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Chichester Drive East,
Saltdean

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This Art Deco five-bedroom home provides stylish accommodation with far-reaching views over Saltdean and out to sea. With an open-plan kitchen/living area and three outdoor spaces, it is well-suited to those who enjoy spending time together.

The Property

Located in Saltdean, a stone’s throw from the Oval Park, Lido, and beach, is this stunning Art Deco semi-detached home. Designed by architect E. William Palmer and built in 1934, this property adjoins its twin which was built at the same time. It is one of many houses built in the same style in Saltdean, but as soon as you walk through the front door you realise it is one of a kind.

As you approach the house you are met with a tidy front garden with a bed full of plants, and steps leading to the smart front door. An entrance hallway accommodates the stairs, and a modern WC, and leads through into the open-plan kitchen/living room. The kitchen, well-defined by its long island with a hob, sink, and breakfast bar, consists of industrial-style stainless steel cupboards, a display fridge, and state-of-the-art appliances. A seating area currently sits in front of the kitchen, providing a space to keep the chef company, and a large dining table sits in front of the full-width sliding doors that lead out to the easily maintained rear garden with a patio and grass areas. This downstairs area is flooded with natural light and provides the perfect space for spending time together and entertaining friends and family.

Off the kitchen is a double bedroom with an immaculate shower room en-suite. There’s also a utilities cupboard with an brand new boiler, and the single garage has been converted into a functional utility room - which is currently being used as a photography darkroom/bike store. A second reception room is accessed via frosted glass sliding doors from the kitchen or from a separate entrance in the hallway. This room offers a more private space and has a cosy gas fire with log effect and large windows overlooking the street outside with views towards the sea.

The first floor consists of the principal bedroom, with stylishly designed built-in wardrobes, and a fully refurbished bathroom with pretty jade tiles, chequered tile flooring, a bath, and a shower along with lovely sea views. Three more bedrooms at the back of the house, one of which is currently being used as a home office, have access to a large terrace that overlooks the garden.

An external set of stairs runs from the first floor to the roof which provides panoramic views across Saltdean, out to sea, and to the South Downs. Spectacular sunsets can be seen from here and, in the summer, it's not a bad place to relax on a sun lounger.

This property is Freehold and the council tax band is D.

The Area

Cherished by families and professionals, Saltdean is a lovely place to live. Located just five miles east of central Brighton it is well-known for its renowned Art Deco Lido, currently undergoing a multi-million-pound refurbishment. The heart of the suburb is the Oval Park, which features a children’s play area, skatepark, tennis courts, and outdoor bowls green.

A tunnel at the end of the park provides convenient access to pebbled beaches, supervised by lifeguards during the summer months. Meanwhile, a clifftop trail offers breathtaking vistas of the sea and extends towards Brighton. The South Downs National Park is accessible to the north of Saltdean.

Local amenities, including shops and restaurants, cater impeccably to residents, complemented by larger supermarkets and facilities conveniently located at Brighton Marina, a mere 10-minute drive away.

Schools

Within a five-minute walk are three nursery schools and Saltdean Primary School can be reached on foot in just thirteen minutes. The nearest secondary schools are Longhill High School and Peacehaven Community School. Local independent schools include Brighton College and Roedean.

Transport Links

Situated to the east of Brighton & Hove's city centre, this property is conveniently accessible via an eighteen-minute drive along the scenic A259 coast road. It also benefits from excellent transport connections, including a reliable bus service that runs from the end of the road and whisks you to the city centre in a mere twenty minutes. The A27, reachable within an eighteen-minute drive, offers convenient access to destinations such as Lewes in the east, and further links to the A23, Crawley, and London to the north. Gatwick Airport can be reached in just forty-five minutes by car, while Heathrow Airport is a slightly longer journey of approximately an hour and a half.

What We Think

“This stunning family home provides style and class in abundance. Tastefully decorated throughout, it’s a real joy to walk around. If it were mine, you’d find me on the roof terrace watching the sea with a glass of Pimms in hand!”

Abi Radford, CMO & Co-Founder at Number Twenty Four

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Property highlights

  • Art Deco semi-detached house
  • Beautifully designed throughout
  • Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a WC
  • Open plan kitchen/living area with additional lounge
  • Functional utility room
  • Roof terrace with views over Saltdean and out to sea
  • Rear terrace with access from three rooms
  • Spacious multi-level rear garden accessed via sliding doors
  • Off-street parking
  • Loft space