Gautrey Road, Nunhead
Big is beautiful one bed flat on residential Nunhead street that puts you within easy reach of both Queen’s Road Peckham (walk eight minutes) and Nunhead (six minutes) stations. The property, which takes the entire lower ground floor of a large period house, is the size of a two bed flat at 764 square feet, and has the brilliant benefit of exclusive access to a wide, east-facing garden (off the bedroom and kitchen) of 25 feet in length. The property has been immaculately refurbished by the current owners with luxury touches such as Farrow & Ball paint and a hand-built kitchen. Leasehold.
Open your own front door (clocking a handy store to your right for bikes and the like) and swing a left into the wide hall. First on your left is our favourite room: a huge reception room of over 16 feet by over 14, with alcove shelving, a central fireplace and deep bay window with box shutters for the sash windows. The flooring is solid oak and the decor (as throughout) is fresh and neutral. Adjacent is a generous bathroom that’s sympathetically and traditionally styled (we particularly love the freestanding bath with central taps) with ceramic brick tiling and both bath and large shower.
Next on your left of the hall space is a really special double bedroom with a view and hotel suite feel. Fitted wardrobes keep matters slick and neat and French doors open out to the paved area of the garden; a perfect spot for pastries, or evening drinks, dining and chatter. Straight ahead at the top of the hall you open to the kitchen with pantry to your immediate right, before the Shaker-style fitted kitchen with stone counters and a Bertazzoni stove. A part-glazed back door offers your second exit to the garden. The garden’s been artfully landscaped with lots of flowering plants and generous lawn and paved areas. Facing east; it gets plenty of early sun.
What’s local? Central Nunhead has some excellent independent staples: Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet fish shop, for example. Fine establishments to eat include Four Hundred Rabbits, The Old Nun’s Head and Babette (all are on Nunhead Lane itself). Peckham Bazaar on nearby Consort Road is the hottest table in SE15, with Balkan cuisine and a wonderful wine list. Be sure to book ahead! Close to QRP Station, you have Blackbird Bakery, Beer Rebellion, Kudu and Mamma Dough restaurants.
The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex is also a short walk from your door for the trendiest of eateries, drinkeries, exhibitions and the like (there’s even a rooftop bar and cinema in the warm months). Rye Lane’s Peckham Plex cinema is also an important know-about with films for a fiver, as well as Peckham Levels and Frank’s (warm months only) Bar.
The ‘triangle’ at the end of Peckham Rye park and Common's 113 acres is also awash with new places to eat, drink and be; Pedler, Mr Bao, Banh Banh and Voodoo Ray’s being a handful. Bellenden Road, Choumert Road, Blenheim Grove and Rye Lane provide more food and drink options. We especially like Taco Queen, Artusi, Anderson's and Ganapati.
Telegraph Hill has pretty parks with London skyline views and The Hill Station cafe/pop up space. SE15 has more to give… plans are afoot to create The Peckham Coal Line (linear park), for example.
- Tenure: Leasehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900