Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
Approached off Turners Hill Road you enter through high iron gates with a sweeping driveway leading down to Huntsland House which sits in an elevated position with far reaching views. An imposing period property which has recently been sympathetically rebuilt internally to modern standards with underfloor heating throughout, insulated floors, wall, roof, doubled glazed windows, pneumatic lift, three phase electricity, fire detector system, and CCTV. Original features include wooden shutters, high ceilings, and a Regency cantilevered spiral stone staircase with dome. The plethora of living and entertaining space extends to 9932 sq ft and is set over three floors, with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and eight reception rooms. The house is set within three acres of garden with a four bay garage, tractor shed, recently dredged lake, and indoor heated swimming pool. The imposing facade of the house incorporates classical columns reflecting both the Georgian original and Victorian rebuild, the finish is a grey and white render with a low-pitched slate roof. The front door is set after the classical columns of the porch, which has now been glazed to provide a useful weather-proof space. On entering you are greeted by a circular Regency hallway with a marble medallion floor and cantilevered spiral stone staircase. Further double doors then open onto the ballroom, which is mirrored down one side and has an ornate plaster ceiling supporting twin chandeliers. Further reception rooms on this floor are the drawing room with bay windows, marble fireplace and wood burning stove.

Sitting room with panelled walls and fireplace, study and dining room. The stunning handmade kitchen is entered from the dining room via a large archway, the kitchen has a breakfast bar, built in appliances and Rosso Levanto marble work surfaces. The utility room is fitted out for a tumble dryer and two washing machines, with cupboards for hanging and storage. The utility room in turn leads to the boot room, back door and covered back porch. Downstairs there are three large reception rooms designed as the games room, gym and cinema room. There are two useful storage rooms, bathroom and a charming wine cellar with rounded ceiling. Returning to the entrance hall and ascending the spiral stone staircase there is a ladies' powder room to one side, and through a curved Regency wooden door the upstairs hallway. This leads to six bedrooms and six bathrooms, the master bedroom having its own dressing room with mirror doored cupboards and bathroom with roll top bath. All three floors are connected by a pneumatic lift designed to carry two people, as seen in the Channel 4 series "Escape to the Château".


Gardens and Grounds

There is a large granite chip drive surrounding the house to the North and East, under which there is a drainage system to ensure that rainwater is efficiently diverted to the lake in winter, leading to a four bay Sussex barn style garage with three phase Tesla charger, garden shed, and oil tank. There is a separate tractor shed surrounded by a large supply of firewood to the North, and so the Southeast of the house is a covered and heated swimming pool with shower, toilet, and extensive patio. The lawns sweep down to a natural clay lined lake which has been recently dredged to more than two meters deep, and which contains a collection of pond plants such as water lilies and Golden Rudd fish.

The garden is surrounded by a deer fence and hedge, and contains a number of magnificent fully grown Copper beech, Oak and Yew trees.


The former Huntsland Estate is located on the outskirts of Crawley Down village which has local amenities such as shops, post office, pharmacy, doctor's surgery and a dentist. The larger town centres of Crawley and East Grinstead are approximately 6 miles away, and nearby private schools include Brambletye, Ardingly College and Worth School. The local area includes a number of National Trust properties such as Standen, Nymans, and Sheffield Park, together with other significant gardens such as Wakehurst Place, High Beeches, Borde Hill, and Leonardslee. Dining out is available at a number of local country house hotels such as Alexander House and Gravetye Manor, there are also a number of local golf courses, polo and show-jumping at Hickstead, and horse racing at nearby Lingfield Park. Despite the rural position, it is conveniently located only 4.6 miles away from Gatwick Airport and 4.5 miles from Three Bridges Station with regular services to London Bridge and Victoria around 34 to 50 mins. The city of Brighton is easily accessible being just 28 miles away

Additional Information

Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council.

Council Tax: Band H

Please Note: Some of the photographs have been

virtually staged.

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