Large Victorian bay-fronted terraced house over three floors, with two entrances, and a west-facing garden that extends over 80 feet. Find it on a popular residential street at the top of Choumert Road, within a 10 minute walk of both Peckham Rye and East Dulwich stations (both are zone 2, and the latter is on the London Overground network). The house is currently loosely arranged as two self-contained flats, with one and three bedrooms respectively, plus a large loft. There is ample opportunity to rework the layout - and also to take advantage of the obvious extension potential - to create a substantial five bed house. Freehold.
Starting at the lower ground floor, from the hall to your left is a generous double bedroom of over 12 feet by over 14 into the bay. Beyond this is a big reception room of over 15 feet by over 13 feet. French doors open out here to the side return area of the garden. Moving through the flat, next on your left is a windowed bathroom with white suite, and a basic kitchen sits beyond this, before a conservatory. French doors open out from here to the large and mainly laid-to-lawn garden; the length and leafiness of which can only be found on very few SE15 streets. It’s west-facing so you can expect brilliant sun all afternoon.
The ground floor is home to a large formal reception room (again over 12 feet by over 14) with a bay window, high ceilings and built-in alcove shelving. Beyond this is the property’s main kitchen of over 12 feet by over 10 with pretty original French doors. At the rear of the upper ground floor is a double bedroom to garden views and a guest w.c.
The first floor is home to a large master bedroom set across the front, at over 16 feet by over 12. Two east-facing sash windows serve up street views and great morning light. Adjacent is another double bedroom of over 12 feet by over 10, with sash window. A shower room and bathroom are set to the rear.
The loft space is currently enjoyed informally as a bedroom and has two skylight windows.
Local schools include The Belham, Dog Kennel Hill, Lyndhurst, St John’s & St Clement’s, and Goose Green primaries, and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School.
Set between two zone 2 stations, you are also well-served by buses into Central London. You are minutes from some of the most lauded restaurants south of the river. We particularly like Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati. And top shops on Bellenden Road include Flock & Herd butchery and Review bookstore, plus newcomer Gather (plastic free Peckham!). Other local streets Blenheim Grove, Choumert Road (the lower section) and Rye Lane provide plenty of additional options (and don’t miss The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex just off Rye Lane). Small White Elephant is a newer cafe offering down the road. Firm established cafe-favourites are Anderson’s and Petitou.
Local green spaces? 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!