Farriers Mews, Nunhead
Embrace history and modernity in a smart property that's had just one careful owner to date. Farriers Mews, as the name suggests, was a former Farriers. There are no horse shoes being made here now – but lucky you – the historic buildings were developed into a handful of exclusive mews houses in 2000. The private mews development is gated and offers all residents off street parking and communal garden areas.
Find the gem of an address just off Machell Road, in leafy Nunhead, just a short walk from Nunhead Station (Queen’s Road Peckham Station is also close). Laid over some 1,280 square feet, and three floors, you have three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge living area, a slick kitchen and downstairs w.c. There’s also ample and well-considered storage. Welcome features include lots of glazing, neutral decor, and fantastic triple-height detail, plus galleried view from the mezzanine floor – exploiting the natural light, and delivering a luxury, lofty, warehouse proposition.
Access the house via the huge hall (where the open tread timber stairs impress). A handy downstairs cloakroom sits off the hall, with big coat and shoe cupboard therein. Large double doors open from the hall into the main living space. Glazed double doors also open into (or out of) the huge reception, which is over 21ft by nearly 13. Around the corner you’ll find the modern fitted kitchen of 10ft by nearly 9. Up to the first floor for the first bedroom of 13ft by nearly 15. It’s a hefty mezzanine with built-in cupboard and en suite bathroom. Up the stairs again for two further double bedrooms; both with skylight windows to boost the natural light. A neat bathroom (again with a clever skylight window) and two storage cupboards complete the floor.
Nunhead station (zone 2) has London Victoria trains and Thameslink trains too (Farringdon, Blackfriars). It also has a brilliant skyline view from the platform. Or you can walk about half a mile to Queen’s Road Peckham station (also zone 2) for London Overground services. Canary Wharf is easy via Canada Water, also destinations such as Clapham Junction or Shoreditch High Street.
Nunhead has a village-vibe with central green, playground and community centre (by AOC architects), and excellent, established ‘staples’ including Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet-fish shop. New and popular arrivals include Material, The Habit, The Beer Shop, Babette, and Four Hundred rabbits (posh pizza). The Old Nun’s Head is a terrific local and often has live music, guest ales etc. The Earl of Derby at The Telegraph is also nice, and a little tucked away.
Little ones? Banana Moon Day Nursery is popular, as are Edmund Waller and Kender Primary Schools (both schools are Ofsted-rated ‘Good’). Green space? It’s a short stroll to Telegraph Hill's Victorian parks with more views and a weekly Farmers’ Market. Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres is a pleasant stroll also. More locally, Nunhead Cemetery is one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’, with regular organised tours and whopping great trees. For more options, Peckham, Camberwell, New Cross, Deptford, Brockley and Greenwich are close at hand.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900