Derwent Grove, East Dulwich
Sophisticated two double bedroom conversion flat - of 881 square feet - delivered over two floors within a handsome bay-fronted Victorian semi, with a generous private garden with direct and side access. Share of Freehold.
Find it on a wide and delightful tree-lined residential street, placing you just a three minute walk from East Dulwich Station, and 15 from Denmark Hill Station (both Fare Zone 2).
Parking is restricted on the quiet street, with permits for residents. A neat walled front garden with a traditional tiled path is a pleasing welcome. Open your front door into a shared hall (with just one flat upstairs from you); immaculately-laid herringbone parquet flooring flows from here into your flat.
Once in, take a left for your front reception room of over 16 feet by over 12 feet. It’s got gloriously-high ceilings, picture rail and coving detail, a big bay window (with bespoke shutters to the lower panes), and a modern wood-burner too.
Adjacent is your first double bedroom (it’s over 11 feet by over 10 feet), with a generous built-in closet, and tall timber-framed glazed French doors onto the side return area of the garden.
Moving through the flat, next you’ve got your dining room - of over 13 feet by over 10 feet. Deep built-in storage cupboards sit in a slick bank to the (under-stairs) wall to your right. These have been cleverly designed with dedicated space for shoes, coats and wine.
Beyond this room, find your modern double-aspect (plus large skylight) kitchen which incorporates a sensitive extension, with modern white fitted gloss units paired with smart granite counters, and an integrated washing machine and slimline dishwasher. You’ve also got a bench radiator under the window on your left - great for warming up after a chilly walk! To the floor you’ve got tumbled travertine tiling. Seven timber-framed casement windows make for a wonderfully-bright space in which to cook up a storm.
Open your timber-framed glazed back door to your generous private outdoor space. The garden’s over 26 feet and an east-facer (so lots of early sun), with paved and lawned areas plus established borders. There’s power in the garden - you’ve got two plug sockets in the paved seating area. There’s also a shingled side-return space with shed and wood store. Roll your bikes and accept your BBQ guests through the side gate easily here.
Back inside, take the stairs to the first floor level and you’ve got the second double bedroom with a large sash window to garden views. A full wall of closets (with sliding doors) impresses.
The windowed bathroom is adjacent - a contemporary and recently-renovated one, with white sanitary ware which includes a Japanese-style bath (there’s an over bath shower too). Custom-made storage under the basin keeps matters tidy and there’s storage behind the mirror too.
What a spot! East Dulwich station is a mere three minute pootle, and next door is a fairly new M&S Food Hall. A big Sainsbury’s store is beyond, on Dog Kennel Hill - next door to the Dulwich Hamlet FC ground.
Nearby Lordship Lane has many and varied independent shops and eateries including Chener (books), Mons (cheese), Moxon’s (fish), William Rose (meat), SMBS (whole and fresh foods), Terroirs, Franco Manca, La Cave de Bruno, The EDT and Franklin’s restaurant.
North Cross Road has a bustling Saturday market and lovely little open-all-week boutique shops and pamper places. East Dulwich Picturehouse is a popular fairly recent addition (those bookable sofa seats are a must) to The Lane.
Dulwich Village is also a pleasant walk for Dulwich Picture Gallery, designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane and the oldest public art gallery in England (opened to the public in 1817), plus The Crown & Greyhound pub, Gail’s, Pizza Express and Rocco Di Papa.
Cool Peckham is close as well, for restaurants such as Ganapati, Artusi and The Begging Bowl on Bellenden Road. Rye Lane is also strong for high street shopping, fruit and veg stalls, and summer be-seen-at rooftop bars. The trendiest spots include Peckham Levels and The Bussey Building.
For more options, Herne Hill and Camberwell are easily reached. In Camberwell we love The Camberwell Arms and Theo's for pizza.
Green spaces to enjoy locally include Dulwich Park, Goose Green, Peckham Rye Park & Common, Ruskin Park and Brockwell Park.
- Tenure: Share of Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900