Archbishop’s Place, Brixton
Lambeth boasts 62 conservation areas. Find this well-maintained and picture-perfect two bed semi-detached cottage (circa 1840) in Rush Common and Brixton Hill Conservation Area. Both house and location delight. It’s a sleepy, leafy no-through road that’s rich in well-tended gardens, history and charm, yet in a well-connected spot; putting you just a 10 minute walk from Brockwell Park, and a mile from three stations: Brixton, Herne Hill and Streatham Hill. You’re also close to Elm Court Primary School (Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’). Chain free. Freehold.
This side of the street gets the south-west facing rear gardens (hello, sunshine!) and yours is part-walled and of course - being semi-detached - you have (gated) access to the side. There’s a beautiful and picket-fenced ‘cottage garden’ to the front as well. The rear garden extends 35 feet, while the front one extends nearly 15 feet.
The front door is set to the side of the house and you open directly into a generous reception room of over 14 feet by nearly 13. Walls are neutral and a large built-in storage cupboard and central fireplace are welcome features, too. On through and you’re in the bright second reception room (a natural dining space) with pretty painted French doors onto the garden. The tidy kitchen sits beyond the second reception, with a casement window and neat fitted wall and base units teamed with turquoise ceramic wall tiles.
The sun-drenched rear garden has an outside w.c. and shed that’s staying. Stone paving keeps matters low-maintenance, and raised beds are well-established. You’ll note from the garden that some of the neighbours have extended into their loft spaces. This could be an option for you once-in if you fancied more space (you’d need to get the relevant permissions though obviously).
Taking the stairs from the main reception room you arrive on the landing with two large double bedrooms to your left and right. The second has en suite access to the property’s bathroom which has traditionally-styled sanitaryware and a sash window. The bedrooms are both carpeted with pale walls to match. The front bedroom is 14 feet by 11 and the rear one is 13 feet by over 14, and has a storage closet to its near wall.
The Elm Park Tavern is the perfect neighbourhood pub (and your local). You’re in a bit of a gastronomical hotspot here. We like local restaurants such as Nanban on Coldharbour Lane, Naughty Piglets on Brixton Water Lane, and Negril on Brixton Hill, to name a few. Le Dailcorner Cafe is also worthy of note.
Brixton has so much going for it - like The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Village and Brixton Academy. Herne Hill is really close too with its wonderful Sunday market from 10am. Dulwich, Clapham, Camberwell and Peckham are also easy to reach for more options.
You couldn’t wish for a nicer local park: Brockwell Park is over 125 acres, with ornamental ponds, formal flower beds, a walled ‘Old English’ herbaceous flower garden, lido, cafe, and annual weekend-long Country Show which attracts thousands of visitors.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900