Crofton Road, Camberwell
Offers in excess of £1,225,000.
Genuinely unique and deceptively-spacious detached Freehold home - a former Victorian coach house - of 1566 square feet. Constructed of original London brick, the building dates back to 1876 (it was later developed by a London designer), and is being sold chain-free.
Find the property on a tree-lined ‘Lyndhurst toast-rack’ street, set between Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye (Fare Zone 2) stations, and the centres of Camberwell and Peckham. Permit-parking is available on-street.
The property enjoys a great deal of privacy - with double wooden gates leading into a welcoming walled-bricked courtyard, which gets great sun. This space is designed for multi-use: to either accommodate a small car (perhaps you’ve gone/are going electric?), or as its current use: as a tranquil city-garden. There is also a small rear courtyard - which is also walled, private, and laid with blue stable pavers.
The delightful dwelling is arranged over three floors, and offers incredibly versatile accommodation - you have lots of options here! Add bedrooms as required, or keep big open loft-style spaces.
Starting with the ground floor, you’ve got a large open-plan space with generous living, dining and kitchen areas. A quirky working fireplace (great feature!) is located in a corner which used to house the old Tack Room.
The first floor hosts one double bedroom to the rear (with stripped floors and an east-facing sash window), a sizeable family bathroom with separate w.c., and a huge, wooden-floored, double-height artist/designer studio and darkroom. This area offers obvious scope to convert to additional bedrooms.
Another staircase leads to a large second-floor mezzanine bedroom - of over 18 feet by over 8 feet) which overlooks the studio, and offers up generous storage eaves (also offering further scope for more rooms/layout options).
There are wooden floors throughout the property, many original sash windows, and three large Velux windows (the panes of which were replaced in 2020) on the top floor - which flood the space with light.
Walk to both Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill stations in 10-15 minutes. Useful bus routes from Peckham Road include the 436 (Paddington and Victoria), the 12 (Oxford Circus) and the 171 (Holborn).
Public green spaces? You’ve got Warwick, Lucas and Lettsom Gardens, plus Brunswick Park (with cute cafe and tennis courts), Peckham Rye Park and Common, and Ruskin Park (the bandstand events are always good here).
Deli-life/luxury grocery shopping is a thing now in Camberwell: check out newcomer Gladwell’s - in a beautiful Grade II listed former bank, Grove Lane Deli, and the weekly Saturday market on Camberwell Green, for delightful produce.
Local eating and drinking establishments of note include Nandine, Theo's, Good Neighbour, The Camberwell Arms, Momo, The Hermits Cave and The Crooked Well (SE5), and Ganapati, Miss Tapas, Levan, Tonkotsu, Artusi, Forza Wine, The Montpelier, Peckham Bazaar and The Begging Bowl (SE15). For coffee, brunch or cake, we like local spots Crane’s Kitchen (by South London Gallery), Petitou and Lumberjack.
In the warm months, Peckham’s Rye Lane’s rooftop bars are the hippest destination for cocktails and people-watching. Rye Lane is also where you’ll find Peckham Levels plus The Bussey Building and Copeland Park (there’s even a sake taproom and brewery place here), and handy high street shops, banks and regular markets and good street food.
Peckham and Camberwell both have good leisure centres with pools, and The Butterfly Tennis and Zen Yoga Studio are also local - at the bottom of beautiful Camberwell Grove.
Small ones or thinking of? Local schools include Lyndhurst, The Belham, Bellenden and Dog Kennel Hill (primaries), and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School on Lyndhurst Grove (2-7). The Dulwich independent schools are but a short drive.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: E
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900