Camplin Street, New Cross
A thoughtfully and stylishly extended bay-fronted Victorian terrace of 1328 square feet with a sunny west-facing garden of 40 feet, on a pretty residential street within Hatcham Conservation Area. You have a huge cellar too plus loft. You’re just a 9 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 150 metres from an excellent primary school with impressive architectural treatment by jestico + whiles. Freehold.
In your front door and a right turn delivers you into the front formal reception room, of over 14 feet by over 11. Stripped boards feature, and built- in alcove storage. Next on the right you have a second reception room of 10 feet by nearly 11. This is a flexible room - it could be a good additional/guest bedroom. White painted floor boards and deep blue walls are a great combination.
Access the huge cellar through the door under the stairs. It’s over 23 feet by 15 - you can store loads down here! A neat under stairs w.c. Sits next to your left.
At the end of the hall you open into the best bit of the house: an enormous kitchen/dining/reception room of over 25 feet by over 14, which has taken advantage of the property’s plot by incorporating the side return space (and leaving a cute courtyard to keep things bright in the second reception room). There's a utility cupboard too for washer and dryer. There’s a lot to love in this room - our favourite things are the central timber-countered island with deep Butler sink, the solid wood herringbone floor, and the exposed brick wall. And the multiple skylight windows of course (four)! Folding doors open the width of the back of the extension, onto the decked area of the low-maintenance garden which has a modern feel.
Up to the first floor and you’ll first find a double and double-aspect bedroom set to the rear of the house - of over 14 feet by nearly 9. Next door’s the windowed slick shower room with smart white metro tiling.
From the landing proper you have a large master bedroom of over 15 feet by 11 with generous built-in closets, and a third bedroom onto garden views, of 11 feet by 10. All the bedrooms have stripped original floorboards.
Some area blurb... Hatcham CA is a pretty 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 (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’. Reputedly, Charles Dickens wrote ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in The Five Bells pub (1864-5).
Stroll - past more handsome Victorian housing stock - just 9 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), The Rose Inn and The White Hart (the roasts at both are splendid).
Nip down to neighbouring SE15 for others, including Peckham Bazaar, Ganapati (who also deliver to New Cross - you need to know this), Artusi, Peckham Levels, Miss Tapas, Taco Queen and Mr Bao.
Deptford has quite the gastronomic offering now too, with Marcella, Winemakers, The Tapas Room and a warm, European vibe, with a choice of hip hangouts in Deptford Market Yard and surrounds. Deptford also has a cool theatre: The Albany, and a modern leisure centre with lane pool.
New Cross is home to Goldsmiths University with a Curzon cinema and a contemporary gallery - both tucked off the main road on campus, but very much open to the public.
Local parks include Telegraph Hill (Upper and Lower, with Saturday Farmers’ Market, or pop in a bus down to Brockley Market) and Fordham Parks. Grab your fresh loaves from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane. While you’re in Nunhead, Bambuni deli and Soper’s wet fish shop are established can’t-live-without staples. El Vermut and Babette are also not to be missed.
Kids or thinking of? Your most local primary schools are Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove (which feeds to the secondary based in New Cross’s other Conservation Area and is just 150 metres away), Edmund Waller and Kender.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900