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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Sandhill Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10

Guide Price £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Characterful 1930s home
  • Versatile accommodation
  • 3 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms
  • Just over an acre
  • Garaging and swimming pool
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Characterful 1930s family home set in over an acre of gardens, situated on the semi-rural edge of the village. 3 reception rooms, office, 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, garaging, swimming pool, just over an acre.


Thyme Cottage is situated in well-enclosed grounds along a no-through road on the southern edge of the village of Crawley Down, yet only a third of a mile from the village centre which provides for day to day needs with a small supermarket, general store, butcher, hairdresser, dentist, health centre and a primary school.

Comprehensive shopping: Both Crawley and East Grinstead have an excellent range of shopping facilities. Further shopping facilities are at Tunbridge Wells, Horsham and Brighton.

Mainline rail services: There are frequent services to London Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras International from Three Bridges (4.5 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 36 minutes; St Pancras International from 55 minutes). Alternative services are available from Gatwick (8 miles, London Victoria from 30 minutes) and East Grinstead (4.4 miles, London Victoria from 55 minutes).

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Crawley Down Village C of E school, Imberhorne and Sackville secondary schools in East Grinstead, Worth, Handcross Park, Cumnor House and Ardingly College.


Characterised in an attractive Tudor style of brick and oak beam, Thyme Cottage and the nearby Sandhill House were built in the 1930s; it is understood that Thyme Cottage was originally the garaging and chauffeur's cottage for its neighbour. The property was divided from the main house in the mid 1970s and converted into a home; our clients subsequently acquired the property in 1994 and have remained in the house for over 20 years, extending and enhancing the house to create a delightful family home. Set in well-enclosed mature gardens, the property is situated in a semi-rural location on the south eastern edge of the village, benefitting from easy access to both the surrounding countryside and the village's many amenities.

Thyme Cottage offers versatile accommodation over two floors, with the rooms extending across the northern side of the ground floor allowing the potential to create a self-contained annexe. The floor plans that follow give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the house; particular points of note include the generous sitting room which features a large brick fireplace with raised hearth, and a raised dais with woodblock flooring currently used as a music area. There are two further reception rooms, a dining room with fireplace set with a woodburning stove and a cosy snug. Lying off the snug is an office, and access to a ground floor bedroom and shower room which together form a suite ideal for guests.

The kitchen was extended by the current owners to form a farmhouse-style kitchen and breakfast room, with range oven, central island and adjoining utility/boot room.

The lovely master suite is on the first floor and can be accessed via a secondary staircase. It comprises a large bedroom, bathroom with roll-top bath and a dressing area with a walk-in wardrobe and a private balcony overlooking the gardens. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor served by a spacious family bathroom; bedroom six is currently used as a second study.

Thyme Cottage is approached from Sandhill Lane via a gated gravelled driveway, which passes the house and leads to the parking area and garaging beyond. The house is surrounded by well-enclosed and private gardens: there is an area of lawn to the west with a number of handsome mature trees; to the north of house is a well-enclosed terraced area with timber log stores, ideal for garden storage. The majority of the formal garden lies to the east: there is a paved terrace adjacent to the house, offering an ideal spot for al fresco dining; the terrace leads out to an area of level lawn with a half-raised swimming pool. Beyond here is a picket fence and a further expanse of grass bounded by hedging.

In all, about 1.04 acres.

Square Footage: 3,224 sq ft
Acreage: 1.04 Acres


Heading north on the B2028 pass through Turners Hill and on approaching Crawley Down turn right into Grange Road (signposted Crawley Down Village). After about a third of a mile turn right into Sandhill Lane; at the fork keep right on Sandhill Lane and the driveway to Thyme Cottage is immediately on the left hand side.

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24 April 2017

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