725,000 Freehold
Riddlesdown Road, Purley, CR8 1DJ
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4 bedroom Semi-Detached

Features

  • Edwardian semi with 4 double bedrooms
  • Original features including fireplaces
  • Modern kitchen / breakfast room
  • Double garage with OSP for up to 5 cars
  • 10 mins to Riddlesdown & Purley BR
  • Close to good schools & amenities
  • Plans for loft conversion available
  • Chain free

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Description

Brought up-to-date over the past 14 years by the current owners sympathetically without losing the gorgeous Edwardian features, this property boasts many original features including stained glass windows, high ceilings with coving, picture and dado rails, original fireplaces in every room including the 4 double bedrooms and entrance hall (except for the living room with its more modern solid fuel burner) and the original box with the servants bells (not tested). Built in 1908 it has generous living space making it an ideal family home. The large kitchen / breakfast room,with door leading to second reception/ dining room, is modern with a peninsula ideal for eating breakfast while overlooking the rear garden. There are 4 double bedrooms with original fireplaces, and the loft has the potential to convert into 2 further bedrooms with an additional bathroom which neighbours have already done. It is situated within easy walking distance to Riddlesdown, Purley and Purley Oaks stations with fast links to central London and the Gatwick Express from Purley (20 minutes from Gatwick). It comes with a double garage lengthways and has off street parking for up to 5 cars. The rear garden is an oasis of calm with mature shrubs and fruit trees on 3 levels and with patio area to catch the morning and evening sun. Far reaching views from all levels towards Purley Downs Golf course.

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The Location

Riddlesdown Road is a residential road with large properties in Riddlesdown/Purley and is not overlooked. Purley is a thriving town with popular restaurants, bars and all the typical conveniences. Purley Downs Golf course is near and Riddlesdown Common is popular for dog walking, jogging, or just admiring the views and escaping from the hurly burly. Popular schools are to be found in the area which is a strong feature for living here such as Riddlesdown state Collegiate 11-18 (OFSTED outstanding), John Fisher School, Old Palace. This house is situated within easy walking distance to Riddlesdown, Purley and Purley Oaks stations with fast links to central London (25 mins) and the Gatwick Express from Purley (20 minutes from Gatwick).

The area has wonderful outside recreational spaces, ancient woodlands, beauty spots, peaceful walks, and is well known for its golf courses including Purley Downs Golf Club and the Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club. Trains services to central Croydon and London can be found at Riddlesdown, Purley Oaks and Purley stations with fast links to London Bridge, London Victoria and Gatwick Airport making it ideal for commuters. A little further afield is Croydon, named after the crocus flower owing to its abundance in the town at one time. Croydon offers major shopping facilities and the keenly awaited Westfield centre. With its wide recreational, dining and entertainment facilities there is something for everyone.

Property description

Brought up-to-date over the past 14 years by the current owners sympathetically without losing the gorgeous Edwardian features, this property boasts many original features including stained glass windows, high ceilings with coving, picture and dado rails, original fireplaces in every room including the 4 double bedrooms and entrance hall (except for the living room with its more modern solid fuel burner) and the original box with the servants bells (not tested). Built in 1908 it has generous living space making it an ideal family home. The large kitchen / breakfast room, with door leading to second reception/ dining room, is modern with a peninsula ideal for eating breakfast while overlooking the rear garden. There are 4 double bedrooms with original fireplaces, and the loft has the potential to convert into 2 further bedrooms with an additional bathroom which neighbours have already done. It is situated within easy walking distance to Riddlesdown, Purley and Purley Oaks stations with fast links to central London and the Gatwick Express from Purley (20 minutes from Gatwick). It comes with a double garage lengthways and has off street parking for up to 5 cars. The rear garden is an oasis of calm with mature shrubs and fruit trees on 3 levels and with patio area to catch the morning and evening sun. Far reaching views from all levels towards Purley Downs Golf course.

Hallway

Spacious and impressive entrance hall with beautiful original period features including fireplace, high ceilings with coving, picture and dado rails, box with deactivated servants bells, period brass light switches and original balustrades. Cupboard underneath stairs. Burglar alarm. Single radiator, Merbau hardwood flooring.

Reception Room

A bright and spacious room with solid fuel burner and lined chimney, large bay window to front with original stained glass, all period picture and dado rails, original brass door handles with ornate brass finger plates. Window to side of property, central pendant, large single radiator, carpeted.

Kitchen/ Breakfast room

Luxury modern fitted kitchen with a range of different wall and base units, wooden worktops, a peninsula ideal for using as a breakfast bar, separate oven with gas hob and electric oven, Butler sink with double glazed window overlooking rear garden, integrated washing machine, boiler concealed in cupboard, double radiator, engineered oak flooring. Restored original sash windows to the side, wooden door leading to the rear garden and double length garage. Separate door leading to the dining room.

Dining room

Lovely light room with original working fireplace decorated with beautiful floral tiles and brass hearth surround. Arched surround framing large original windows (single glazed) and door with stained glass overlooking the rear garden and patio area. Two cast iron original and working radiators, high ceiling with dado and picture rails.

W/C

Downstair cloakroom with W/C and hand basin, obscured double glazed window, hardwood flooring.

Garage

Double garage in length to side of property with power and lighting.

Garden

Front garden is brick paved with space for up to 4 cars. Mature planting and the property is well screened from the road. Double garage lengthways to the side. Rear garden is tiered on 3 levels with the top area a large paved patio with seating area and outside lighting. Attractive mature garden with established shrubs and mainly laid to lawn. Apple, pear and plum trees at the bottom together with a vegetable patch. Pathway to side of house with access to the double garage.

First Floor

Landing

Impressive turning staircase up to 1st floor with picture rail, original cast iron radiator, wooden ladder leading to loft. Please be careful if climbing into the loft space particularly when coming down because no guard rail and go very slowly. Scope for a turnaround staircase to roof space in Bedroom 3 (a neighbour has done this apparently). Previous plans to create two additional double bedrooms in the loft space with plenty of head height and with room for a bathroom too, subject to the usual consents.

Bedroom 1

Double master bedroom with orginal fireplace with aqua marine tiles, double glazed window overlooking rear, slim built-in original wooden cupboard, picture rail, large single radiator. Far reaching views of woodland towards Purley Downs Golf course.

Bedroom 2

Double bedroom with original fireplace with green tiles, double glazed window overlooking front, picture rail, large single radiator, engineered darkwood flooring.

Bedroom 3

Double bedroom with original fireplace, original single wooden wardrobe, coved cornice with picture rail, double glazed window to front, large single radiator.

Bedroom 4

Double bedroom (originally maid's room) with original fireplace, double glazed window to rear, large single radiator. Far reaching views.

Bathroom

Modern bathroom with shower over bath, half tiled, heated towel rail, pedestal wash hand basin, tile effect flooring, double glass obscured window to side.

W/C

Separate upstairs W/C with W/C, small handbasin, double glazed obscured window, tile effect flooring.

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