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Old London Road, Brighton, BN1

4 bed house for sale
Ref: A1NQ5000007CM86IAC

About this property

  • Grade II-listed house
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Versatile layout
  • Two bath/shower rooms
  • Character features
  • Close to amenities
  • Attractively-presented interiors
  • Cellar
  • Garage
  • Driveway parking

A fantastically characterful Grade II-listed character home in the heart of Patcham Old Village, with parking, garden and garage

In a coveted position in the centre of charming Patcham Old Village, approx. 500 feet as the crow flies from the South Downs National Park, Southdown House offers the perfect mix of village conveniences and access to green spaces, all within Brighton. The ...

A fantastically characterful Grade II-listed character home in the heart of Patcham Old Village, with parking, garden and garage

In a coveted position in the centre of charming Patcham Old Village, approx. 500 feet as the crow flies from the South Downs National Park, Southdown House offers the perfect mix of village conveniences and access to green spaces, all within Brighton. The magnificent Grade II-listed house is one of the best and most recognisable homes in the village, with its knapped flint, cobble and brick elevations and pleasingly symmetrical front. This Queen Anne House is believed to have been built in 1710 and much of its original interior remains, including a stunning mahogany staircase, wooden and tiled floors, decorative plasterwork and later additions, such as Victorian marble fireplaces. The soaring high ceilings and generous proportions make the house feel elegant, and the decor is traditionally presented to complement the age of the home.

The versatile layout allows for bedrooms on all three floors, if desired, and there are a number of reception rooms for entertaining or spending relaxing family time at home. The kitchen, within a Victorian extension to the rear, is the ideal ‘party’ space with a big AGA, bespoke handmade cabinetry and masses of room for a long table. There are sitting rooms on the ground and first floors, cellars for storage and four generously sized bedrooms, one of which is en suite with a roll-top bath and separate shower. There are loos on every floor, and a utility room for laundry machines too.

Outside
The property is a striking and important house on this characterful road, set back behind a neat front garden and a wall topped with railings – which are also listed. It faces onto a row of Mock-Georgian terraced houses (plus the village bakery!) and the street scene is very pretty, particularly in the spring and summer months when the gardens are awash with blooms. There’s off-street parking to the side of the house on a gravel driveway which leads to a garage.

The rear garden – facing southwest – is tucked away within high walls and feels like an oasis, with tall hedges and trees around the lawn and gravel paths making the outside space feel calm and green, and a sunken terrace and a summerhouse for sitting out and enjoying the views.

Situation
In the heart of pretty Patcham Old Village, restaurants, a Co-op supermarket and all the other amenities necessary for daily life are mere steps away, as is the tranquil Peace Garden. There’s excellent walking locally within the South Downs National Park, with great dog walks around Ditchling Beacon and the Jack and Jill Windmills. These are just north of the A27 bypass which can be accessed at Braypool, under a mile away, which links to the A23 for routes south into Brighton City Centre or north to Gatwick, the M23 and London. Preston Park station is 1.2 miles south and there are great bus and cycle routes into Brighton and Hove

Additional Information
Brighton & Hove City Council
Council Tax Band G
Mains and drainage services are connected to the property

Grade II-listed house

Four double bedrooms

Versatile layout

Two bath/shower rooms

Character features

Close to amenities

Attractively-presented interiors

Cellar

Garage

Driveway parking



Key Information

Council Tax Band: G

Tenure: Freehold