Property Flirt: Caterham
Look at that garden! Half an acre of verdant lawns looking out over fields and a woodland. AND it's next door to Caterham School. Niiiice. Wanna guess the price?!
Fancy yourself as a latter day Barbara from The Good Life? Then this Property Flirt is for you. There’s ample garden space to grow wonky courgettes that your children will refuse to eat at this delicious house in Caterham, with its half an acre of grassy gardens. You may just have to dig a patch first.
The five-bedroom home has – deep breath – landscaped gardens with mature shrubs that have something to say all year round. A wisteria archway leads from one lawned area to another, and there are mature hedges and shrubs along the boundaries. So there’ll be no-one gawping at you while you tend your tomatoes.
And after you’re done in the garden? Enjoy a G&T in the summer house.
What else? Inside this 1930s house, you’ll find truck loads of character: exposed beams, timber flooring, oak staircase, stone fireplaces and cast iron log burner, and bay windows.
It’s set over two floors, with an entry hall leading to an enormous sitting room and a morning room leading off that. To the right of the hallway is the kitchen / breakfast room and dining room, with a study and utility. The inglenook fireplace in the
If you like the cottagey look, but you love (or need) size and space this is a great house for you. It’s recently had a spruce up, so you’re getting the best of both worlds: charm and character, plus modern conveniences. And it’s lovely and light and bright.
Upstairs there are five bedrooms – two of them with ensuite bathrooms – plus a family bathroom. And above that, there’s a good-sized loft space, so plenty of room to store the Christmas tree and decorations, and the suitcases! The interiors are immaculate and it’s in the heart of the pretty, tranquil village of Caterham. The prestigious Caterham School is a short walk away, and the town centre is also just a short hop, skip and jump where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and Waitrose!
There’s a secluded feel to this house. It’s set back from the road, and has a brick driveway with plenty of space for parking, as well as a double garage.
So, fellow nosey parkers – and budding Barbaras – how much do you think it’s on for then? Find out here, while I adjourn to a sun-lounger and supervise the crack team of gardeners.