The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Prospect Cottage is one of Rottingdean's most characterful homes and enjoys a prime setting overlooking the village green at the heart of the village. Rottingdean's quaint village high street, which has all the required local amenities you'd expect, is only a short stroll away. Just past the high street is Rottingdean Beach. The hustle and bustle of Brighton is only a short bus ride or drive away.

The Grade II-listed property is a superb example of a preserved Georgian townhouse and is best known as the former holiday residence of Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who lived in the cottage between 1880 – 1898 as noted by the Blue Plaque on the front elevations. The property has lovely views to the front over the green and the 13th-century St Margarets Church, where there are stained glass windows designed by Burne Jones, and to the rear towards the Beacon Hill windmill.

The historical property retains much of its characterful charm including an array of original and period features, including a cloakroom with a Victorian thunderbox w.c., sash windows and a panelled door with a decorative glazed overlight. Internally the property has been extensively modernised to create a comfortable and beautifully appointed home with all the modern conveniences.

The accommodation is arranged over four floors and is spacious and light throughout, with generous room sizes providing ample space for entertaining or relaxing as a family. On the ground floor there is a sitting room, storage cupboard and w.c. with stairs down to a good size kitchen/dining room on the lower ground floor. Here there is a large walk-in larder and a separate utility room for laundry machines. On the first floor there is a main bedroom, a family bathroom and a separate shower room, with the two additional bedrooms on the second floor.

The house is currently used as a holiday home for the vendor and as an income generator and offers potential to continue in this manner or return to a family home.

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There is ample street parking available around the cottage on The Green and surrounding streets. The property benefits from a good size roof terrace with lovely views over the green, accessible from the second floor landing, which has been laid to low-maintenance astroturf.


Rottingdean is a charming seafront village with a thriving community just east of Brighton, between the neighbouring villages of Ovingdean and Saltdean. Both the sea and countryside are within easy reach and there are lovely walks along Beacon Mill to the windmill in Rottingdean or the Undercliff Walk to Brighton. There is direct access to the beach via the High Street and a variety of convenience shops can be found in Rottingdean itself with more extensive shopping in Brighton city centre. Brighton train station is 5 miles with direct services to London and London Gatwick airport, and there are easy road links via the A27/A23 to London and local airports. Nearby schools include St Margarets Primary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Longhill High School and private schools including Brighton College and the well-regarded Roedean.

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