Detached house for sale in The Old House, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, West Sussex RH10

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Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold

Property description

No chain. Guide Price £999,950 - £1,025,000. Garnham H Bewley are delighted to offer for sale a delightful Grade II listed five bedroom detached home, ideally situated in a lovely semi-rural location only minutes from Crawley Down village centre. Believed to date from the 16th Century and to have originally been two cottages, The Old House is thought to be the oldest house in the village. This fabulous residence over the years has been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment throughout; combining modern luxury with character charm. This substantial home features a wealth of character including a number of exposed oak timbers and floor boards, inglenook fireplaces in the two reception rooms, French oak flooring and wooden framed casement windows. In addition to the main house, The Old House benefits from a detached office ideal for running a business from home, or for conversion into a self-contained annexe. A separate gym and studio is to the rear of the house and is set under a tiled pitch roof with brick exterior with insulation, power and lighting. There is also a large double timer garage with two sets of double doors beyond. The main house is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway leading to the rear of the property.

The main house accommodation is arranged over three floors and is entered through a solid oak front door which opens to the entrance hall, which features the original servants' bells and from which the staircase, with under stair cupboard, rises to the first floor. Lying off the hall is a well appointed downstairs cloakroom. The bright and airy, triple aspect drawing room featuring a large fireplace with oak bressumer, brick hearth and inset cast iron woodburner, flanked to one side by a deep, built in storage cupboard. This room enjoys delightful views over the gardens. The spacious lounge has double aspect windows providing plenty of light and has a handsome inglenook fireplace with brick canopy and hearth, oak bressumer and benches. To one end of the room is a dining area. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units, with extensive areas of granite worktops, a double Butler sink, tiled splashbacks and a tiled floor. Appliances include a two oven gas-fired Aga, additional range oven with five-ring electric hob and extractor, dishwasher and a walk in, shelved larder cupboard. The utility room is almost the size of the kitchen and is fitted with a range of units, with granite worktops and an inset butler sink. There is space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and upright fridge/freezer, wall mounted Potterton boiler, double aspect windows and a door to the rear garden.

The first floor is part galleried with a split staircase rising to the second floor and a deep, shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank. The first floor also is fulfilled with exposed wall and ceiling beams providing an abundance of charm. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor, all with fitted and/or built in storage cupboards. Two of the bedrooms have pretty feature fireplaces and the other features an original window and exposed area of 'wattle and daub'. All the bedrooms enjoy a private and fabulous outlook. The five bedrooms in total are all complemented by the two well appointed bathrooms; one with fully tiled floor and walls, and a suite comprising a double ended bath with corner mixer and separate shower hose, double shower cubicle, wall mounted basin, low level W.C and heated chrome towel rail. The second family bathroom consists of a freestanding roll top bath with shower attachment, tiled enclosed shower cubicle, two windows to the rear aspect, pedestal basin, exposed wood flooring and a built in cupboard with shelving. The second floor consists of two further bedrooms, both vaulted with a number of exposed timbers and with plenty of built in cupboards and storage. One of the bedrooms has access to further storage.

The Old House is approached from Hophurst Lane via a gated driveway, opening to a sweeping gravel driveway, which extends around to the rear of the house and to a detached, timber framed double garage and s brick built gym and studio. The detached office building lies to the south east of the house and has power and water connected and is of timber clad elevations under a tiled roof. The front door opens to a large office space with wood effect flooring and feature brick fireplace. Lying off the main room is a shower room, with tiled floor, shower cubicle, pedestal basin and low level W.C. The approximate plot size is 0.7 acres. The Old House is within close proximity to popular Private and State Primary and secondary Schools and excellent train, motorway and airport links all within a few mile radius.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall
12' x 10' 2" (3.66m x 3.10m)

Downstairs W.C

Lounge/Dining Area
21' x 14' 11" (6.40m x 4.55m)

Drawing Room
17' 3" x 16' 5" (5.26m x 5.00m)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
19' 4" x 10' 8" (5.89m x 3.25m)

Utility Room
15' 3" x 8' 4" (4.65m x 2.54m)

First Floor

First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom
15' 4" x 10' 11" (4.67m x 3.33m)

Bedroom 2
15' 3" x 10' 5" (4.65m x 3.18m)

Bedroom 3
11' 11" x 9' 11" (3.63m x 3.02m)

Family Bathroom

Second Family Bathroom

Second Floor

Bedroom 4
11' x 10' 2" (3.35m x 3.10m)

Bedroom 5
18' 2" x 12' 3" (5.54m x 3.73m)


Grounds Approx. 0.7 Acre

Double Garage
23' 8" x 19' 5" (7.21m x 5.92m)


Music Studio
11' 7" x 3' (3.53m x 0.91m)

15' 4" x 7' 3" (4.67m x 2.21m)

Property info

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Nearby transport

  • East Grinstead (2.0 miles)
  • Dormans (3.2 miles)
  • Lingfield (4.1 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (5.6 miles)
  • Shoreham Airport (22.7 miles)
  • London City Airport (26.5 miles)
  • Ditton Island Ferry Landing (21.6 miles)
  • Kingston Town End Pier (21.8 miles)
  • Kingston Turks Pier (22.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Crawley Down Village CofE (0.5 miles)
  • Felbridge Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • St Peter's Catholic Primary School (1.6 miles)
  • Young Epilepsy (The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy) (4.4 miles)
  • Central Sussex College (5.2 miles)
  • Orpheus Centre (8.8 miles)
  • Imberhorne School (1.4 miles)
  • Copthorne Preparatory School (1.6 miles)
  • Sackville School (2.9 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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