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£875,000 - Recently Sold
Twilight image of the front of the home

Campion House – Meads (Eastbourne)

Welcome Home

Nestled in a quiet tree-lined street with wide brick pavements in the highly coveted residential enclave of Lower Meads, this stunning home sits well off the road behind a gated entrance flanked by brick and stone walling. Mature hedgerows and colourful borders further screen the front lawn and seating areas, but the driveway also provides off-street parking.

The house has instant kerb appeal, with its smart red-brick exterior, terracotta roof tiles, and stone lintel to the lower box bay window. To the left, a wrought-iron gate set in a high brick wall adorned with climbing plants leads into the side courtyard, while a semi-circular brick step and a gabled porch with a lantern-style light frame a grey panelled double front door.

Old Meets New

Inside, the house perfectly fuses its innate period charm with in-keeping décor and modern touches to create a truly unique home. As you step into the porch, you’ll immediately absorb its welcoming and homely atmosphere.

Here, traditional chequered floor tiles meet tall skirting boards and soft neutral walls, lit by a sash window to the courtyard and a pretty internal window providing a glimpse of the kitchen.

Ahead, a door set with a stained-glass panel that echoes the high internal windows in the kitchen opens to reveal a spacious hallway, which is bathed in light by two Velux windows and bifold doors to the south-facing courtyard.

Meanwhile, cream textured floor tiles with contrasting grouting underfoot flow into the laundry room straight ahead, where another Velux and a rear window above the sink brighten a good range of units and granite effect worktops to match the kitchen. There’s also a concealed NEFF tumble dryer and a Hotpoint washing machine, which will remain with the home.

Space & Style

Return to the hallway, following the tiles into the spot-lit kitchen, where they pair with a multi-coloured tiled splashback for a country-kitchen vibe complemented by the high coved ceiling and deep skirting boards.

The pastel-yellow, granite-topped cabinetry wraps around the kitchen and comes with traditional-style handles, chiming with the taps to the butler sink and the covered radiators by the breakfast area, where original sashes overlook the front garden.

Integrated appliances include a cream Belling range cooker with gas hob (new in 2022) and a concealed extractor hood, a new Samsung American-style fridge-freezer, an Indesit microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher.

The hallway then continues to a lovely seating area beside a carpeted half-landing staircase with cupboards beneath. Opposite the stairs, you’ll discover a fabulous formal dining room that epitomises Victorian elegance with its incredibly high coved ceiling, deep skirtings, and twin sashes that draw in lots of natural light from the rear courtyard.

Keeping with the theme, muted reflective floral wallpaper to picture-rail height contrasts with white paintwork, an Amtico wood effect floor, and a central chandelier pendant to set the scene for weekend roasts, dinner parties, and festive occasions.

Across the hall in the sitting room, the same generous period proportions and features combine with soft neutral tones and focal wallpaper to backdrop stripped wooden floorboards and a cast-iron log fire set in a marble surround. Perfect for cosying up with a warm drink while listening to the crackling of the fire on a chilly Autumn evening. Once again, two substantial sash windows with fitted blinds and a curtain pelmet flood the space with sunshine, while a long radiator adds further warmth.

Retreat Upstairs

As you head upstairs, you’ll arrive on a half-landing, where a solid wood lockable door opens to a WC decorated with vintage-style wallpaper and chequered floor tiles. A part-obscured sash window with a fitted blind brightens a close-coupled toilet and a wall-mounted basin with traditional taps.

With cream carpets and subtle wallpaper to match the stairwell, the first-floor landing meets a second staircase also featuring dark wood bannisters as it rises to the top floor.

In the king-sized principal bedroom, a crisp white integrated dressing table, wardrobes, and drawers complement subtle green walls and stripped floorboards that soften a striking feature cast-iron fireplace with a black mantelpiece and tiled inserts.

A tall sash and part-glazed double doors overlook a private balcony with wrought-iron railings – where better to enjoy a romantic evening drink for two?

The luxurious en suite is also designed with couples in mind, stylishly furnished with double Victorian-style basins with matching mirrors, mirrored cabinets, wall lights, and cast-iron radiators with towel rails.

Meanwhile, a fully tiled en suite with black marble-effect splashback with white grouting inverts the colour scheme to the floor tiles surrounding a claw-footed roll-top freestanding bathtub to enjoy indulgent soaks with Victorian-style taps and a handheld shower attachment. There’s also a bidet and close-coupled toilet, while two large part-obscured sash windows offer light and privacy.

Lit by twin sash windows with fitted blinds, the front bedroom on this floor is another fantastically sized double. It features a plush cream carpet, delightful botanical wallpaper below the picture rail, and a freestanding bespoke wardrobe. A central pendant and a long radiator increase the light and warmth.

The coved ceiling also repeats in the fully tiled, spot-lit en suite, which boasts a gorgeous roll-top bath to match the master, a traditional pedestal basin, a toilet, a heated towel rail and another big sash with a fitted blind.

On the Top Floor…

Heading up to the third-storey landing, which matches the décor below and is lit by a Velux window, you’ll discover two further bedrooms and a spot-lit three-piece shower room with full tiling, a rainfall shower enclosure, a heated towel rail, and a deep storage cupboard.

A dormer sash window brightens exposed floorboards and white walls in the bedroom with ample space for a queen size bed or twin beds, space for a chest of drawers and two bedside tables to the right of the stairs. Straight ahead from the landing, bedroom four (which you could use as an additional sitting room or home office) is lined with a thick cream carpet.

Here, double doors and windows with Venetian blinds crowned by a dramatic gabled window reaching the high beamed ceiling open to the upper balcony, which has a lovely view over the neighbouring gardens and roofline. There’s also a front window, plenty of eaves storage, and three radiators. This versatile room is also ideal as a playroom, studio or a yoga room, Namaste!…

Step Outside

From the hallway, bifold doors open onto the south-facing side courtyard, where the red-brick exterior contrasts against mottled tiles edged with drainage underfoot, white-painted brick walls, and a number of colourful pot plants.

By the gated entrance to the drive, there’s a lovely Cretan pot water feature that creates a serene soundscape, with a raised pebbled area to match on the other side. You’ll also find a large brick-built wood store to fuel the open fire in the sitting room.

Between May and August, this lovely outdoor space captures the sunlight throughout the day, so this is where the current owners like to while away the hours during the spring, summer, and early autumn, sheltered and warmed by the motorised awning and heaters.

The sun also hits the beautifully kept mature front garden until midday before shifting towards the enclosed rear courtyard, which is accessed through a glazed door in the side courtyard.

Here, the gorgeously ornate wrought-iron balconies shelter a seating area, while the practical paving makes this an ideal spot for barbeques. Large terracotta pots and climbing plants also contribute to the peaceful, secluded atmosphere, while beyond, the trellising leads to a handy storage area for bins and gardening equipment.

The current owners particularly love how the compact and easily maintainable set-up has also allowed plenty of time to explore the wonderful location.

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. On your doorstep, there are so many excellent independent restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops abound, while shoppers have a choice of high street brands plus independent boutiques and specialist retailers. The main shopping centre, The Beacon, was revamped and relaunched in recent years and shoppers can enjoy a leisurely browse of the pedestrianised high street.

Within a five-minute 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 and the Airbourne four-day airshow in August. With close proximity to the Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre and the Winter Garden, you are spoiled for a variety of touring productions and the Towner Art Gallery, which is hosting the Turner Prize this year.

Over the past five years, Eastbourne has been quietly reinventing itself into an exciting creative hotspot. It sure is a bright and buzzing town, and the perfect place to put down roots.

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 three 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 within ten minutes.

Home Nuances 

  • Victorian townhouse
  • Original Sash windows
  • Four double-bedrooms (two en suite)
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Built-in kitchen & utility room appliances
  • Worcester Bosch gas boiler installed in 2015
  • Sitting room with cast-iron log fire set in a marble surround
  • Bifold doors to side courtyard garden
  • Two private balconies with wrought-iron railings

Grounds & Location:

  • Gated drive with off-street parking
  • Front lawned garden & rear seating area
  • Secluded side courtyard garden with motorised awning & wall mounted electric heaters
  • Built in log store
  • 0.3 & 0.5 miles to Towner Art Gallery, Congress Theatre, Winter gardens and Devonshire Park Theatre
  • 0.3 miles to Eastbourne College
  • 0.7 miles to Eastbourne train station 
  • 0.8 miles to Eastbourne seafront promenade
  • 1.2 miles to Waitrose 
  • 4 golf clubs within 2.6 miles
  • 15.1 miles to Glyndebourne Opera House
  • 49.3 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 
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Council tax band G

 

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Details

Price : £875,000 - Recently Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Area : 1934 Sq Ft
Address : Meads
Property ID : 4331

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 2