Camplin Street, New Cross
A charming three bed mid-terraced bay-fronted Victorian house of 1080 square feet, excluding generous cellar and loft spaces. A west-facing garden sits at the rear - directly accessed via your eat-in kitchen.
The location is a pretty residential street within Lewisham Borough’s Hatcham Conservation Area.
You’re just a nine minute walk from New Cross Gate Station (Fare Zone 2, one stop to London Bridge, on the London Overground network, and next to a handy big Sainsbury’s!), and just 150 metres from an excellent primary school, with its impressive architectural treatment by jestico + whiles.
In your front door and to your left, two doors open into the double-reception room. Neat engineered wood floors flow through both spaces. In the front reception, of 14 feet by over 11 feet, welcome features include custom-made window shutters (to the lower panes in the pretty bay), alcove shelving, and an on-trend wood-burner. The second reception is an obvious formal dining room, with window to garden views and an opened-up fireplace.
At the foot of the hall, access your large cellar under the stairs to your right. Hatcham CA is famed for its big basements and this one doesn’t disappoint - storage goals sorted!
Straight ahead is the recently-renovated double-aspect eat-in kitchen, with a big ceramic double sink and timeless Shaker-style units, topped with stone counters. A large modern-framed glazed door is a great focal feature, and provides your access to the paved area of the big garden - which is laid to lawn beyond. It’s a west-facer so you can bask in afternoon sun out here, and the orientation of the house (east/west) means you get great light throughout the house all the day through.
Upstairs and from the half-landing you’ve got a bright double-aspect double bedroom to the rear. The property’s windowed bathroom is adjacent - this is beautifully fitted-out, with a traditionally-styled suite and fittings, including an over bath shower. There is good under-basin storage.
Up to the landing proper and you have a sash-windowed double bedroom to your right. This is 11 feet by nearly 10 feet. Taking the width of the terrace is a large master bedroom of over 15 feet by over 11 feet. Stripped boards feature to the floor and you’ve got two double-glazed sash windows to street views.
Some area info… Hatcham CA is a cute and very-Victorian residential pocket of south London, little-known to most. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house here (named '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.
‘Hatcham’ derives most likely from Anglo Saxon; meaning ‘a clearing in the woods’, and reputedly, Charles Dickens wrote ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Stroll - past more handsome Victorian housing stock - just nine 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 and drinkeries of note include The Rosemary (Hungarian, organic, delicious) and The Rose Inn (good pizzas and roasts here). And Smokey Jerkey is a local gem.
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others - including Peckham Bazaar, Kudu, Ganapati (who also deliver to New Cross - you need to know this!), Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas, Taco Queen and Mr Bao.
Deptford has an ace gastronomic offering too, with Marcella, Winemakers, The Tapas Room and The Tea House, and a choice of hip hangouts in Deptford Market Yard and surrounds. Deptford also has its own theatre: The Albany, and a modern leisure centre with lane pool.
New Cross is home to Goldsmiths University and a cool contemporary art gallery, and your local parks include Telegraph Hill (Upper and Lower, with Saturday Farmers’ Market, or pop in a bus down to Brockley Market) and Fordham Parks. Eckington Gardens is a small local one with playground.
Grab your fresh loaves from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane. While you’re in Nunhead, FC Soper wet fish shop is great. El Vermut and Mother Superior are superior bottle-shops too.
Kids or they are on the horizon? Your most local primary schools are Haberdashers' HTG (which feeds to the secondary based in New Cross’s other and local Conservation Area), Edmund Waller and Kender.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900