Situated on a traditional working mews, a short walk from Hove station, is this beautifully renovated three-bedroom house. Originally built in the 1880s as stables for the Regency properties of Cromwell Road, the house has approximately 1,200 sq ft of internal accommodation arranged over three floors, and retains at its rear, a wonderful Grade-II listed glazed vinery.
Entry is from the granite-cobbled mews via large garage shutters and reclaimed teak-framed glazed doors, to an open-plan ground level. The kitchen has micro-cement flooring and ascends one step to a large dining room with reclaimed-timber flooring, and exposed-brick and bare-plaster lime walls. At the back, through an open doorway, is a raised living room, also Grade-II listed, with barrel-vaulted ceiling and original glass-brick window, and a storage cupboard.
On the first level are two bedrooms, the smaller with painted-wood floors, built-in wardrobes and large sash windows to the front. The master bedroom has stripped-wood flooring and an original fireplace, and steps down into the fantastic vinery, with voluminous double-glazed cathedral ceilings and lime-plaster walls. Between the two bedrooms is a shower room.
On the second level is a single bedroom with restricted headroom, and a bathroom with tumbled-marble tile flooring, bathed in natural light from a Velux window.
The recent renovation includes new electrics, plumbing and insulation throughout, as well as Bakelite wall fittings and a wonderful dining-room ceiling pendant adapted from a German street-lamp.
Cambridge Grove is located within the Willett Estate Conservation Area. The mews is a private road consisting of commercial and residential units, with businesses ranging from workshops and offices, to creative studios and a coffee roastery that offers discounted coffee for residents. On Saturdays, resident artists sell their work on the street and the community holds regular street parties. As a private road, residents are permitted to purchase two parking permits per unit.
There are two superb shopping streets nearby – Portland Road and Richardson Road – which offer a wide range of boutiques, specialist food shops and general stores. There are several good pubs and cafes in the area and of course, the beach at Hove (approximately ten minutes on foot).
Trains from Hove, or buses, take you directly and quickly into central Brighton which is well known for its variety and quality of shopping, dining and cultural opportunities. Trains run from Brighton to London Victoria in just 51 minutes (with slightly longer services running from Hove), and the A23 is approximately seven minutes by car.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.