I live in Hove in a relaxed, clean, tidy house on a quiet tree lined road with sea views one way and a windmill the other. My children visit on alternate weekends and some other occasions so it gets a little livelier when they are around but for the most part is quiet and provides ample opportunity to enjoy your own space. The neighbourhood is very friendly and in fact my girlfriend lives just a few doors away!
The room overlooks the lovely back garden which is full of trees and shrubs and there are views of the sea beyond. There is parking and storage for a bicycle and there are main bus routes a few minutes away and the railway station is 5 minutes away by car.
The trip into Brighton takes just 15 minutes depending on traffic and the seaside is only 10 minutes away.