Shirley Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3

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Bedrooms: 5
Situated on a desirable residential road in the sought after Hove Park area of Hove, this superb property is extremely well proportioned, offering over 4000 square feet of accommodation, including a large pool house in the garden. Fabulously well situated for a range of local schools, the property was originally constructed in the late 1930s and has been thoughtfully improved over the years with a number of character features remaining, such as deep bay windows, intricate ceiling roses and stained-glass windows. The home is well presented internally with a neutral colour scheme throughout yet offers fantastic potential for further enhancement and development by the incoming purchaser with good scope to extend further if desired (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).

Internally, this substantial home extends to over 3700 sq ft across just two floors, the multiple reception rooms making it an excellent choice for families, with ample space for both formal entertaining and informal family occasions. The ground floor is accessed via a grand entrance hall leading through a well-sized reception room, large office with WC, formal dining room and adjoining double aspect sitting room with patio out to the rear garden. The fully fitted kitchen features a central island, complementary granite worktops and a wealth of storage. Occupying the first floor is the principal bedroom benefiting from fitted wardrobes and stylish en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, two further en suite bedrooms, two additional doubles and a family bathroom.

The house has scope for nanny or au-pair accommodation on the ground floor, or alternatively could provide fabulous annexe facilities for a relative. The space could also be used as a home office, studio or workshop space, with a few tweaks.


The house is set back a good distance and well-screened from the road behind established trees. A paved driveway provides off-street parking with access to an integral garage. At the rear, the garden slopes gently up away from the house, making the most of the sunshine and is mostly laid to lawn. Bordered by mature shrubs and trees with a terrace for alfresco dining the garden is wonderfully private and secluded and offers plenty of space for the kids to run off some steam! There is also a large, separate timber pool house, which has excellent potential for conversion into additional accommodation, a superb garden studio, workshop or ideal work from home annexe. If required, the seller would refurbish the pool and pool house for the future owner.


Shirley Drive is a hugely popular, wide avenue that forms part of the desirable Hove Park area. Hove Park itself with its recreational facilities, and Hove Recreation Ground/rugby club are just half a mile away, whilst Central Hove, with the many shops and restaurants of Church Road, is just 1.2 miles away. Brighton city centre is approximately 2 miles away on foot and nearby Dyke Road gives easy vehicle access to the South Downs, A27, A23 and Gatwick Airport. Waitrose supermarket is close at hand at the top of Hove Park, with a number of shops and cafes nearby. Local schooling options include Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC), Hove Park School, Hove Park Secondary & Sixth Form, Blatchington Mill School and Lancing Prep School. The property is in close proximity to Hove station (1 mile), with direct services to London and Gatwick Airport and beyond.

Additional Information

Brighton & Hove City Council

Council Tax Band G

01273 253216

Hamptons International - Hove

82 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex

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