Choumert Road, Peckham Rye
Oversized three bed bay-fronted Victorian terrace of 1379 square feet, over three floors, accompanied by a pleasing part-walled garden. Beyond that wall... you open a wooden gate to reveal a surprising chunk of private land of circa 100 square metres. This isn’t a purchase-scenario that pops up every day (or even year)!
The property has been renovated (under its current ownership) with much style and notable attention to detail, incorporating a modern extension to the original kitchen, and a loft conversion - which provides a generous master suite with Juliet balcony and en suite shower room. The windows throughout the house are all new custom double-glazed box sashes.
There’s further obvious potential to reconfigure and extend the property significantly (to a four or five bedroom home) should you need more space in the future.
The location’s something to celebrate too. It’s an always-requested, pretty, quiet tree-lined residential Victorian SE15 street which intersects Bellenden Road (this house being on the upper slope). Locally, it’s known as the Champs-Élysées of Peckham! You’re but a few minutes by foot from Peckham Rye’s Zone 2 station, The Belham Primary School, and lovely Bellenden Road.
You’ve a neat and walled front garden with a neat holly hedge. In your front door and turn left into the double reception with coving detail, old school style radiators (find these throughout), solid oak floors, central period fireplace - to the front reception, and built-in alcove cupboards and shelves to three alcoves. Part-glazed/part-timber French doors open out to the wide side return area of the garden.
At the end of the hall you’ll find the classy double-aspect kitchen/diner which extends over 22 feet to folding doors at the foot of the room. The fitted white kitchen - with plentiful cupboard and drawer space - is slick yet timeless in design, with integrated appliances (included in the sale), and beautiful quartz counters. Floor tiles are both attractive and practical and run through the entire space. The dining area is of a good size for casual through to formal dining, and the wall-spanning folding timber-framed doors provide a great connection to the garden in all senses!
The garden has a decked area closest to the house, then a real lawn plus deep well-stocked bed, then a paved area at the back (a second al fresco/socialising space). Through the gate for your ‘secret garden’, or you might choose to build a home studio here or even a lane pool: the options are many! The space has been cleared so it’s a total blank canvas.
Back inside and up to the first floor and a large bathroom is set to the rear of the house (in many setups a bathroom and bedroom would take this space), with modern white sanitary ware, plenty of welcome built-in storage, an over bath shower, metro-style tiling, and large format floor tiles.
From the landing proper you have two double bedrooms - the first is over 11 feet by over 10, with its original (feature) fireplace, and the front bedroom’s nearly 16 feet by over 11. Both are carpeted and in neutral hues, and the largest has built-in wardrobes to its alcoves, plus two sash windows to lovely street views.
Up to the second floor and here you’ll find a generous bedroom of 20 feet by 11, with plenty of glazing, accessible eaves storage, and a sweet and neat en suite shower room with skylight. Timber-framed French doors open in revealing the Juliet balcony and garden views.
You are but minutes from independent cafe and restaurant life. Peckham’s a bit of a hot spot for socialising, and at any age! On Bellenden Road we love Anderson’s, Ganapati, Artusi and The Begging Bowl.
Rye Lane is a short stroll further for high street shops, markets, banks and Peckham Plex Cinema (fiver-films-forever), as well as Peckham Levels, the Bussey Building, the Market Building, rooftop bars and other pop-ups.
If you can face leaving the postcode, Peckham Rye Station (Fare Zone 2) is close for regular and Overground services, and East Dulwich Station is only a bit further (11 minutes). Services to London Bridge and Victoria, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf) make the commute or evening or weekend excursions a doddle.
Local green spaces include Warwick Gardens, Lettsom Gardens, Peckham Rye Park & Common and Ruskin Park. The Peckham Coal Line will hopefully soon be added to that list - one to Google!
Local primary schools include The Belham (run by Dulwich Hamlet Educational Trust), Bellenden, St. John's & St Clement's (C of E) and Goose Green, and for secondaries you’re in catchment for The Charter School East Dulwich. The Villa Nursery (2-7) is also local and well-liked, and the Dulwich independent schools are but a short drive away.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900