Located on a traditional working mews a short walk from Hove station is this substantial mixed-use property, comprising a beautifully renovated three-bedroom maisonette and ground-floor workspace with B1 designation. Originally built in the 1880s as stables for the Regency properties of Cromwell Road, the property extends to over 2,200 sq ft internally, and is arranged over three floors, retaining at its rear a wonderful glazed vinery, formerly used as a Peach house.
The property is the largest mews house on the street and represents an exciting project with the potential for further renovation as a live / work space, or for full conversion to residential, subject to the relevant approval.
Entry from the granite-cobbled mews is through enormous wooden shutters to the double-fronted ground-floor studio. The large open space consists of a part-insulated brick-built shell with concrete flooring and ceilings that rise to over three metres. At the rear, through an open doorway, is a further room with double barrel-vaulted ceiling and original glass-brick windows. Between the two areas is an original Victorian light well, flooding the centre of the building with natural light. An internal staircase ascends to the upper levels, also accessible via a stone staircase to the right, allowing for the two units to be used independently.
On the first floor is an open-plan kitchen and living room with sash windows, stripped wood flooring and a working fireplace. The kitchen, has timber worktops and is set behind a glazed partition. On this level is also a tiled shower room with walk-in shower and a double bedroom which steps down into a fantastic Grade-II listed vinery with voluminous double-glazed cathedral ceilings.
The second floor has two bedrooms, both with roof lights. The larger of the two is divided by a glazed partition creating a separate area currently used as a study. The recent renovation includes new electrics, plumbing and insulation through the upper levels.
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 mechanics and offices, to creative studios and a coffee roastery that offers discounted coffee for residents. There are a number young families along the mews which is increasingly popular among artists and designers, and the community holds regular street parties.
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.