About this property

TENURE: Freehold

  • Country Houses

Occupying a wide and secluded plot, Salween is a detached house of impressive proportions with exteriors reflecting the Georgian style of architecture. Accommodation is principally arranged over two floors together with an indoor pool complex at garden level and a staff/guest annexe on the first floor. Extending to approximately 8199 square feet, at present there are large reception rooms flowing from one to the other, benefitting from a southerly aspect including a 33 x 23ft drawing room. The kitchen/breakfast room is furnished with a comprehensive range of wall and floor cabinetry fitted integrated appliances which include an electric oven, warming drawer, hot water tap and a gas hob, together with an island unit incorporating a breakfast table - ideal for family meals.

Five bedrooms occupy the first floor, serviced by two en-suite bathrooms and two separate bathrooms. The principal suite has a Juliet balcony overlooking the grounds and a large dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes as well as the en-suite bathroom and there is a sixth bedroom en-suite on the ground floor. Elsewhere, accessed via a rear hall is a gymnasium with rubberized flooring and a large home office space with French doors out to the rear garden and stairs to the first floor with access to the staff annexe - which also has a separate external access. This has a good sized bed/studio, a kitchen/breakfast room and a bathroom. At garden level there is an indoor pool complex with surrounding terrace and spa pool, along with changing facilities and store rooms. On the first floor is an annexe with own front door.

Situation
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.

Outside
Benefitting from a south facing garden and set in mature secluded grounds of 1.63 acres, the property is approached by a sweeping in and out carriageway drive. There is a semi-circular lawn screened by mature hedgerows and ample parking for multiple cars with access to a triple garage which has electric doors and internal access to the house. To the rear is a south facing paved terrace ideal for summer entertaining. A central flight of steps leads to the extensive lawns which are divided by evergreen trees and shrubs. Within the grounds are two wooden stables, various shed and storerooms, rockeries and fruit trees.

6 Bedrooms

4 Bathroom & 2 Shower-room (4 ensuite)

5 Reception Rooms

Self contained annexe

Indoor pool complex

Gym

4 Cloakrooms

Triple garage

Secluded grounds of 1.63 Acres

8751 Sq Ft

Energy Performance Certificate

Agent details

Hamptons International Prime and Country House

  • Fifth Floor 180 Oxford Street
  • London
  • W1D 1NN
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