Camberwell Grove, Camberwell
A sensibly and exquisitely updated Georgian house of approximately 2150 square feet over four floors, with two entrances, two bathrooms, three reception rooms and four bedrooms. You also have a generous garden (with rear access) and architect drawings for a garden studio which has been granted planning permission. Find this fine offering within Camberwell Grove conservation area. Camberwell Grove is famed for its beautiful Georgian architecture. It follows the line of a grove of plane trees which once led from a Tudor manor house south to the top of a hill, which afforded an excellent view of the City of London, approximately three miles north. Camberwell starred in a charming episode of the BBC series ‘The Secret History of Our Streets’, in which this property prominently featured. Denmark Hill Station is pleasingly close (7 minutes by foot) for Zone 2 main line and Overground trains. Camberwell Church Street is also close for excellent bus routes. Permit-parking on street. Freehold.
Enter the house formally at raised ground floor level. A through-reception sits off to your right with simple decor (as throughout, the scheme is neutral) and a working, elegant fireplace in the front reception space. The tall rear window delivers a pretty and long view of the garden, which is landscaped, mature and well-stocked, with a central pathway. Down to the lower ground floor to the kitchen and dining room. The dining room area’s had the welcome involvement of a local architect (the master bathroom has had architect treatment, too). Large storage cupboards line one wall and American cherry floors also impress. The kitchen is a very new, modern and fitted affair with built-in appliances and incorporates a sturdy breakfast bar. Two large vault spaces are accessed through the lower ground floor door and make for handy storage areas. The rear garden is accessed between the raised and lower ground floors.
On the first floor is a large master suite essentially, with a huge, lavish en suite shower room with dressing area and large (and solid wood) built-in wardrobes being accessible from either the landing or the bedroom. The master bedroom is our favourite room of the house at 17ft by 14ft. Up to the second floor and you are greeted by three bedrooms (two are doubles and one is a single) plus family bathroom with free standing, cast-iron bath and clever skylight window.
This property has been in the same ownership for over 20 years, during which time it has been carefully restored with the reinstatement of Georgian features, and properly maintained annually to the highest standard. It has recently fitted carpets throughout, refitted and draft-proofed windows, a new John Lewis kitchen installed in 2017 and a new roof completed this summer. For those seeking a classic property which will need no modernisation whatsoever yet has the added benefit of planning permission for an architect designed garden room (perfect for working from home or as an artist’s studio) it is ideal.
London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross St Pancras and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) are all quickly reached with multiple transport options close by (Denmark Hill Station is your closest, followed by East Dulwich Station and Peckham Rye Station) plus the super social hubs of Bellenden Road and Camberwell Church Street. Lettsom Gardens is a top secret space nearby, with woodland and allotments (get your key for a nominal yearly fee) and local green large green spaces include Ruskin and Burgess Parks, Warwick and Lucas Gardens and Peckham Rye Park and Common. There are a total of 10 bus routes coming to Camberwell going to all major central areas.
A large Sainsbury’s store is local to you on Dog Kennel Hill, or nip down to new M&S Food Hall on Lordship Lane. The Hill Bakery delivers from nearby Grove Lane, or pop down there yourself and choose one! The South London Gallery is really close with exciting exhibitions, and neighbouring cafe/restaurant and event space. Camberwell cafes and restaurants include Theo’s, The Pigeon Hole Cafe, Daily Goods, The Camberwell Arms and Queen’s. Popular drinking establishments include The Hermits Cave, The Phoenix and The Crooked Well (this last one’s also a classy restaurant). The Dulwich independent schools are but a short drive, as is The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School (on Lyndhurst Grove), and well-liked and well-performing local state schools include Lyndhurst Primary and Dog Kennel Hill Primary. Camberwell leisure centre at the foot of Camberwell Grove on Artichoke Place has good classes and gym and swim facilities. Also at the foot of the hill is Butterfly Tennis Club and Zen Yoga studio next door. For further options, East Dulwich, Dulwich Village, Herne Hill and Brixton are all close.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900