Substantial, light and very lovely mid-C19th house with five bedrooms, within Holly Grove Conservation Area, just a few minutes from Peckham Rye Station, Bellenden Road and Warwick Gardens.
Over four full charm-packed floors, this dream of a home measures in at 2651 square feet – you’ve got four double bedrooms plus a single/study, two bathrooms and a shower room, generous reception spaces to the two lower floors, and two entrances. The house is rich in period features – our favourites include the property’s curved back, the stack of front bay windows, and the multitude of original fireplaces with marble surrounds.
A handsome and mature east-facing garden (which allows for lots of privacy – other well-established gardens surround yours) completes the package, with both native and tropical planting.
Entering at lower ground floor level, you are immediately greeted by a comfortable and casual front lounge of impressive proportions (a continuing theme!) – it’s over 21 feet by over 14 feet. Original wooden shutters grace the bay. This room’s open-plan to the kitchen/dining space, of a similar size. Timber-framed French doors open out to the garden here. The fitted kitchen has solid wood units and worktops.
Beyond this room is a handy guest w.c. and a little garden room, which doubles as a potting shed.
On the first floor you have two formal reception rooms (opened up) with notably high ceilings. The front room is over 15 feet by over 13 feet, the rear room is over 16 feet by over 14 feet. Welcome period details include detailed coving, box work and original shutters.
To the rear of the floor you have a modern windowed shower room, and a handy windowed store cupboard/utility.
The first floor hosts two bedrooms of the enormous variety (over 16 feet by over 15 feet, and over 15 feet by over 13 feet). Both have built-in closets. The larger, natural master bedroom has a windowed en suite bathroom, the other has its own basin.
The second floor has two more massive bedrooms (above the first floor ones), a cute study/single bedroom to the front of the house, and your third and final bathroom.
You are just a short stroll from Peckham Rye Station (Fare Zone 2, and on the London Overground network), Bellenden Road, Warwick Gardens, The Belham School, and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School. And the Dulwich Independent Schools are but a short drive.
On the independent-shopping bit of Bellenden Road, you’ll find many delights – such as Ganapati, Artusi, The Victoria Inn and The Begging Bowl, plus Review book store, Gather, Flock & Herd, Stuart Ross (hairdresser) and The General Store. And Petitou is a sweet spot for coffee and cake on nearby Choumert Road – an excellent spot for people-watching.
Rye Lane is also close for more shopping options (fruit & veg markets, banks and supermarkets), Peckham Levels and The Bussey and Market Buildings. In the summer months, think rooftop and go vertical (Frank’s Cafe and Forza Wine are top options).
Central Camberwell is also close – here we like South London Gallery, Hermits Cave, The Camberwell Arms, The Crooked Well, Silk Road and Theo’s.
For further social and shopping opportunities – Nunhead, Brixton, Herne Hill and East Dulwich are all local – North Cross Road in ED does a lovely Saturday market.