5 bed detached house for sale in Mayfield Avenue, Peacehaven, East Sussex BN10
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- 1918 sq.ft
- Wrap around garden
- Driveway parking
Description As its name suggests, Peacehaven is a quiet residential area sitting just 10 minutes along the coast from Brighton and Hove, and this detached house has a particularly tranquil spot at the bottom of a sunny avenue looking out to the sea. It has been a much-loved family home for the past 21 years and has been extended and renovated in this time, creating a sun-filled, generous and attractive space which balances family time and sophisticated entertaining perfectly. With five double bedrooms and two large reception rooms, there is plenty of room to spread out, and the large rear garden includes a self-contained bar/entertaining space, which could easily be converted into a studio/chalet. There is parking to the front for up to five cars, and for those looking for even more space, the potential for extension is huge. Developers and investors may also be interested to know that the land on the southern side of this substantial plot is also for sale (separately) and has planning permission to build a three-bedroom detached house with sea views. Please speak to Brand Vaughan Kemp Town Office for further information.
Peacefully located between the East Sussex coast and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, Peacehaven has the best of both worlds. This house has a sunny east to west aspect but being detached it has windows on its southerly side too, bringing in direct sea views. It is nicely sheltered, however, being set back behind the sea facing buildings, and is attractive on the approach with a symmetrical gabled faÃ§ade. It sits within a very substantial plot so there is ample parking to the front and side on a neat shingle drive, and you enter the house centrally.
Immediately warm and welcoming, you are greeted into a generous entrance hall, where natural light streams in through a tall window within the double height stairwell. From here the scale of the house becomes apparent, and it is clear this is a comfortable and beautifully maintained home.
What was once a single storey property has been extended up to create four further bedrooms on the second floor. This allowed for two main reception rooms on the ground floor; both with a southerly aspect, bringing in light from the coast throughout the day. Dual aspect, the living room also faces east with a wide bay window enjoying an open orientation, and from here you can see the sea beyond the upper cliff walk. These are sizable rooms which could have a plethora of uses, and while they are ideal for relaxing and formal dining, they would also make ideal work rooms or play rooms depending on need. Luxury wallpapers add glamour and style to each space and have been paired with more neutral tones to suit all types of furnishing.
Nearby, the kitchen is immaculate and has ample storage for any family in white gloss units. Within these, space has been left for an under counter fridge, freezer and a washing machine, while the oven and gas hob have been integrated. You can access the garden from here or from the dining room which is ideal when dining alfresco during the summer months.
Set predominantly to lawn, the garden is not overlooked, and being west facing but open to the south, it receives an incredible amount of sunshine right through the day. The borders are neat, allowing plenty of space for a kitchen garden for the green-fingered, but the main event out here has to be the incredible bar/wood cabin which has been set up for parties and comes complete with heating, lighting and a bar area with optics. South facing double glazed windows and heating ensure it is warm enough for use all year round, so it has also been used as a guest bedroom, and with a high vaulted ceiling it feels even more spacious. The end section of the cabin is reserved for storage at present, but it would be possible to create a bathroom and kitchen in this space which gives the new owners potential for additional income through holiday letting, or for use as a separate annexe for family members.
Returning inside, the master bedroom is also on the ground floor; facing east so a glorious light streams in during the morning. A full wall of mirrored wardrobes bounces the light around further, and should you require an en suite, the plumbing and a window are in place within the wardrobes in the easterly wall. For now, the family bathroom is just across the hall with a deep bath and shower over it, Terrazzo style floor tiles and a modern vanity unit below the basin.
Cleverly designed by the current owners, the upper floor has an even greater feeling of space due to a galleried landing looking out over the sea. Three of the four bedrooms are sizable doubles, while the fourth is a twin room, and all have double glazing to ensure a warm and rested nights sleep. All four have easy access to the shower room which has a roomy cubicle, ample storage and a contemporary monochrome finish.
This is an impressive home which offers excellent value for such a generous property on a very large plot. The opportunity to purchase the land to the side will appeal to some, but the house itself offers plenty of potential, and the outbuilding is hugely versatile whether using it for business purposes or entertaining.
"We have completely transformed this house in the years we have been here and raising our family here has been wonderful. This has been a very happy home full of love and laughter as we have enjoyed entertaining over the years â as have our children as they got older. There was plenty of space to spread out, so we never felt on top of one another, and the garden is a joy in the summer. We have always loved the tranquillity of Peacehaven, but you can easily pop into Brighton in just 15 minutes along the coast if you're looking for a night out. We simply no longer need the space, but we won't be moving far."
Where it is:
Shops: Local 2 min walk, city centre/Brighton Marina 15-20 min drive
Train Station: Brighton Station 25-30 min bus ride
Seafront or Park: Undercliff walk 2 min walk
Primary: Peacehaven Heights Primary School
Secondary: Longhill High School, Peacehaven High, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Roedean, Brighton College
Quietly located in the thriving community of Peacehaven, with its local schools, shops, cafes and restaurants, this sensational family home allows you to enjoy the coast and the countryside in equal measure. On the doorstep of Brighton and Hove's city centre, with easy access to Gatwick and London, this is also a great location for those needing to travel further afield. View more View less
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