Shirley Hills

Living in Shirley Hills

Shirley Hills is Croydon’s premier residential address, with both Addington hills and Croham hurst as close neighbours, these historic and popular open spaces offer a truly country feel, with varied seasonal changes of colourful heather, birch, oak and pine, a variety of birds and other wildlife, with excellent walks and a spectacular view of London from the viewpoint outside the Royal Garden Chinese restaurant.

Shirley Hills is part of the historic town of Croydon, situated to the south of London. Croydon is of course a very popular location for those who commute into central London and has a huge amount to offer in the way of history, entertainment and the arts, with institutions such as the major arts and entertainment centre, Fairfield Halls, adding to the vibrancy of the borough. The area is currently going through a large regeneration project to include the Westfield shopping centre, due for completion by 2018.

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Properties in Shirley Hills

Approached from Shirley Hills road, Shirley Hills is a truly unique and exclusive area with just four private roads, the most famous being Bishops Walk, with some houses offering spectacular views across Addington Palace golf course. Other roads include Birch Hill, Pine Coombe and Sprucedale gardens. Properties are rarely available to purchase in the area, with prices ranging between around £1,250,000 and £3,000,000 depending on size and condition.


Schools and other amenities

The surrounding area is well known for many excellent state and private schools including Parkhill Infant and Junior School, St Peter’s Primary School, Archbishop Tenison’s C of E High School, Coloma Convent Girls School to name but a few. In the private sector there is Elmhurst School for Boys, Royal Russell Independent co-educational school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years, Old Palace, an Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18 years, Trinity School, an independent school for boys aged from 10 years and welcomes girls in the 6th form and Whitgift School, an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 10 to 18 years.

Croydon town centre offers a huge selection of shops and restaurants and coming very soon to Croydon is a brand new Westfield Shopping Centre. South Croydon is famous for the quantity and variety of restaurants it offers and the Popular Surrey Street Market situated in the heart of the old town is a market open 6 days a week with a variety of stalls selling a range of produce and products.

If its arts and culture that interests you look no further than the Fairfield Halls within which the Ashcroft Theatre, Concert Hall, Arnhem Gallery and the New Studio offers a fabulous selection of Plays, Ballet, concerts, music, Art and much more. The tram service stops at nearby Lloyd Park, route 3.

The Addington golf club was designed in 1912 by John Frederick Abercromby, Addington Palace, an 18th century grade 2 listed mansion offers excellent conference and banqueting facilities, a health and country club and is used as a popular wedding venue. Addington Palace and the Addington Golf Club are ranked in Golf world’s top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Transport Links

Shirley Hills is well placed for accessing Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the South Coast. East Croydon main line station provides excellent services to London main line stations in 18 and 21 minutes and Gatwick Airport between 15 and 32 minutes. There is also a main line station at South Croydon.

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About us

ShineRocks Estate Agents was founded in Purley more than 20 years ago. As a leading authority both on the area and in the property industry, we’re proud to sell quality homes in the £300,000 to £3,000,000+ bracket, while simultaneously offering the highest levels of service and timely communication to our many valued clients.

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