Brocklehurst Street, New Cross
Neat Victorian three double bed terrace of 1090 square feet (excluding the massive cellar), with an east-facing garden of over 26 feet. Parking on the street is unrestricted.
The location is a quiet residential street within Hatcham Conservation Area - just an eight minute walk from New Cross Gate Station (Fare Zone 2, one stop to London Bridge and on the Overground line), and you’re just a short walk from Haberdashers' Aske's Temple Grove Primary School. You're also within easy walking distance of HA Secondary School.
A paved front garden sets the house back from the pavement. From the hall you have your stripped-floored double-reception to your left. White walls, a feature fireplace, bay and sash windows here.
At the end of the hall your cellar is accessed to your right; it’s huge - 23 feet by over 12. Currently it’s used for storage but you could do more with it if you fancied.
A lobby area has a handy built-in cupboard and the back door out to the side return area of the garden.
The large and double-aspect kitchen/dining room is accessed beyond; it stretches over 18 feet and has a generous number of units (modern in style) to three walls.
Up the stairs and at half-landing level you’ve got a long double bedroom to garden views, and a smart tiled bathroom, with white sanitary ware and over bath shower.
From the landing proper you’ve got a large master bedroom across the front (over 15 feet by over 11 feet) - with a bank of closets to one wall, and another double - of 10 feet by over 9 feet. Useful loft storage is accessed from the landing.
The area? Hatcham CA is a quiet residential pocket of south London, little-known to most. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house (named 'Hatcham Park’) was demolished circa 1840, terraced homes were permitted to be built.
Rescued from proposed demolition in the seventies(!), Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990. ‘Hatcham’ derives most likely from Anglo Saxon; meaning ‘a clearing in the woods’, and reputedly, Charles Dickens wrote ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Saunter - past other handsome Victorian housing stock - just eight 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), and The Rose Inn.
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others, including Kudu, Peckham Bazaar, Ganapati (who also deliver to New Cross - you need to know this!), Artusi, Levan, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas and Mr Bao.
Deptford has quite the gastronomic offering now too, with Marcella, Winemakers, The Tapas Room and a warm European vibe - with a choice of hip hangouts in Deptford Market Yard and surrounds. Deptford also has a cool theatre: The Albany, and a modern leisure centre with lane pool, next door to the library.
New Cross is home to Goldsmiths University with a Curzon cinema and a contemporary gallery - both tucked off the main road on campus, but very much open to the public.
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 (bottle shop) and Goodcup (coffee shop) are worth a look too.
Kids or thinking of? Your most local primary schools are Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove (with impressive architectural treatment by Jestico + Whiles, and which feeds to the secondary school based in New Cross’s other Conservation Area), Edmund Waller and Kender. Deptford Green is a second well-regarded local secondary school.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900