EVER fancied being able to nip out for a game on your own private sports pitch?

This majestic townhouse in Marine Parade in Brighton comes with an 80ft garden and a turfed putting green and pitch ideal for tennis and cricket.

The five-bedroom home is on sale for £2.25 million.

Although the house was previously converted into separate apartments, last year the current owners converted it back to one dwelling.

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Designed by Regency architects Charles Busby and Amon Wilds in the 19th century, the house has been completely renovated while retaining its period features.

Marble fireplaces, original Regency tiling and intricate plasterwork and cornicing feature throughout the grand home, and all rooms feel bright and airy thanks to the high ceilings and large sash windows.

Almost every room in the Grade-II listed property has stunning sea views.

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And if having a sports pitch outside your back door is not a good enough incentive to get active, the size of the property is sure to give your fitness a boost as it is spread over six spacious floors.

There is plenty of space to entertain, with an impressive entrance hall and a large kitchen and dining area.

Along the hall, a peaceful garden room is an ideal spot for curling up with a book or for use as a study or play area.

This room leads out to a grand timber-framed conservatory, which forms the entrance to the large garden.

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Two paved terraces provide space for relaxing in the sun and summer parties. Beyond, the sports pitch is enclosed by tall red-brick walls with outdoor lighting for games after dark.

From the entrance hall, a grand staircase winds up through all floors with an original mahogany banister.

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On the second floor, the round master bedroom suite follows the natural curve of the building. Three large sash windows look out over the sea and the sky, which you can admire from a luxurious copper bath.

All the upper bedrooms are spacious yet cosy with bespoke wardrobes and period fireplaces.

For more information, contact estate agents Brand Vaughan on 01273 083260.