Burton Road, Camberwell
Lambeth’s Minet Conservation Area hosts this handsome red-brick period (1900-built) home of 1698 square feet (exclusive of the generous cellar and loft spaces). It’s a hefty, high-ceilinged terraced house with three large double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room, two large formal receptions, and a huge kitchen/diner which extends over 23 feet.
The house is fully modernised, yet boasts a wealth of box-ticking period features - including original hall floor tiles, period fireplaces, stripped floors and bay windows (there are four bay windows!). The garden’s a leafy, landscaped delight of over 50 feet, and it faces south-west - perfect for catching the sun. Permit-parking is on-street.
Myatt’s Fields (Victorian 14-acre) Park is moments from the door, as is the popular nursery ‘The Nest’, and your closest stations are Loughborough Junction (10 minutes by foot) and Stockwell, Oval and Denmark Hill (all within 20 minutes). Freehold.
Burton Road’s a quiet residential tree-lined street where the houses have nice deep front gardens which make for a nice welcome. Yours has its beautiful original tiled path. In the front door and first on your left is the first of two formal reception rooms. It’s over 16 feet by over 13. A big square bay window looks out onto the front garden. There’s more to love in here - window shutters, coving, built-in alcove cupboards plus shelving, and a (working) cast iron fireplace with smart marble surround.
Adjacent is a second reception room of 13 feet by over 11, with sash window onto the wide side return area of the garden. You could also use this room as an occasional or additional bedroom. Moving through the house you next have a windowed utility room to your left, and access to the cellar to your right (invaluable storage space), and set at the rear of the house, you have a beautifully-bright double-aspect kitchen/dining room. This room has recessed lighting and the modern fitted kitchen itself is slick and timeless in design, with plentiful cupboard and counter space. The foot of the room is a natural dining space by the bay window and garden views, and is large enough for a seating area too - as in its current setup.
The garden has paved and decked areas - perfect for al fresco dining or drinks, and the planting is well-established and includes a mature wisteria to the rear of the house.
Up to the first floor and heading to the rear of the house at half-landing level; you first have a smart white bathroom to your left, with an over bath shower. Next door is a luxury shower room with a generous walk-in shower, twin sinks, and smart mirrored cupboard unit. Next up is a large bayed (with green garden views) double bedroom of 15 feet by 12, with built-in wardrobes on the near wall and a soft grey carpet.
Up to the landing and the large wooden-floored master bedroom takes the width of the terrace - it’s over 18 feet by nearly 16, with a pretty fireplace, a big square bay plus additional sash window, and built-in wardrobes to the alcoves. The third and final (carpeted) bedroom rests next door in a deep hue, with a sash window, and original cupboard to one alcove. You can access the large loft spaces from the landing. Many locals have extended up; that’s an option once-in if you want more space later on.
What’s local? Myatt’s Fields Park is your closest green space; a gorgeous, listed Victorian-era park with lots of open space, fine bedding displays, tennis courts and a bandstand. The park underwent an impressive £3m renovation which was completed in 2010. It’s a great community resource and is one of Lambeth’s nine Green Flag Award-winning parks.
Camberwell is firmly on the map for fine places to eat. We love Theo's for stonebaked pizza, The Hill bakery on Grove Lane, plus The Camberwell Arms, Silk Road and Nandine (all on Camberwell Church Street).
Heading towards (and into) Brixton you have great options too. We like Mamma Dough, Three Eight Four (for cocktails and small plates) and Banh Banh. And of course Brixton Village for its many and varied eateries.
Camberwell Leisure Centre has a recently-revamped Victorian pool and gym facilities, and a huge range of classes for adults and kids alike. For cricket lovers, The Oval is a 20 minute walk, and opposite Oval Station is a delightful weekly Farmers’ Market. There’s also a weekly Farmers’ Market on nearby Camberwell Green (both held on Saturdays). More locally, Myatt’s Field has its own market as well - on Sundays.
Local schools? Include Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Crawford Primary, and Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ primaries: Comber Grove, St Joseph’s and Christ Church. You are also a short drive from the Dulwich independent schools, including Dulwich College, Alleyn’s and JAGS.
Getting around? Grab a bus to the City, West End or Whitehall from Brixton Road; or to Victoria, Hyde Park and Paddington from Camberwell New Road. Or trot to Stockwell, Oval or Brixton for the tube (Victoria and Northern lines), or Loughborough Junction or Denmark Hill stations.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900