Offers Over 450,000 Freehold
Rawlins Close, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JS
Under Offer
3 bedroom Semi-Detached

Features

  • End of Chain. Guide 460,000 to 465,000
  • 5 Mins walk Gravel Hill tram stop
  • Large garden
  • Unusually large kitchen and bathroom
  • Downstairs WC and potential to extend
  • Secluded and well away from the traffic
  • Far reaching views. Parking bays on road

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Description

Ground Floor

The Location

A much loved family home in an elevated position of fresher air well away from the traffic and with views for the dreamers over the Addington Golf course and Biggin Hill beyond from the rear and towards the tree line of the expansive Addington Park from the front. It takes just 5 mins to walk to the Gravel Hill tram stop, a most pleasant way to travel into East Croydon station in the morning taking less than 15 mins to East Croydon train station stopping right outside. Plenty of local schools to choose from are within walking distance, or by tram, like the unisex Royal Russell school or the new Coombe Wood secondary school. Gilbert Scott nursery and primary and Quest Academy (4 to 18) are a comfortable 15 minute tree lined walk. The popular Forestdale primary is also nearby on the other side of the Selsdon Park Road and there is the John Ruskin college. The tram takes you passed the 18th century Addington Palace mansion (former Summer residence to the Archbishops of Canterbury) and its beautiful golf course then on to the Heathfield Gardens beauty spot (5 mins) and ecology centre, Shirley Hills viewing platform of central London, the Lloyds Park with its sports pitches and playground, and Croydon's Park Hill Park with picnic area, tennis courts and playground right next to the famous Fairfield Halls and Ashcroft theatre and popular bars eateries and major retail shops. The tram continues to the cinemas and dining out and large retail complexes of the Purley Way including Ikea and on to Wimbledon.
There is a useful parade of traditional shops/ cafes and restaurants on the Selsdon Park Road and a M & S food hall for any last minute forgotten luxuries before the weekend. A front row seat for the annual Biggin Hill air show and the scenic Addington Court golf course open to all for weekend unwinding. For long lazy Summer's evenings and a drink in the park the Addington Park is ideal and less than 10 minutes' walk away and ideal for dog walking.

Location, continued

The 64 bus is another way into Croydon or 3 mins to the historic Selsdon village well known for its popular NT bird sanctuary and De Vere Seldon Park Hotel and Golf course, brasserie, sports club, and golf course, where there is a wide range of shops and a Sainsbury's, library, GP, and Selsdon Primary school. Further afield are traditional country pubs such as the White Bear off Featherbed Lane, and the Harrow Inn on Farleigh Common.

The Property

The property has a wonderful wide and long garden allowing children to stay safe, and burn off lots of energy. It is about 160 feet long and its gentle slope away from the house allows full enjoyment of the wooded views beyond. In a no through road with off street parking and yellow lines which only restrict parking between 12 and 1 to prevent commuters form parking there, it has the benefit of feeling away form the hurly burly yet close enough to East Croydon to be in central London door to door in 40 minutes or less. There is potential to extend to the side either one or two storeys as others have in the road making the house supremely adaptable should more living space be needed one day, and the potential to add further value. The kitchen is much larger than average with an invaluable pantry and scope to incorporate a breakfast area, the bathroom is larger than usual too with a built in airing cupboard. Besides the two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, the third bedroom is large enough to fit a bed and a chest of drawers/ wardrobe leaving enough space to move around. The property benefits form a downstairs WC just outside the kitchen which could easily be joined to the main house subject to the usual consents may be as part of a separate utility area one day. Modern boiler next to the kitchen, double glazing and gas fired central heating throughout. Cavity wall insulation. Loft insulation carried out with an older person grant. This location currently qualifies for free London bus and train travel for over 60s.

Entrance hall and stairs

Storm porch leading to solid wood door leads to bright passageway with side windows and space for storage meter cupboard and further storage under stairs, leading to lounge/ diner and family size kitchen

Lounge/ Dining room

Dual aspect room, well presented, with plenty of natural light with a focal fire place in the lounge area and the space to reinstate another in the dining room section all within the original chimney breasts, large patio doors with views over unusually large and visible garden so children and dogs can be seen easily from the house.

Kitchen

Perhaps twice the size of most in a typical house of this size with a nice feature of a spacious built in pantry and good range of waist height and shoulder height cupboards and drawers, corner space for a breakfast bar, the washing up sink is in front the the main window overlooking the garden, side door leads out on to an extensive patio area and a separate outdoor lockable WC which also houses a modern boiler, with garage access providing useful additional storage for chest freezer for instance with a canopied shelter in between.

Bathroom

Stairs leading to landing with loft access, and to the three bedrooms and family bathroom. The three piece family bathroom (bath basin and WC) is larger than usual for a typical house of this size making it easier to make use of the space, and has a separate cupboard within it for airing clothes which also houses the hot water cylinder which might be moved one day creating even more airing space or may be even a walk in shower cubicle, the space is certainly there for that.

Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom)

With full height storage cupboards along one side and plenty of space for a double bed, double glazed windows overlooking quiet no through road and Addington Park to to the distance.

Bedroom 2

With attractive views towards Addington Court golf course and along one side full height storage, leaving plenty of space for a double bed with side storage too. Well lit with natural light like the rest of the house.

Bedroom 3

Well presented and shaped to allow space for a child's cupboard and chest of drawers as well as plenty of movement around a singe bed, with views of the Addington Park woods in the distance.

Garden

About 160 feet long and 60 feet wide mostly laid to lawn with pretty borders, much potential within it for creative landscape designs or an outhouse or just as a lawn as it is now for children to enjoy. Attractive views over Addington Court golf course.

Downstairs WC within utility area

Separate lockable downstairs WC housing boiler and with a window all set within the utility area behind the back door with canopy. The utility area might be more substantially enclosed one day as part of a side extension subject to the usual consents. The utility area contains a tumble drier.

Garage

Standing separate from the main house besides a separate walkway, secure and adaptable, with power and lighting and front and rear access, hardstanding for a single car on the driveway in front of the garage.

Consumer note

These details should not be relied on for accuracy or completeness and do not form part of any agreement. No appliances or warranties are to be tested or examined by us. A prospective buyer should rely entirely on their own conveyancer to enquire as to the title and ownership and any other questions they may have such as local consents or questions about the area and the sale contract must prevail.

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