You could be forgiven for assuming Tudor Close dates from the time of Henry VIII, but the Grade II listed property was originally old barns and a cowshed, it was converted into a hotel in 1929 and was frequented by many Hollywood Stars during the mid 1930's, including Bette Davis and Cary Grant. It is also reputed that it was the inspiration for the popular board game "Cluedo" originally known as "Murder In Tudor Hotel".
A short stroll through the grounds and communal courtyard take you to the apartment nestled at the rear, ensuring both privacy and quiet can be enjoyed.
This dramatic yet homely apartment occupies what was once The Ballroom of the hotel and the grandeur is apparent as soon as you enter.
The entrance hall is inviting and roomy with high ceilings and original stripped maple wood flooring ensuring a retained feeling of historic charm and elegance.
The hallway gives access to both the bedrooms, and the bathroom with steps leading down to the kitchen and living room/dining room.
The bedrooms are both, large double rooms, with high ceilings and original leaded light windows further retaining the period charm of the apartment and include fitted wardrobes.
The bathroom has a distinct art deco feel, in a "nod" to the original era of the building, with black and white tiles and silver finishes. The suite consists of white fittings including oversized sink, WC and bath with shower over.
The kitchen is well fitted and modern in style with a solid wood work surface, well planned and including a sociable breakfast bar for morning coffee, the appliances are modern and integrated, they include a ceramic induction hob, oven and extractor as well as dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine.
The real "wow" factor can be found just next to the kitchen. The living/dining room is a vast room, with windows spanning the full width of the room, simply flooding the room with southerly light.The decorative plasterwork, original stripped ballroom dance floor and original 1930's fireplace provide further character and elegance to the stylish, impressive yet homely room. With ample room for entertaining friends and family in the magnificent dining area, finished with Christian Lacroix wallpaper, you may struggle to get them to leave this wonderful space.
The location of this wonderful development doesn't disappoint either, just a short stroll from the Village High Street, and with the wonderful walks of The Sussex National Park, An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just on your doorstep as well as a short stroll from the friendly and welcoming Rottingdean beach. There are excellent bus links into Brighton City Centre and one directly to Brighton Station.
This apartment makes a wonderful Pied-a-Terre or full time home and simply must be seen.