Highshore Road, Peckham Rye
Italianate-style Grade II listed semi-detached villa (1838) providing some 2468 square feet - inclusive of a detached double-garage with self-contained studio with shower room - on an envied corner plot within Peckham’s Holly Grove conservation area. The property has a huge driveway to the front (much coveted in these parts), and a big and walled rear garden too; this faces south-east. Walk just five minutes to Peckham Rye Station, and but four to the commercial part of Bellenden Road. Freehold.
Up a few steps to the grand front door and you open into a wider than average hall. This sets the scene appropriately for the generous proportions the house offers throughout. First on your right is a smart and formal reception room of over 16 feet by over 14. Eye-catching features include the original window shutters, the bespoke book-shelving, and the original (working) fireplace. Original doors connect you with the second reception room, of over 14 feet by over 11 feet, and which offers up garden-and-beyond views from its sash window, plus a further original fireplace. The high period skirtings and coving detail are celebrated in this room, in a deep blue hue.
Taking a few stairs down you land at a part-glazed back door out to the garden. This sits next to a guest w.c. Descending to the lower ground floor proper, you arrive at the most charming kitchen/reception you could dream up. It stretches some 26 feet. Here you’ll find exposed brick, beam and steel work, along with a polished concrete floor, a central island, and Aga. You also have a big pantry/utility. A wood-burning stove also features in the dining/reception zone, and timber-framed French doors at the foot of the room open onto the beautifully-landscaped garden of over 60 feet. This is well-designed and stocked and will keep you interested all year round.
The first floor impresses one further, with its large landing and light disposition (thanks to the window with garden views over the stairs). From the landing you access the main bathroom - with its white sanitaryware and traditional style, the master bedroom - of over 16 feet by over 14, and another double bedroom - of over 13 feet by over 10. Both bedrooms have generous built-in alcove storage/wardrobes, old school style radiators, and their original fireplaces.
Taking the stairs again and you’ll find a third double bedroom of over 16 feet by over 13. It has panel-detail, pale carpeting, an en suite bathroom, plus clothes storage and a cute original feature fireplace.
It’s not over yet. The house comes with a large and detached garage of 375 square feet. This has been artfully-adapted under its current ownership to incorporate a self-contained, windowed studio room with its own shower room.
Local state schools include The Belham Primary and The Villa, and The Dulwich Independents are but a short drive away. Popular Bellenden Road is a brief stroll and here you’ll find such delights as Ganapati, Artusi, Anderson’s and The Begging Bowl, plus Review book store, Flock & Herd, Gather 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 Building. In the summer months Frank's is a popular spot, atop Peckham's main car park. For further options, Camberwell, East Dulwich and Herne Hill are all close.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900