluttered and there is plumbing for a dishwasher near the sink. As you would expect of a home of this quality, there is a separate utility at the end of the hallway with plumbing for a washing machine and ice dispensing fridge, a black slate floor and a door out into the delightful and surprisingly spacious garden.

The garden

Created by a talented eye, but not demanding too much up keep, this wonderful garden is scented by mature roses and climbers. Mid terrace, this house is protected from traffic noise from the roads at each end and backing on to gardens makes this glorious garden even more peaceful. Brick steps lead to a surprisingly large, paved patio for this exclusive, historical location, which is large enough to be discreetly zoned. With vines, hollyhocks and passion fruit you can tell that this space is a sun trap, and a gazebo is thoughtfully in place to the south side for a hammock to swing gently in dappled shade. By it, there is ample room for al fresco dining with an electric point to hand for lighting, and there is also seating room for quiet talks when the children, or guests, are in bed.

The guest bedroom and shower room

At the top of the stairs fitted with designer carpet, the guest shower/cloakroom has a traditional style in keeping with the age of the building. The large shower head is rainfall, and with two big windows, the room feels lovely and airy. Up a short flight, the guest bedroom looks over gardens as far as the eye can see, making it unusually private. Once used as a study, behind you, graceful doors remain in place, so you could easily restore this space as part of the already magnificent drawing room next door.

The drawing room

The jewel in the crown of this beautiful Regency house, sunshine streams through this exquisite room which spans the full width of this substantial building, so there is plenty of space to relax or to enjoy with family and friends. Opening to the intricately wrought west facing balcony with views sweeping down the listed terrace to the sea, you are reminded why people have always loved to live in this coastal resort, and as the windows stretch from the delicate hand crafted frieze above you to the original broad floorboards, you can also enjoy the winter storms whilst warming by the wood burner in its 19th century marble surround. These first floor rooms in Regency properties are so lovely that they are also sometimes used as the master bedroom.

The master bedroom suite

On the second floor, the master bedroom is all about relaxing in a magnificent setting; the ceiling is lofty and the room restfully large with a broad window bringing in soft evening light and views of the English Channel, and there is a charming period fireplace. Designed for comfort, there is ample space for furniture and in the central wall, the door leads through to an atmospheric bathroom, which can also be reached from the hallway.

Quietly at the back of the building looking over tree tops, the luxury bathroom is all that you could wish for. You can bathe in glory in the A claw footed slipper bath takes centre stage and has a useful shower attachment, the hand basin is vintage French and an original iron fireplace adds even more character.

The top floor bedrooms

A wide staircase leads to what would have been the servant’s quarters, and it is here at the top where there are two more quiet double bedrooms, each ready to move into with high ceilings, period fireplaces and open views. The room at the front is the largest and has a fitted wardrobe and big window looking down to the sea. In between these bedrooms is a door, making this storey ideal as a nursery and room for a nanny.

The one bedroom apartment

Ideal for family, guests or to produce an income, this spacious apartment was built in an age reliant on natural light and has plenty of it. An open plan living room with a chic, contemporary kitchen opens into its own little patio with room for a bistro table and chairs. Glass double doors behind you lead through to the double bedroom at the front, which can also be reached from the hallway, and tucked away at the back, the luxury bathroom is lined with stone and has natural light.

Agent's thoughts

Regency homes of this size, with so many period features intact, private outside space and a self- contained apartment on the lower floor included in the sale are rarely seen on the market.

Owner's secret

“This has been a wonderful, happy home. We have enjoyed the location as you can be in a restaurant, bar or theatre within minutes, and you’ll find returning to this big, bright house and quiet garden instantly relaxing. Don’t forget you can always enjoy the sea from the balcony together in the evenings!”

Where it is

Shops: local 2 minutes, The Lanes a 15 minute walk

Train Station: Brighton mainline about 15 minutes by bus

Seafront or park: Seafront 1 minute, Queen’s Park 15 minute walk

Closest Schools

Primary: St Luke’s, Queen’s Park Primary

Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer

Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove High, The Steiner School, Roedean

Brighton is a cosmopolitan coastal resort famous for its history and flamboyant Royal Pavilion as well as its beaches, Pier and glamorous Marina. Known for its festivals celebrating the arts and bohemian, café culture there are countless shops, restaurants and bars to explore along the seafront, in the characterful Georgian Lanes or in the fashionable central shopping districts, and all are easy to reach from this Grade II listed home. This beautiful Regency terrace is by the beach and is just a stroll from the fashionable Kemp Town Village which hosts the Hospital and good primary schools including St Luke’s Primary and the award winning Brighton College. The law courts and Amex are within walking distance as is Queen’s Park which has tennis courts, a playground and café, and the Downs are nearby. It is also close to several bus routes serving the city centre, coast and Brighton station, which has fast links to Gatwick and London and for those who need to commute by car, the A23 and A27 are both readily accessible and permit zone H has no waiting list.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 May 2019

Nearest stations

  • Brighton (1.1 mi)
  • London Road (Brighton) (1.4 mi)
  • Moulsecoomb (1.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Brighton (1.1 mi)
  • London Road (Brighton) (1.4 mi)
  • Moulsecoomb (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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110 St. Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EA

01273 839108 Local call rate

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