Havelock Road, Addiscombe
Restored to the highest of standards, this large property benefits from the best of contemporary and traditional design, with three formal reception rooms sitting comfortably alongside a modern kitchen-diner and entertaining space, as well as an additional office / snug and separate utility room.
Every room has been carefully designed to maximise the 160-year heritage of the house. The formal drawing room has been fitted with a log-burning stove, all fireplaces have been restored with carrara marble, and the floors have been stripped back to the original wood and polished.
The tiled hallway floor creates a wow factor as soon as you enter the property. The outdoor space is equally impressive. The two-entrance driveway can comfortably accommodate multiple cars, and the rear of the property opens out onto an extensive terrace, with balustrade, which is perfect for entertaining on long summer evenings.
The expansive garden is entered by sweeping external staircases and is laid to lawn with mature shrub borders, as well as a well-kept rose garden situated along an intersecting trellis.
An extensive boarded attic and three cellars all give the opportunity for further development, should that be necessary, but with four large double bedrooms (two of which are ensuite), a family bathroom and a downstairs WC, space is not a premium.
It really is very unusual to come across such a substantial period property just 10-minute walk from East Croydon station, which is itself just 15 minutes to central London, being served as it is by regular mainline trains.
Addiscombe is a vibrant corner of Croydon, with a village-feel, having its own independent butchers, fishmongers, and cafes. The additional proximity to Lloyd Park makes this a wonderful family home at an extremely competitive price given its size, location, and condition.