Danby Street, Peckham Rye
Smartly-renovated extended Victorian family home of 1600 square feet, incorporating a deftly-done loft conversion. A south-facing garden - with church vistas and which stretches over 40 feet - is the cherry on top. There's permit-parking on the street.
The location is an absolute cracker: the top westerly part of an oft-requested and quiet tree-lined residential street between Peckham Rye and East Dulwich stations (walk to either in 10 minutes - both are Fare Zone 2).
You’re also but a few minutes from Bellenden Road and the highly regarded Belham Primary School.
In the front door and to your right you’ve got a double-reception with ornate coving and new, high quality wooden flooring. Custom-made alcove storage features (cupboards and shelves) in the front reception, while French doors drop you onto the side return area (we should mention that you could easily do a side-return extension if you wanted - as neighbours have done). Two fireplaces also impress and the one in the front reception is a working one.
Moving through the hall, a w.c. sits to your left. Then a pocket-door reveals a generous and double-aspect extended kitchen/diner of over 22 feet by over 12, with underfloor heating (you've got this in the main bathroom too). Folding doors and a skylight let the room bask in light and take full advantage of the room’s south-facing orientation. The kitchen’s a modern fitted one and the bay window area provides the perfect spot for your table and chairs. At the foot of the room you’ve got another dining-suitable space, or use it as a play or work space alternatively.
The gorgeous suntrap of a garden is well-established with hard and lawned areas, and has good soil. We’re advised it’s brilliant for growing fruit; in 2020 the sellers enjoyed raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, redcurrants, tomatoes, gooseberries and blackberries!
Up the stairs and off the half-landing you’ve got a full and windowed bathroom to your left: white sanitary ware and an independent shower too.
To the rear of the house is the first bedroom - it’s over 10 feet by over 9.
From the main landing you’ve got a good (carpeted) double of over 11 feet by over 10 feet, and your traditional master bedroom - of over 15 feet by over 11; this has stripped floor boards, a big bank of built-in closets, a vertical radiator (find these in the reception rooms too) and a cool Deco-style fireplace.
Take to the stairs again for the second floor - where you’ll find a good double to the rear of over 11 feet by 10 feet, and another of over 13 feet by over 11 feet, in the former loft space - with accessible eaves storage (which is lit and drops down - is bigger than it looks!) and built-in closets, plus skylight windows. A neat windowed (both regular and skylight) and contemporary shower room completes the floor - and tour.
Set between two Fare Zone 2 stations, you are also well-served by buses into Central London.
Independent shopping is easy - on Grove Vale, and East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane (here we particularly like SMBS Foods, William Rose, Mons, Moxon’s and The Cheese Block), where you'll also find a Picturehouse cinema.
Great shops on Bellenden Road include Flock & Herd butchery and Review bookstore. Don’t miss the choccie-shop Melange on Maxted Road while you’re down there!
You are also mere minutes from some of the very best restaurants south of the river. We particularly like Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati.
Other local streets Blenheim Grove, Choumert Road (the lower section) and Rye Lane provide plenty of additional options (and don’t miss The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex and Peckham Levels, all just off Rye Lane).
Firm established cafe-favourites are Petitou and Small White Elephant cafe.
For more options, Camberwell, Herne Hill, Brixton and Dulwich Village are all easily reached.
Gallery-life? South London Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art are all close.
Local green spaces? These include Warwick Gardens, Lettsom Gardens, Goose Green, Peckham Rye Park and Common (Grade II listed and with Green Flag status) and Ruskin Park.
The Peckham Coal Line - a hugely exciting crowdfunded linear park - will hopefully soon be added to that list. You can also walk most of the way to Dulwich Village and its park through green spaces (off road), through DKH woods and Green Dale - also making the schools in that area very accessible.
The most local schools to the house include The Belham, Dog Kennel Hill, Lyndhurst, St John’s & St Clement’s, and Goose Green primaries, and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900