GUIDE PRICE £800,000 – £820,000. NO CHAIN AND VACANT POSSESSION. A video tour with commentary is available on request. Have you been searching for a wonderful and private family home with huge opportunity to stamp your own mark on, plenty of garden spac
NO CHAIN AND VACANT POSSESSION. A video tour with commentary is available on request. Have you been searching for a wonderful and private family home with huge opportunity to stamp your own mark on, plenty of garden space for the children, located on a quiet exclusive road, within easy reach of schools, amenities and transport links? Highbeeches may just be the answer.
This fantastic four bedroom detached home spans over 1,950 sq ft, and is situated on one of the most exclusive roads in Pound Hill, Crawley. Highbeeches is an attractive house which was built in the 1950’s, and is extremely solidly built with cavity brick wall construction and is tile hung from the first floor. The house has; four double bedrooms, two shower rooms, downstairs cloakroom, triple aspect living room, dining/family room, kitchen with walk in pantry and utility room, detached double garage with power light, private garden measuring 0.98 of an acre with woodland at the rear, elevated views and a short walk to numerous amenities and Three Bridges train station.
The house does require modernisation throughout, but offers the potential to well and truly stamp your own mark on the property. Highbeeches provides the opportunity to create an outstanding family home lending itself enormously for extensive extension work into the loft, both sides of the house (perhaps joining with the existing double garage), and the entire width of the back of the house. This, twinned with the unprecedented size of the plot in the local area, would undoubtedly create one of the finest houses in the borough of Crawley.
The house is entered through double doors into a useful entrance lobby with door leading into the hallway. The hallway has the original parquet flooring, and original English Oak panelled doors to each of the downstairs rooms. From the hallway there is a downstairs cloakroom with window to the side, dining/family room with window to the front, the kitchen, utility room, and the living room. The living room is an extremely light room with East, South and West facing triple aspect orientations affording lovely views over the acre plot, double doors leading directly onto the garden and a brick and stone fireplace providing a wonderful focal point to the room. Although the room has a carpet currently laid, it is believed that the original parquet flooring exists underneath. The kitchen has a window overlooking the rear garden and a walk in pantry. A door from the kitchen leads to an inner lobby with access to the utility room with window to the front, and external door leading to the side of the house, and garage access beyond. The double garage has side door access and two wooden double doors which open outwards. The garage has a pitched roof and three windows, power and light, and could be converted into a home office, games room, gym, studio or even an annexe if desired.
There is a staircase with original English Oak joinery which leads from the hallway to the first floor. On this floor can be found four double bedrooms and two shower rooms. The main bedroom is a really good sized double which faces the front of the house and orientates in a Westerly direction, providing stunning elevated views over the front garden and countryside in the distance. The second bedroom also faces the front with a bay window. Bedroom 3 faces the front of the house with a built in cupboard. The fourth bedroom is again a double which faces the rear and overlooks the garden and woodland beyond. The main shower room has a heated towel rail, airing cupboard, large walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. There is another shower room directly nextdoor which has a WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
The garden is 0.98 of an acre in total and consists of formal gardens at the front and rear of the house. The remaining plot is made up by an enchanting woodland which extends to the outer boundaries of the rear garden. The house is approached by hardstanding parking for several vehicles. The front garden is laid to lawn with large rhoededendrum and laurel bushes running along the front and side boundaries, which provide fantastic screening and privacy from the road and the neighbouring houses either side. The rear garden is extremely private which is laid to lawn with a garden shed at the back of the garage.
The garden is a child’s paradise with plenty of open space to run around, play ball games, frisbee, riding bikes etc, all within a secure environment. Whilst there is a descriptive tree preservation order on this property, it only applies to the named native species in the rear woodland area. Thus the four trees located on the lawned area of the rear garden are not covered by the TPO, and could be removed if desired. In order to provide an greater understanding (more than the photos may depict) of the size of this rear lawned area, it is so large that if desired, it would comfortably fit a full sized tennis court and summer house, or even a swimming pool. The woodland at the rear is currently quite dense in its tree coverage, but under the current TPO it would be permissible to thin the woodland out. This would enable the creation of pathways and seating areas, which would further enhance this incredible space where children and dogs alike would send hours playing and roaming.
The property is within a short walk of Pound Hill shopping parade which includes a variety of shops, restaurants/takeaways and wine merchants. Worth Park Garden is a large recreational parkland located within Pound Hill and dates back to 1882. Public houses in the area include The White Knight, a focus for live entertainment, the Tavern on the Green which is a more family orientated pub and The Hillside which specialises in Pub Food. Crawley town centre, with its extensive range of shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities, is a short drive.
Three Bridges mainline railway station is a short walk away being only 0.6 miles from the house. There are fast and frequent services to London and the South Coast making Highbeeches’s location perfect for commuters. Three Bridges train station also provides regular services to Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings to the East, and Worthing, Littlehampton and Portsmouth to the West. The house is well positioned to three of the main local roads links; the M23 (4.4 miles away), the M25 (12.2 miles) and the A264 (2.8 miles). Brighton with all of its many amenities and attractions is 23.9 miles away. Gatwick International Airport can be reached in around 10 minutes. The ferry ports of Newhaven and Portsmouth are 33.7 miles and 63.6 miles from the house respectively providing further international travel.
There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area, both State and Independent. Pound Hill Infant Academy is 0.2 miles away, Pound Hill Junior School (0.3 miles), Milton Mount Primary (0.5 miles), Maidenbower Infant and Junior Schools (0.8 miles), Hazelwick School (0.8 miles), Three Bridges Primary School (0.9 miles), Oriel High School (1 mile), St Andrews C of E Primary School (1.2 miles), Brook Infant School (1.2 miles) and Forge Wood Primary School is 1.3 miles away. Worth School is only 3.8 miles away and is a very well respected Co-educational Independent boarding and day school which takes children from 11 – 18 years. The Independent Ardingly College, Cumnor House and Great Walstead schools are also a short drive away. Brambletye in East Grinstead (9.4 miles away) and Oathall Community College in Haywards Heath (9.9 miles away) are popular State Secondary Schools in the local area. Crawley has its own college with courses ranging from Sixth Form and Adult Education to undergraduate courses through partnership with universities. Haywards Heath college (8.7 miles away) is a further education college which provides over 40 A Level and vocational courses.
Come and have a look around Highbeeches and you will experience its charm and see its huge potential to become an exceptional family home.
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