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Property details

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms


  • Period Property
  • Investor Opportunity
  • Freehold
  • Prestigious and desirable location
  • Light and Spacious, Bursting with Period Charm
  • 5 large beds with potential for 7 or 8!
  • Close to Preston Park Station & excellent commuter links
  • In catchment area for highly acclaimed schools & colleges
  • Huge loft studio (880 sq ft) - which brings fantastic options!
  • Fabulous views across the city from high vantage point
  • Front & Back Gardens, Outside terrace and Balcony
  • Private Off Street Parking for 2 Cars
  • Chain Free!

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Bursting with period charm, this 3,200 sq ft beauty has enjoyed periods as a lovely home, boutique hotel & a private clinic. It's now available to convert back into either a prestigious family home or be reconfigured into a number of residential options. One former guise was the Magnolia House Hotel (so named after the beautiful mature magnolia which remains in the front garden today). It's current set up is as a serene, private natural health clinic, now with permission to return to residential times. Internally the decor is warm and homely. Floors have original boards throughout, there is plenty of natural light flooding through a mix of stained glass and large sash windows. The decor is warm and neutral. It represents a fabulous opportunity to retain the period charm and develop further to deliver a truly remarkable home, or homes. Sitting up high there are a number of fantastic views across the city - including distant sea-views.

The entrance has a tiled pathway leading to a beautiful wrought iron porch. The many ground floor reception rooms share high ceilings and original cornices. A fabulous statement staircase connects the ground and first floors. Again, the first floor bedrooms share lots of natural light and that spacious feel that those high ceilings deliver. Bedroom 4 to the rear has a lovely East facing terrace with elevated views across the city. Bedroom 3 has a sweet west facing balcony. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are fabulously light and spacious. The loft studio is 880 sq ft and was formerly 3 bed rooms. Such size gives scope for plenty of options. There are toilets and kitchenettes in the building, however as a family home, there's the opportunity to create a family kitchen and bathroom(s).

This property includes:
  • Reception Room

    5.91m x 4.36m (25.7 sqm) - 19' 4" x 14' 3" (277 sqft)

    West facing, looking out of large sash windows onto the magnificent magnolia. Original wooden floors and high ceilings with original decorative cornices.

  • Reception Room

    5.24m x 4.37m (22.8 sqm) - 17' 2" x 14' 4" (246 sqft)

    Similar to the other reception rooms, however this room has lovely moulded ceiling patterns to add to the cornices. There are double doors out onto the rear garden terrace.

  • Reception Room

    4.13m x 3.11m (12.8 sqm) - 13' 6" x 10' 2" (138 sqft)

    Reception room 3 makes for a quiet study, office, or play room perhaps?

  • Reception Room

    3.34m x 3.11m (10.3 sqm) - 10' 11" x 10' 2" (111 sqft)

    Looks out to the front and again has a number of potential uses

  • Hallway

    8.94m x 3.68m (32.9 sqm) - 29' 4" x 12' (354 sqft)

    Lovely Victorian floor tiles, stained glass doors, original mouldings and a magnificent staircase ... Simply gorgeous!

  • Utility Room

    3.09m x 1.15m (3.5 sqm) - 10' 1" x 3' 9" (38 sqft)

  • Kitchen Area

    4.91m x 3.09m (15.1 sqm) - 16' 1" x 10' 1" (163 sqft)

    Reconfigured, this space lends itself to being a fabulous family kitchen

  • Bedroom (Double)

    5.5m x 5.35m (29.4 sqm) - 18' x 17' 6" (316 sqft)

    Wonderfully spacious circa 29 sq m (or 315 sq ft!), this impressive Master Bedroom is east facing and sits at the back of the house. As with all rooms, its warm, light and airy thanks to those original wooden floors, large windows and lovely high ceilings.

  • Bedroom (Double)

    5.84m x 4.41m (25.7 sqm) - 19' 1" x 14' 5" (277 sqft)

    West facing and another whopper! Over 275 sq ft!

  • Bedroom (Double)

    4.71m x 3.52m (16.5 sqm) - 15' 5" x 11' 6" (178 sqft)

    Another lovely room with original fireplace and a door to a sweet west facing balcony

  • Bedroom (Double)

    4.05m x 3.09m (12.5 sqm) - 13' 3" x 10' 1" (134 sqft)

    This delightful east facing room opens out to a fabulous roof terrace

  • Bathroom

    2.69m x 2.27m (6.1 sqm) - 8' 9" x 7' 5" (65 sqft)

    Currently a large toilet and basin and requires reinstating to a bathroom/wet room

  • Landing

    6.58m x 4.71m (30.9 sqm) - 21' 7" x 15' 5" (333 sqft)

    Wide spaces and wonderful large feature stained glass window

  • Loft Room

    10.1m x 9.11m (92.1 sqm) - 33' 1" x 29' 11" (991 sqft)

    Formerly 3 bedrooms, this vast triple aspect room provides endless opportunities as a single space or can easily be brought back to multiple rooms. Fabulous views east across Brighton and south and west to the sea.

    Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Additional Information:
  • 5 Bedrooms, huge loft Studio

    So many options: 7 beds? Gym? Studio? Home cinema? Etc
  • Delightful period charm

    Many original features preserved - beautiful stand out property
  • Development potential

    Could be converted into multiple dwellings (Subject to Planning Consent)
  • Catchment area for a number of great schools

    Primary: Stanford Infants & Junior School. Secondary: Dorothy Stringer, Varndean & Cardinal Newman. Private: Brighton College & Windlesham Prep.
  • Commuter's delight ...

    Just an 8 minute walk to Preston Park Station and then an hour into Central London

  • Council Tax:

    Band G

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:

    Band D (55-68)

  • Chain free, this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most charming properties in the City! Over 300 sq m and full of period features and Victorian elegance. In the catchment area for excellent schools, close to Preston Park Station, great access to both Brighton and Hove centres as well as getting out to the A23 /A27 and the South Downs National Park. Potential to create a fabulous 'stand-out' family home in one of the most prestigious addresses in the City - or for developers to create a number of magnificent smaller homes (stpc).

    Marketed by EweMove Sales & Lettings (Hove) - Property Reference 23329

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    Map & Nearby

    Local Amenities

    • Preston Park 0.4 miles
    • Hove 0.7 miles
    • Lancing College Preparatory School At Hove 0.2 miles
    • Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.2 miles

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    Local Amenities

    • Preston Park 0.4 miles
    • Hove 0.7 miles
    • Lancing College Preparatory School At Hove 0.2 miles
    • Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.2 miles

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    • £526,429
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    • £17,780
    • (3.496%)
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    Price history

    Sold prices provided by Land Registry
    4th Mar 2020 £950,000 Price reduced by £50,000
    8th Oct 2019 £1,000,000 Price increased by £30,000
    25th Jul 2019 £970,000 Price reduced by £30,000
    25th Apr 2019 £1,000,000 First listed

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