Stanford mews is a collection of two, three & four bedroom homes located within the favoured Preston Village area of Brighton, less than 7 mins walk to Preston Park station.
Nestled in amongst 400 years of architectural history sits a small yet exclusive new development in Preston Village. Stanford Mews has been designed to complement its village surroundings, yet inside, each home has a high-end, contemporary finish to suit the modern lifestyle. This property is unique within the development as it was created from an original coach house, so it bears many original features, and with four double bedrooms it has been transformed into a stylish and spacious family home. South facing, the house and courtyard garden are filled with natural light throughout the day, and you are just a short stroll from popular parks, schools and Preston Park Station, meaning it will be popular with families, commuters and investors alike.
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Style: Detached contemporary home
Bedrooms: 3-4 double; 2 en suite
Living rooms: 1-2 spacious and open plan
Outside: South-facing courtyard
Location: Preston Village Conservation Area
Parking: 2 private parking spaces
Why you'll like it:
Coach House buildings can be found tucked away behind many of the large historic homes of Brighton and Hove, and they convert to residential spaces incredibly well as they have naturally high ceilings, open layouts and coach doors which give the new property plenty of character. This coach house has been sympathetically transformed; becoming a contemporary family home while retaining many of its original characteristics.
Private gates open to a sunny courtyard, where there is space sit out in complete privacy as the weather warms up. From here, the main door opens to the generous open plan living area, where natural light fills the room from the south. The original coach house doors have been replaced with wood panelling and a full-width strip of timber framed, double-glazed, bi-folding windows, so you can bring the cool breeze in during summer. There is ample space for formal dining and for relaxed seating, and the kitchen remains sociable with a quartz topped breakfast bar. Shaker units complement the traditional style of the house but have a modern finish in charcoal grey, and within them, the appliances have been integrated. These include a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, fan oven, induction hob and an extractor fan, so you can move straight in with relative ease. Along with the internal doors, the floors are solid oak for a refined finish throughout.
Bedrooms four sits peacefully positioned to the rear of the building and would work equally well as a TV room due to its low-level lighting via two Velux natural light tunnels. It has easy access to the family bathroom which has a modern white bath suite from the Tabor bath range and both floor and wall tiles from the Spanish designer Azulev.
Across the hall, the master bedroom also enjoys access to the courtyard garden via timber-framed, double glazed, bi-folding doors on its southern wall and has an en suite shower room in the same chic style as the family bathroom.
A turning staircase takes you to the first- floor landing where a door opens to a Juliet balcony and the angled ceilings create shape and interest. Bedroom two mirrors the shape of the living area below it and has a second Juliet balcony plus two Velux roof windows so you can star gaze as you drift off to sleep. Likewise, bedroom three is lit from above, and both rooms share use of a third stylish shower room.
"It is the combination of traditional and contemporary features which make this house feel unique, and the finish is exemplary throughout. Parking is also a huge bonus in the city, so this property will attract plenty of interest."
"For commuters, the location is perfect, and there is a fantastic community here with a real mix of families and professionals of all ages. It is also the ideal place to raise children of all ages as the local nurseries, schools and colleges are amongst the best in the city. You can walk to the North Laine in 20 minutes or hop in the train to Brighton which takes only 4 minutes, and there is often entertainment in the Park, particularly during the Brighton Festival and throughout the summer."
Where it is:
Shops: Local 1 min, North Laine about 10 mins on the bus
Train Station: Preston Park is a 4 min walk
Seafront or Park: Park is a 2 min walk, the Seafront is a 10 min drive
Primary: St Bernadette's R.C, Westdene Primary
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman
Sixth Form Colleges: Newman College, Varndean 6th Form, bhasvic 6th Form
Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep
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Preston Village was granted Conservation Area status due to its wonderfully historic mix of architecture dating back to the 17th Century. It certainly has a 'village' feel and a palpable sense of community, yet it remains well connected to the city and beyond by train, bus, car and on foot. It is surrounded by greenery; notably the beautiful Preston Park which is just a minute away, and both Hove Park and Withdean Park are also within walking distance giving you the best of both worlds.
The city centre shopping districts and the beach are within easy reach, and this spacious house also offers easy access to the A23 as well as Preston Park Station with its regular, fast links to the airports and London.