Billington Road, New Cross
Architect-designed and supremely-renovated first floor Victorian conversion flat of 604 square feet with its own garden, on a quiet residential street within Hatcham Conservation Area.
You’re just a seven minute walk from New Cross Gate Station (Fare Zone 2, one stop to London Bridge, on the London Overground network, and next to a handy big Sainsbury’s). Leasehold.
There’s one flat below you and you share a hall space. Your front door is straight ahead; open to stairs up and first on your left is the new and windowed bathroom - including fitted vanity unit, contemporary suite, w.c. with concealed cistern, and underfloor heating.
At the rear of the property you’ve got a big and bright double-aspect kitchen/diner of over 14 feet by over 9. The bespoke fitted kitchen itself has contrasting wooden counters and you have integrated appliances, plus a neat utilities cupboard to house fridge-freezer, boiler, washing machine and microwave. New timber double-glazed windows feature to the rear of the property.
The generous garden’s accessed via metal stairs via the back door from the kitchen (it’s the second section - downstairs has the first). It’s recently been thoughtfully redesigned including gravel landscaping and a cool fire pit area, planted borders, a timber deck seating area at the rear, and a sturdy shed.
Up to the main landing area and on your right is the double bedroom of over 11 feet by over 10. Custom built-in, ceiling-high wardrobes feature in each alcove.
Taking the width of the building, next you have the large reception room, of over 16 feet by over 11 feet. Pleasing traditional features feature in here: original timber sash windows and a cast-iron fireplace. Enjoy quiet street and leafy views.
Some area blurb if we may! Hatcham CA is a pretty and little-known residential pocket of south London. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house (‘Hatcham Park’) was demolished circa 1840, terraced homes were built. Rescued from a plan of demolition in the seventies, Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990. More? ‘Hatcham’ derives most likely from Anglo Saxon; meaning ‘a clearing in the woods’. Reputedly, Charles Dickens wrote ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Walk just seven minutes to New Cross Gate Station. There are also plenty of day and night bus routes within a short walk of the house to Elephant & Castle and beyond, or to Peckham, Deptford, Greenwich, Brockley and Lewisham.
Local eateries and drinkeries of note include The Rosemary (Hungarian, organic, delicious), Smokey Jerkey, The Rose Inn and The White Hart (the roasts at both are splendid).
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others, including Kudu, Peckham Bazaar, Ganapati (delivers to New Cross - this is need to know!), Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas, Taco Queen and Mr Bao.
Deptford has quite the gastronomic offering these days, with Marcella, Winemakers, and The Tapas Room, and a warm European vibe, with a choice of hip hangouts in Deptford Market Yard and surrounds. Stockton and Villages are good spots too. Deptford also has a cool theatre: The Albany, and a modern leisure centre with lane pool.
New Cross is home to Goldsmiths University with a Curzon cinema and a contemporary gallery - both tucked off the main road on campus.
Local parks include Telegraph Hill (Upper and Lower, with Saturday Farmers’ Market, or pop in a bus down to Brockley Market) and Fordham Parks. Grab your fresh loaves from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane.
While you’re in Nunhead, Bambuni deli and Soper’s wet fish shop are established can’t-live-without staples. El Vermut and Babette are also not to be missed.
- Tenure: Leasehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900