Bushey Hill Road, Camberwell
744 square feet, two double bedrooms, a private south-west facing garden and your own front door are available here, within a huge, handsome Victorian house on one of the long, leafy, desirable streets that make up the ‘Lyndhurst toast-rack’.
The smart conversion flat takes the entire ground floor, with garden access from both the kitchen and master bedroom. Peckham Rye Station is your closest (just eight minutes on foot). Denmark Hill Station isn’t much further (10 minutes). Both offer regular and London Overground services. Camberwell and Peckham are both really close for buses, places to eat, drink, and things to do. On-street, permit parking. Long leasehold.
Pop down a couple of steps to your own front door (noting the handy bike shed which is staying). You open into a hall area which is open to a modern, fitted kitchen that’s 18 feet long. There is a pleasing volume of wall and base units and we’re big fans of the hexagonal wall tiles plus smart quarry tiles to the floor. A glazed door opens at the foot of the room and keeps matters bright, too.
To your left is a huge, impressive reception room of 19ft by 14ft with engineered oak flooring, recessed lighting, and big bay window looking out to pretty, street views – a natural place to set your dining table and chairs. Leaving this room there’s a utility cupboard to your left (plumbed for a washing machine) then the bathroom’s next door. This has underfloor heating, a neat white suite and an over bath shower.
Off to your right is the second bedroom of 12ft by nearly 10, and with built-in cupboards. At the rear of the flat is the double-aspect master bedroom of 13ft by 9ft.
Open out here onto your private outside space. The main body of the garden is set at a slightly higher level than the flat and gets great sun owing to its south-westerly orientation.
A searing spot, this! Leafy and residential yet extremely well-connected in terms of transport and to the busy, thriving and the fast-being-further-improved centres of both Peckham and Camberwell. You’re also close to The South London Gallery between the two, on Peckham Road.
Local pubs include The Vic(toria) Inn, The Montpelier, The Crooked Well and The Hermits Cave. Restaurants and cafes are many and varied. Camberwell classics include Theo’s pizzeria, Caravaggio’s, The Camberwell Arms (posh pub nosh from the folk behind The Hope & Anchor), Daily Goods and Silk Road (Sichuan).
On Bellenden Road, check out Ganapati (Keralan), Anderson’s (coffee, lunches, brunches and loaves) and Artusi. Choumert Road’s Miss Tapas and Petitou cafe are also lovely, and Levan and Il Giardino on Blenheim Grove are not to be missed. The Bussey Building & Copeland Park’s pop-ups, events and regular eateries and Frank’s rooftop bar sit just off Rye Lane, as well as Peckham Levels and The Market Building, and Peckham Plex is brilliant; dedicated to films for a fiver.
Local green spaces include Warwick Gardens, Lucas Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common, Ruskin and Burgess Parks and Lettsom Gardens (local residents can get a key for a nominal charge). Lastly, worth a mention, The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School is at the top of the street and is well-liked (2-7).
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900