5 bedroom detached house for saleBishops Walk, Shirley Hills, Surrey, CR0
- Distinctive detached house
- Secluded position within an exclusive private estate
- Landscaped gardens adjoining the golf course
- Swimming Pool
- In total approximately 1 acre (0.4h)
In a marvellous position, situated on one of the most sought after private roads in the area, an intriguing detached property dating from 1960. With distinctive exteriors of mellow brick with some painted timber cladding under a pitched tiled roof with a feature stone chimney, the house has been very well maintained during the thirty or so years of the present owners’ occupation. A sympathetic extension has increased the ground floor space thereby creating reception areas with an open plan layout, one flowing through to the next. Large picture windows and sliding doors allow for maximum natural light penetration and views over the garden, while there are light oak floors to the majority of the ground floor. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a range of wall and base units with black granite work surfaces and integrated appliance and opens to the breakfast room. A den and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.
Bedrooms are laid out over the first floor with all having fitted wardrobes in place. The master suite has an en-suite bathroom with separate shower cabinet, under floor heating and access to a large roof terrace. A family bathroom also has under floor heating and serves the remaining four bedrooms.
Bishops Walk is a private road set within the prestigious Shirley Hills, so called because historically bishops took this path from Addington Palace to Croydon, when the palace was occupied by Archbishops of Canterbury. Surrounded by pine woodland, this location is perfectly situated for access to an excellent selection of state and private schools at both primary and secondary levels. Convenient too for commuting and for Gatwick Airport the tram line connects from nearby at Coombe Lane to East Croydon main line rail station, which in turn has fast rail connections in to London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. There are local schools in both the state and private sectors including Whitgift, Trinity, Royal Russell, Coloma, Old Palace and Croydon High.
The house is approached via a pair of wrought iron gates and a sweeping drive. Gardens surround the house and have mature landscaping with tall trees and hedging providing seclusion. Large expanses of lawn are peppered with shrubs and specimen trees, complimented by herbaceous borders and areas of terracing. The swimming pool is positioned to the rear of the house and there is a log store and garden storage.
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