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Looking for a house

On 8 Nov 2012 at 8:37pm UpfromBrighton wrote:
Was wondering if any of you kind people could advise me on areas close to town with family houses and decent gardens? Neville is a bit far as I need to get to the station really early in the morning and don't drive. Also want to be closer to town as shorter walks are just easier with small kids. Are there any roads you'd recommend as nice central yet quiet areas, with a few families around? Doesn't seem to much for sale at the mo...
On 8 Nov 2012 at 8:54pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Neville sized houses but closer to town? God luck with that. Wallands is a shade closer and the Kingston end of Southover High Street has a massive house for sale at the moment but I hope you have a bucket load of cash to spend because houses like that come at a huge premium and don't tend to stay on the market long.

Could also look at the Barrat estate round the back of Southover High Street, although I can never remember the road names.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 9:21pm UpfromBrighton wrote:
Thanks for the tips.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 9:53pm Southover Queen wrote:
The Barratt estate Ed refers to is Cluny Street, I think. 1980s mock Georgian, but very close to the railway and - more importantly - the bypass,which is fantastically noisy.

Landport is only a 15 minute walk to the station, at least from the more southern side. The houses are a decent size and have gardens, some of them a really good size. There's a local shop too.

Anywhere else and you'll struggle to find what you want for under about £500k, I'm afraid.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 10:25pm UpfromBrighton wrote:
Noisy doesn't sound good! Neither does Mock Georgian. Maybe I should check out Landport. £500k is far too much for us. Thanks.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 11:06pm Southover Queen wrote:
There are a couple of other areas which might be worth looking at, and that's Winterbourne, in particular Winterbourne Close and Baron's Down: the area immediately below the prison, basically. It's a 15 minute walk from the station; 20 tops. In Winterborne Close you've got 1950s (I think) semis, and on Baron's Down the houses are more recent - 1970s ish, probably. I think they're pretty well laid out, although they're certainly not huge. Winterborne Close has had a couple of houses for sale in the last year or so around the £250-£280 mark.
The other area you might look at would be Valence Road, off Leicester Road - more medium sized 1950s semis. I'd imagine they'd be a little more expensive, but they're closer to town than the Nevill by about five or ten minutes walk!
On 9 Nov 2012 at 8:35am Pete wrote:
Nevill is actually getting a bit more expensive despite being 20 minutes walk from town. There are a few houses for sale around the £350K mark, and a nice corner plot for £540K (ouch), but we do have a pretty reasonable local bus service which runs about every 30-40 minutes between 07:00 and 18:00.
On 9 Nov 2012 at 8:40am OUTOFTHEBOX PIRATE wrote:
YARGH! Tha's a place to park an' all!
Buy 2 or 3 houses or flats on Court Road and knock through.
On 9 Nov 2012 at 12:25pm stevied wrote:
The southern end of Nevill eg Hawkenbury way (behind the hospital) is about ten minutes closer to the station as you can cut through The Gallops
On 9 Nov 2012 at 6:24pm malling wrote:
Have you thought or looked at Malling ? Tesco just down the road, 15min walk to the railway station 20 if slower, all sizes of houses in the old malling estate or new malling estate, check where the lower bits are that could be prone to flooding altho its a rare thing apparently 40yrs between the previous floodings, had to put that as i am sure someone will. School 5 min walk away too and buses into town or to brighton and uckfield, tunbridge wells the other direction !
On 9 Nov 2012 at 8:12pm UpfromBrighton wrote:
Lots more great advice, thanks! It's great to get some ideas about walking distance to the station. I live the idea of knocking through a few houses, if only....

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