The best of Brighton and Hove

In the first of a new series of blog takeovers, we’ll be taking a look at one of our 90 branches around the country, and hearing about some of their favourite properties that they currently have on the market. First up, Paul Taggart, Head of Sales at Hamptons Hove, will be showing you a selection of his current listings along the South Coast that has their market excited! First property on the list, a five bedroom mews on Rock Grove.

Rock Grove, Brighton | £1,250,000

When approaching “The Vessel”, the first thing that strikes you is the sheer size and design detail of this stunning new build home. Conveniently tucked away in a quiet residential street, just moments from Brighton seafront and Kemp Town village, this peaceful conservation area has village-style shops, cafes and bistro pubs all within a short walk.

This magnificent 4 bedroom home is a tardis-style wonder, with each room you enter offering something extra to appreciate. Whether it’s the large hall that greets your entrance, with its solid wood flooring or the spacious open plan luxury kitchen and living area, stylishly decorated with crisp white and dark grey feature walls. The immaculate floor is tiled and has underfloor heating throughout, whilst the designer kitchen is finished in a grey wood effect with copper elements and a solid white worktop.

The custom-built three storey staircase has been fabricated from steel and has solid wood stairs meeting the wall, creating a stunning focal point of the house. While above the feature staircase hangs a chandelier, that hangs all the way down from the roof to the first floor.

In terms of location, there are great transport links to London from Brighton mainline station within walking distance of your front door. And if you follow Rock Grove to the end of the road you’ll find a path that leads to the racecourse and gives access to the National South Downs.

The Green, Brighton | £900,000

Next up, we have Prospect Cottage, one of Rottingdean’s most characterful homes. Enjoying a prime setting overlooking the village green at the heart of the high street, which has all the required local amenities you’d expect, and just a short stroll away from Rottingdean Beach. The hustle and bustle of Brighton is only a short bus ride or drive away.

The Grade II-listed property is a superb example of a preserved Georgian townhouse and is best known as the former holiday residence of Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who lived in the cottage between 1880 – 1898 as noted by the Blue Plaque you can see in the picture above. The property has lovely views to the front over the green and the 13th-century St Margarets Church, where there are stained glass windows designed by Burne Jones, and to the rear towards the Beacon Hill windmill.

The historical property retains much of its charm including an array of original and period features, sash windows and a panelled door with a decorative glazed overlight. Internally the property has been extensively modernised to create a comfortable and beautifully appointed home with all the modern conveniences.

The accommodation is arranged over four floors and is spacious and light throughout and is currently used as a holiday home as a regular income generator. It offers the potential to continue in this manner or return to a family home.

Marine Drive, Rottingdean | £2,250,000

Staying in the Rottingdean area but heading closer to the beach, we are very proud to present Hill View, a truly exceptional family home that has been designed and built by the current owners to ensure that all of today's must-haves for a young family are catered for.

Great thought has been given to frame the outstanding view of the ocean. For this reason, it has been designed to have the reception rooms on the first floor, the master bedroom suite on the top floor and four further bedrooms on the ground floor. While within the garden, a large studio, currently used as a gym, can be found.

Sporting and recreational facilities include sailing from Brighton Marina, about 2.5 miles away, golf at a variety of Downland, links and parkland courses within Sussex and racing at Brighton, Plumpton, Lingfield and Goodwood, this stunning 6 bedroom property is truly a home you’ll never wish to leave.

Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton | £2,750,000

Finally from Hamptons Hove, we have the majestic Cransley Lodge, an immensely elegant Tudorbethan home that was built in 1902 for W Chater Lea by E Wallis Long. Set back from the road behind its gated driveway and walled garden in the highly sought after Tongdean Conservation Area, the breath-taking interior of Cransley Lodge is impeccably presented throughout with a wealth of original period detailing and first-class modern finishing touches.

From the distinguished fireplaces to the stunning central hallway and staircase, every aspect of this home is finished to an exceptionally high specification, while its large gardens and terrace provide plenty of idyllic outdoor space.

With an exquisite eye for detail and a hugely refined sense of style, five wonderfully presented reception rooms create an undeniable feeling of grace and grandeur. Beautifully lit by the charming bay and leaded windows, rich wood panelling lends a sophisticated backdrop to the games room, formal dining room and sitting room, all of which add a truly remarkable amount of space to relax and entertain.

The dining room and spacious triple aspect family room have a calm and peaceful feel with soft subtle colour schemes and focal point fireplaces. The superior morning room offers views of the grounds and opens onto the terrace, while a sympathetically yet contemporary styled kitchen is well-appointed and arranged with Shaker-style cabinets, a central island and Aga. Conveniently located in a peaceful setting on one of Brighton and Hove’s best-connected roads, Cransley Lodge is desirable for the commuter with excellent transport links close by.

If you’d like to find out more about any of these wonderful homes, the team at Hamptons Hove would be more than happy to speak to you and arrange a viewing. And if you’re interested in finding something in the Hove area, that the homes listed above don’t quite meet, visit our website and take a look at some of the many other homes we have for sale and to let in the greater Hove, Brighton and South Sussex area.