Choumert Road, Peckham Rye
Excellent and enhanced three double bed terraced Victorian house of 1237 square feet, excluding the large loft that’s a screamingly-obvious conversion opportunity.
A sunny as you like south-facing garden of circa 40 feet - complete with an independent home office - completes the package.
The house hosts welcome stylish decisions throughout; like wooden floors and cast iron radiators, and has generous proportions and handsome original fireplaces to the principal reception rooms. Plenty of period features are yours to enjoy (coving and ceiling roses, for example) alongside a modern and up to date treatment.
The location rocks too. You’re just a few minutes from Peckham Rye’s Fare Zone 2 Station, The Belham Primary School, and the cool little high street that is Bellenden Road.
Choumert Road is a pretty and popular tree-lined residential Victorian SE15 street which intersects Bellenden Road. Locally, it’s known as the Champs-Élysées of Peckham! Permit-parking is available for residents, on-street.
A neat walled front garden sets you back from the pavement. In the hall and on your left, you land in the dreamy double-reception with bay window (note the on-trend bespoke shutters) to street views, and French doors onto the side return area of the garden. The front reception is over 12 feet by nearly 14, while the second is over 11 feet by over 10.
At the foot of the hall you have a tidy and handy w.c. to your right, then you’ve got the extended and double-aspect kitchen/dining room which extends over 23 feet. In here we love the herringbone flooring, and the plentiful and timeless matte white fitted units. It’s a fabulously-bright room, and sliding modern-style doors - which span the far wall - exploit your southerly orientation just perfectly.
The garden’s low-maintenance by design, with a paved area plus large lawn. The (windowed) home office has power, and a separate store compartment as well.
Upstairs and from the half-landing you’ve got a delightful double bedroom with roofline-ceiling and skylight window from which to spy on the stars. It’s 14 feet by over 9.
Adjacent is a pro-interior-designed casement-windowed bathroom, with independent shower. Contemporary monochrome fittings and concealed plumbing impress.
From the landing proper you’ve got a big double bedroom to the front of the building, taking the width of the house - it's over 16 feet by over 11. Window shutters feature to the twin sash windows, and you’ve got a feature period fireplace and large built-in closets.
Lastly you’ve a third bedroom - this one’s over 11 feet by over 10, with built-in alcove wardrobes and custom-built book-shelving between the two.
You are but minutes from buzzing cafe, bar and restaurant life. On Bellenden Road we love Anderson’s, Ganapati, Artusi and The Begging Bowl.
Currently pedestrianised Rye Lane is only a little further - for high street shops, markets, banks and trendy spots such as Peckham Levels and The Bussey Building. In the warmer months, rooftop tipples here are essential.
If you can face leaving the neighbourhood, Peckham Rye Station (Fare Zone 2) is close for regular and Overground services (and East Dulwich Station is only a tad further). Services to London Bridge and Victoria, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf) make the commute or evening or weekend excursions a walk in the park.
If a walk in the park’s what you’re after, 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.
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. The Villa Nursery (2-7) is also local and well-liked, and the Dulwich independent schools are but a short drive away.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900