Woodmans is a fabulous country home set within about 13 acres of grounds including a paddock, stabling, outbuildings and beautiful gardens. The property enjoys a peaceful and idyllic setting and is close to Copthorne Common and yet is a short distance from the amenities of Gatwick Airport, East Grinstead and Crawley – the ideal compromise of rural and urban living.
This charming home was built to a very high specification for the original owner and bought by the vendor in 1950, retaining much of its character from the time including large windows and high ceilings. Internally it has generous proportions extending to almost 3700 square feet, and with cosmetic updates it has all the makings of a delightful family home. The property is currently presented in a traditional style and is in need of modernisation.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall, dining room, conservatory, 29ft sitting room, kitchen, larder, boiler room, two cloakrooms and outhouse. On the first floor there are four bedrooms: a master bedroom with balcony and en suite bathroom, plus three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There is further accommodation on the second floor which has excellent potential for conversion, currently arranged as a studio/fifth bedroom and attic.
The property is situated on a private lane with a number of similar detached houses, opposite the village of Copthorne and close to Copthorne Golf Club and the Common. The village of Copthorne is located approximately six miles from Gatwick Airport and the town centre of Crawley, with its large selection of shops and leisure facilities. The village itself has a Post Office and local stores. The M23 provides fast access to the M25 and London, A23 and the South Coast. There is an excellent range of educational facilities locally, in both the private and state sectors, including Copthorne Preparatory. Gatwick station (4.8 miles) provides services to Victoria while Three Bridges (2.8 miles) has trains to London Bridge/Victoria.
Set within approximately 13 acres the house offers the potential for equestrian pursuits or other leisure activities. Currently there is a stable block with two stables, a hay/feed/tack store, plus two garages (one detached, one integral to the house). Further outbuildings include a tractor shed, workshop and lean-to greenhouse.
The gardens are simply delightful, with the property approached via a sweeping gravel drive meandering through its own woodland. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn and arranged in parkland style, with mature trees, walking paths, a pond and seasonal streams. In addition to the lawned gardens there is a separate paddock.