Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4HB | Property for sale | Savills
9,772 sq ft(907.85 sq m)
Guide price £3,000,000(€3,521,571)

Turners Hill RoadCrawley Down, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4HB


    Key features

    • Unlisted period house
    • Beautifully presented and recently renovated
    • Potential to create secondary accommodation
    • Indoor swimming pool with terrace
    • Gardens, pond and garaging
    • Three Bridges station approximately 4.5 miles

    An elegant and spacious period country house.

    About this property

    • Huntsland House is an exceptionally elegant country house, built in the classical style typical of the Regency and Victorian periods, with pale rendered elevations under a slate tiled roof. It is thought that the site has been inhabited since the 13th century, and the current house dates in part from 1811, with subsequent additions in the 1870s.

      This wonderful period house was acquired by the current owners in 2020, who undertook a significant, detailed and thorough renovation and refurbishment, including extending the ballroom and adding an elegant paved veranda, a full re-wire throughout the house and a full re-plumb including the heating system. The property also benefits from having an unlisted status.

      Huntsland House offers a clever combination of period style and modern convenience, with beautiful period features including high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, wood shutters and an exceptional Regency circular cantilevered stone staircase in the entrance hall, and modern touches including underfloor heating, double glazing and a contemporary glazed porch to the front on the house.

      The circular entrance hall and its staircase set the scene for the house, leading in turn to the ball room, an impressive reception hall. There are two superb formal reception rooms, with tall French windows framing the far-reaching southerly views over the gardens and countryside beyond; there is a study lying off the hallway.

      The dining room is open to the kitchen, creating a wonderful space that is well suited for relaxed day to day life as well as formal entertaining. A utility room, boot room and cloakroom complete the ground floor.

      The lower ground offers excellent leisure space, and is currently arranged as gym, billiards room, cinema room, and shower room, and additionally a wine cellar, boiler room and storage space. This floor offers excellent potential to be reconfigured as additional or secondary accommodation.

      On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite occupies the southern elevation, enjoying a wonderful vista and benefiting from a dressing room and bathroom; there are five further bedrooms (four en suite), a family bathroom and a guest cloakroom.

      In addition to the staircases, there is a pneumatic lift serving all three floors.

      Outside
      Huntsland House shares access over the private lane from Turners Hill Road. Its wrought iron, electronically controlled gates open to a gravelled drive, creating an impressive entrance, sweeping past the house to the open bay garaging behind.
      Huntsland House sits at the head of its grounds, which stretch gently away to the south and extend to about three acres; the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees at the boundary and a large pond to the south.

      The veranda offers a superb spot for entertaining, with wonderful vies over the grounds; to the south east of the house is the detached pool house, with additional terrace.

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    Huntsland House is obviously special with its grand rooms and beautiful stone cantilevered staircase, but what sets it apart for me if the huge amount of works that have been carried out by our clients, including all the infra-structure works which makes a period house so much more enjoyable to live in and run, works which are often over-looked.

    Edward Wain-HeapyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in the village of Crawley Down, north of Turners Hill. The village provides for day-to-day needs with a small supermarket, general store, butcher, hairdresser, dentist, health centre and a primary school. Comprehensive shopping: Both East Grinstead (five miles) and Crawley (six miles) have an excellent range of shopping facilities. Sussex offers many excellent sporting opportunities with golf at Royal Ashdown, Haywards Heath and Piltdown, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at Ardingly Reservoir. There are many bridle paths and footpaths which are in close access of the property.
    • Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, Alexander House, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor.
    • Mainline rail services: There are frequent services to London Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras International from Three Bridges (4.5 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 36 minutes; St Pancras International from 55 minutes). Alternative services are available from Gatwick (eight miles, London Victoria from 30 minutes) and East Grinstead (4.4 miles, London Victoria from 55 minutes).
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Crawley Down Village C of E school, Imberhorne and Sackville secondary schools in East Grinstead, Worth, Handcross Park, Cumnor House, Lingfield College and Ardingly College.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H