Camplin Street, New Cross
Chain free three bedroom bay-fronted end of terrace Victorian house with a stylish decorative treatment, an enormous basement, and a mature garden of circa 40 feet (with gated street access).
The location is a popular residential street within Hatcham Conservation Area. You are an easy 10 minute stroll from New Cross Gate Station, and a few minutes from a brilliant primary school: Hatcham Primary (with a traditional Victorian school building with impressive architectural upgrade by jestico + whiles).
The front door is at the side of the house (where Leylang Road meets Camplin Street). Once in, take a right for your delightful through-reception, with welcome dado, picture tail and coving detail. The front room is (impressively) 15 feet wide, and the two rooms combined run over 25 feet front to back. It’s a delightful space in which to host guests. Stripped and treated floor boards run through from the hall. An attractive central fireplace with granite hearth hosts a wood burner, and above this is a very cool TV mirror - which is included in the sale.
At the foot of the hall you’ve got access to your huge cellar (of nearly 350 square feet - it’s fantastic for storage, or you could convert it as many local neighbours have begun to), and a neat and windowed downstairs w.c. Then straight ahead is your double-aspect kitchen, of over 19 feet by over 8 feet. This has smart fitted units in a deep blue hue, and space for a table and chairs too.
Double-glazed French doors open out to the paved area of the garden. Lawn and a smart decked area lie beyond this. The garden is particularly private given you are end of terrace, and given the neighbouring house beyond the garden has no windows to its side elevation.
Up the stairs and from the half-landing, you’ve got your (windowed) bathroom to your right. This has an over bath shower, and cool wall tiling teamed with designer wallpaper. Designer wall coverings are a theme throughout the house, featuring in all your bedrooms (the largest bedroom, second bedroom and bathroom all have made to measure murals from Coordonné).
Set at the back of the house is the first of the bedrooms: it’s over 14 feet by over 8 feet and is pleasingly double-aspect.
From the main landing you’ve got your second double bedroom to your left - of over 9 feet by nearly 11 feet. Then the main master bedroom rests across the entire width of the house. It’s over 15 feet by over 11 feet, with two windows to street vistas. Original stripped floors grace all of your bedrooms. Finally, there is loft access from your landing.
Some area information... 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 1970’s, 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 - just 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, Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas, Levan and The Coal Rooms.
Deptford has a top social scene too - 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 hop on a bus down to Brockley Market) and Fordham Parks.
Eckington Gardens is a small local one with playground and occasional community events like summer movie screenings.
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. BARD4100 is the most local addition to Nunhead Lane (for pizza and beer).
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 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