Jerningham Road, New Cross
Triple-bay-fronted Victorian Telegraph Hill Conservation Area semi of 2454 square feet (excluding the vast loft, with conversion potential), set in an enviable elevated position.
It’s delivered over three floors - with two entrances, loads of reception space, four double bedrooms, a large kitchen with independent utility room, both bath and shower rooms plus guest lavatory, and a generous garden extending circa 85 feet.
Walk just six minutes to New Cross Gate Station (one stop to London Bridge), 12 minutes to Brockley Station, and 14 to Nunhead Station. Unrestricted on-street parking.
Set back from the pavement, the house is fronted by a walled garden. Entering at raised ground floor level, you open the front door into a smart high-ceilinged hall space.
Take a left from the hall into your formal double-reception, which runs over 30 feet (yep, 30!). The rear reception area hosts an original (working) fireplace with marble surround, and further welcome features in the huge through-space include stripped floors, detailed coving, and large sash windows.
Further down the hall you’ve got a windowed bathroom to your left - with modern white suite and both bath and independent shower. At the rear of the floor - with two sash windows to long garden vistas - you have a stripped-floored double bedroom of over 11 feet by nearly 12 feet.
Entering at lower ground floor level, you land in a supersized fitted kitchen (under floor heating features here), which is open-plan to a large dining room, with French doors onto the wide side return. The whole space runs 30 feet by 18 feet. To your right of this floor's front door is a utility room - with plumbing for a washing machine, and which gives access to a handy store/vault.
Running under the stairs, as you head towards the rear reception (noting the box-ticking windowed downstairs/guest w.c. opposite), are deep built-in cupboards - original to the building. And at the foot of the stairs is an a walk-in larder. You have zero storage concerns in this house!
The rear reception/garden room (more stripped boards underfoot) is over 20 feet by nearly 12, and boasts a double-aspect and bay window with timber-framed French doors onto the paved area of the garden.
The garden is large and astro-turfed, with a deep raised bed running most of its length. Pleasingly, this is a garden bordered by gardens on all sides. There’s such a wonderful sense of space up here on The Hill. Hard to believe you’re in Zone 2.
Take the stairs to the first floor and from the half-landing you’ve got a double bedroom of 13 feet by 12 feet, with alcove closet and two sash windows to far-reaching London-skyline views. Next door is a modern shower room with large profile wall tiles, a heated towel rail, and under-basin storage.
From the main landing (good original linen cupboard here), you have another double bedroom to your right, of 13 feet by 12 feet. And up front, with leafy street views, is the massive master bedroom - of over 19 feet by over 16 feet, with both bay and sash windows.
The loft space is currently used for storage. There’s obvious conversion potential should you want more space in the future.
Once home to Victorian poet Robert Browning, this leafy hillside neighbourhood was developed in the late C19th, replacing market gardens owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (who controlled the development) with high-standard housing. As well as the attractive architecture and fancy street lamps, what stands here now is a friendly, leafy community with excellent connections to central London, alongside great schools and parks. Local children attend highly-regarded Edmund Waller Primary and the through-school Haberdashers’ (3-18).
Telegraph Hill is a delightful community to call home. Telegraph Hill’s Victorian Parks (Upper and Lower) are great, as is The Hill Station cafe. There’s a weekly Saturday Farmers’ Market held in the Lower Park, or nip down to Brockley Market - held on Saturdays in the Lewisham College Car Park (much more glam than it sounds!).
A large Sainsbury's store sits behind NXG Station, and independent shops and pubs line New Cross Road.
Brockley has some great neighbourhood eateries including The Orchard and Parlez, plus cocktail bar Brickfields and Brockley Brewery. Coffee shops are strong here too and include Good as Gold and Browns of Brockley.
In Nunhead we like Four Hundred Rabbits and El Vermut. The wet fish shop and bakery are also great.
Trendy Deptford High Street is fairly close as well - for great restaurants including Tea House, Marcella, The Tapas Room and The Winemakers Club.
Peckham's Rye Lane and Bellenden Road are also a short bus ride or cycle for more options. And close to Queens Road Peckham Station, you've now got Kudu and Peckham Cellars restaurants; both have a Bib Gourmand.
Local schools are extremely well-regarded and include Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College (covering 3-18), St James's Hatcham Church of England Primary (3-11) and Edmund Waller Primary (3-11). Bebright Bunnies Nursery is also popular for smaller ones, on Kitto Road.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900