Arbuthnot Road, New Cross
Viewings from Saturday 30th of April.
Charming three double bedroom bay-fronted Victorian terrace, with a large garden of 80 feet. The location is a leafy residential street within New Cross’s Telegraph Hill Conservation Area, close to lovely public green spaces and good schools.
You’re on the SE15 border; close to Nunhead’s cute high street and Zone 2 station (walk six minutes). And Queens Road Peckham Station is a 10 minute walk.
Back to the house: it’s a sensitively-enhanced late C19th one - with high ceilings, sash windows, loads of original period detailing, and scope for extension too. The current owners have refurbished the house during their occupancy; the sleek kitchen and full bathroom are particularly impressive. A large loft is currently used for storage.
The house is fronted by a low-maintenance paved front garden. From the welcoming hall, your two formal receptions rest to your right. These are over 13 feet by over 12 feet, and over 11 feet by over 10 feet and both have opened-up fireplaces. Part-glazed/part-timber French doors open from the second reception (a natural formal dining room) to the side return area of the garden.
Past the door to the cellar (113 square feet and very useful for storage), find a neat downstairs w.c. At the foot of the hall a ‘pocket’ door opens to the large double-aspect kitchen/dining room which extends over 18 feet. A second bay window is an obvious spot for casual dining. A bank of custom-made kitchen units run the whole length of the room (providing loads of easy-access kitchen storage), and these are topped with cool terrazzo counters plus splash back. Next to the door to the room you’ve got generous inset cupboards for utility and storage.
At the foot of the kitchen/diner, oversized timber-framed glazed French doors open to a paved area - which gives way to a massive lawn (note well-stocked and well-established borders). At the end of the garden is a second paved area.
Up the stairs and from the half-landing you’ll find a sash-windowed bathroom (with both bath and independent shower, contemporary fittings and large profile tiling), and a double bedroom with sash window to garden vistas.
From the main landing you’ve got another double bedroom to your left (of over 11 feet by over 10 feet), and a splendid master bedroom across the front of the house - this is over 16 feet by over 11 feet, with two sash windows, a bank of built-in wardrobes, and alcove book-shelving. All three bedrooms have pale carpets.
What a hot spot! Nunhead Station and Nunhead’s popular independent high street are both but a short walk. Queens Road Peckham Station is a 10 minute one - and gives you the extra option of Overground services. And you can take your pick of handy day and night bus routes on nearby Queens Road and Nunhead Lane.
The village-like feel of Nunhead Green is just a short stroll away. Nunhead has a butcher, fishmonger, bakery and fancy bottle shops, as well as a pubs, cafes, restaurants and a new handy Co-Op. We like Goodcup, El Vermut and Kudu Grill in Nunhead, and Beer Rebellion, Blackbird Bakery and Kudu by Queens Road Peckham Station.
The centres of Peckham, New Cross, Brockley and East Dulwich are also very close for more options.
Telegraph Hill is a bit of a dreamy community to call home with its own cafe/community hub by the parks (The Hill Station). Telegraph Hill’s Victorian Parks are delightful, and there’s a weekly Saturday market held in the Lower Park, or/and you can nip down to Brockley Market (held on Saturdays in the Lewisham College Car Park). Other local green spots include Peckham Rye Park and Common, and Nunhead Cemetery.
Local nurseries and schools are really strong; these include Haberdashers' (covering 3-18) and Edmund Waller Primary (3-11). Both are but a short walk away.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900