Occupying a wide and secluded plot, Crosshills is a detached family house, which was constructed originally in the 1930s with later additions. Retaining some original detailing such as some fine parquet floors, a handsome staircase with a tall multi pane window and a fireplace in the sitting room with a marble surround, the present owners have ensured that its charming atmosphere has prevailed. Now requiring some updating, there is the potential to increase the square footage if so required, subject to any necessary building controls. At present the accommodation within the house extends to 2,675 and is principally arranged over two floors with two reception rooms on the ground floor, together with a kitchen/breakfast room and domestic offices. Five bedrooms are laid out over the first floor, two with Juliet balconies, which are serviced by two bath/shower rooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom.
Pine Combe 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.
Benefitting from a double sized plot and set in mature secluded grounds of approximately 0.887 acres (0.36 hectares), the property is approached by a sweeping in and out carriageway drive. Gardens are laid out to provide level lawns and colourful herbaceous borders with flowering shrubs such as rhododendrons along with a variety of tall, mature trees and an ornamental pond. Terracing for outdoor entertaining adjoin the house, whilst outbuildings include a garage – which usefully has double doors to the front and rear - with boiler house and a garden room.
Sought after private road
Character family home within mature gardens
Potential to extend subject to building controls
Gardens extend to 0.887 acres