5 Bed Detached For Sale
Turners Hill Road, Crawley

£1,000,000

  • 5 bedroom period property believed to date from 1859 sympathetically renovated, extended and upgraded
  • Major works completed to a high standard with great attention to detail and now with the benefit of a new roof , re-plumbed, re-wired, new drainage ,replacement windows in the original style, insulation, underfloor heating, wood burners and original radiators sandblasted and refurbished
  • Double oak electric gates and double oak cart lodge garage with gravel driveway providing parking for 3 cars together with a second entrance with double 5 bar gates and additional parking for a further 2 cars
  • Living room, open plan dining room each with a wood burner and a third reception room for use as a playroom/study/office/family room as required
  • Kitchen, utility room, snug, downstairs shower room and separate cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, guest bedroom with en-suite, 3 further bedrooms comprising two further doubles and one good size single together with a family bathroom
  • Grounds of approximately one acre (tbv) with wrap around South facing garden and far-reaching views across fields
  • Council Tax Band 'E'
  • EPC 'F'

Delightful 5 bedroom detached character property which has been sympathetically renovated, extended and upgraded whilst retaining its original charm. Believed to date from 1859 previously two cottages and with large chimneys and an arched door in the distinctive style seen elsewhere on the Hayheath estate. Major works have been carried out and completed to a high standard and now providing superb accommodation. Double oak electric gates open onto a gravel driveway with double oak cart lodge garage and off- road parking for 3 cars together with a second entrance with double 5 bar gates and parking for a further 2 cars. Grounds of approximately one acre and a wrap-around south facing garden and extensive views across fields.



Approaching the property there are double oak electric gates leading to a gravel driveway with a double oak cart lodge garage to the right and flower beds ahead with pathways and a main path to the front door.



There is a timbered porchway and an oak front door opening into a light and airy hallway with original pine flooring and windows to the right overlooking the superb garden with fields beyond. Throughout the property the windows have been replaced with timber framed double glazed replicas of the originals and with the feature monkey tail handles. There is a radiator in the hall and throughout the house the radiators renovated having been sand blasted and re-furbished. This section of the house is thought to have originally been the bake house for the Hayheath Estate.



Moving along the corridor and to the left and ahead is the arched external door and this, together with the chimneys, is again indicative of the connections with the Estate. To the right is the downstairs shower room with a curved shower, wash hand basin and WC. Adjacent to this are the stairs and further along into the living room. This is a generously proportioned room, again with wood flooring together with original pine doors which have been dipped and restored. There is a log burner and hearth comprising quarry tiles which were previously in the kitchen. It is an L-shaped room with double windows to one side, triple windows further along and, turning to face the garden, French doors opening onto the terrace with a lovely outlook and ideal for both relaxing and socialising.



Back to back with the living room is the open plan dining room, again with a log burner and this time with a slate hearth. Reclaimed wood flooring ensures the attention to detail and authenticity seen throughout the house. At the far end, again, there are French doors to the terrace. From the living room there is also a door to the downstairs cloakroom with a wash hand basin with a splashback created using old tiles, a WC and a frosted window to the side.



The kitchen has terracotta tiling with underfloor heating which continues into the utility room and the playroom/study/office/family room. There are also French doors opening onto the terrace and it connects with the hallway and the snug creating a sense of flow which works well in practical terms.



The snug area was once a kitchen and now provides useful storage space. The kitchen is well-equipped with country style cupboards including a full height larder cupboard and with dark mottled granite worksurfaces. There is an electric Rangemaster cooker with two ovens and six burners with a backdrop of attractive tiling in cream, grey and mid blue. Other integrated items include a fridge, a wine chiller and a dishwasher. There is a butler sink beneath the window looking out onto the garden and the fields beyond. There is a large island with another sink, cupboards on both sides and space for five or six bar stools. Presently there is also a large sofa and chair in the room which illustrate the spacious proportions of the room.



There is a half-glazed door leading from the kitchen into the large utility room with a stable door ahead and similar styling to the kitchen with wall and base units on both sides, a butler sink and black granite worksurfaces. There is space and plumbing for two washing machines, a tumble drier and two full height fridge/freezers.



Beyond and to the right is another reception room which is ideal for a number of uses such as playroom/study/office/family room according to requirements. Again, it has terracotta tiling and underfloor heating and opens onto a separate terrace area which is enclosed with its own railings making it very secure and safe for children and pets and also being in close proximity to the kitchen. There is useful storage in the loft area above this room and continuing above the utility room which is insulated, boarded and has a light .There is also a second loft upstairs with access from the family bathroom , the guest bedroom and with another small opening on the landing.



Moving upstairs and immediately to the left is a double bedroom with a window to the side. Adjacent to this is another double with a built- in cupboard with a hanging rail and with another cupboard above. Across the corridor there is another large single bedroom with a window overlooking the garden. Further along the corridor on the left there is a linen cupboard providing useful additional storage. The upstairs rooms are mostly carpeted with the original floorboards still in situ and can be revealed if preferred.



To the right is the family bathroom which has a superb 1930s bath which has been re-enamelled together with the original 1930s mixer tap. It is thought that it was in the 1930s that the property was converted from two cottages to one house and it is lovely to have these items from that era. There is also a wash hand basin with a splashback of blue and white tiles, a WC and a large window looking out onto the garden and fields.



Further along the corridor, and to the left, is the guest bedroom which is a large double room with a half-glazed door into the en-suite shower room. Here the original floorboards have been painted white and there is a shower, wash hand basin and WC.



To the right is the master bedroom which is a well-proportioned double room with a large window ahead and another to the side. It has re-claimed pine floorboards and pine doors leading to the shower room and another to the walk-in wardrobe which has hanging rails on both sides providing excellent storage space. The shower room has a luxurious walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC.



Outside:



The main gravel driveway has oak electric gates and a double oak cart lodge garage with parking for 3 cars. The second entrance has double 5 bar gates and parking for 2 more cars. The grounds are approximately one acre (tbv) with a South facing wrap around garden and far reaching views across fields. Adjacent to the property is a terrace with a low brick retaining wall with attractive flower beds and leading to a large area of lawn. There is a large pond, post and rail fencing along the boundary and an expanse of rhododendrons cut to form hedging which is attractive all year round and superb when flowering. There are established trees including oaks, beech and copper beech. One direction across the fields leads to the old Saxon church in Worth and, in the other direction, to Worth Abbey and Worth School. The garden is a haven for wildlife with fields alongside often with cows or sheep grazing to complete the rural idyll. There is a log store, a greenhouse and a large garden storeroom.



Another historic feature is the tiling on the Northern side of the house which runs from the gables to the ground and also with the original cast iron gutters and drainpipes and the original shutters on the windows. Beauty and practicality are certainly combined in this lovely property.




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Nearest Stations

  • Three Bridges - 1.33miles
  • Crawley - 2.45miles
  • Gatwick Airport - 3.12miles
  • Gatwick South Terminal Shuttle Station - 3.18miles
  • Ifield - 3.66miles

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