Edric Road, New Cross
Ready-to-go three double bed, bay-fronted Victorian terrace of circa 1187 square feet - exclusive of the large cellar and loft. It rests on a quiet, leafy residential street in New Cross’s Hatcham Conservation Area, close to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School (3-11) and is just ten to twelve minutes from both New Cross Gate and Queen's Road Peckham stations (Fare Zone 2 and on the London Overground network). Chain free.
The house has an established and private rear garden of over 45 feet, and a cute front garden too. Car parking is currently unrestricted on Edric Road, and a large bike parking hangar has recently been installed just across the street.
Hatcham CA is a well-connected residential pocket of south London that’s little-known to most. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house (named 'Hatcham Park’) was demolished circa 1840, terraced homes were permitted to be built. Saved from proposed demolition in the seventies (thank goodness that didn’t happen!), Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990. It’s a lovely community to call home and really well-connected.
Back to the house - in the front door and a through-reception is on your right. It’s a bright space with a south-facing bay window with bespoke shutters (these also feature to the second reception’s window), stripped floorboards, and an attractive fireplace with wooden surround, cast iron insert and pretty tiles. You have built-in shelving to three of the four alcoves.
Moving through the hall, take the door on your left down to the cellar. The cellars in this area are particularly huge, and many have windows - as this one does. Most lofts in the neighbourhood are left completely unused!
Back on the ground floor and - beyond a downstairs w.c. and built-in cupboard - set to the rear of the house you have the recently renovated kitchen/diner which stretches 20 feet, to French doors at the foot of the room. There’s side-return extension potential should you wish for a future project. It’s great how it is though - with a second bay window giving you the perfect space for the table and chairs.
The fitted kitchen is a modern yet timeless style, teamed with lovely yellow tiles and solid wood counters and breakfast bar.
Open timber-framed French doors open to the garden, which is well-landscaped and well-established, with built-in timber seating and plenty of raised beds for green fingers. You have a large decked area and a healthy lawn too.
Up to half-landing level and a double bedroom sits to the rear to garden views - it’s over 15 feet by over 9. A neat, white and windowed bathroom is adjacent and it has both a bath and independent shower. The sanitary ware and fittings are all high-end and contemporary in style.
Up to the landing proper and the large master bedroom sits at the front of the house with two windows (and lovely shutters again). It’s over 15 feet by nearly 11, with a brilliant bank of built-in wardrobes to one wall. Adjacent is a third double bedroom of over 11 feet by over 9. All three bedrooms are carpeted. Access the loft via hatch from the landing.
For commuting/weekend adventures you are close to two stations (it’s one stop to London Bridge from NXG, or two from QRP). Or take a short bus ride from nearby Old Kent Road to Elephant & Castle (where you can pick up the tube) and far beyond.
We’re ardent fans of New Cross which has a growing number of cool pubs and eateries for all budgets, including The White Hart, The Rose Inn (ace pizza menu plus top roasts on Sundays), The New Cross House, The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby, The Amersham Arms, and The Rosemary (organic Hungarian fayre).
Thanks to Goldsmiths University, New Cross hosts a contemporary art gallery and Curzon cinema on campus, very much open to the public.
Of the weekend, Deptford, Greenwich (both have great markets) and Peckham Rye are all close. Surrey Docks Farm is a good tip as well, right next to The Thames.
Pick up your fresh loaf from Blackbird Bakery by QRP station, or at Ayres on nearby Nunhead Lane. While you’re in Nunhead, Bambuni deli and Soper’s wet fish shop are also good recommendations. For the regular ‘big shop’, the big Sainsbury's by New Cross Gate station will serve you well, or it's a short drive to large stores on Old Kent Road or Surrey Quays (Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Lidl).
Your most local primary schools are Haberdashers' Edmund Waller and Kender. And all have good nurseries, from 3 years.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900