Highshore Road, Peckham Rye
Italianate-style Grade II listed semi-detached villa (1838) providing some 2103 square feet - exclusive of a detached garage. A walled and sunny south-east facing garden, secure side access, and a generous front driveway (rare and much coveted in these parts) complete the package. Chain free.
The decades-owned property is positioned on a lovely and leafy street within Peckham’s Holly Grove Conservation Area - very close to Bellenden Road and Peckham Rye Station. Both are yours within five minutes.
From the impressive front garden, take stone steps up to your front door. From the smart and spacious entrance hall, find your double-reception to your left. The first room is over 16 feet by over 14 feet, while the second is over 14 feet by over 11 feet. Clock coving and rose detail in both rooms, plus twin marble-surround fireplaces. The sash windows have beautiful box work and shutters. These are painted - as are the connecting/dividing original double doors between the rooms. Rich red carpets are currently in place; with the original wide floor boards protected underneath these.
Down a few stairs and you’ve got a downstairs w.c. to your right, and the back door out to the well-established garden (which gets smashing sun thanks to its south-east orientation).
Down a few more stairs, and you’ll find the large kitchen/diner of over 14 feet by 12 feet (garden vistas from the sash window here), and a large dining room to the front of the house - of nearly 16 feet by nearly 14 feet. The front room has a wood-burner, and also a door to a handy store space (the area under the front steps).
The two upper floors serve up your bedrooms. There are two large double bedrooms on the first floor - of over 15 feet by over 13 feet, and over 14 feet by over 10 feet. Both of these bedrooms are carpeted, with delightful floral-papered walls. The property’s windowed bathroom sits to the front, with white sanitary ware, and powder blue walls.
The second floor is one very large master bedroom taking the whole floor. Accessible eaves storage plus a large closet/store settle any storage questions.
Walk just five minutes to Peckham Rye Station for mainline and Overground services, or Rye Lane for day and night bus services from Rye Lane and Peckham High Street.
The classy-commercial bit of Bellenden Road is but a three minute walk; where delights include Ganapati, Artusi, The Begging Bowl, The Sourcing Table, The Victoria Inn, Review book store, Flock & Herd and The General Store.
Rye Lane is also close for more shopping options (fruit & veg markets, banks and supermarkets), Peckham Plex Cinema, Peckham Levels and The Bussey and Market Buildings. In the summer months, it’s essential to think rooftop and go vertical (we like Frank's and Forza Wine particularly). For further options, Camberwell, East Dulwich and Herne Hill are all close.
Offspring or looking ahead... local schools include The Belham and Bellenden primaries (3-11), and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School (2-7), and The Dulwich Independents are but a short drive away.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: F
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900