Choumert Square, Peckham Rye
Choumert Square is a cheerful and characterful pocket of Peckham, just a few minutes from Peckham Rye Station and Bellenden Road. It’s a pedestrian-only Victorian laneway which has featured (more than once!) on Gardeners’ World. Residents of the 46 cottages - which make up Choumert Square - share a generous communal garden at the end of the laneway.
This charming house has been sensitively-renovated to make optimal use of the property’s square feet and loft space. In current layout you have a big reception/dining room/kitchen plus smart wet room to the ground floor, and a double bedroom and dressing room to the second floor - with stairs to a loft room/study, which features skylight windows.
In the gate from Choumert Grove and you’ll find the house near the end - admire the neighbours’ gardens on your way. You have a neat, low-maintenance paved front garden which gets lovely late sun - ideal for an after work glass of something. Access the house through the part-glazed door in the bay, and you’re greeted by a generous and flexible space - extending over 25 feet. A reclaimed door with beautiful glazing (a second entrance should you want one here can be reinstated) is a very welcome feature, with custom-made seating (with storage). Wooden floors, bespoke bookshelves, a vertical radiator, and under stairs storage are all box-tickers.
Beyond the reception area, the kitchen is Shaker in style, with solid wood counters, smart Smeg oven and hob, and a large open shelf.
Set behind the kitchen, find the charming wet room with traditionally-styled fittings, and bright ceramic wall tiles.
Upstairs and a large double bedroom sits to the front, with leafy vistas. It’s over 13 feet by 10, and more stripped wooden floors.
Set to the rear of the house you have a generous dressing room with built-in wardrobes. And proper stairs (solid wood they are too) up to the loft room - which has two skylight windows and can suit a multitude of uses.
Choumert Square - named after the C19th landowner George Choumert - enjoys a close community and rich history of residents including a CBE, OBE and two MBE’S. Further to the Square’s national media attention, residents regularly celebrate the square locally, inviting the public in.
Walk just a few minutes, via Choumert Grove and Blenheim Grove, to Peckham Rye Station (Fare Zone 2) for regular and Overground services. Blenheim Grove, Rye Lane, Choumert and Bellenden Roads are all close for cafes, bars and restaurants plus independent and grocery shopping. A few recommendations are Levan, Artusi, Il Giardino, Ganapati, Miss Tapas, The Montpelier (pub), Review book store and Flock & Herd butchery.
Also local to you - Rye Lane is home to the trendy Bussey Building & Copeland Park spaces, plus Peckham Levels, and handy high street shops, banks and markets. In the warm months, you can head rooftop for cocktails at Frank’s or atop The Bussey Building.
Warwick Gardens is your nearest green space, and Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres is a short stroll.
Peckham's already considered one of London’s most desirable places to call home; there's even more in store for the postcode. Including the regeneration of and around Peckham Rye Station, and The Peckham Coal Line (one to Google).
Other options? Central Camberwell is local for The Camberwell Arms, Theo’s pizzeria and Friday live jazz nights at The Crypt, underneath St Giles Church. East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane and North Cross Road (for the top Saturday market) are close also.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900