Bushey Hill Road, Camberwell
Ripe for renovation and rejuvenation; this dishy four bed, two bath semi-detached Victorian house (with side access and a cellar) delivers 1682 square feet, and sits at the northerly end of a pretty and favoured residential ‘Lyndhurst toast-rack’ street - you’re set between Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Stations (walk 12 minutes to each), and Camberwell and Peckham’s cool town centres. A low-maintenance west-facing garden is yours to enjoy and make marvellous too.
Local schools? Include Lyndhurst and Dog Kennel Hill primaries and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School (2-7).
Bushey Hill Road developed over its own history as a ‘show street’ of varying architectural styles - where one could choose a style of home to be built. This house is a solid one with notably generous proportions and scale, and it gives you a great stripped-back base for creating exactly what you want from a home. There’s obvious scope for extension and remodelling; the current owners have recently secured PP for works which would see the building and plot optimised, and would include a sunny roof terrace.
You open into a stripped-floored and larger than average hall, with the front formal reception room resting to your right. It’s bay fronted and over 16 feet by nearly 13. The ceilings are wonderfully-high.
Adjacent is a second reception room - a natural dining room with (original, painted timber-framed) French doors to the ‘city’ garden.
The basic fitted kitchen with recessed lighting is open to this room, and off here you have a store/larder (a second entrance/front door would once have featured here), and a utility/lobby - with second exit to the garden, before a basic windowed downstairs bathroom.
Up the stairs and you’ll find a double bedroom of over 11 feet by over 9, with a handy independent w.c. opposite. From the main landing you’ve got two really generous double bedrooms - of 14 feet by 12 (this rear room has generous built-in wardrobes), and 14 feet by nearly 13. The property’s main bathroom with white sanitary ware completes the floor.
Up again for the fourth bedroom which is set to the rear of the property and is over 11 feet by nearly 10. The loft is a large one.
Local green spaces include Warwick, Lucas and Lettsom Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres, and Brunswick, Burgess and Ruskin parks.
Stations, we’ve covered. There are also plenty of useful bus routes from Peckham Road - at the foot of your road - including the no. 436 (Paddington and Victoria), the no. 12 (Oxford Circus) and the no. 171 (Holborn).
Local eating and drinking establishments we would point you in the direction of include Theo's, Flour to the People, The Camberwell Arms, Good Neighbour, and The Crooked Well (SE5) and The Montpelier, Ganapati, Artusi, Miss Tapas, Levan, Il Giardino and The Begging Bowl (SE15).
In the warm months with long days, Rye Lane’s rooftop bars are the go-to destination for cocktails and people-watching.
Rye Lane is also where you’ll find Peckham Plex Cinema (fiver-films-forever) and Peckham Levels. Coffee addicts are happy round this way. We like Anderson’s and Small White Elephant, and Lumberjack and The Pigeon Hole cafes.
Peckham and Camberwell both have good leisure centres with lane pools, and The Butterfly Tennis Club (with very reasonable annual fees) and Zen Yoga Studio are also local, at the bottom of beautiful Camberwell Grove.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900