Howden Street, Peckham Rye
Chain free charmer of a bay-fronted Victorian terraced house of 1411 square feet.
The property delivers four double bedrooms and two bathrooms over three floors, incorporating a lovely loft extension (a huge top bedroom and a full bathroom). There’s further (side-return) extension potential if you want to extend further once-in.
The location is a quiet residential side-street near Bellenden Road (walk four minutes), The Belham Primary (three minutes - you’re easily in catchment) and Peckham Rye Station (10 minutes) - for regular and Overground rail services.
A neat walled front garden and tiled path are a warm welcome. In your front door and there’s a lobby before the formal through-reception, set to your left. Features here include stripped pine doors, bespoke shutters to the lower sash panes, two feature fireplaces, and built-in alcove shelving/storage. A part-glazed door from the dining area opens to the side-return area of the garden.
At the foot of the hall, open into the slate-floored double-aspect eat-in kitchen. It’s 19 feet by over 9 feet. Timeless and plentiful Shaker-style fitted wall and base units are teamed with wooden worktops, and smart scarlet wall tiles. French doors open out to the garden - this is low-maintenance by design, with shingle and smart paving, and with hardy herbs (bay and rosemary), alongside established fragrant lavender plants.
Up to the first floor, from the half-landing you’ve got a double bedroom to garden views at the rear of the house (over 9 feet each way), and the main bathroom - with two frosted double-glazed windows, and a modern white suite plus independent shower.
From the landing proper, you’ve got another double bedroom to your right (this one’s over 11 feet by over 9 feet), and a large master bedroom across the front: it’s 15 feet by nearly 11 feet. Built-in closets grace each alcove.
Up the stairs again and you’ve got your largest bedroom, with large skylights plus a regular double-glazed window which is complete with a Shard view. The room runs over 17 feet by over 14 feet, and has generous accessible eaves storage, plus built-in closets. Lastly - down a few steps - is a large luxury bathroom. Contemporary sanitary ware and fittings impress, including a free-standing bath under the sash window, and twin sinks. A walk-in shower (with oversized ‘rain’ shower head) and a heated towel rail complete the room.
Local schools are really good round this way and include The Belham and Bellenden primaries. The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School (2-7) is also well-regarded, on nearby Lyndhurst Grove.
Local parks include Peckham Rye Park and Common (walk eight minutes) and Warwick Gardens (10).
Bellenden Road is close for such delightful restaurants as Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati (the latter also has a classy takeaway on Maxted Road). Local pubs include The Victoria Inn, The Montpelier, The Gowlett and The White Horse. And there’s a new wine bar/shop in town: The Sourcing Table. Independent shops on Bellenden Road include Review book store, The General Store, Gather, Casa, and Flock & Herd butchery.
Peckham’s main high street - Rye Lane - is close too for trendy hangouts such as Peckham Levels and The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex, as well as having handy high street shops and fruit and veg stalls. Peckham Plex Cinema is great too - films are just a fiver! And Dulwich Picturehouse is fairly local on East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900