Take five minutes to fantasise about living in these stunning seaside houses with oodles of character
Outside of London, Brighton is one of the most popular towns to live in the UK. Hardly surprising when you think of all it offers: miles of shingle beach, a vibrant nightlife, extensive shopping and beautiful seafront properties. Throw in Brighton Pier, the Lanes shopping and the Royal Pavilion and it’s a wonder we don’t all live there.
Here are some of our favourite homes on the market right now, all boasting gorgeous sea vistas.
Arundel Terrace, £2,750,000 with Mishon Mackay
Believed to have been built in the 1820s, this luxurious Regency home is found directly opposite the seafront and offers spectacular views over the water. As a sweetener for the potential buyer, the property comes with resident access to the landscaped gardens of the highly desirable Kemp Town Enclosures, which comprises six acres of private gardens with a tunnel leading down to the beach.
Brilliant for avoiding the day-trippers and tourists! This property has bags of living space including three self-contained apartments as well as a generous roof terrace and has been lavishly decorated throughout. Fit for a queen, you might say!
Montpelier Crescent, £1,800,000 with Hamptons International
Overlooking the pretty public lawns of this salubrious address and just a quarter mile from the station, this important Grade II listed home is ideally located for commuters.
Four bedrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen/diner make up the accommodation, plus a sweet rear garden and a lower ground guest flat that could also be used as a study.
Lainson House, Dyke Road, £475,000 with Kendrick Property Services
This centrally located two-bedroom flat is just a short stroll from Brighton station and is even better on the inside. The Queen Anne-style building was once a children’s hospital and is rather striking throughout, with sash windows and a sweet balcony offering a terrific outlook over the water. Secure allocated parking and a larger communal terrace are useful extras.
Beachy Keen, Marine Drive, £734,950 with John Hiltons
You don’t get more direct views than from this beautifully light and airy residence on Marine Drive, just a stone's throw from the Undercliff Walk, that leads to the beach.
Boasting five bedrooms, off-road parking (a luxury in Brighton town centre) and a contemporary black and white kitchen, this detached home is one to view. Plus there’s a delightful sunroom off the master bedroom where you could waste hours watching passers-by…
Lewes Crescent, £500,000 with Fine & Country
A gorgeous one-bedroom apartment with a surprisingly spacious living room that’s perfect for entertaining, this delightful home is located in one of Brighton’s most distinctive seafront areas. It’s perfectly positioned to enjoy everything Brighton and Kemp Town have to offer and provides stunning views from the balcony and terrace.
Expect all the elegance of a period property, and charming features such as floor to ceiling windows, a trio of French doors, period detailing and a defining fireplace. Residents also have access to the private enclosed gardens.
Wayland Avenue, £2,750,000 with Hamptons International
It’s not every day you can combine your city and country dreams, but this ample five-bedroom home set in three acres of its own woodland is found in one of the city’s most prestigious locations. The residence offers plenty of privacy, as well as potential income as a B&B, thanks to an annexe over the garage.
A bordering hedge and electric cast iron gates protect the property and inside the house has been finished to a very high standard. When it comes to deciding where to enjoy your morning coffee, you’ll be spoiled for choice in this rural idyll with several pockets of the garden all enjoying a beautiful outlook over your own woodland.
Courtenay Gate, Hove, £875,000 with Fine & Country
Ok, so this one’s not quite Brighton, but it’s just next door in Hove and we love it. Housed in an iconic beachfront complex, the three-bedroom flat is found on the fifth floor of an elegant Georgian property, just mere moments away from the bustling café culture of Church Road.
This is a home of palatial portions and boasts a graceful sweeping staircase and a grand piano in the communal hallway, as well as terrific coastal views from the main reception room.
Princes Street, £700,000 with Leaders Waterside
When it comes to the best outlook in town, this three-bedroom property really delivers. Not only does it offer views down to the sea, but it’s also got the Royal Pavilion in its sights.
The cobblestone-fronted maisonette is wonderfully spacious and this south facing, third floor flat has been kitted out to very exacting standards. We love the huge living room and built-in study area.
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