Lovely 1930s Spacious Family home by the seaside

Lovely 1930s Spacious Family home by the seaside


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Very spacious 1930's house with a fantastic view of the Sussex Downs. 1 large double bedroom, a children's room downstairs with 2 bunk beds and an upstairs bedroom with ensuite (plus extra spare folding bed). Large garden with unheated open air pool (safely fenced in, gate can be locked). Loads of space! Off road parking for 2 cars. Buses towards and from the city centre stop right outside the house. In the garden is a charcoal BBQ plus there is some wood for a campfire in the fire pit. The garden has a patio out the back by the pool and grassed garden area with shade and hammock. The front garden is grassed with a patio area, bench seating and fantastic sunsets across the green valley. There are no houses opposite us - just views!
The charming village of Ovingdean, tucked away in its own little valley a mile inland from the sea, is part of Brighton, but remains a world away in spirit. The 11th century church of St Wulfrans is 5 mins walk away.
Easy access to Brighton by car (15 mins), bus (30 mins) or across the Downs on foot (30 mins). Nearby friendly village shop with off licence (late opening Weds & Sats). 24 hour supermarket with pharmacy is 10 mins drive or bus from outside house. 2 small supermarkets in Rottingdean are 5 mins drive or 15 mins walk. Nearest beaches are a short walk away - Ovingdean has a super beach with cafe and loos. Our home was built by an architect for his family, has the original fireplace and layout. Its in the historic seaside village of Ovingdean on the edge of Brighton ("London-by-the-Sea") with easy links to the city of Brighton or kick back with a country walk / stroll to local pubs and shops. Ovingdean is safe and peaceful, near enough the city to have fun but not be caught in the crowds. Sit out with a beer out front and watch the sunset or have a BBQ under the stars, poolside.
About the location
Ovingdean village is very quiet and safe but Brighton is also very easy to get to with all of its many attractions - great restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries & shops.
We are near to lots of super attractions including the South Downs Way plus handy off road walking paths taking you into Brighton city centre. Brighton is a great destination for all - check out the official city website at

Please note that pool safety is the guests responsibility and they must not leave their children to swim unattended. the only swap restriction we have is that Darren & Jo are allergic to cats, sorry.


More about us

  1. We would love to visit Tennessee !! We love the great outdoors and would love to return to the States in August 2020
    We would also like to visit the Netherlands too, maybe a cycling tour ..

  2. Jo works at the local Soccer Stadium and Darren is a Teacher. Boys Harlan 13 and Wulfran 10, are very respectful of other peoples homes.

  3. We have been swapping our home as a family since 2011... and we have a pool!

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Where is it?


Ovingdean village is surrounded by the hills of the South Downs National Park there are a variety of walks and footpaths on the doorstep. Brighton is within easy reach by car (10 mins), there is an hourly bus service through the village and a frequent service from the seafront. The village has an 11th century church of St Wulfrans, a working farm, one shop (general store/off License/ATM cashpoint ) and a cafe on the undercliff promenade selling hot drinks, home made cakes and ice cream!

A city by the sea, Brighton has many attractions including theatres, restaurants, cafe's, the Laines, bars, cinema's and a multitude of independent shops. Brighton Marina is close by (1.5 miles) with boats, walkways, cinema, restaurants, casino, bowling alley, bars, cafe's etc.

Buzzy restaurants
Chilli Pickle and Yo Sushi
Cool bars
The Great Eastern
Cozy cafés
Gallery Cafe at Brighton Museum
Retail therapy
Goodman Morris Jewellery in the Lanes
Bit of culture
Theatre Royal
Walks in the park
Preston Park and Rock Gardens
Spot of exercise
Walk along the seafront - bracing!
Day tripping
Pop to London, only 56 minutes by train

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