There's a fabulous sense of discovery as this home reveals itself to you, there's much more to it than first meets the eye.
Homes often provide pleasant surprises, not just for us but for those who buy them. This is one of those. For the current owners, if you had asked them how long they planned to stay when they first moved in, we doubt they would have imagined this long, just on thirty years! Why did they move here and stay?
Family thoughts prompted a change originally and they chose somewhere that was close to a great school, John Fisher, an important choice for them at the time. It was a house that had already been extended so there was space to grow into. Importantly, because of its position within the cul de sac, the garden was larger than you would normally expect, widening dramatically to the rear.
It was a combination too good to miss and one that proved to be an excellent choice for the future. 'We realised as the years went on that we had everything here we needed'.
You can appreciate what they mean when you realise you have easy access to London, shops in Selsdon, a great selection of primary and secondary schools and, for the moments in life where you have time to relax a little, to get out for a break and enjoy fresh air, a walk of around twelve minutes leads to Selsdon Wood, two hundred acres (81ha) of woods and grassland owned by the National Trust and managed by Croydon Borough Council.
Back to the house itself! Something that always impresses us is flexibility in accommodation. What you find here is a lovely family home with three reception rooms. There's a ground floor cloakroom and a separate wet room. There in itself lays flexibility. What we term the family room is set next to the wet room and could provide an 'en suite' ground floor bedroom if needed. For anyone wanting a home working environment it is a room looking over that rear garden we mentioned. It's a brilliant size for an office and comfortably close to the kettle whilst feeling separate. Upstairs you'll find four bedrooms, again, for those wanting a home office, the fourth can suit perfectly as a place to work from.
This is a fantastic home for entertaining, throw open the french doors from the dining room and spill out onto the sprawling patio area, two large tables disappear into this space leaving plenty of lawn for kids and/or pets to charge around on. As the garden laps around the house, you'll find space at both sides for a shed, for storage and somewhere to keep bins from sight.
There's a garage here and parking off road for cars.
Sanderstead Station is less than 2 miles, Purley Oaks less than 3.5 miles, Riddlesdown under 3 and South Croydon Station 3 miles.
Selsdon is often referred to as a leafy suburb and much of the area was developed in the 1920's. It is home to the De Vere Selsdon Estate, a luxury hotel, itself in two hundred acres and sports a golf course, designed by five time British Champion J H Taylor. There are 26 conference rooms, gym, heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool.
Selsdon, like many other areas, surprises so many people when they look more closely and this is a home that does the same, give us a call and come and find out more.Get in touch if you like this home.