Offering heaps more than your average three bed terrace, this enhanced bay-fronted Victorian home with generous rear extension measures in at some 1432 square feet (inclusive of the cellar, exclusive of the loft room). The house has an established rear garden of over 40 feet, beyond which is a gate to a ‘secret garden’ that only a handful of near-neighbours have ownership of and access to (seven properties in total). It’s pretty darn special out here!
The handsome home is located on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets in Peckham Rye, just an 8 minute walk from Peckham Rye Station, and 10 from East Dulwich Station. Both links are Zone 2 and Peckham Rye is on the Overground network. Bellenden Road is reached in just 3 minutes. Parking is currently unrestricted, on-street. Freehold.
A well-established front garden sets you back from the pavement. In through the original front door and your formal front reception rests to your left. This has a beautiful period fireplace with wooden surround, eaves shelving, original ceiling rose and coving detail, and a big and south-facing bay window with engineered oak framed sash windows. Open (original painted timber) doors from here into the second reception room that’s been gifted to bespoke storage and contrasts interestingly with the traditional front reception. A large opening through to the hall is a really welcome feature. Original stripped floors run through both rooms.
Access the huge ply-floored kitchen/dining room (with underfloor heating) via the second reception or the hall. The kitchen is of exacting standards with Bulthaup units and Gaggenau appliances, and cleverly a guest w.c. Sits at the near end. The room is over 22 feet long by nearly 15 feet and has been extended to take in the side return, with timber-framed skylight windows. It’s a super spot for entertaining, and folding doors open onto the mature garden which has a brilliant shed/outbuilding.
Up to the half landing and the first double bedroom is at the rear of the house. It has a window onto the garden and skylight windows as well. It’s currently enjoyed as a lavish office, with bespoke modern shelving. Next door is the recently-renovated bathroom with concealed plumbing, contemporary white suite, both bath and shower (Bette bath and tray), large profile tiling, and two wall windows and two skylights. Up to the landing and the master bedroom wows at the front - it’s over 14 feet into the bay, by nearly 16. Stripped original boards to the floor here and timber open shelving to the alcoves. The third double bedroom is next door. Of over 11 feet by over 10. Taking the stairs up from the landing, you’ll land in a large loft room with three huge skylight windows and an exposed brick wall. The current owners use this as a bonus bedroom.
Choumert Road cuts through Bellenden Road; you are moments from some of the best restaurants south of the river. Some of our favourites are Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati. And popular shops on Bellenden Road include Flock & Herd butchery and Review bookstore. Other local streets Blenheim Grove, Choumert Road (the lower section) and Rye Lane provide plenty of additional options like Il Giardino, Honest Burger and Levan (and don’t miss The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex just off Rye Lane). Firm established cafe-favourites are Anderson’s, Small White Elephant and Petitou.
Peckham Rye Station (Zone 2) is a short and pleasant stroll for main line and ‘ginger line’ services. Or walk a little further for East Dulwich Station. Services to London Bridge and Victoria, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf) make all journeys easy.
Local green spaces? These include Warwick Gardens, Lettsom Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common (grade II listed and with Green Flag status too) and Ruskin Park. The Peckham Coal Line will hopefully soon be added to that list!
Local and highly-regarded primary schools include The Belham, Bellenden, St. John's & St Clement's (C of E) and Goose Green. The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. (2-7) is also local and well-liked, and the Dulwich schools are but a short drive away.
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