Devonshire Road, Forest Hill
Light and large architect-treated raised second floor two double bedroom apartment, of 860 square feet, with pleasing share of Freehold status.
Find it within a smart and purpose-built period mansion block, with stupendous ceiling height, big windows, and large and leafy communal grounds.
You are really close to Devonshire Road Nature Reserve (three minutes by foot) and to central Forest Hill and Forest Hill’s Fare Zone 3 station (five minutes).
The flat’s been entirely and beautifully remodelled and renovated by its owners who are both architects - we’re hugely impressed by the double-glazed sash windows, the cool custom-made kitchen with Himacs worktops, the generous and plumbed utility/storage to the hall area, the sensitive decorative scheme, and the period fireplaces and stripped pine doors.
Even the property’s orientation is delightful: west at the front and east at the back - meaning great light throughout the apartment, throughout the day.
From your own front door, take a right immediately into your huge front reception room which is open-plan to the kitchen/diner. Engineered wooden floors flow seamlessly through both rooms. The entire double-aspect room runs nearly 30 feet front to back. Slimline radiators feature here, and throughout.
Moving through the hall, find generous storage and a designated utility area on your right - a real bonus most normally found in a house!
Next on your right is a contemporary-in-style (windowed) bathroom, with over-bath shower, inset shelf for your showering essentials, and a heated towel radiator.
Arrive next at bedroom number one - of over 11 feet by over 8 feet. It’s very pretty in pink, with a pale carpet and a big built-in wardrobe to the ceiling.
Finally, find the second double-aspect double bedroom (of over 12 feet by over 10 feet), with feature period fireplace set to one corner on the angle. Again you have high-quality pale carpet underfoot, and another big built-in wardrobe.
The enormous communal garden (which hosts a bike store) - well-tended and much-enjoyed by residents - is set to the rear of Belle Vue Court.
Forest Hill has a buzzy and friendly town centre, with a good modern leisure centre, a large Sainsbury’s store, and loads of pleasing independent offerings; including a brilliant free range butcher (The Butchery) and lots of cafes too - including St David Coffee House (your most local cafe). The Sylvan Post is a local quirky real ale place with good food in an old Post Office. Big Cheeks Thai is a top spot too.
For more options, local towns include Honor Oak (at the other end of Devonshire Road, with lovely high street and pizza place in a former Victorian bank), East Dulwich, Sydenham, Brockley and Peckham.
Horniman Gardens and Museum are worth your weekend-time, as is One Tree Hill (fabulous London skyline views up here).
Forest Hill Station is close for London-bound trains, and Overgound services to Hoxton, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf) among other destinations. There are also plenty of useful bus routes upon the South Circular.
- Tenure: Share of Freehold
- Service charge: £2368 per annum (including building insurance)
- Ground rent: Peppercorn
- Council tax band: C
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900