Drakefell Road, New Cross
Best and final offers invited by midday, Saturday 27th May.
Four double bed bay-fronted Victorian semi-detached house over three generous floors, with both bath and shower rooms, and a beautiful architectural treatment by local lauded studio: Gruff Architects. This includes a multi-aspect, huge and high-ceilinged open-plan kitchen/dining room/reception room, which opens onto the large south-facing garden (which is SO sunny!).
Side access and a large boarded-out and insulated loft (great storage here) complete the package.
The property sits within Telegraph Hill Conservation Area. Parking is unrestricted, on-street.
Walk just seven minutes for Nunhead Station, and nine for Brockley Station (both are Fare Zone 2). You are even closer to Telegraph Hill's pretty Victorian parks.
Local schools are extremely well-liked and rated. They include Haberdashers' through-school, John Stainer, and Edmund Waller primaries.
A bit about Telegraph Hill CA: designated in 1991, it takes its name from one of the semaphores located here from 1795 (to transfer messages between the Admiralty and its fleet during the Napoleonic wars). The smart houses were built from 1871 under the control of the then landowner; the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, who set out strict guidelines to ensure the quality of their middle class estate. The pleasing result is terrace upon terrace (upon terrace!) of handsome houses on residential, tree-lined streets.
Your front door is up a few steps at raised ground floor level. You open into a welcoming hall. Your traditional formal double-reception is set to your left - stretching over 26 feet, with a fetching fireplace and grand marble surround. Custom-made built-in shelving and home office impress. Floors are stripped and painted.
Up a few stairs and you’ll find a swish and windowed shower room (with high-end sanitary ware and fancy plaster-work) and the first of your double bedrooms - with sash window to garden views.
At the bottom of the house you’ve got a big store room plus independent (plumbed) utility room, then your huge rear room - extending to almost 30 feet! This room takes full advantage of its position onto the garden. Daily life through to entertaining en masse works a dream here. The double-aspect (triple, if you count the big roof light) reception area - an extension of the house’s original footprint - is our favourite, hosting industrial style glazing on the two external walls.
Your mature garden faces south with lawned and paved areas. The sturdy shed at the foot of the garden is included in the sale.
The first floor delivers three double bedrooms (of over 12 feet by 10 feet, over 11 feet by over 10 feet, and over 16 feet by nearly 12 feet), and a gorgeous modern windowed bathroom. The front bedroom is a total joy - with bay window plus another sash, stripped original floors, and bespoke built-in closets and shelving to the near wall.
Loft access is from the landing. There's the obvious loft extension potential here if you're after even more square feet.
Brockley Station is close for trains to London Bridge (two stops) and the Overground 'ginger line' trains. It's a very quick commute to Canary Wharf. Nunhead Station (for Thameslink trains) is also close.
By Brockley Station, we like Browns of Brockley and Parlez. Stroll just a little further for The Orchard (neighbourhood restaurant), Brickfields (cocktail bar), and Joyce (wine bar). Skehan’s on Kitto Road is a great local pub (recently voted best in London by Time Out!) and The Hill Station cafe is a friendly coffee or brunch spot (opposite the park) with a pizza place situated here too: Dinner for One Hundred (open Thursday to Sunday).
Telegraph Hill's parks are very local - just cross the road! The tennis courts in the upper park offer great London skyline views and the regular Farmers' Market in the lower park is a treat. Also worth a look is Brockley Market, held in the Lewisham College car park (much nicer than it sounds) each and every Saturday. Other lovely local green spaces are Hilly Fields and Ladywell Fields.
For more options, Nunhead isn’t far (FC Soper wet fish shop is one of the best in London), with a handful of good pubs and cafes and a community centre and Victorian library. New Cross, Deptford, Peckham and Greenwich centres are also local.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: E
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900