Brocklehurst Street, New Cross
Smart three bedroom Victorian bay-fronted mid-terrace house of 1074 square feet (excluding the large cellar and loft spaces), with a sunny east-facing rear garden of over 26 feet. Parking on the street is unrestricted.
It's a quiet 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 smart hall, your double-reception rests to your left. The front room is over 13 feet by over 11 feet. Stripped wooden floors, bespoke shutters, and a feature fireplace all impress. The second reception - an ideal formal dining space - also has a feature fireplace and stripped floors, and French doors here deliver you to the side-return area of the smart and sunny garden.
At the foot of the hall you’ve got a cute w.c. to your right, and your entrance to the large cellar (this area is known for big basements…) of 23 feet by over 15 feet. There's plumbing down here set up for your washing machine.
Straight ahead is the beautifully-appointed double-aspect kitchen/diner - stretching over 20 feet. Painted timber-framed French doors open out at the far end of the room (a natural casual dining space) to the garden. The fitted kitchen is well-planned and high-end, with timeless Shaker-style units, stone counters, brick-style tiling, and a big ceramic Butler sink. Moroccan style floor tiles further impress.
Up to the first floor and from the half-landing, you’ve got your first double bedroom. This one is double-aspect, with custom-made window shutters and painted floors. Next door is an immaculate windowed shower room, with traditional-style sanitary ware and fittings, and white ceramic rustic wall tiles.
From the main landing, you have another double bedroom to your left (of over 10 feet by over 9 feet), and a large master bedroom across the front of the property (over 15 feet by over 10 feet). Both rooms have feature fireplaces, stripped floors and more plantation shutters.
Finally, you can access your large loft (via hatch) from the landing space.
The area? Hatcham CA is a quiet residential little-known 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 permitted to be built. Rescued from proposed demolition in the seventies, Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990. Reputedly, Charles Dickens wrote ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in one of the local pubs: The Five Bells (1864-5).
Stroll - passing further Victorian housing stock - 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, drinkeries and cafes of note include Corner cafe, The Rosemary (Hungarian, organic, delicious) and The Rose Inn. Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for more - including Kudu and Kudu Grill, 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 and a cool contemporary art gallery: Goldsmiths CCA.
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, check out such delights as Soper’s wet fish shop, El Vermut and Mother Superior (fancy bottle shops) and Goodcup (coffee shop).
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
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900