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£575,000 - Under offer
Image of the front of the building with driveway space for two cars

Arlington Road – Saffrons

A Location to Love

You’ll find the property nestled in an established tree-lined residential street only a few minutes by foot from Eastbourne station – perfect for commuters – and the thriving variety of independents shops lining the Victorian streets of Little Chelsea. 

We’re told the area has a very neighbourly feel, with its own lively WhatsApp group and a community spirit that was responsible for planting new cherry trees along the road. With a share of freehold, a 999-year lease (from 2005) and no ground rent, the building is managed by its long-term owners, who have private access to the flats, making this a secure investment.

Welcome Home

Arriving at the apartment, you’re greeted by a traditional Edwardian exterior featuring mock timber gables, sashes with divided top sections, decorative hanging tiles, red-brick quoins framing white pebbledash, and a prominent bay window. A low brick wall hugs a planted shrub border and a block-paved driveway with space for two cars (laid mid-2017). Meanwhile, a wrought-iron gate opens onto a shared access pathway.

Inside, you’ll discover elegant and airy rooms, where original features such as high coved ceilings and panelling cry out to be paired with beautiful pieces of bespoke furniture, artwork and joinery. Primarily painted in Crown ‘Summer Linen’ and with plush pale taupe carpets fitted in 2016, the décor combines with the generous period proportions to bring a modern feel to the apartment while highlighting its heritage.

Explore Within

The charm begins in the recessed entrance porch, which is enhanced by original tiles underfoot and a traditional panelled door with glazed panes, an ornate letterbox, and a stained-glass transom window.

Beyond, double doors with stained glass panels and an arched transom signal the end of the entrance hallway, where tall walls trimmed with coving and dado and picture rails draw the eye to a central chandelier fitting. 

At the same time, wooden floorboards and wall hooks create a practical space for removing coats and shoes before entering the main living areas, accessed from the grand and spacious reception hall just ahead. Here, the linen and cream tones beautifully offset the dramatic corniced ceiling, tall skirting boards, picture rails and a gorgeous rose adorning a chandelier. 

The character features, neutral walls, and soft pale taupe carpet flow into the sitting room through another set of part-glazed double doors. Flooded with light by a panelled bay window and French doors set beneath a sweeping arch, it’s a room for all seasons. 

In autumn and winter, the regularly swept Chesneys Beaumont 5WS Series wood burner (2016/17) creates instant cosiness, while in the summer, why not fold back the fitted wooden shutters and open the garden doors or linger over a book plucked from the bespoke alcove shelves?

The adjoining kitchen – fitted in 2017 by a carpenter – is brightened by a substantial canted bay with fitted wooden shutters and original panelling to the dining area, while another chandelier-bearing rose and decorative trimmings backdrop wrap-around Howdens cabinetry with wooden worktops, under-lighting, and a striking lime-green splashback. White-painted floorboards also help to reflect the extra light streaming in via a side window and back door with wooden shutters. 

Integrating appliances remaining with the property include a stainless-steel range cooker with an induction hob and extractor hood, a Hotpoint dishwasher (with an extra door in the cellar), a new concealed Beko fridge-freezer, and a washing machine. There’s also a fabulous double butler sink for washing and peeling veggies. 

En Suite Luxury

The super-king-sized master lies behind a stained-glass door to the front of the apartment. Once again, the character features seen throughout abound, while a wide southwest-facing bay and a separate window draw in sunlight from noon onwards –simply close the white wooden shutters for sleeping. 

Continuing into the en suite, you’ll find three full-height cupboards for storing towels and toiletries and a big frosted window for light and privacy. Refurbished in 2022, it also contains a tall chrome heated towel rail, a corner shower enclosure, new tiling, a basin vanity unit and a close-coupled toilet. 

Next, another fantastic-sized double enjoys access to a modern three-piece en suite, retiled and fitted with a new rainfall shower in 2018. In the bedroom, a fabulous sloped skylight pairs with a large side window with wooden shutters and décor and detailing to match the sitting room and master bedroom. Meanwhile, the ornately decorated panelled corner wardrobe adds a certain charm while being practical. 

Finally, the newly refurbished third bathroom at the end of the reception hall is convenient for guests and ideal for families. ‘Limerick’ green walls and striped metro tiles bring a warm and stylish edge to the pristine white sanitaryware, including a deep bathtub, vanity basin unit, and close-coupled loo. There’s also a chrome heated towel rail.

The large, sole-use cellar is accessed via steps to the side of the house. It has power and lighting, plenty of sockets, in-built storage and a workbench, so it’s perfect for using a workshop or converting into a gym or studio. The annually serviced Valiant combi-boiler (installed in Dec 2016) and spare tiles for the bathroom are also housed here.

A Secluded Haven

Stepping out from the kitchen, you’ll see a secure side gate to the left, separating you from the shared access pathway running along the side. Follow the original tiled pathway, trimmed with mature borders, to arrive at a large paved terrace overlooking a well-kept lawn shaded by the neighbouring copper beech and enclosed by brick walls. 

The colourful and varied low-maintenance planting scheme edging the garden includes shrubs such as acers, euonymus, pyracantha, photinias, aucuba and camellias. Sit and watch the seasons pass with a coffee on the terrace, where the sun hits in the morning, before moving across to the rear crazy-paved patio leading to two handy sheds and a wood store. 

Out & About

Eastbourne is a town and seaside resort in East Sussex, on the south coast of England, 19 miles east of Brighton and 54 miles south of London.

Immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and part of the larger Eastbourne Downland Estate, the town is well-known for the quaint Victorian streets of Little Chelsea, five miles of bustling seafront thronged with great restaurants, a three-tier promenade and a Victorian pier. 

To the west of the town, Meads Village – with its artisan buildings and thriving high street – offers a parade of shops, a post office, restaurants, cafés, excellent pubs and a parish hall.  

Within a short walk from your door, you’ll discover a well-regarded GP practice, the annual pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in June, the Airbourne four-day airshow in August, two theatres and the Towner Art Gallery, which recently hosted the Turner Prize. 

The current owner also recommends Gildredge Park for picnicking, tennis and dog-friendly trails; strolling into Little Chelsea for favourite independents such as Beanzz and Simply Patisserie; picking up artisan bread and popping into the butchers; or sampling brews at the pubs along Grove Road and South Street. 

The Royal Eastbourne Golf Course is also nearby, while Southern line train services from Eastbourne station will deliver you to London Bridge and London Victoria in 90 minutes.

The location is great for schooling, too, with Eastbourne College only 8 minutes on foot and Bede’s and St Andrew’s preparatory schools just down the road. Beyond the town, Beachy Head and the South Downs National Park are just minutes away by car – alternatively, pack a picnic and walk to the beach just about 0.8 miles away.

Book your viewing today or for a brochure of this home call the Bees Homes country office.

If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Home Nuances 

  • Victorian apartment
  • Sitting room with access to rear garden
  • Two double-bedrooms (en suite)
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Built-in kitchen appliances
  • Original features such as sash windows, high coved ceilings and panelling
  • Chesneys Beaumont 5WS Series wood burner

 

Grounds & Location:

  • Private driveway with off-street parking for two vehicles
  • Spacious lawned garden &  seating area
  • Shed & log storage
  • Lower ground floor cellar
  • 0.7 & 0.8 miles to Towner Art Gallery, Congress Theatre, Winter gardens and Devonshire Park Theatre
  • 0.7 miles to Eastbourne College
  • 0.4 miles to Eastbourne train station 
  • 0.8 miles to Eastbourne seafront promenade
  • 0.6 miles to Waitrose 
  • 4 golf clubs within 2.6 miles
  • 14.5 miles to Glyndebourne Opera House
  • 48.9 miles to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
  • 1 hour and 35 minutes direct to London Victoria from Eastbourne train station

Services:

  • Mains water 
  • Mains electric 
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Council tax band D

Please Note:

Money Laundering Regulations 2007: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation upon acceptance of any offer. We would ask for your cooperation in producing such in order that there will not be a delay in agreeing the sale.

Bees Homes use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested.

Floor plan measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built in furniture.

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Details

Price : £575,000 - Under offer
Property Type : Garden Flat
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Area : 1769 sq ft Sq Ft
Address : Eastbourne
Property ID : 4627

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 2
Bathrooms : 3