Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
We are delighted to bring Bedford House to the market a rare opportunity to purchase a stunning Grade 2 listed Regency house that is steeped in history and ownership on Brighton seafront. Built around 1810 the house has an interesting and varied history having potentially been first built (as a detached house) for the Duke of Bedford. From the mid to late 1800s the house was a guest house for visiting gentry coming to Brighton to take in the "sea air". 100 years later the house became the home of the impressionist artist Cecil D'Oyly John and subsequently the playwright Sir Terence Rattigan. Famous actors such as Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh have been frequent guests to the house. The current owners have gone to great lengths with an extraordinary amount of detail to modernise Bedford House whilst being sympathetic to its history and maximising its former glory. Positioned on Brighton seafront the property affords magnificent views which are captured on the above floors of Bedford House and the front balcony. The property also benefits from gated off street parking and an enclosed courtyard garden of which both are highly sought after with seafront properties. Set over five floors with an independent three bedroom apartment on the lower ground floor. The apartment has a private entrance off Bedford Street with kitchen, bathroom and exceptional breath taking cinema room with bar area and entertaining area. The property provides a plethora of living and entertaining space spanning to over 4366 sq ft. Within the main house there are three bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The main bedroom is sumptuous in space with a walk in dressing room, modern en suite bathroom and fabulous views over the sea. Rooms to note: Drawing Room, an exquisite room for entertaining, full length windows framing the seafront, ornate plasterwork with updated gilding work carried out in 2017. A stunning marble fireplace reclaimed from a London property belonging to the Cadbury family. The Study, this was Terence Rattigan's study with parquet flooring, original fireplace and generous book cases. Ground floor, living room. Formerly the dining room for Terence Rattigan who enjoyed making a formal entrance down the sweeping staircase, a charming room with wood burner, oak stained panelling and cast iron radiators. Basement. This spacious and beautifully designed level has a 1950s "English Rose" aluminium kitchen. The Cinema Room is a large project that was undertaken by the current owners, the cinema surround and bar are made of Rosewood and Bird's Eye Maple veneers finished in high gloss and with granite worktops. The bar contains a Miele dishwasher, fridge and wine fridge.

Agents Note:

The apartment is currently only let out at weekends. Hamptons can provide you with further details on past income generated.

The owners currently only take weekend bookings Friday to Sunday evenings unless it is a bank holiday weekend. The price ranges from £350-£450 per night. Last financial year the apartment made just over £60,000. The apartment is generally booked months in advance. If the apartment is let out during the week as well as at weekends it is likely to generate an income of around £100,000 per annum.


Located in a prime spot on Brighton's seafront with outstanding views and easy access to all amenities that this vibrant city offers along with the bonus of the new Soho house just a short walk away. There are a plethora of schools in the area with Brighton College voted by The Sunday Times as 'School of the decade' just 0.3 miles away. Direct links to London Bridge and Victoria from Brighton Station in just over an hour.

Additional Information

Brighton & Hove City Council

Council Tax

House - Band G

Apartment - Band D

01273 253216

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