Try before you buy at Grand Ocean

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments a person makes in their lifetime, as a result, Explore Living have decided to make the decision easier by offering buyers the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ at Grand Ocean, the 1930’s art deco former hotel in Saltdean, Brighton. This fantastic incentive enables buyers to experience life at Grand Ocean by renting an apartment before committing to buy.

Explore Living recently launched their new incentive at its other developments, New Meridian Village in Ramsgate and Balls Park in Hertford and has experienced excellent success. John Inglis, Sales and Marketing Director commented: “We have achieved an excellent response for the ‘try before you buy’ incentive at two of our other developments, with over 70 people choosing to rent before they buy. We anticipate to receive a similar response at Grand Ocean, particularly as there is a high demand for rental properties in the area.

While renting a property at Grand Ocean, the tenants will not only have the opportunity to save towards a deposit but Explore Living is also offering to refund the rent paid up to 5% of the value of any property available, if they decide to buy.

John continued: “Many mortgage lenders expect deposits of at least 10%, and with the try before you buy scheme it give tenants time to save for their deposit to buy their new home.”

Grand Ocean is a collection of 183 one and two-bedroom apartments, located on the doorstep of the rolling Sussex Downs, with breathtaking views of the South East Coast. Explore Living have completed the restoration of the original hotel building, as well as the construction of four new wings, two of which are complete, providing an ideal coastal retreat, perfect for couples, downsizers and first time buyers alike.

Each home offers the very best in modern living with under-floor heating, a video-entry system, pre-wiring for Sky+ and provision for wall-mounted TVs. The stylish kitchens will benefit from a thoughtful, ergonomic design that maximises storage space and features concealed sockets, deep work surfaces and integrated appliances including: oven, hob and extractor, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and freestanding washer/dryer.

The development is near to the famous Saltdean Lido and is the perfect location for buyers as it is offers high-quality housing within close proximity to local amenities and the beach. For those without a car, Grand Ocean is also home to Saltdean’s first car club, which provides rental of low-emission cars at competitive rates.  There is also a regular bus service connecting Saltdean to Brighton and various other local destinations.

Grand Ocean is located approximately six miles from the centre of Brighton, which provides a wide range of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. For commuters looking to travel further afield, regular services run from Brighton railway station into central London in approximately 1 hour.

These exceptional apartments are priced from just £1, £1,200 For more information please call Explore Living on 0845 873 9054, email or visit

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