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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Shirley Church Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0

Guide Price £2,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • French Chateau style
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Games room/gym
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Basement
  • Secluded garden
  • Tramlink 0.8 miles
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Majestic property with a bespoke interior design, set in mature private grounds


235 Shirley Church Road is set back in a private position backing onto the prestigious Addington Golf Course (ranked number 30 in England's Top 100 Courses in 2015). Addington Village, Shirley and West Wickham High Streets all offer local shopping. The local tram stop is less than 1 mile away servicing Croydon to London.

Comprehensive Shopping: Whitgift and Centrale in Croydon, Intu in Bromley and Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Mainline Rail Services: Addington Village Tramlink Stop (0.8 miles) to Wimbledon and East Croydon (Tramlink route 3) (also frequent bus services to East Croydon).
East Croydon (2.8 miles) to London Bridge (from 15 minutes), Victoria, Charing Cross and Gatwick Airport. Also Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Kings Cross Thameslink, Clapham Junction and the South Coast.
South Croydon (3.2 miles) to London Bridge (from 21 minutes), Victoria, Charing Cross, Clapham Junction and Waterloo East. West Wickham (2.1 miles) to London Bridge (from 28 minutes), Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.

Primary Schools: Benson, Spring Park, St John's C of E, Applegarth and Gilbert Scott.

Secondary Schools: Selsdon High, John Ruskin College, Shirley High School Performing Arts College, Coloma Convent Girls' School, Archbishop Tenison's C of E, St Andrews C of E, Beckmead and Edenham High.

Independent Schools: Trinity, Royal Russell, Wickham Court, St David's College, Whitgift, Croydon High, Old Palace, Bickley Park and Bromley High.

Motorway Links: The A232 Croydon Road and A21 Hastings Road lead to Junction 4 of the M25 giving access to the Dartford Crossing, Channel Tunnel Terminus, Ebbsfleet International, the South Coast and Bluewater shopping centre. The A23 through Croydon and Purley leads to Junction 7 of the M25 giving access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The A22 via Selsdon and Caterham leads to Junction 8 of the M25.


Originally built in the 1920s, this imposing family home showcases a wealth of original character features that provide a sense of grandeur and reflects a similar style to that of a French Chateau. The current owners have used the award winning 'Uber' to combine these features with a bespoke interior design using high end craftsmanship for a luxurious unique finish, ideal for both entertaining and family living. It also provides excellent potential for further development (subject to planning permission). Set back in a wide and secluded plot, the property enjoys mature gardens, situated on the edge of the prestigious Addington Golf Course, well served with transport links into London.

Points of note:
French Chateau exterior style with white painted harling and limestone set around the windows.
Original leaded light windows with iron catches.
Solid doors provide a seamless connection between the rooms.
Smoked oak wood flooring.
Optical lighting.
Under floor heating.

Ground floor
Double doors open to the porch, which in turn leads to the entrance hall, set in the heart of the house. It features a striking staircase, which rises to the first floor via a rounded bay window allowing natural light to cascade onto the stairwell. Adjoining downstairs cloakroom.

The formal drawing room with its spacious and elegant interior lends itself perfectly for entertaining. The focal point is the original ornate carved marble fireplace, which is still used for open fires. A rear central bay window offers an outlook to the garden.

The flexible adjacent family room centre's around the marble fireplace with a detailed wooden mantle inset with a gas fire. Bay window to the rear.

The vestibule creates a free flowing link between the main reception rooms. Adjoining wet room shower offering disabled facilities.

The grand triple aspect music hall combines light and an extremely spacious interior. The front centerpiece is the original fireplace with a minstrel gallery above. Wooden floor. Access to the rear garden.

The imposing kitchen features the bespoke Clive Christian Regency and Victorian Classical Collection, painted in classic cream with gold leaf. Marble work surfaces inset with a stainless steel sink. A range of appliances include Rangemaster range cooker, Viking fridge/freezer, Viking wine cellar and integral Miele dishwasher. Granite floor tiles. The kitchen joins the dining area with double doors allowing interaction with the rear garden.

The utility room is fitted with a range of wall and base units, including a pantry. Granite work surfaces inset with a sink. Space for washing machine.

Inner lobby with access to the rear, basement and integral double garage, which has been re-designed to be utilised as a games room/gym or potential cinema room.

Upper floors
The luxurious master suite spans the entire width of the first floor. Upon entry it features techno lights. The star feature of the sleeping area is the Jacuzzi bath set on a raised platform within the rounded bay. Bissaza Italian mosaic wall tiles inset with two TV's. The bedroom also benefits from a bank of fitted walnut wardrobes and double doors to the balcony overlooking the rear garden. Access is also provided to the mezzanine room. The accompanying dressing room is fitted with ample wardrobes, whilst also providing double door access to an additional balcony with views over the rear. The en suite bathroom is beautifully appointed comprising steam shower with Hans Grohe control panel, body jets, rain shower and built in seat. His and vanity units with wash basins and W.C. with bidet attachment. It also features Bissaza Italian mosaic tiles. Together this suite provides an exceptional place for relaxation, space and indulgence.

There are four further double bedrooms, two bathrooms and separate W.C.

In addition, there is a second utility room, fitted with fitted units. Work surfaces inset with a sink. Space for a fridge.

The property is approached via a sweeping shingle driveway providing ample parking. A mature border provides privacy.

The rear garden comprises a wide lawn with a mixture of tree screens, shrubs and mature evergreen. It features a pond and a swimming pool with a paved and fenced border.

Square Footage: 6,311 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres


From our offices in Locksbottom turn left onto the Crofton Road. Turn right at the traffic lights then immediately left onto the A232 Croydon Road. After about 2 ½ miles, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A2022 Addington Road. Continue straight across the next roundabout. At the second roundabout take the third exit to Addington Village Road. Take the first left onto Spout Hill. Continue to follow the road as it turns to the left and merges onto Shirley Church Road. As you go through the width restriction restricted take the first left where you can find number 235.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 October 2015

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