Set back from the road behind a patterned brick paved driveway, the red brick facade of this semi-detached home with its classic bay windows and modern porch instantly offers an inviting first impression. Inside, a wonderfully sized large central hallway with a monochrome tiled floors hints at the amount of space on offer, while the elegant shades of the stained glass door complement the heritage colour scheme.
Creating a choice of spaces in which to relax, entertain and spend time together, an easy flowing layout includes two generously proportioned reception rooms. Leaded French doors sit within the full height bay windows of an excellent sitting room where a working fireplace gives a welcoming feel. The rich tones of a wood floor stretch out across the room giving plenty of space for everyone to enjoy, while the French doors make it easy to step out onto the paved patio and relax in the sunshine. Equally suited for family meals or entertaining friends, the separate dining room is beautifully lit by wide bay windows with their stained glass detailing. A distinguished period fireplace is a superb focal point, and the impressive dimensions of the room hold a large central table as well as additional seating and plenty of display cabinets and storage.
The modern kitchen is fully fitted with Shaker-style cabinets and grey countertops that wrap-around providing a great amount of workspace and housing an integrated double oven and gas hob. The layout easily accommodates a range of freestanding appliances and the stainless steel sink is perfectly placed for you to look out over the garden while you prep meals or do the washing up. Making a clever use of space, and highly convenient for a busy household, a cloakroom sits beneath the stairs and completes the ground floor.
With its crisp white spindles, wood banister and striped carpet, the attractive staircase leads up past feature windows that allow a lovely amount of natural light to filter into the first floor hallway. The sense of space and style continues in three wonderfully light and bright bedrooms. Peacefully located at the rear of the house, the main bedroom offers a calm and relaxing retreat at the end of the day with its garden views and soft subtle colour scheme. Picture rails combine with an exceptional period fireplace to lend charm and character, while the deep chimney breast alcoves supply space for wardrobes.
Led lights shine down on the spacious second bedroom with its bay windows, accent wall and wealth of fitted wardrobes, and of course having two large double bedrooms means that when it comes to choosing your principal room you're spoilt for choice. A third bedroom adds ideal family accommodation to a home that has the versatility to adapt to your own needs. Adding a luxurious finishing touch, the enviably sized double aspect family bathroom has electric underfloor heating and a first class suite that includes a sleek glass framed rainfall shower and a contemporary roll top bath with a wall-mounted tap.
A large loft extends across the full width of the house producing plenty of scope to become additional living accommodation (STNC).
Step out from the sitting room onto the broad paved patio of the west-facing garden and enjoy al fresco meals in the summer sun with family and friends or simply sit back and relax with an afternoon coffee or glass of wine in the evening. Bordered by fully stocked timber framed beds of mature shrubs that give both colour and privacy, an established long lawn has space for children to play and flows down to a charming timber shed that sits on a concrete base beneath the dappled shade of a tall flowering pear tree. A vegetable plot is an added bonus for budding gardeners.
At the front of the house a wide brick paved driveway with its distinctive design has off-road parking for several parking. Portslade mainline station is approximately only half a mile from your door and New Church Road takes you into the hubbub of central Hove and onto Brighton city centre
"When I first came to see this house over 14 years ago the garden just blew me away and it's still great to open the French doors and let the children out to play there. I loved the hallway too and the fact that it's just such a lovely big sized house.
It sounds corny but we genuinely have the most wonderful neighbours. The road and neighbourhood is so very family friendly, everyone waves and say hello and helps one another. It's going to be quite emotional after all these years to make the move.
It's the perfect place to bring up a young family. The garden is great for them to explore and play, and the seafront, Wish Park, Stoneham Park and Portland Road's shops are all nearby. There's a huge choice of schools, both state and private, and Deepdene Nursery is only a short walk away. On top of that, the driveway is brilliantly sized and when needed we've parked three cars on there."