Location: Norwood Hill Road, Charlwood, Horley, Surrey, United Kingdom
A Grade II* Listed Manor House - Nine Bedrooms with Staff Wing / Attached Cottage - Extensive Lawns - Tennis Court
Swimming Pool - Hot Tub - Outdoor Kitchen - Ponds & Outbuildings - 3 Acres of Formal Gardens.
The Manor House of Charlwood has a long rich history hence its status as a “Grade II star” listed residence. 20th century owners include World Racing Champion, Barry Sheene MBE and Dame Gladys Cooper.
In the 21st century the custodians endeavored on a sympathetic restoration program that has vastly improved and enhanced its period features whilst incorporating modern touches; Rako Intelligent Lighting System, NEST heating and CAT V points throughout. Modern living at arguably Charlwood's most coveted address.
Everything one could wish for is catered for in this private, 3.5-acre haven. It offers a lifestyle any parent could wish for their children or themselves. Private and hidden behind double gates (CCTV operated), down the impressive driveway, the house occupies a central position with extensive lawns to the front and a sprawling, formal gardens to the rear and sides.
Outside, a tennis court with spectator hut is off to the side, to the rear an outdoor kitchen barn which incorporates a hot tub and WC is just off the house itself. A heated swimming pool with roman steps, various outbuildings and several ponds envelop the house with garaging that's currently used as a playroom sits on the driveway. There is parking in abundance, as is the scope for more.
Inside you have options… 1) A 7 bedroom period house with an adjoined 2/3 Bedroom Cottage or, one large 9/10 bedroom house (depending on the dressing room preference) across a vast 6500 sq. ft. The Master Suite is impressive with its own private staircase, a large walk-in dressing room, a shower-room and a large bathroom with views across the rear garden from bath height.
The 1st floor is served via 4 separate staircases meaning it divides evenly should one require.
Many of the bathrooms have been replaced with attention to detail and sympathetic yet modern, high ends fixtures and fittings... as one would expect.
The property's location is set in the rural position of Charlwood, just outside the settlement boundary to the North (away from Gatwick). It is a very short walk to the centre of the village which offers everything for your day to day needs; two pubs, convenience store, cafe’, medieval church, school and recreation ground with cricket pavilion and football pitch.
For more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities the major shopping centres of Reigate, Horsham, Dorking, Horley and Crawley are conveniently accessed.
Whilst the flightpath is nowhere near The Manor House, Gatwick Airport South Terminal is only 10 minutes' drive door to door. The Gatwick Express will take you to London Victoria in 30 minutes as well as fast train services to London Bridge. By car, Charlwood sits 7 miles away from the M25 which is easily accessed via the M23 at Gatwick or through Reigate to Junction 8 (M25). Heathrow is a 40 minute drive from Charlwood at non-peak times.
Parking Arrangements: Numerous & Garage
Council Tax Band: H
Lease Length: By agreement
Status: Listed - Grade II* (Grade Two Star)
Age of Construction: Circa 1400's
Plot Size: Circa 3.5 Acres
Local Authority: Mole Valley
Agents: Nick Bevan, Rob Wells & James Gordon