Moments from the seaside, this pretty one-bedroom flat looks down on a leafy street near some of the most popular cafes, restaurants and shops in Hove.
Westbourne Gardens, Hove, 1 Bed. Flat
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
The flat falls into Brighton and Hove Council Tax Band B (£1,140 in 2020/21).
One of four in the building, the flat is leasehold with 154 years remaining.
Ground rent & service charge:
Ground rent is £75 and an annual service charge of £325.
Over the last four years, the current owner has fitted a new kitchen, bathroom and WC; knocked down a wall in the lounge to create an open-plan living space and fitted new double-glazed windows at the front of the property.
The flat is being sold chain-free which should make the move quicker and more straightforward for all.
Full of light and life, this bijou one-bedroom flat in Hove makes you feel right at home from the moment you step inside. Perched on the second floor of a stately conversion, it has its own internal staircase, providing a bit of breathing room and a place to hang your hat—and your artwork. The sociable open-plan kitchen and living space is tucked under the big dormer window looking out on the street below. There's a quiet bedroom in the back, plus a crisp, classic subway-tiled bathroom and separate WC.
The flat is a mere 10-minute walk to the seafront and just around the corner from Portland Road, with its indie cafes, pubs and shops. Hove station is walkable, too. Brighton, meanwhile, is only a slightly longer stroll (or short car journey) away.
THE OWNERS SAY
I absolutely love this flat, this street and the area. I bought the flat 15 years ago as a rental property, and when I moved back from London four years ago, I moved in and gave it some serious TLC. In that time, the area has changed so much for the better. There are great shops, coffee shops and bakeries.
The sea is at the bottom of the road, and in the summer when the trees are in bloom, all you have is a sea of green through the front windows. It’s so light and airy and peaceful. I feel very safe up here and will be sad to leave!
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