He purchased Furzedown House, Streatham after the death of Phillip Flowers in 1875.
The 1881 census records Charles and his wife at the house with 11 servants
Colonel Sir Charles Seely took over the property from his father and during his ownership parts of the grounds were opened to the public for sporting activities-this included the 80 acre Golf Club.
Colonel Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet KGStJ (11 August 1833 – 16 April 1915) was a British industrialist and politician.
He was Liberal Party MP for Nottingham from 1869 to 1874 and 1880 to 1885, and for Nottingham West from 1885 to 1886, and Liberal Unionist MP for Nottingham West from 1892 to 1895. He was an industrialist and major landowner in the Isle of Wight and in Nottinghamshire. He was also a noted philanthropist.
When he died in 1915 he left estate of £1,052,070