Arbuthnot Road, Telegraph Hill
An enormous (and without wanting to go all Kevin McCloud on you...) reimagined Victorian terrace of over 3300 square feet: not a typo.
Owned just once from brand new, with a beautifully-deceptive traditional Victorian frontage - conforming just perfectly with the other homes and regulations within Telegraph Hill Conservation Area - you’ve got killer skyline views, two entrances, five treat-packed floors, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a study, more reception space than one could ever wish for, and a large garden (that’s complete with a hot-tub, under-deck storage and a playhouse). Oh and there’s also lovely communal garden space too - with your neighbours to your right.
Parking is unrestricted on the street. Walk just six minutes to New Cross Gate Station, 11 to Brockley Station and 12 to Nunhead Station.
Once home to Victorian poet Robert Browning, this leafy hillside neighbourhood was developed in the late C19th, replacing market gardens - owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (who controlled the development) - with high-standard housing. As well as the attractive architecture and fancy street lamps, what stands here now is a lovely, leafy community with cracking connections to central London, alongside great schools and parks. Local kids attend Edmund Waller Primary and the through-school Haberdashers’ Aske’s (3-18).
Entering at the raised ground floor (up a few steps - wonderfully formal) open into a generous hall space - to your left is a gigantic reception room with exposed brick wall and a glass floor feature which cleverly lights the spaces below.
At the rear of this floor you’ve got a modern bathroom with entrance from the hall, plus another from the rear bay-windowed bedroom - of over 14 feet by over 11 feet, and which has a big bay window onto verdant views.
On the floor below you’ve got a bay-windowed guest bedroom of over 17 feet by nearly 15 (where you’ll find the second front door) and a generous study with an open view to your incredible living and kitchen space below.
Down the stairs again and you’re in the best, biggest bit of the house - your modern fitted kitchen with island, larder and w.c. feature at one end of the vast space, while an enormous reception space - with cool mural by local artist, roof light and wall-spanning folding doors - spill out in the other.
Now to the first floor: here you’ve got a big double-aspect double bedroom of over 20 feet by over 11, with a high vaulted ceiling, designer wallpaper, and skylight window.
Next up is a traditional master bedroom with en suite bathroom with independent shower. The bay-windowed bedroom is 18 feet both ways.
Up to the final floor and you’ve got another large double bedroom (over 20 feet by over 14) with an en suite shower room, incredible skyline views, and accessible eaves storage.
Telegraph Hill is a delightful community to call home and hosts regular community events. Telegraph Hill’s Victorian Parks (Upper and Lower) are great, as is The Hill Station cafe. There’s a monthly Farmers’ Market held in the Lower Park, or nip down to Brockley Market (held on Saturdays in the Lewisham College Car Park - more glam than it sounds!).
New Cross Gate Station is but a seven minute stroll for London Overground trains and regular mainline services, too. It's just one stop to London Bridge! A large Sainsbury's store sits behind the station, and independent shops and pubs line New Cross Road.
Brockley has some great neighbourhood eateries including The Orchard and Parlez, plus cocktail bar Brickfields and Brockley Brewery.
In Nunhead we like Four Hundred Rabbits, Babette and El Vermut. The wet fish shop and bakery are highly recommended too.
Trendy Deptford High Street is fairly close too for cool restaurants including Marcella, The Tapas Room and The Winemakers Club. Peckham's Rye Lane and Bellenden Road are also a short walk for more options. Near to Queens Road Peckham Station you've got Kudu and Peckham Cellars restaurants; both have a Bib Gourmand.
Local schools are extremely well-regarded and include Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College (covering 3-18), St James's Hatcham Church of England Primary (3-11) and Edmund Waller Primary (3-11). Bebright Bunnies Nursery is also popular for smaller ones, on Kitto Road.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900