About this property

TENURE: Freehold

In a sought-after location on the outskirts of a popular village, The Ridings enjoys beautiful views across the surrounding countryside and is within close reach of a number of village amenities. Designed in a traditional brick and flint style local to West Sussex, the property is beautifully presented inside and out and has benefited from a number of recent upgrades to its décor, creating a contemporary and very stylish family home. The theme throughout is fashionably elegant and chic, with a feeling of light and space, enhanced by high ceilings and large windows affording excellent natural daylight. The entire property is extremely well proportioned and there is no shortage of space and storage.

On the ground floor the welcoming entrance lobby is flanked on either side by the kitchen/breakfast room fitted with clean, white units and large central island and a 19ft sitting room with limestone fireplace and patio doors opening to the garden. Completing the ground floor is a utility room and WC.

The first-floor accommodation is arranged in an L-shape and is accessed from a central landing. The master bedroom boasts a modern en-suite shower room, while the three additional bedrooms are all large doubles and share a family bathroom with both bath and shower.

The Ridings has an attractive agricultural appearance however was newly built to resemble modern barn conversions. It is nestled in a picturesque South Downs setting in the village of Ovingdean, a charming coastal community between the neighbouring villages of Roedean and Rottingdean. The sea and countryside are to the north and south, thus offering an array of glorious walks inland to Lewes and beyond, along the ridge to the windmill in Rottingdean, or along the cliff walk to Brighton. The underpass, which leads to Ovingdean Beach, is also just a mile away and has a pleasant café. Local shops can be found in Ovingdean itself with more extensive shopping in Rottingdean, whilst Brighton city centre has sevaral large shopping areas. Brighton train station is 5.1 miles away with direct services to London and London Gatwick airport, and there are easy road links via the A27/A23 to London and local airports. Nearby schools include Rudyard Kipling primary, Longhill High School and Cardinal Newman, with private schools including Brighton College and the well-regarded Roedean.

Access to The Ridings is via a private lane, approached over a cattle grid, with the property set behind a low brick wall fronted by a bed of shrubs. To the front of the house there is a tarmac driveway with off-street parking for several cars in front of an integral double garage, with side access to rear. Angled to maximise the sun, the rear garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by a variety of tall hedges, affording a high degree of privacy. Features also include a paved stone patio and wooden shed.

Four bedrooms

2 bath/shower-rooms (1 en suite)

sitting room

kitchen/dining room

utility room


double garage

off-street parking

secluded south-west facing garden

total of approx. 2093 sq ft.

Energy Performance Certificate

Agent details

Hamptons International Brighton and Hove

  • 82 Church Road
  • Hove
  • East Sussex
  • BN3 2EB
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