Drakefell Road, New Cross
Traditional three double bedroom Victorian bay-fronted semi-detached house, with side access, and obvious and exciting scope for extension and renovation. Parking is unrestricted, on-street.
Currently, the house measures in at 1272 square feet, excluding generous loft and basement spaces. A generous garden completes the package - stretching 46 feet. Neighbouring gardens surround all sides; you have a wonderfully-green outlook for such a connected position.
Walk just five minutes for Nunhead Station, and ten for Brockley Station (both are Fare Zone 2). You are also close to Telegraph Hill's pretty Victorian parks.
Local schools are extremely well-liked and rated. These include Haberdashers' through-school (3-18), and Edmund Waller and John Stainer primaries.
The handsome house sits within Telegraph Hill Conservation Area. 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.
Spotted laurel plus privet-hedging and an original tiled path provide a pleasing welcome. The front door is set back by a small external porch space. Once in, you’ll note lovely high ceilings. Two formal receptions rest to your left - with original connecting/dividing doors, central fireplaces, and picture rail, coving and ceiling rose detail. Your bay-windowed front room is over 14 feet by over 12 feet. The second reception is over 11 feet by over 10 feet, with French doors opening out to the side-return area of the garden.
At the foot of the hall, find access to the big basement (great for storage), and the pretty part-glazed door to your double-aspect kitchen/diner - which stretches over 21 feet to a back door out to the garden (once outside there is an outside w.c. to your right).
Up the stairs and from the half-landing, you’ve got the property’s windowed bathroom to your left (simple white suite here), and a large sash-windowed double bedroom up ahead, with garden views and a feature fireplace.
From the landing proper (noting a delightful linen cupboard here), you’ve got a double bedroom to your right - of over 11 feet by over 10 feet, and a large master bedroom spanning the whole width of the house. It’s over 16 feet by over 14 feet, with picture rail and coving, and a large bay window with additional sash too.
Nunhead Station is your closest, followed by Brockley Station is also close (you have all London commutes covered). Additionally, Queens Road Peckham Station is a 14 minute walk, and New Cross Gate a 15 minute one.
Nunhead delivers your local high street - here we like Goodcup coffee shop, Ayres bakery, Soper’s wet fish shop and Mother Superior deli/bottle shop. Your local pubs include Skehan’s, Old Nun’s Head and The Earl of Derby. 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.
By Brockley Station, we like Browns of Brockley and Parlez. Stroll just a little further for Brickfields (cocktail bar), and Joyce (wine bar).
Telegraph Hill's parks are very local. 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.
New Cross, Deptford, Peckham and Greenwich centres are also local.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900