- 4 bedroom, Detached House
- Caterham Drive, COULSDON, Surrey, CR5 1JP
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Are you thinking about buying a property in Coulsdon? The district is located in the borough of Croydon and offers residents access to the M25 and Gatwick airport, the rural scenery of Surrey, a range of shops and popular schools.
Despite being part of the Metropolitan area of London, Coulsdon retains a small town atmosphere and spirit, so it feels a long way from the frenetic city.
So, could Coulsdon be the perfect place for you to set up home? Read on to find out.
As mentioned, Coulson offers residents access to the M25, making it a popular area with long distance commuters. There are also two train stations in the area:
There’s also a regular bus service in the area, with services towards central London, Streatham, Purley, Redhill, Beddington and more.
If you live in Coulsdon, you do of course have access to central London, where there are a huge variety of world-class restaurants and bars on offer. However, if you’d prefer to dine closer to home, there are a number of popular restaurants in Coulsdon itself. These include Thai Venue, a Thai restaurant, Singapore Orchid, serving cuisine from Singapore, Mirch Masala, serving Pakistani cuisine, Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant and even a Pizza express.
If you live in Coulsdon, there’s no excuse not to keep fit. In neighbouring Purley, there’s Purley Leisure Centre, which has a gym, learning pool and swimming pool, and LA Fitness, which offers a gym, classes and personal training.
There are also a number of sports clubs to choose from, including Purley John Fisher Rugby Club, Old Coulsdon Bowling Club, Warlingham Squash and Racketball Club and Sutton Tennis and Squash Club. Coulsdon itself is particularly well equipped for golf fans, with both Coulsdon Manor Golf Club and Woodcote Park Golf Club.
Coulsdon is a great place to be if the sun decides to make an appearance. Parks in the area include Happy Valley Park, which has woodland, meadows and nature trails, Farthing Downs and Grange Park, which has a sports ground, senior and junior football pitches and a children’s playground.
There’s also Coulsdon Memorial Ground, which has a playground, bowling green, putting green, cricket pitch and tennis, basketball and netball courts.
If the weather does take a turn for the worst, there’s a Vue Cinema in neighbouring Purley and the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton, a beautifully restored period property.
You can also visit Croydon Museum, which has a range of exhibitions including art and historical artefacts, Bethlem Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Royal Hospital, which was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the care of the mentally ill, and Wandle Industrial Museum.
Coulsdon is well equipped for retail shopping, with a number of high street stores, including a Boots, and banks including Santander and Barclays, as well as a range of local stores.
In the centre of Coulsdon there’s a Waitrose and a Tesco Express, and there’s also a Tesco in Purley and a Co-Operative in Kenley.
There are a number of venues to keep you entertained in and around Coulsdon, including several theatres, such as Fairfield Halls in Croydon, which shows live theatre, music and comedy, The Courtyard Theatre in Chipstead, home of the Chipstead Players, and Secombe Theatre in Sutton.
There’s also The Hooley Social Club, which hosts everything from karaoke nights to live music and quizzes.
Coulsdon has its own local library, which provides WiFi internet access and a calendar of children’s events. There are also plenty of healthcare centres to choose from, including Old Coulsdon Medical Practice and a number of dentists, such as Coulsdon Dental Practice.
Coulsdon’s shops are served by plenty of parking. Lions Green Road is a charged car park, located centrally, which is open from 7am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, with 188 bays available. There is also some on-street parking in shopping areas.
Traffic can become a little congested along Brighton Road at peak times
The residents of Coulsdon have access to a number of popular primary and secondary schools. Primary schools include Smitham Primary School, which is rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED, Chipstead Valley Primary School, rated as ‘Outstanding’ and Laleham Lea Primary School, an independent Catholic school.
To find out more about buying a property in Coulsdon, call or visit the local Andrews branch.
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