Bellenden Road, Peckham Rye
Flat-fronted Victorian three bedroom, two bathroom terraced house of 1076 square feet, over three floors. Find it within Peckham’s Holly Grove conservation area, on a one-way section of ever-popular Bellenden Road, near Holly Grove's shrubbery. A neat east-facing ‘city’ garden accompanies the house; it’s accessed via the main reception room or the separate study/bonus room. Permit-parking is available on nearby streets. Freehold.
From the front door (noting the lovely original railings) you have a small lobby then you open directly into the opened-up kitchen/reception. The generously-fitted kitchen (featuring large Butler sink) is timeless in style, with Shaker-style units and smart stone counters. Painted wooden floors run through the room, and at the far end you have double-glazed double doors onto the low-maintenance garden, and a flueless stove to keep winter evenings especially cosy. At the rear of the house is a double-aspect carpeted room with back door onto the garden, and which lends itself to being used as a snug, study, or occasional guest bedroom.
Upstairs to the front of the house is a large bedroom of 14 feet by over 10. It’s currently enjoyed as further reception space. Next door is a further bedroom, with built-in alcove wardrobe. Completing the floor, you have the recently renovated bathroom with contemporary white sanitary ware, large independent shower with recessed shelving, skylight window, herringbone tiling and plenty of built-in storage.
Up to the second floor and you have the large master bedroom with two windows to street views, and a dressing area with built-in clothing and shoe storage, before you reach the modern (and gorgeous) shower room. In here you have brick-style tiling in the large shower plus large profile tiles to the walls, and Moroccan tiles to the floor. As the main bathroom and kitchen, the quality and workmanship are of very high quality.
Local schools and nurseries include The Belham and Bellenden primaries, and The Villa (2+) on Lyndhurst Grove. Green space? Warwick Gardens is really close, and Peckham Rye Park and Common is a comfortable stroll up bustling Rye Lane, in the direction of East Dulwich. Goose Green, Lettsom Gardens and Ruskin Parks are also easy to walk to.
Independent shopping is celebrated in this locale, with Review bookstore, Flock & Herd butchery, Gather, Melange and Casa just a handful of local treasures. Restaurants and high-grade eateries are the order of the day round this way too; some of our favourites are Miss Tapas, Artusi, The Begging Bowl, Levan, Il Giardino and Ganapati. Cafe culture is also thriving (Anderson’s, Petitou and Small White Elephant are a short stroll from the front door). As well as the cool places on Bellenden Road and Choumert Road, and Blenheim Grove, Rye Lane has loads going on: Peckham Levels, The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex (including the new Market Building), Peckham Plex cinema (films for a fiver), plus high street shops, staples and street market stalls.
Your most local drinking houses include The Vic(toria Inn). The Montpelier, The Gowlett, and The Prince Albert. As recent press coverage attests, Peckham's already made it, and there's even more on the way! Plans are underway for the regeneration of and around Peckham Rye Station and The Peckham Coal Line (linear park - one to Google!).
Central Camberwell is also local for The Camberwell Arms, Nandine, Good Neighbour, Theo’s pizzeria and Friday live jazz nights (at The Crypt, underneath St Giles Church). East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane is close by as well and new restaurants and boutique shops seem to pop up every week there.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900