Bellenden Road, Peckham Rye
Charming and architecturally-enhanced early-Victorian house of 1743 square feet, over three floors, with off-street parking to the front paved garden, and a deep rear east-facing garden - which extends over 95 feet (what a treat - large gardens of this quality are a rarity within the postcode).
Walk just four minutes to Peckham Rye Station and Rye Lane, two to the trendy shopping bit of Bellenden Road, and three to The Belham Primary School.
In the front door, you open into a welcoming hall. Follow the hall past the stairs and take a right into the natural dining room - of over 11 feet by over 10 feet, with fireplace (with elegant black surround and mantelpiece) and built in cupboards on either side.
Doors open here to the generous smart fitted kitchen - plentiful cherry wood units feature here, paired with granite counters and breakfast bar. You also have an in-built dishwasher, oven and microwave, and a Quooker boiling water tap. On the large sash window you’ve got cool custom- made optional frosted glass privacy-shutters. Lastly in the kitchen, there’s access to a small wine store cellar below.
A neat w.c. and utility room is to your left from the hall. Beyond, open oversized doors into the massive reception room which stretches over 25 feet - dreamy for entertaining. On entering this room, to your right, a clever glazed music studio/atrium has been created - nice! Original brickwork is painted white.
Wooden floors flow through the main reception and at the foot of the room, you’ve got apex glazing and two sets of timber-framed doors out to the paved area of the garden. To the left there is a garden cupboard with power and water supply.
The garden has a relaxed aesthetic; it’s well-established with varied plants and trees (ferns, palm, bamboo and bay as some examples) and with a path, lawn, borders, and garden shed at the far end of the garden.
Up to the first floor and you’ve got a special and surprising master bedroom set to the rear of the property - it’s over 15 feet by over 14 feet, with a vaulted ceiling and 4 skylights with remote controlled thermal blackout blinds. A pair of double-glazed French doors open out onto a clematis and wisteria clad balcony overlooking garden vistas. A huge bank of bespoke built-in closets and windowed en suite shower room tick even more boxes.
Up to the landing proper and you’ve got the property’s main bathroom to your left. It’s large and light with a sash window, cute feature fireplace, cupboards to both alcoves, white sanitary ware, and a large double-ended bath with over bath shower.
To the front of the house on this floor are two bedrooms (one is currently enjoyed as an office) - each with a sash window, and again, high ceilings impress both with skylights.
Up to the second floor you pass a small door leading to a hidden terrace, and further up you’ve got your fourth bedroom - of over 12 feet by over 10 feet, with large windows to the rear, and a cute picture window too. Deep accessible storage into the eaves is another welcome bonus (just next to the stripped pine door).
A strong house in a strong spot this one. Peckham Rye Station is a short walk for regular and Overground services; you’ve an easy commute to the City, West End and Canary Wharf.
Busy with independent shops, restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops, you needn’t leave your nearest network of streets of a weekend: The Begging Bowl, Ganapati, Artusi and Levan all come highly recommended. For an artisan loaf, coffee or posh deli bits, pop down to The General Store.
You're also close to Brick Brewery, Forza Wine (with lift to floor four), The Bussey Building, Peckham Levels, and in summer - Frank's hipster-tastic rooftop bar. Your local pubs on the ground include The Montpelier and The Victoria Inn.
Mountview is nearby - training the next generation of actors and technicians - and it has a vibrant programme of productions as well as classes plus a soon to open spectacular roof top bar and restaurant.
Sports? You’re within easy reach of Peckham Pulse and East Dulwich leisure centres - both with large gyms and 25 metre pools. There are also a number of independent yoga studios and private gyms close to you too. It’s an easy run or walk to Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres, which abounds with formal gardens, ponds and wide open space.
Peckham's already on the map, but there's even more to come! Including the regeneration of and around Peckham Rye Station, and The Peckham Coal Line linear park.
For more shopping and social options, East Dulwich is also a short walk and Camberwell’s close too - Lordship Lane has a good selection of shops (both independents and cool chains), plus restaurants and cafes. Plus a Picturehouse Cinema. And North Cross Road puts on a delightful foodie market every Saturday. In Camberwell we love The Camberwell Arms, South London Gallery and Silk Road.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900