----- Virtual Tour Available on Request ----- One of Eastbourne's finest houses. A substantial and beautifully presented Victorian home in the highly sought after 'Meads Village' area with a stunning garden and lovely views towards the sea.

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----- Virtual Tour Available on Request ----- 17 St. John’s Road is a substantial and beautifully presented detached Victorian town house. The house offers expansive and well arranged accommodation of approximately 5,814 sq ft and has been sympathetically restored by the current owners whilst retaining a wealth of period features.

Upon entering the house one is struck by an instant sense of light and space in the grand entrance hall, to one side of which is the wide turned staircase with a large stained glass window over. The sitting room is a beautiful panelled room with an impressive open fireplace and a glazed door giving direct access to the conservatory. The elegant double drawing room has two wide bay windows, an attractive fireplace and is ideal for entertaining. A charming library, again with a wide bay window, together with a spacious cloakroom completes the hall floor accommodation.

Arranged over the ground floor is the superb 29’6” kitchen/dining room which is ideal for modern family living and has two sets of glazed doors leading to the garden. It has a pretty tiled floor, an extensive range of painted units and a four-oven Aga. A secondary kitchen, study, utility room, store room, cloakroom and wine store completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

Arranged over the second and third floors are six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Five of the bedrooms are southerly facing and have a beautiful view over the property’s garden with the village and sea beyond. Other features include a stunning family bathroom with a roll top bath, panelled doors, intricate cornicing and some beautiful wooden floors.


The house is set back behind a mellow flint and brick wall through which wooden gates give access to the entrance drive. The principal garden lies to the rear and southern side of the house and has been exquisitely landscaped and planted over the years and has been part of the open garden scheme. Next to the kitchen/dining room is a sheltered paved seating area which is ideal for al fresco dining.

The garden can also be approached from the hall floor as a wooden balcony runs along the width of the house with steps leading down to it. The garden is divided into a number of outside 'rooms' created from clipped box and yew hedges with a series of lawns bound by well-stocked and colourful herbaceous borders.

The garden includes a central box parterre, ornamental pond and large kitchen garden with a greenhouse to one side. Attached to the western side of the house is a substantial garden store. The garden provides an exceptional setting and outlook for this important Victorian town house.


17 St John’s Road is situated in a highly sought after tree-lined road in the Meads ‘village area’ with its selection of shops for everyday needs and within easy reach of Eastbourne town centre. The Victorian seafront promenade with theatre complex, Towner Art Gallery and International Lawn Tennis Centre at Devonshire Park are considered to be within easily walkable distance.

The town has an excellent range of shopping, entertainment and sporting facilities, including three principal golf courses, one of the largest marinas in Europe and a David Lloyd Sports Centre. The historic county town of Lewes is about 16 miles to the west and the colourful city of Brighton & Hove is 28 miles distant.

Eastbourne has a mainline train station with services to London (London Victoria in about 1 hour 30 mins) also to Brighton and Ashford International. There are channel ferries from Newhaven and international flights from Gatwick.

Eastbourne is close to some of the most beautiful and striking countryside in the United Kingdom. The iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters Country Park, Friston Forest and the newly formed South Downs National Park provide many miles of spectacular countryside and coastline for walking and recreation.

There are a number of excellent private and state schools in the area including Eastbourne College, St Andrews School and Bedes.


From Eastbourne Pier proceed along the seafront in a south westerly direction, passing The Cavendish Hotel on the right and the Lifeboat Museum on the left. Shortly after passing The Grand Hotel on the right, fork right into South Cliff. Continue along South Cliff and St John’s Road will be seen on the right, immediately after passing South Cliff Avenue, also on the right. After turning right into St John’s Road, number 17 will be found on the left hand side.

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Other features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Stunning kitchen/dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Utility room
  • Wine store
  • Garage
  • Off road parking
  • Magnificent large mature gardens
  • About 0.3 acre

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Ref: LEW200048

St. Johns Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN20

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Ref: LEW200048

St. Johns Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN20

Guide Price