Brocklehurst Street, New Cross
Smart three bedroom Victorian bay-fronted terraced house of circa 1100 square feet (excluding the large cellar and loft spaces), with a sunny rear garden of over 26 feet. Parking on the street is unrestricted. Chain free.
The current owners have renovated and improved the property sensitively and substantially during their ownership - welcome features include a recently-fitted Viessmann boiler, a new consumer unit, double-glazed windows in the main (plus you have acoustic glazing in the front bedroom sashes), and a high-end bathroom, second w.c. and kitchen.
The location is a popular residential street within New Cross’s Hatcham Conservation Area. It’s just seven minutes by foot to 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 (3-11). You're also within easy walking distance of HA Secondary School.
The house is fronted by a neat garden with smart railings. In your front door and from the welcoming hall, your double-reception rests to your left. The front room is over 13 feet by over 11 feet, the second (a natural dining room) is over 11 feet by over 9 feet. Both rooms have period feature fireplaces.
At the foot of the hall you’ve got your entrance to the large cellar (the houses in this area boast big basements) of 22 feet by over 15 feet. There's plumbing down here set up for your washing machine.
Straight ahead is the delightful double-aspect kitchen/diner - stretching over 21 feet, and with another Victorian feature fireplace. Glazed French doors open out at the far end of the room to the garden. This is low-maintenance, largely decked, and geared towards entertaining, with a clever covered area wrapping the back of the house. The fitted kitchen is well-planned with bar area and timeless timeless Shaker style units, plus open shelves and metro-style ceramic tiling to the walls.
Up the stairs and from the half-landing you have your first double bedroom with garden views, and the property’s (windowed) bathroom, with twin basins with storage underneath, white sanitary ware (three piece), and contemporary fittings. A second w.c. rests next door.
From the main landing you have another double bedroom to your right, then the master bedroom - which rests across the front of the house (over 15 feet by 11 feet) - with another fireplace and two sash windows to street vistas. All of your bedrooms have pale carpets.
Finally, you can access your large loft (via hatch) from the landing space.
Some area blurb: Hatcham CA is a cute, little-known and very-Victorian residential pocket of south London. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house here (named 'Hatcham Park’) was demolished circa 1840, terraced homes were permitted to be built. Rescued from proposed demolition in the 1970’s, 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 a lively local: The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Stroll 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 Corner cafe and The Old Library bar, The Rosemary, and The Rose Inn. And Smokey Jerk is a local gem.
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others - including Peckham Bazaar, Kudu, Kudu Grill, Ganapati, Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas, Levan and The Coal Rooms.
Deptford has a top social scene too - find great food at Watergate, Marcella, Salt and The Tea House for example. There are lots of hip hangouts in Deptford Market Yard and surrounds. Deptford also has its own theatre: The Albany, and a modern leisure centre with lane pool.
New Cross is home to Goldsmiths University and a cool contemporary art gallery (Goldsmiths CCA), and your local parks include Telegraph Hill (Upper and Lower, with Saturday Farmers’ Market, or hop on a bus down to Brockley Market) and Fordham Parks.
Eckington Gardens is a small local one with playground and occasional community events like summer movie screenings.
Grab fresh loaves from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane. While you’re in Nunhead, check out FC Soper wet fish shop as well. And El Vermut and Mother Superior are cool bottle-shops, with seating inside for a few. BARD4100 is the most local addition to Nunhead Lane (for pizza and beer).
Kids or they are on the horizon? Your most local primary schools are Hatcham Primary (which feeds to the secondary based in New Cross’s other local Conservation Area), Edmund Waller and Kender.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900