Western Esplanade
Brighton& Hove , East Sussex

Freehold £2,850,000

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 garage
  • 3 gardens
  • 3 parking spaces

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  • Floorplan
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  • Panoramic Uninterrupted Sea/Beach Views
  • Five Bedrooms With En-Suite to the Master
  • Two Reception Rooms and Dining Room
  • Two Front Terraces
  • 38ft/11.58m Sea Facing First Floor Sun Terrace
  • Direct Access to a Shingle Beach
  • Internal Floor Area 226m²/2433ft²
  • Potential To Extend (STNC)

BEAUTIFUL SEAFRONT RESIDENCE WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH Oakley are pleased to offer a truly rare opportunity to purchase an exclusive five bedroom beach front residence. Well presented throughout with breath-taking direct sea views. The accommodation consists of a generous entrance hall, five bedrooms with master en-suite and a family bathroom, two good sized reception rooms and a dining room. The property benefits from a 38ft/11.58m first floor sun terrace with uninterrupted sea views across the beach, two front terraces, a garage, a good sized cellar and access to private shingle beach.

This beautiful residence has remained in the family ownership since Western Esplanade was constructed in 1920's. The house extends to approximately 226m²/2433ft² and offers direct access to a private shingle beach and boasts a fabulous 38ft/11.58m first floor sun terrace with breathtaking panoramic sea & beach views. Entered through a generous reception hall the interior consists of five good sized bedrooms with a master en-suite and separate family bathroom, two reception rooms, a dining room and a fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The house benefits from a good sized cellar (with restricted headroom), a garage and two paved terraces to the front of the property. The house is considered ideal for extension subject to any necessary consents. Further details upon application.

When the houses along Western Esplanade were originally built, they were to be used as luxurious holiday homes with the exciting bonus of an upstairs bathroom and both hot and cold running sea or fresh water on tap, and even a telephone! This lavishness was priced at four guineas a week, rising to seven guineas in the winter. During the mid 1920’s these prices rivalled a week at the Grand Hotel in Brighton where rates reached one pound a night. In 1939, the houses were painted black to be camouflaged from enemy aircraft. The villas were commandeered by the military and various officers were housed all along the row. After the war, all of the houses returned to their more suited shade of white.

Today Western Esplanade is a private road and is uniquely situated on the beachfront south of the A259 coast road and close to Hove Lagoon and Wish Park. The house is accessible for Brighton & Hove stations, which are 3.1 miles and 1.8 miles away respectively. There are many highly regarded schools and colleges in the local area, including Roedean School, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Steyning Grammar School and the city is home to both the University of Sussex and Brighton University.




Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

6.78m x 2.74m (22' 3" x 9') Built in storage cupboard, shelving, feature fireplace, neutral carpet and radiator.

Reception One

6.19m x 3.01m (20' 4" x 9' 11") Southerly aspect with stunning direct seaviews across the beach, neutral carpet, radiator and opening to dining room.

Dining Room

3.54m x 3.73m (11' 7" x 12' 3") Feature fireplace, neutral carpet and radiator.

Reception Two

6.66m x 3.68m (21' 10" x 12' 1") Dual south easterly aspect with stunning direct sea views across the beach, part tiled/carpeted floor and two radiators.


3.76m x 3.72m (12' 4" x 12' 2") Irregular shaped With views over front terraces, range of wall and base cupboards with integrated appliances including Siemans double oven, four ring electric hob, one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, radiator and door to front terraces.

Bedroom Four

3.52m x 3.44m (11' 7" x 11' 3") Southerly aspect with stunning direct sea views across the beach, radiator and neutral carpet, built in wardrobe and storage cupboards and feature fireplace.

Bedroom Three

4.99m x 2.86m (16' 4" x 9' 5") Feature fireplace, built in wardrobes, neutral carpet, radiator and door to front terrace.


White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand shower apparatus, low level WC, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, heated towel rail, part tiled walls, tiled floor and ceiling downlighting.

First Floor


Two built in storage cupboards, neutral carpet and door to sun terrace.

Master Bedroom Suite

5.71m x 5.00m (18' 9" x 16' 5") narrowing to 3.43m (11' 3") Southerly aspect with stunning direct sea views, door to sun terrace, built in wardrobe range, neutral carpet, two radiators, fireplace and door to en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom

White suite comprising a corner bath with mixer tap, low level WC and vanity unit with hand wash basin, mixer tap and storage under, part tiled walls, tiled floor, ceiling downlighting, heated towel rail and door to dressing room/bedroom five.

Dressing Room/Bedroom Five

2.96m x 2.65m (9' 9" x 8' 8") Southerly aspect with stunning direct sea views, neutral carpet, radiator and door to sun terrace.

Bedroom Two

4.86m x 2.97m (15' 11" x 9' 9") Southerly aspect with direct sea views, built in wardrobes, neutral carpet, radiator and fireplace.


Front Terrace One

4.61m x 4.21m (15' 1" x 13' 10") Paved with external security lighting.

Front Terrace Two

5.03m x 4.26m (16' 6" x 14') Paved with external lighting and mature shrub borders.

Sun Terrace

14.58m max x 7.14m max (47' 10" x 23' 5") T shaped A first floor terrace with southerly aspect with stunning panoramic sea views.

Lower Level

Cellars (With Restricted Headroom)

Divided into three areas with whitewashed walls, lighting and floor standing gas fired combination boiler.

Energy Rating

Current: 34, Potential: 50
Current: 30, Potential: 43