Versatile eco home

Marine Parade
Marine Parade

OCCUPYING an enviable location on Seaford’s Marine Parade and taking in outstanding uninterrupted panoramic views over the bay to the English Channel is this immaculately presented and exceptionally versatile eco home.

Now on the market with prestige property agents Fine & Country, the individual timber-framed house has a guide price of £595,000.

Built in 1990 to a Scandinavian design by Berg Hus, it incorporates a host of state-of-the-art energy saving and low maintenance features.

The layout is designed to capitalise on the wonderful marine outlook and can easily adapt to a variety of requirements.

There are four bedrooms. Three are on the first floor including two that are front facing and have access to a wide covered balcony.

One of these is a sizeable master suite and the other a well over 19ft by almost 14ft second bedroom currently used as a living room. These sit directly above and are of similar proportions to the two principal ground floor reception rooms – a lounge fronted by a covered terrace and a dining room.

A detached garage complex to the rear of the plot is designed to house vehicles of varying sizes including a caravan or boat.

The property’s entrance door is to the side and opens into a well proportioned L-shaped feature hall. This, the lounge and dining room benefit from oak flooring. Off the hall, too, is the kitchen/breakfast room with its extensive range of cabinets and tiling to the worksurfaces and floor.

A gas/electric hob with separate covered barbecue section is installed, together with an oven, microwave and plumbing for a dishwasher. As well as a dresser unit, space is available for a small table and chairs. A similarly fitted utility room adjoins.

Bedroom four, which is currently fitted as a study, is just across the hall from a fully tiled cloakroom/shower room. This has a door into a sauna cabin.

An open riser staircase leads up to the first floor landing, an area also having an oak floor.

The master suite extends the depth of the house and brings together a 14ft 6ins by 13ft 10ins double aspect bedroom, a fitted dressing room and a fully tiled en suite bathroom with corner Jacuzzi-style bath, separate shower cubicle and twin basins. As well as the adaptable second bedroom, this level of the property includes the third bedroom which has wardrobe storage and is set opposite the family bathroom.

This lovely seaside home has a large area of lawn to the front, low hedging and tamarisk bushes. A paved terrace is directly in front of the building and this is sheltered by an electrically-operated sun blind with downlights. A further manual sun blind screens the dining room. To one side of the house is another terrace with pergola and a small lawn with pathway to an upper lawn with shrub beds. At the rear is a very large wall enclosed paved courtyard with numerous shrub beds and bushes, a water feature and access gates to the drive, side terrace and garage.

The latter is triple width, extends to over 32ft by nearly 22ft and has three sets of roller doors, one offering a clear height of over 9ft. There is a large loft above and, beyond, two outside lockable storage areas.

Among the property’s many eco features are triple glazed windows and doors, underfloor insulation, a highly efficient heat recovery and ventilation system, a hot water and heating matrix system, a built-in vacuum cleaner system and maintenance-free white internal doors.

Seaford is very well served for amenities including shops, restaurants, state and independent schools, two golf courses, a leisure centre, sailing club and a mainline railway station. The seafront stretches for around two miles and is completely uncommercialised. There is no public parking in the vicinity of this excellent home.

n Early viewing is unreservedly recommended and arrangements can be made by contacting either of Fine & Country’s nearby offices on 01323 726060 (Eastbourne) or 01825 767575 (Uckfield).