- Stunning Detached Family Home
- Arranged Over Four Levels Covering 3284 Sq Ft
- Six Bedrooms (Four with Sinks)
- Three Reception Rooms
- Four Basement Rooms
- Two Bathrooms, One Separate WC
- Gated Driveway with Space for Two Cars & Single Garage
- West-Facing Rear Garden
- Central Location Close to Town and Train Station
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
***UNIQUE HISTORICAL FAMILY HOME IN PRIME LOCATION WITH SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL - NO ONWARD CHAIN*** Hunter & Company is extremely proud to offer for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years, this beautiful and unique detached family home. The accommodation is arranged over four levels and covers an impressive 3284 sq ft, packed with charming period features.
"Broadview" was built around 1928 by Mr. Green of the building firm Newton Green as his home. The firm was responsible for demolishing the mansion Woodhatch House to the south of Reigate and building the estate off Cockshot Hill. He is said to have incorporated items from Woodhatch House in "Broadview", such as the stained-glass window in the entrance hall, which may have been from the billiard room. Most of the doors are solid solid Oak, some of the cross-and-book design.
The accommodation comprises of: On the ground floor, original double Teak outer doors leading to an enclosed porch with a hidden letter box and a grand glass front door.
A stunning entrance hall, one of two within this vast home, features the above-mentioned stained glass window and a turned staircase leading to the first floor.
An internal glass door leads through to an inner hallway with doors to all principal rooms. There are three reception rooms, all spacious with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The kitchen, with access to the garden, was updated in recent years and features a range of integrated and freestanding appliances, with high gloss finished integral handle base and wall units and contrasting worktops. An intruder alarm with remote access via an app has recently been installed.
Stairs lead down from the inner hallway to the lower ground basement level, which comprises three large rooms, a small hallway with space for additional utilities and another secret room. Access to the garden is provided via a side door. There is also a full bathroom, making this space a fantastic project to provide further living accommodation.
On the first floor, there are three large double bedrooms, two with bay windows and two with vanity sinks, and an additional single bedroom, all connected via another hallway. The family bathroom has been updated and comprises a corner shower cubicle, a vanity-enclosed wash basin, and an airing cupboard. The walls are part-tiled with a classic colour scheme. A separate WC with a sink is situated adjacent.
Finally, continuing up the turned stairway, on the second floor, there are two double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes and vanity sinks. The West-facing bedroom has far-reaching views across Redhill and over the South Downs. There is generous storage space in the eaves, accessible from one bedroom and the stairwell.
Outside, the front garden is enclosed by a low-rise brick wall and has a gated driveway, along with a stunning Art-Deco wrought iron gate, leading to the single garage and path to the front door. There is an off-road parking space on the drive for two cars. The rear garden is West-facing and arranged over two level tiers. Mainly laid to lawn, it has established borders and is enclosed by boundary fencing to all sides. Two small ponds provide a home to aquatic wildlife.
Further historical information: The deeds to the land extend back to 1860 when Ladbroke Road was known as New Road and Redhill was known as Reigate Foreign. Originally, the builder's yard was at the bottom of the garden, on what is now Lynwood Road. When Mr Green died around 1960 (well into his 90s), that site was sold off for housing as well as land on the north side of Broadview, for the construction of two houses.
The next owner was a carpenter who worked on the two new houses. He and his wife ran a bed and breakfast business for the benefit of Bristol Helicopter pilots operating from Redhill Aérodrome. On their retirement it became a family home in 1976 until the present day.
The front wrought iron gate and matching gate to the side of the property, with a sunflower design, is said to be Art-Deco. Apparently, there is also a WWII air raid shelter under the front garden, the entrance to which was sealed off in the neighbouring property's rockery.
The Location: Several schools located nearby include St Matthew's C of E Primary School, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and Lime Tree Primary School. For those with older children, there is Carrington School (formerly The Warwick School), St Bede's School, Royal Alexandra and Albert School and East Surrey College.
Local transport links are excellent with regular train and bus services to London Victoria and London Bridge, Gatwick Airport, the West and the South Coast. Access to both the M23 and M25 is within a 15-minute drive providing great road links to London, Brighton and the South and London Airports.
Redhill has recently undergone a couple of multimillion-pound redevelopment schemes including the reopening of the Memorial Park, a two-storey Sainsbury’s supermarket with Travelodge hotel and gym above as well as the new Marketfield Way scheme to include a multi-screen cinema, retail and residential units.
Nearby, Reigate is a bustling market town providing a comprehensive range of local shops, independent boutiques and high-end retailers. There is a great variety of restaurants and coffee shops including; Côte, Wagamama, Pizza Express and The Black Horse Brasserie to name a few. Reigate also boasts several good schools, state and independent, for all ages. These include Reigate Parish Church Primary School, Reigate Grammar, Micklefield Primary, Holmesdale Primary, Dunottar School, Reigate Priory and Reigate Secondary.