Church Rise, Forest Hill

Large and light doer-upper semi-detached bay-fronted house of 1826 feet with integral garage, gated driveway, east-facing garden extending 80 feet, and obvious potential and PP in place to extend substantially. 

The 1930’s-built chain-free charmer has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two receptions and a large kitchen, delivered over three floors, incorporating a generous loft conversion with dormer. 

Find it on a notably wide and tree-lined residential street in central Forest Hill, just a seven minute walk from Forest Hill Station (Fare Zone 3 and with regular and mainline services). The attractive sloping street boasts a handsome former church building (now large apartments) and an interesting and varied mix of housing stock that includes delightful (Edwardian, Edward) Christmas houses. 

Your through-porch provides side access to the garden/not needing to go through the house. In your front door and you land in a pleasingly-spacious hall as is typical of the build-era. Your large front reception is a generous size - at over 12 feet by nearly 17 feet. A Victorian fireplace is a nice focal point. 

Adjacent is a natural dining room or garden room, of over 14 feet by over 12 feet. French doors open here to the paved area of the garden, beyond this is a healthy lawn. There is obvious extension potential here as well as scope for a large home office/studio at the foot of the garden. Dado rails and ceiling roses are found in both receptions. A long and double-aspect kitchen (running over 22 feet) completes the tour of the ground floor. the fitted kitchen units are dated but functional. Sliding doors open onto the patio. 

Up to the first floor and you’ll find two large double bedrooms above the reception rooms. Then you have a small double bedroom, bathroom and independent (windowed) w.c. 

The second floor hosts a huge bedroom to garden views, an en suite shower room (with Velux) and accessible eaves storage. 

Forest Hill has a buzzy and friendly town centre, with a large Sainsbury’s store and loads of pleasing independent offerings; including a brilliant free range butcher (The Butchery) and lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and cute shops. We love St David Coffee House. The Sylvan Post is a quirky real ale place, in an old Post Office building. We also like Big Cheeks for authentic Thai food. For exercise, there are multiple gyms and yoga studios, as well as the Forest Hill Pools, within easy walking distance.

For more options, local towns include Honor Oak, East Dulwich, Sydenham, Brockley and Peckham. 

Green spaces locally include Horniman Gardens (by the museum), Sydenham Hill Wood, One Tree Hill and Mayow Park. Local nature reserves include Dacres Wood and Devonshire Road. 

Forest Hill Station is winning-at-life close for London-bound trains (go direct to London Bridge in under 20 minutes), and Overgound services to Hoxton, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf). The Elizabeth Line is one easy interchange away at Whitechapel. There are also plenty of useful bus routes upon the South Circular.

All the local primary schools are Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ (Fairlawn, Horniman, Kilmorie, Perrymount, St. George’s CofE, Dalmain, Holy Trinity CofE, St. William of York Catholic). And the Dulwich independent schools are an easy drive. 

  • Tenure: Freehold


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