Adelaide Avenue, Brockley
Fantastic family home delivered over four original floors and 2674 square feet, with two entrances, five double bedrooms, a study (or sixth bedroom), three reception rooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom, and a large sunny south-facing garden in excess of 70 feet.
The local schools are well-regarded, and your local stations are Brockley (11 minutes by foot), Ladywell (10) and Crofton Park (eight).
The huge yet highly comfortable house is rich in period features and oozes charm. The location is a real winner too - within leafy Brockley Conservation Area, opposite Hilly Fields: a delightful Victorian park which opened to the public in 1896 (thanks to Octavia Hill).
Entering at raised ground floor level, from the hall you have two huge, high-ceilinged independent formal reception rooms resting to your left. Both with large bay windows, stripped original floors, and an original fireplace each. The front room is over 16 feet by over 15 feet, and the rear room is over 15 feet by over 13 feet, with dreamy curved wall detail.
A study (of over 9 feet by over 8 feet) completes the floor, with a southerly-aspect, and more delightful views out to the garden. This room could alternatively be enjoyed as a sixth bedroom.
The lower ground floor (which is home to a second front entrance - great for bringing in groceries or muddy boots) hosts a large eat-in kitchen to the front of the house, with loads of fitted units. And doors open here to a formal dining room onto the garden (currently utilised as a games room). Big bay windows impress again to these two main rooms. French doors open to paving - ideal for entertaining outdoors. This house has thought of everything: an independent utility room/downstairs loo is accessed from a small lobby by the front door.
Up to the first floor, to the front of the building, you’ve got a large master bedroom of over 16 feet by over 14 feet, with two pretty casement windows, and stripped original floors. Next door is a modern shower room.
To the rear of the house, a large carpeted double bedroom (of over 13 feet by over 12 feet), with feature fireplace, has two south-facing windows to verdant vistas. Next door, find the property’s main bathroom. It’s styled traditionally, with T&G detailing, wooden floors, a roll-top bath, and trad-style sanitary ware and fittings too.
It continues! On the second floor, find three further bedrooms (two large doubles, one small double) plus a smart sash-windowed shower room.
We’ve mentioned stations. For high street needs, you’ve got Brockley and Ladywell town centres within really easy walking distance. Local recommended spots include The Orchard, L'Oculto, Joyce and Brickfields (Brockley), and Mamma Dough, The Ladywell Tavern, The Larder and Oscar’s coffee shop (Ladywell).
Hilly Fields is a delightful green space with Victorian street lamps, sports courts, bowls club, cricket club, playground, cafe, and even a stone circle! Its summit stands 175 feet above sea level; enjoy incredible panoramic views.
Beyond beautiful Hilly Fields, other local green spaces include Ladywell Fields (where you’ll find the Ravensbourne River among other treats), Telegraph Hill’s hillside parks, and Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: F
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900