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3 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Fairlie Gardens, Brighton, BN1


Property Description

Key features

  • BN1
  • perfect combination
  • 1224 sq.ft
  • Surrenden
  • planning permission granted
  • off street parking and a single garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

perfect combination | 

Detached and deceptively spacious, this smart, three-bedroom family home sits within a beautiful, leafy close in Surrenden; a prestigious area equidistant from the countryside and the coast. It was built in the 1970s, so its rooms are well proportioned and bright, and while it is currently split-level on the ground floor, plans have been drawn up and permissions have been granted to build into the first floor. It has been modernised throughout, so you can move straight in with ease, and it also boasts a private garage and a driveway for up to two cars. With a south and westerly orientation, the garden is a delight for children to play, and the nearby playing fields are shared by three of the best primary and secondary schools in the city, so they are literally on your doorstep for the school run. Transport links are excellent with Preston Park Station, several bus stops and the A23 nearby, making this is a very attractive prospect for families, commuters and investors alike.

Style: detached 1970s split-level bungalow

Bedrooms: 3 double – with planning for more

Living Rooms: 2 spacious

Area: 1224 sq.ft 113.7 sq.m

Outside: south/west rear garden and planting to the front.

Location: Surrenden

Parking: Off street parking and a single garage

Why you’ll like it:

The homes of Fairlie Gardens are peacefully tucked away from Surrenden Road as it sweeps past Varndean Sixth Form Collage and the school playing fields of Varndean and Dorothy Stringer. Attractive on the approach; every house is set back from the road behind immaculate and well-tended front gardens, and this house is no exception with a neat front lawn edged with pretty potted plants, all resting in the dappled shade of a sweet maple tree. It has the clean architectural lines of the period with ample glazing to the front and a steep pitched roof, but on entry, it is clear this house is more spacious than its modest exterior implies.

The house has been perfectly divided into two halves with the reception rooms to one side, and the bedrooms and bathrooms to the other. The kitchen is easily accessible from the living and dining rooms across the hall, and is the first room you come to on the right. It has modern fitted units in lemon-cream topped with practical laminate surfaces, and below these the fridge, dishwasher, oven and gas hob have been integrated. Space has been left for a washing machine, and there is a separate spacious utility room for the freezer, tumble dryer and household items to keep the rest of the house clutter free.

Across the hall, the living room is a beautifully bright room as the easterly wall is entirely glazed with sliding doors leading out to the front garden. The original parquet flooring has been retained and was refurbished only last year so it looks like new. There is ample space in here for comfortable seating, and as the weather cools, a contemporary gas fireplace warms the space perfectly.

Natural light can flow right through the house between the living and the dining room which are connected. The dining area steps down due to the split-level layout, and has been created within a conservatory room. This heated room has also been insulated with a new roof and exceptional double glazing, so it is fine for use all year round, and is a lovely spot for entertaining with verdant views on all sides. Doors lead out to the decked, garden seating area which becomes an extension of the home during summer, and then on to the garden. This is barely overlooked due to the mature trees on its border, but being open to the south, it catches the sun all day, becoming a real sun trap. There is plenty for the keen gardener to enjoy with deep flower beds, a vegetable patch and a generous lawn, but it is also a fine size for children to play out in safety.

Returning to the house, a corridor leads from the kitchen, passing the family bathroom and down a few steps to all three bedrooms. With stylish brick tiling in grey and a smart white bath suite, the bathroom has been well designed with a modern finish, and is easily accessible for bedroom two and three. Both are double with built-in wardrobes, although the smaller room is currently being used as a generous home office, and the master bedroom also enjoys and en suite shower room and garden access. French doors open another raised terrace – ideal for catching the last of the sun’s rays on balmy evenings, and from your bed, you can look out over the wildlife in the trees as you wake – delightful.

Bear in Mind:

Permissions have been granted to create further rooms within the bounteous loft space. There is ample space up there for either an exceptional master suite with dressing room, or two double bedrooms and a third bathroom. An architect has also drawn plans which may be negotiable with the sale.

Owner’s secret:

‘It is simply the best location for families to live in the city. We have been here for 13 years, so we have taken our daughter through the entire school system here, and all are excellent. As she got older, she had so much independence as she could walk to school or the park, and there are several busses which run throughout the day and night which stop at the top of the road. It is so convenient here with plenty of shops and Preston Park Station just a short walk away, and you get the best of both worlds; living in these peaceful, leafy environs, while remaining well-connected to the city centre.’

Where it is:

Shops: Local 5 min walk, North Laines 10 min drive

Station: Preston Park Station 10 min walk

Seafront or Park: Withdean Park 4 min walk, seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary: Balfour Primary, St Bernadettes RC

Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC

6th Form: Varndean 6th Form, BHASVIC, Newman College

Private: Brighton College

This is a beautifully bright home in a popular location which is well served for parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk or drive from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23/A27 are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to the universities, Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 October 2018


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