Grove Hill Road, Camberwell
Ravishing red-brick Victorian terrace with a double bay, four double bedrooms, and a smart south-east facing walled ‘city’ garden. The house has been substantially and sensitively extended, making the very most of the plot.
The location’s also a winner; this is one of the nicest Camberwell/Peckham Rye borderland tree-lined streets, on high ground, just moments from Camberwell Grove Conservation Area and Lettsom Gardens. You're set between three Zone 2 stations: East Dulwich (9 minutes by foot), Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill (both 10 minutes).
The front garden’s a welcoming one, with a tiled path and laurel and holly hedge. You open into the high-ceilinged hall, and from here it’s a right turn into the double-reception. Oak floors impress, and the front reception space has custom-made alcove shelving and cupboards and a feature fireplace (Chesneys). The front room is over 14 feet by over 11 feet, and the second room (which is ideal for formal dining) is over 11 feet by nearly 10 feet.
Down a few stairs from the hall, you’ve got the door to the basement on your left (a very handy storage space), and a cool pocket door to the generous kitchen/diner is ahead. This room - of over 14 feet by over 13 feet - has been extended over the side-return space where a large roof light features. The fitted solid wood wall and base units are a timeless Shaker-style, hand crafted in the UK, teamed with stone worktops. You also have underfloor heating here and in the bathrooms. At the foot of the room you have a sash window plus large industrial-style double doors. This is a notably bright room thanks to the sunny orientation.
Open the double doors out onto the garden - which is paved and really low-maintenance, with a couple of deep raised and well-established beds (reeds and bamboo here look and sound good).
Up the stairs, at half-landing level you’ve got a large and immaculate double-aspect bathroom, with contemporary white sanitary ware which includes a free-standing bath. There’s a slick independent walk-in shower as well.
Up to the main landing and there’s a pale-carpeted double bedroom to your left - of over 11 feet by over 9 feet. Each alcove has a built-in closet, and a sash window delivers views over gardens.
To the front of the house is a big bedroom with both bay and sash windows. It's over 15 feet by over 14 feet, with built-in wardrobes and a classy built-in dressing table too; what luxury!
Up the stairs again and you’ll first find a third bedroom at the rear, which is over 13 feet by nearly 9 feet. And finally, at the very top of the building, you’ve got the fourth bedroom (of over 11 feet by nearly 10 feet), and a modern shower room with monochrome detailing, and easy access to eaves storage space.
This location is tough to top: you’re a couple of minutes from Camberwell Grove Conservation Area; with its beautiful Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture. And London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross St Pancras and Canary Wharf - via Canada Water - are all quickly reached, with multiple transport options close by.
Your local social hubs include Bellenden Road and Rye Lane (check out Artusi, Ganapati and The Begging Bowl on BR and Peckham Levels, Forza Wine and The Bussey Building on RL), Camberwell Church Street (in central Camberwell we like Theo's, Momo, The Camberwell Arms and The Hermits Cave) and Lordship Lane (for Terroirs, Franklin's, The Cheese Block and SMBS Foods among other treats).
For everyday bits, a large Sainsbury’s store is local on Dog Kennel Hill, or you can nip down Grove Vale to the new M&S Food Hall by ED Station. The Hill Bakery serves delicious fresh loaves on nearby Grove Lane, where you'll also find The Crooked Well pub and restaurant.
South London Gallery is a short stroll away, and Camberwell leisure centre at the foot of Camberwell Grove on Artichoke Place has a good range of classes, plus gym and swimming. Also at the foot of Camberwell Grove is Butterfly Tennis Club, and Zen Yoga studio next door.
Lettsom Gardens is a great local secret space with woodland and allotments (get your key for a nominal yearly fee). Access it from a gate just up the road. Local larger Victorian parks include Ruskin Park, Warwick Gardens and Peckham Rye Park and Common's 113 acres.
Your local school options are excellent and include Lyndhurst, The Belham and Dog Kennel Hill primaries. The Villa Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School is also close on Lyndhurst Grove.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900