Tucked back out of sight from the road, the 'secret' location of this family home offers a highly peaceful setting. Behind a charming period facade, crisp white walls and the warm tones of a solid wood floor flow through the hallway into an extensive kitchen/dining/living area that generates a magnificent open plan space in which to relax and entertain. Natural light tumbles down into the dining area from a trio of perfectly placed skylights, while a wall of bi-fold doors invites you out onto the paved patio. A classic wood burner in the living area combines with underfloor heating to keep things cosy, and a tall alcove is a fantastic spot for your logs.
At the heart of the layout a bespoke kitchen effortlessly blends style with functionality. Handle-less cabinets house a first class range of appliances that include a John Lewis oven and warming draw, and an induction hob has a handy wok gas burner. A wrap-around design adds to the sociable feel with a wood countertop and a breakfast bar, and a striking designer extractor is an enviable statement piece. Adding to the sense of space, double doors open onto the adjoining large sitting room with bay windows and a focal point fireplace. A utility area, store room and cloakroom complete the ground floor.
On the first floor three double bedrooms are equally well-presented and share a modern family bathroom.
The sense of style and space is echoed upstairs where a principal bedroom benefits from a wealth of tastefully chosen wardrobes and a luxurious en suite shower room accented with Laura Ashley metro tiles. Ideal for anyone working from home, a light and bright office with recessed storage is an added bonus, with three skylights offering a glimpse of the sea.
An established lawn, flowerbeds and apple tree at the front of the house offer an inviting first impression, and a detached garage supplies off-road parking.
Step out from the dining area's bi-fold doors and enjoy al fresco meals on the paved patio of an enclosed rear garden with a long lawn that's ideal for children to play. Hidden at the back of the garden, behind another small patio that catches the evening sun, is a secret garden with another apple tree, raspberry canes and a small shed.
"This is a perfect family home. When we first saw it we could instantly see its potential and we loved the fact that it is hidden away and no-one knows it's here. It's super quiet because of the neighbouring playing fields butit's close to shops nd cafes, Hove Park and tennis courts. Plus, it’s near to many excellent primaries such as the Bilingual School and very good secondary schools too. One thing I'm really going to miss is eating apples from the tree in the front garden as they're absolutely delicious!
Now that we've extended it, the ground floor is a great space to entertain in and for family life. We have a projector fitted in the front room for film nights and for the children. In summer we can throw open the doors to the garden and in winter it is so cosy with the log burner. We've enjoyed many long lunches and dinners, and we're really going to miss celebrating Christmas there as it's a lovely space to have lots of friends and family round."