The Breakers is a unique home of character and occupies a principal position within an exclusive marine estate.
The Breakers has been the subject of a 9-year refurbishment by the current owners with over 6000 sq ft of accommodation.
Occupying one of the principal positions within this exclusive marine estate, once referred to as the Sussex Riviera, is this magnificent waterfront home. Built in 1936 this late Arts and Crafts designed home enjoys a wealth of period features throughout along with a plethora of Art Deco inspired features with all principal rooms affording an outlook over the glorious gardens.
The Breakers was one of the first homes to be built in this prestigious marine estate and sits centrally in its southerly grounds, enjoying accommodation of over 6000 sq.ft.
The house is approached from Tamarisk Way, the premier road within this exclusive estate. An electric gated carriage entrance flanked by stone pillars and handsome wrought iron fencing, gives way to a large driveway and landscaped front lawns.
A solid oak door leads into an entrance hall and in turn through to the main reception hall, with its stunning Arts and Crafts style staircase rising to the first floor landing. All of the principal reception rooms enjoy views over the south facing gardens. These include the impressive dual aspect drawing room with fireplace, the library with double doors to the reception hall and French doors leading onto a loggia covered by a thatched awning, the formal dining room with feature fireplace and a beautiful moulded arch resting over the bay window and window seat, and the double aspect breakfast room which opens onto a loggia and kitchen garden.
The kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes is a particular feature, beautifully appointed with fittings comprising of an Aga with additional gas module and a range of Miele appliances. From the kitchen, an oak surround arch looks through to the dining room and onto the garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a lobby with doors to the secondary kitchen with hand made units and Miele and Bosch appliances. The remainder of the ground floor consists of a study with tiled underfloor heating and a handsome cloakroom with tongue and groove panelling and solid oak furniture. From the impressive first floor galleried landing there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms within the south section of the house, with all enjoying spectacular southerly sea views. The master bedroom suite benefits from a large dressing room and separate en-suite bathroom with Lefroy Brooks fittings. The remaining two bedrooms and further bathroom, originally designed as staff quarters, reside in the northeast section of this floor with one of the bedrooms also benefiting from sea views. The office, library room and games room are located on the second floor, all enjoying elevated panoramic views over the coast.
The beautifully maintained rear garden was designed in 1936 on the plan of the winning garden of the Chelsea Flower Show in that year. This stunning space comprises of rockery beds surrounding a threetier pond with bridge, outer borders of established hydrangeas, roses, tree peonies and mature trees. More recently the garden has been updated with extensive Mediterranean style planting suitable to the marine climate allowing it to remain lush and colourful throughout the seasons.
The pool was built in 2010 and is heated via an independent gasfired boiler and electric solar cover. Security and exterior lighting on remote pads. To the southeast section there is an attractive kitchen garden with beds and a greenhouse by Hartley Botanical.
Overlooking this is a separate building offering good storage, however with the relevant planning could be converted to provide additional living/office accommodation.
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The Breakers is an opportunity not to be missed... Not only does this property occupy one of the best positions on the 'Sussex Riviera', it is rare to find a waterside home with such a wealth of period features. The Breakers is immaculately presented and would make a dream weekender or family home alike.Lottie Geaves