MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: PROMINANT END OF TERRACE FOUR BEDROOMED THREE RECEPTION ROOM CHARACTER HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE, OVERLOOKING & WITH VIEWS OF THE ADJACENT PARK
* ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * CONSERVATORY * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * REAR LOBBY * DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM * FIRST FLOOR LANDING * FOUR BEDROOMS * FIRST FLOOR CLOAKROOM * FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM * LARGE LOFT AREAS THAT COULD BE SUITABLE FOR CONVERSION INTO FURTHER ACCOMMODATION, SUBJECT TO PLANNING * POTENTIAL TO INCORPORATE ENSUITES SUBJECT TO PLANNING * DELIGHTFUL FRONT, SIDE AND REAR ESTABLISHED GARDENS * DETACHED GARAGE * CLOSE TO LOCAL SHOPS AND WALKING DISTANCE OF MAINLINE TRAIN STATION * OFFERED CHAIN FREE, VACANT POSSESSION.
DESCRIPTION: Located in the highly desirable area of Eastbourne Old Town, a rare opportunity to purchase a prominant and very attractive late Victorian / early Edwardian four bedroomed character family home with a number of reception areas, a detached garage, benefitting from an established wrap-around garden to the front, side and rear and also being conveniently located opposite Motcombe Gardens, adjacent to Motcombe Swimming Baths and enjoying views over the church and Eastbourne Old Town.
This property is offered for sale in good decorative order and whilst also retaining many of its original period features, including elegant gesso architectural mouldings and coved ceilings, has so much to offer accommodation wise.
There is a reception hall, a sitting room, a dining room, a conservatory / sunroom, a kitchen / breakfast room, a rear lobby, a downstairs cloakroom and a first-floor cloakroom, a generous sized first floor landing with large loft areas that could possibly be converted into further accommodation subject to planning, four bedrooms, a family bathroom / shower room, a further cloakroom and potential to reconfigure the accommodation depending upon personal requirements to have ensuites incorporated, subject to planning.
SITUATION: The property is peacefully located in Eastbourne's oldest village opposite the pretty Manor Gardens and Motcombe Park and Lake. An attraction is the number of local amenities all within a short walking distance of the house. A popular 12th century pub, St Mary's Church, Pilgrims House, independent shopping streets (including Waitrose and a Post Office) and other quaint shops and cafes. Old Town Bowling Club is situated within the park, and Motcombe Swimming Baths is opposite. The property is just a 20 minute walk from Eastbourne town centre and bus stops nearby take you through to Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and then onto Brighton.
Eastbourne itself offers a fabulous variety of extensive shopping facilities including the improved and enlarged Beacon shopping centre and Eastbourne mainline train station for London.
Leisure pursuits are also well catered for with golf at nearby Eastbourne Royal Golf Club, Eastbourne Downs Golf Course and Willingdon Golf Club. Sailing on the coast at Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club and Sovereign Harbour, as well as beautiful seaside and country walks over the South Downs.
There are a number of highly sought after primary, junior and secondary schools in the Old Town, in addition to a number of prestigious private schools nearby, including Eastbourne College, St Andrews and Bede's to name but a few.
ACCOMMODATION: Wooden gate opening to front path leading to character style double glazed and panelled front door with character carved wooden open porch.
ENTRANCE HALL: With carpeted floor, radiator, gesso ceilings, dado rails, staircase with panelling, doors to kitchen and dining room.
DINING ROOM: With attractive wooden parquet floors, radiators, gesso moulded ceiling, large front bay window with double glazed windows, door leading to conservatory, large archway leading to the adjoining sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: With continuation of the attractive wood block flooring, feature fireplace, character bay window with leaded light panes, radiator, window to side.
CONSERVATORY: Approached by the old, character part-glazed door from the dining room. Comprising of low-level brick wall with double glazed sides and a transparent pitched roof. Double glazed door to rear garden.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: With tiled floor, extensive range of modern cupboard and base units with breakfast bar and numerous work surfaces over, inset twin sink unit with mixer tap, tiled surrounds, space for fridge freezer, space for cooker, integrated dishwasher, double glazed windows with aspect to side, further breakfast table space area, radiator, door to deep under stairs storage cupboard, further door to further end of kitchen leading to rear lobby.
REAR LOBBY: With storage and coat hanging area, door to rear garden and further door to downstairs cloakroom.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Stairs from reception hall with painted wooden balustrading and dado rails leading to first floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With carpeted floor and two loft hatch access points (potential for loft conversion subject to planning), galleried area, doors to all four bedrooms and both the family bathroom / shower room, as well as the first-floor cloakroom. BEDROOM ONE: A double sized room with carpeted floor, radiator, coved ceiling, fitted wardrobe cupboard and vanity area, radiator, wash basin, bay window with double glazing, views over the park.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room with radiator, fitted wash basin with cupboard under, coved ceiling, double glazed window with side aspect and views to the park and of Eastbourne.
BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room, radiator, coved ceiling, door to airing cupboard, bay window with side aspect and views of Eastbourne.
BEDROOM FOUR: A large single room with fitted antique pine corner wardrobe cupboard, wash basin, radiator, double glazed window with aspect to front and views of the park.
FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: With fitted bath, tiled surrounds and panelled side, mixer tap, radiator, separate shower cubicle with glazed door and shower control system, wash basin, double glazed window.
FIRST FLOOR CLOAK ROOM: Comprising of a W.C. with wash basin, tiled walls, double glazed window.
PLEASE NOTE: There is potential to possibly convert the large loft areas into further accommodation and at the same time incorporate bedroom four into an ensuite to bedroom one subject to planning.
OUTSIDE: This attractive home features an award winning part-walled rear garden with summerhouse, delightful established wrap-around gardens, as well as enjoying beautiful views to the adjacent park and beyond of Eastbourne town. More importantly it has the rare benefit of a detached garage.
FRONT GARDEN: A raised area with established flowers and shrubs, including, rosemary, an olive tree and heavily scented roses with low maintenance fine gravel surfaces.
SIDE GARDEN: Arranged as York stone paved patio area with Mediterranean style planting to include grape vines, as well as other flowers and shrubbery.
REAR GARDEN: With a shaded seating area under a wooden gazebo, York stone patio areas, ornamental fish pond with waterfall, wooden summer house, climbing roses, a further variety of Mediterranean style plants and shrubbery. Beyond the patio leads to the garage access.
DETACHED GARAGE: Comprising of a concrete base with a wooden frame and a double sized up and over door.