£800,000 O.I.E.O

Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down RH10


£800,000 O.I.E.O

3 Bedroom Detached House SSTC

Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down RH10

Key features

  • In need of refurbishment
  • Wing of Victorian country house
  • South aspect gardens
  • No chain above
  • Potential to extend - subject to planning
  • Parking
  • High ceilings
  • Viewing recommended
  • Council Tax: E

Tiltwood East House is a substantial wing of this late Victorian country home offered for sale with huge potential to modernise and improve, set in extensive southerly aspect gardens. Being part of the Estate constructed in the late 19th Century by George Scaramanga, set in surrounding countryside, the Estate enjoys both tranquillity and seclusion. It is believed that a relative of George Scaramanga went to school with Ian Fleming and the author used the family name of Scaramanga for one of his main villlains in the book The Man With The Golden Gun.

Situated off Hophurst Lane, the entrance drive sweeps up to the front elevation of this magnificent home with steps leading to the front door. This entrance leads you into a large sitting room which, in turn, gives access to an inner hallway with turn staircase up to the first floor, large utility room and downstairs cloakroom. The inner lobby also gives access to the rear reception room with beautiful floor to ceiling sash windows enjoying the garden vista. The doorway leads through into the rear orangery/dining room which also gives access to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed off a further lobby area which offers potential to improve. The rear lobby area has steps down to a private courtyard giving access to the outbuildings previously used as tool sheds and log stores.

Moving to the first floor, a large landing gives access to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate wc. A private door leads to a substantial loft area, again offering improvement potential. Stairs from the first floor landing lead to second floor which comprises a large double bedroom enjoying a double aspect.

Subject to Planning Consents we feel the house could not only be modernised but improved further by extending over some of the current ground floor accommodation. If this were to be carried out, the house would have a substantial double fronted elevation with huge family accommodation available. The house sits in grounds of approximately just over an acre with gardens to the front and rear - the rear enjoying a southerly aspect. To the front of the house the entrance driveway is bordered on one side by an area of parkland with established trees, shrubs and lawn area, ending in an extensive gravelled parking area.

Crawley Down is a lovely village with plenty of amenities including a church, GP, a number of shops, tennis club and a primary school. You are spoilt for choice for leisure activities with a couple of golf courses close by and some beautiful walks and cycle rides in the immediate countryside. It lies approximately seven miles from Gatwick Airport and the M23 and is close to two mainline train stations with direct links to London and the south coast.

Agent's note -
Although in need of substantial modernisation and refurbishment, this is a one-off opportunity to create a fine country home in an enviable position within Crawley Down. The services that are provided are oil-fired central heating, mains electric, with water and drainage.

Viewings via owners sole agents Martin & Co Horsham on 01403 248222


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