Camplin Street, New Cross
Recently and smartly renovated bay-fronted three double bedroom mid-terrace of 1134 square feet (excluding the cellar and loft spaces), with a well-established east-facing garden, with rear gate access. Chain free.
The location is a pretty residential street within Hatcham Conservation Area. You are an easy 10 minute stroll from New Cross Gate Station, and just over the street from a brilliant primary school: Hatcham Primary (with a traditional Victorian school building with impressive architectural treatment by jestico + whiles).
The sellers have overseen many enhancements to the fabric of the house during their occupation - including replacing the roof (Dulwich Roofing), insulation upgrades, repointing and enhancement to the brickwork (London Repointing). You also have a new Vaillant combi-boiler, Nest Thermostat, and brand new column radiators in every room.
From your hall, you have your formal reception rooms set to your left. The front room - of over 13 feet by over 11 feet - introduces you to the property’s clean and pared-back styling, and boasts a bay-window with west-facing double-glazed windows, and a wood-burner too (keeping matters cosy in the colder months). Stripped original boards flow through from the hall.
The second reception is a natural formal dining room, of over 10 feet by over 9 feet, with double-glazed window onto the side-return area of the garden.
A neat windowed downstairs w.c. is found at the foot of the hall, to your left. To your right you access the big cellar - of over 23 feet by over 15 feet. Others in the area are beginning to develop theirs (an obvious option). We love the huge amount of easy-access storage they provide as they are.
Straight ahead is the double-aspect, architecturally-treated kitchen/diner, of almost 20 feet, to glazed double-doors onto the garden. The well-planned sleek kitchen has a generous offering of cupboards which vary in size (and have dedicated space and plumbing for washer/dryer).
The east-facing garden is low-maintenance, yet well-stocked and colourful. An acer, bamboo, ferns and cherry blossom are just a few of the treats out here.
Back inside and from the half-landing, find the modern windowed bathroom (with over-bath shower) to your left, and the first of your bedrooms ahead. This one is 15 feet by nearly 9 feet, and is double-aspect, with double-glazed windows.
From the landing proper (noting loft access, and an original built-in landing cupboard - fab for bed linen), another double bedroom sits to your left. It’s over 9 feet by nearly 11 feet, with a built-in (original, painted) alcove cupboard.
The twin-windowed large master bedroom takes the width of the house to the front. It’s over 15 feet by over 11 feet. Slimline radiators rest under the windows. All the bedrooms have original stripped floor boards.
Some area info… Hatcham CA is a cute, little-known and very-Victorian residential pocket of south London. 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 a lively local: The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Stroll - past more handsome Victorian housing stock - 10 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 Corner cafe and The Old Library bar, The Rosemary (Hungarian, organic, delicious) and The Rose Inn (good pizzas and roasts here). And Smokey Jerk is a local gem.
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others - including Peckham Bazaar, Kudu, Kudu Grill, Ganapati (who also deliver to New Cross - you need to know this!), Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas and Mr Bao.
Deptford has a top social scene - find great food at Watergate, Marcella, Salt and The Tea House for example. There are lots 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 (Goldsmiths CCA), 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 and occasional community events.
Grab fresh loaves from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane. While you’re in Nunhead, check out FC Soper wet fish shop as well. And El Vermut and Mother Superior are cool bottle-shops, with seating inside for a few.
Kids or they are on the horizon? Your most local primary schools are Hatcham Primary (which feeds to the secondary based in New Cross’s other and local Conservation Area), Edmund Waller and Kender.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900