Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The Express Estate Agency is proud to offer this Four Bedroom Detached House – all interest and OFFERS are INVITED.

*Guide Price - £825,000 - £850,000*

Unique to the surrounding Conservation Area a sturdily built, Tudor style, Victorian 4/5 bedroom house (plaque dating it 1897 available to buyer) with gas central heating throughout. Situated in a quiet cul de sac running between Park Lane and Chatsworth Road, within a few minutes’ walk of both Croydon centre and East Croydon Station, this lovely home has a beautiful, secluded rear garden and plenty of private (tiled) parking to the front. A tiled plot to the side, currently used for additional parking, is ripe for conversion to an attached extension or perhaps a standalone mobile home. The owners were told by a Planning Officer some years ago that there would be no problem obtaining consent for even a 2-story extension. Anything undertaken would of course be STPP.

Ground Floor: Traditional, part-glazed front door leading to storm porch with original mosaic tiled floor. Glazed, traditional style door to inner, L-shaped hallway leading to all downstairs rooms, including a spacious under-stair cupboard and a 2-piece cloakroom. As you walk in, to the right is a large sitting/dining room, open plan and separated only by an original pitch pine beam marking where it was originally divided. The hallway, cloakroom and second ‘reception’ room all have Amtico engineered wood click-lock flooring while the sitting/dining room, staircases and bedrooms are all carpeted. The hallway is lighted by a 3-arm chandelier to match those in the living/dining room.

The (front) dining area contains a full wall of low-level built-in, shelved storage cupboards. The very large front bay window has 3 separate, small-slatted Venetian blinds to control the very sunny aspect.

The rear sitting area has a gas-coal fire set in a traditional (iron and tile) fireplace set in an antique pine surround with pine over-mantle and black slate hearth. There is large glazed rear door access to a glass-roofed balcony-style, quarry tiled sun porch giving, in turn, access to the attractive, well-maintained garden, and allowing this end of the long open plan living area to be bathed in sunshine. There are matching 5-arm (dimmable), traditional glass chandeliers in the sitting and dining area.

A fully-paved patio gives access across the rear and around the left side of the house to a large (secure) storage area abutting the kitchen and second reception room. This room is currently used as an office, and could easily be used as a fifth bedroom. As with all front-facing windows, it has double glazing and fitted, small-slatted Venetian blinds. It also has an in-built cupboard with shelves over.

The rear garden has an abundance of flower beds and mature trees, including two Victoria Plum and an apple tree as well a very good size lawn. There is a large, wooden weather-proof structure in the garden, currently used for document storage but easily suitable as conversion to a summer or play house. Behind that, there is a currently ‘wild’ area, suitable for kitchen garden or children’s play equipment area (e.g. slide, swing etc.).

The kitchen contains an antique pine dresser, matching table and chairs and all usual appliances (double electric oven, gas hob and extractor/light, full dishwasher, stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink and various cupboards and drawers. The flooring is vinyl for ease of maintenance. There is potential for an extension to the side storage area.

The pine (carpeted) staircase to the first floor leads first to a shower room with toilet, large basin and, worktop, underneath which is a double cupboard with plenty of space for toiletries, detergent etc. Off this shower room is a door to the laundry room and Combi boiler. Currently housing a Hoover washer machine, this has previously held separate (stacked) washing machine and drier.

Outside the shower room 3 steps lead up to the bedroom area containing 3 double bedrooms. The very quiet rear-facing bedroom has a full wall of (Hamptons) built-in wardrobes and matching bedside cabinets, designed to allow for a 5’ bed. There is also a large en suite bathroom including a free-standing, claw-foot bath and antique look basin, bidet and toilet. There are two large wall-mounted wood surround cabinets, a wall mounted mirror and a traditional style radiator. This room, the whole top floor area and the kitchen have ceiling down-lighting.

The two front-facing bedrooms on this floor are double size and served by the shower room. The windows in both these rooms (and on the half-landing) are double-glazed and have blinds.

A key feature of this property is the ‘private’ staircase leading from the first to the top floor. Also pine and carpeted the staircase leads to what was converted to be the master bedroom suite, designed to resemble a ship. The whole of this top floor has been pine clad (walls and ceiling) and has two sets of (pine) in-built wardrobes to provide ‘his and hers’ clothes storage. There are also eaves cupboards in the main bedroom area (one inside the large fitted wardrobe). The landing area is fitted out as a dressing room including a large double wardrobe and an in-built dressing-table. The pine clad en suite contains a 4-piece suite – a smaller than standard bath with shower fitting, basin, bidet and toilet. Both the bathroom and bedroom have large dormer windows.

All bedrooms and the top floor en suite are carpeted. The first floor bathroom and shower room have cork tiled floors.

Ideal for a growing family and within a kilometre of both Heathfield Academy and Park Hill infant & Junior schools, this is an idyllic location with East Croydon station under a half a kilometre away, giving swift and easy access into Central London, including Victoria and London Bridge both within 20 minutes, and Thameslink. East Croydon also has links to the coast and is 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Croydon is well served by trams that link it extensively to areas such as Beckenham, Mitcham and Wimbledon.

Located within easy reach of Box Park as well as the abundance of bars, shops and restaurants Croydon has to offer. Offered to the open market with no onward chain.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including gas central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Furthermore, Solicitors should confirm moveable items described in the sales particulars and, in fact, included in the sale since circumstances do change during the marketing or negotiations. Although we try to ensure accuracy, if measurements are used in this listing, they may be approximate. Therefore if intending Purchasers need accurate measurements to order carpeting or to ensure existing furniture will fit, they should take such measurements themselves. Photographs are reproduced general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property.


To be confirmed by the Vendor’s Solicitors


Vacant possession upon completion


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