Grove Park, Camberwell
Grand and generous red-brick, five bedroom, three bathroom semi-detached late-C19th house - set over three full and characterful floors. The house is rich in period features (high skirtings, ornate coving, ceiling roses, fireplaces, stripped floors, original hall tiles - we could go on!), and is accompanied by a mature south-facing garden of circa 90 feet, with side access.
Fantastically, you have direct gate-access from the rear of the garden to delightful Lettsom Gardens. You’ve also got an outside w.c. and a very cool garden room, with double-glazed windows and power.
Set within Camberwell Grove Conservation Area, Grove Park is an early C19th garden estate (off Georgian-house-flanked Camberwell Grove), later built up with handsome Edwardian suburban housing. It's famed particularly for its gorgeous gardens (many of which open to the public annually).
It’s hard to imagine such a pretty and green spot can be so well-connected, but it is! Walk eight minutes to Denmark Hill Station - for regular and Overground services. Or 11 minutes to Peckham Rye Station/14 to East Dulwich Station. All are Fare Zone 2.
Local schools include Lyndhurst, Dog Kennel Hill and The Belham primaries, plus The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School (2-7) and The Charter School East Dulwich. Independent schools in Dulwich are an easy drive/cycle as well.
Residents parking is on-street. A deep front garden is a pleasing welcome, and you have a tiled porch area before your front door. Open into the high-ceilinged hall and the stairs ascend to your left.
A large formal reception room rests to your right; of over 18 feet by over 14 feet. A big bay window delivers calm street vistas, and you have a central (working) fireplace.
Next door is a second reception of over 15 feet by over 11 feet (another fireplace plus custom-built alcove storage impressing here), which rolls through to further reception space, with timber-framed glazed doors - complete with timber shutters - onto the paved area of the garden. Down a couple of steps for a double-aspect natural dining space with back door to the garden. The entire space works really well for family life or entertaining, or both!
The sash-windowed kitchen is in ‘heart of the home’ position, linking the hall and the reception space and giving sunny garden views. An original larder cupboard, open shelf detail and quarry tiles feature here, plus modern units.
Access the large cellar via the hall area (where you’ll also find a third exit to the garden); it’s a huge and flexible space currently used for storage.
Up to the first floor and you’ll first find an oversized shower and utility room. Then you’ve got two large doubles (of over 15 feet by over 14 feet, and over 16 feet by over 11 feet); the larger of the two sits to the front of the house and has a classic en-suite windowed bathroom, with T&G detail and traditional-style sanitary ware and fittings. An additional (windowed) independent w.c. is accessed from the landing.
Up to the second floor and you’ve got two more sizeable double bedrooms (of over 15 feet by over 14 feet, and over 12 feet by over 11 feet), and finally, bedroom five, which is 13 feet by over 10 feet. This floor is served by a neat skylit shower room.
What a position! On delightfully-high ground, with trendy Bellenden Road just half a mile away, and cool central Camberwell a similar distance. Three Fare Zone 2 stations are an easy walk: London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross St Pancras and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water), among other destinations, are all quickly reached.
For little ones, popular local primary schools include Lyndhurst and Dog Kennel Hill. The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School are also nearby, on Lyndhurst Grove (2-7). Lettsom Gardens is a top local secret space with woodland and allotments (get your key for a nominal yearly fee). Local larger parks include Ruskin Park, Warwick Gardens, Burgess Park, Peckham Rye Park and Common, Goose Green and Brockwell Park.
You’re on delightfully-high ground here, 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. Denmark Hill is your closest station - walk there in eight minutes. East Dulwich and Peckham Rye stations are also close, plus there are lots of useful bus routes just a few minutes from your door.
Local social hubs include Bellenden Road (check out Artusi and Ganapati), Rye Lane (for Forza Wine and Peckham Levels, The Bussey Building and more), Camberwell Church Street (in central Camberwell we like Theo's, Momo, The Camberwell Arms, Silk Road, Nandine and The Hermits Cave) and Lordship Lane (for Terroirs, The Cheese Block, SMBS Foods and Franklin's). A large Sainsbury’s store is local on Dog Kennel Hill, or nip down to the M&S Food Hall on Lordship Lane.
Grove Lane Deli serves delicious fresh loaves on nearby Grove Lane, where you'll also find The Crooked Well - both pub and classy restaurant. Grove House Tavern is a cool local pub too, recently taken over by the folks behind The Montpelier.
The 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 swim facilities. Also at the foot of the hill is Butterfly Tennis Club, with Zen Yoga studio next
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900